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Libya

​Libya declares force majeure at 11 oil fields in midst of ISIS crisis
Following attacks by Islamist militants on oil installations and ports in Libya, the National Oil Co. has declared a force majeure at 11 oil fields, a clause in contracts that frees parties from liability in extraordinary situations.

05.03.2015 03:05

​ISIS will ‘stop at nothing’ to strengthen presence in Libya – UN
Islamic State militants will strengthen their presence in Libya and their risk to national unity is “real and imminent”, the UN special envoy to the country has warned, urging for Libya’s request for international help to be taken seriously

04.03.2015 20:44

​‘Tools of terrorists and tyrants’: IEDs 2nd most deadly weapon on planet – arms charity
UK charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 60,000 deaths from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) across the globe between 2011 and 2013. Besides firearms, the weapons claim more innocent lives annually than any other weapon.

03.03.2015 12:24

Russian reflection on the role of the UN
The United Nations has been and remains the cornerstone of the international system. The goals, principles and rules sealed in the UN Charter are a vital source of international law and the basis of the code of conduct on the international stage.

02.03.2015 13:13

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

Bill O’Reilly, Brian Williams, and the corporate media phantasmagoria
The scandals that have erupted around the exposure of Bill O’Reilly and Brian Williams as having lied about their wartime experiences provide us with a glimpse into the nature of corporate media.

27.02.2015 11:24

Cameron’s tough-guy tactics: Warmongering & policy gaffes
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has made a name for himself when it comes to supporting yet more wars abroad, including events in Libya, Syria and now Ukraine. But more often than not, such warmongering has come back to bite Britain.

24.02.2015 23:35

​‘No military intervention in Libya’: UK insists on political fix to ISIS threat
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond rejected calls for military intervention in Libya, insisting a political solution must be found to the North African state’s struggle against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

20.02.2015 12:25

​Egypt is calling the West’s bluff over its phony war on ISIS
Western states are trumpeting ISIS as the latest threat to civilisation, claiming total commitment to their defeat, and using the group’s conquests in Syria and Iraq as a pretext for deepening their own military involvement in the Middle East.

19.02.2015 13:36

‘Obama lying to public does nothing to deal with the underlying causes of ISIS & terrorism’
There are two things President Obama has to deal with to stop terrorism: expose those behind funding and coordinating ISIS and help the development of Middle East economies, Lawrence Freeman from Executive Intelligence Review Magazine, told RT.

19.02.2015 12:20

‘Bridge to Europe? Libya turns into main hub for ISIS’
Libya is just about 350 kilometers from Italy, and is a failed state full of weapons, money, and oil and ISIS is likely use it as a hub to attack Western targets and spread within North Africa, Danni Makki of the Syrian youth movement in the UK, told RT.

19.02.2015 10:41

‘Libya’s problem isn’t lack of weapons to fight ISIS, but lack of any real government’
Lifting the arms embargo on Libya will not help to combat ISIS, as the real problem is that since NATO intervention in 2011, the country has splintered, with the government not really in control of anything, political analyst Chris Bambery told RT.

19.02.2015 03:06