Category Archives: North Africa

Middle East & Balkans News: 2011 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Gaddafi ‘s Son And Top Military Commanders Arrive In Niger


Muammar Gaddafi’s third son, the 38-year old Saadi, has arrived in Niger yesterday and was intercepted by the army on his way to the city of Agadez. Saadi Gaddafi, third of seven sons of the former Libyan dictator, reportedly travelled … Continue reading

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Gaddafi Still in Libya – Denies Intentions To Go Into Exile


The former Libyan dictator was speaking to a Syrian TV station by phone, saying that he has no intentions to leave the country, dismissing the reports about his travel to Niger or Burkina Faso as lies and psychological warfare. Eyewitnesses … Continue reading

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Libya: The Hunt for Gaddafi goes on


As reported by Reuters today, Libyan security forces searching for the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi have information that he is in the south of the country. Hischam Buhagiar, the commander of the search party tracking Gaddafi, said yesterday that … Continue reading

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Representatives from 60 Countries Discuss Libya’s Future


The international ‘Friends of Libya’ conference in Paris marks the beginning of normalisation but also the beginning of a race for Libya’s oil. It is an irony of fate that the “Friends of Libya” conference took place on the day … Continue reading

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Libya: Foreign Nationals Arrested By New Rulers


No reaction came so far from a group of countries called ‘Friends of Libya’ a day before their meeting in Paris, about the arrest of several foreign nationals by security forces in Libya during the last days. French President Nicholas … Continue reading

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Libyan Rebels Prepare For Assault on Last Gaddafi Stronghold


Fighters of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) are getting ready to take over the city of Sirte, Gaddafi’s hometown and one of the last remaining strongholds of the loyalists. The NTC leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil issued an ultimatum today, … Continue reading

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