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post 28 July 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Saif al Islam sentenced to death - but Libyan judicial system is far from fair

The death sentences passed down on eight Gaddafi era officials, including the dictator's son Saif al Islam, are unlikely to cause much outrage in Libya. In fact, they may be a cause for celebration.

post 03 June 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Could Libya's 4 x 4 daredevils drive out the Islamic State?

They perform dangerous turns in 4x4s on the sand dunes of Misrata. But what chance Libya's young men will turn their testosterone to fight a new enemy, more dangerous than Gadaffi?

post 17 February 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Libya: is it better to leave dictators in their place?

The disaster of Libya provided much of the reason for not aiding Syrians who rose against dictatorship in 2012. But is the best course of action to do nothing?

post 22 September 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

post 26 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Neither dawn nor dignity in Libya

Libya's rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.

post 22 August 2014
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei Why US foreign policy is like 'smoking without inhaling'

To America, the Middle East is like a balloon. If you squeeze it in one corner it will bulge in another. You just can't be sure where.

video 02 August 2014 World, Libya

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Britain to close embassy in Libya and withdraw staff - video

Britain is closing its embassy in Libya and evacuating staff, following in the footsteps of other western countries, after fighting between rival militias spread across the capital, Tripoli.

video 28 July 2014 World, Libya

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Violence spirals across Libya as Tripoli fire rages - video

As a major fuel depot burns in Libya's capital Tripoli, C4 News looks at the country's descent into violence after Gadaffi's overthrow as well as the growing bloodshed across the Middle East.

post 26 June 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Salwa Bugaighis: Libyan human rights activist who took on Gaddafi

The Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in Benghazi on the day of the country's general election.