Posts Tagged ‘Cary Johnston’

Tortured freedom: Libya’s new rulers resort to old tactics – RT

Friday, January 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 27, 2012

Tripoli: A female inmate of the infamous Djeida prison. (AFP Photo / Marco Longari)

Despite the changes sweeping Libya, violence and bloodshed have not stopped. In shocking revelations, military and security forces stand accused of torturing detainees to death. Rights groups say Libya’s new rulers have not addressed the problem. Read more…

UN gets involved: Arab League gives up on Syrian crisis?

Thursday, January 26, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Jan 26, 2012

Damascus: A still image taken from an AFP video shows unidentified members of the Arab League mission leaving their Damascus hotel with suitcases on January 25, 2012. (AFP PHOTO)

The UN Security Council is expected to vote over the next few days on the Western-Arab draft resolution aimed at making President Assad cede power, paving the way for a coalition government with the opposition. Read more…

Libya: Collapse of justice leaves at least 7,000 behind bars

Friday, January 6, 2012 Comments off

US filmmaker Matthew VanDyke walks outside the Abu Salim prison in the Libyan capital Tripoli on August 30, 2011. (AFP Photo / Francisco Leong)

With their common enemy dead and gone, the uniting factor which bound Libya’s former rebels in their fight against Muammar Gaddafi has melted away. Now, in-fighting among the different armed factions is spilling onto the streets. Read more…

From shelling to selling: The scramble for Libyan contracts

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news Dec. 29, 2011
While Libya is going through a tough period of post-revolutionary development, after its infrastructure was badly damaged, countries which first bombed Libyan cities are cashing-in on rebuilding them.


The shell of burned cars are parked on a street in Sirte, 360 km east of the capital Tripoli (AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia) Read more…

Libya:Gaddafi’s son – new nightmare for Western leaders

Saturday, October 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 29,2011


A Palestinian youth holds a poster of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi (R) and that of his son Saif al-Islam (AFP Photo / Mahmud Hams)

Col. Gaddafi is dead and details of his murky deals with Western leaders have been buried with him. But Gaddafi’s son is safe and reportedly ready to surrender to the International Criminal Court, where he may spill secrets of his father’s regime. Read more…

Libya:Tripoli claims 15 civilians killed in NATO airstrike + VIDEO

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 21,2011

In Libya, another deadly NATO bombing has reportedly killed at least 15 civilians in the capital Tripoli. NATO insists it hit a command center, but Libyan officials say three children are among the dead. ­

It comes just a day after the alliance admitted killing up Read more…

Gaddafi forces shell rebels’ last western stronghold -RT

Monday, April 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News April 04,2011

Pro-Gaddafi forces are attempting to recapture Libya’s third largest city, Misrata, in their latest offensive. NATO is investigating reports that at least 13 rebels were killed in a coalition air strike.

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Gaddafi winning ground war, coalition battles on

Thursday, March 31, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News March 31,2011.
VIDEO Coalition air strikes make no difference as Gaddafi’s forces push rebels further away from Tripoli and prepare to crush the defensive position – the city of Ajdabiya – on their way to the rebels’ last stronghold Benghazi. Read more…