Al Jazeera has obtained footage of Western nationals taken hostage in northern Mali last year. The three men are urging their governments to secure their release. Reports indicate that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb is demanding the release of certain prisoners in return for freeing the hostages. Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports.
Tehran attempts to make headway with peace talks and offer an alternative as western efforts run dry. David Foster, speaks to Khalid Saleh, Paul Rogers and Seyed Mohammad Marandi.
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The unrest in Syria has left hundreds of thousands of Syrians internally displaced, and forced thousands to flee the country. Among those are more Iraqi civilians who sought refuge in Syria after the US-led invasion of their country in 2003. With the conflict worsenening in their adopted country, many have been forced to return to [...]
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Campaigning for Libya’s first national election in a generation kicked off ahead of July 7 polls to choose an national assembly which will re-draw the autocratic system of rule put in place by ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi. In a statement published on its website on Monday, Libya’s electoral commission said candidates will have 18 days [...]
Is it possible for a united Yemen to move towards a new future or will the forces that are advocating a division of the country win in the end? Ali Salim el Beidh, the leader of the separatist movement in South Yemen, is the man now considered one of the most important figures in this [...]
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People in Libya’s second largest city Benghazi are casting their ballots in local elections. Voters are choosing 41 city councillors. And given that Benghazi was the birthplace of the revolution in Libya, the poll is taking on wider significance. Al Jazeera’s Omar al-Saleh reports from Benghazi.
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Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, died on May 20, 2012. Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports with more details.
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only man convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. British Prime Minister David Cameron said Megrahi should never have been freed from a Scottish prison. Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh reports from Libya on the former Libyan intelligence officer who became a diplomatic pawn.
Libya is preparing to hold its first elections in 40 years. The new 200-seat National Congress will write the constitution. However, with no quota for women’s representation in parliament, female politicians are facing an uphill struggle for political empowerment. Al Jazeera’s Omar al-Saleh reports from the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
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Anger is growing in Libya over the spread of illegal weapons and the interim government’s inability to control armed groups. A funeral procession for a security force member who was killed during Tuesday’s attack on the prime minister’s office, turned into a protest against lawlesssness. Among the mourners was the prime minister himself, not only [...]
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In Tripoli, bookstores are full of selections on a range of topics from democracy building to Libya’s modern history. Many of these books were banned under the rule of the late Muammar Gaddafi who was removed from power last year. Now, international rights groups fear the the country’s interim National Transitional Council could be headed [...]
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The Nobel Peace Prize winner believes that former Yemeni president Saleh is fomenting instability and trying to turn the country into another Somalia. We also speak to Mohammed Salim Basindawa, the prime minister of the new government.
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