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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.

video 26 August 2014 Libya

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Libya's descent: extremists fight for control - video

In 2011 they were all revolutionaries trying to overthrow Gaddafi. Now, says Lindsey Hilsum, Islamists are battling secularists for control in Libya - and the west is ignoring the country's implosion.

article 25 August 2014 World, European Union
Italian Navy rescues migrants
Deadly journey: 4,000 migrants rescued on way to Italy

The Italian navy says it has rescued almost 4,000 migrants in the last 48 hours. At least 25 migrants died during the weekend Mediterranean crossings.

video 24 August 2014 World, Libya

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Is Libya now a failed state? - video

The capital's airport has fallen into the hands of the Misrata militia allied with jihadi extremists. Once hailed the success of the Arab Spring, is Libya tearing itself apart?

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.

post 01 August 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Thought WWI was history? In the Middle East, think again

Europeans may think WWI is history, but people in the Arab world are still living with the fury and violence the conflict caused.

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.

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