Libya: The CIA’s Waterboarding Hot-Spot
ALICE ROSS, INFORMED COMMENT: A new report from Human Rights Watch reveals the true extent of Libya’s involvement as a CIA facilitator
News Analysis: Gaddafi’s Daughter in ‘Call to Arms’
Aisha Gaddafi has issued a rallying cry to supporters of the former regime in an audio broadcast that has been played on Syrian television.
Niqab Ban Lifts Veil on Problems East and West
OMAR AL ISSAWI: Playing the victim, engendering sympathy and hurling accusations of conspiracy, persecution and discrimination will only get a cause so far…
Libya’s Rebels – “Who Are These People..?”
STEVE ROYSTON: Yesterday I had a conversation with a Libyan friend. As an opponent of Gaddafi, I expected him to be cheering on the rebels. Not so.
Time for Libya, Region’s Leaders, to Show Mettle
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: As Gaddafi begins to sound more and more like Saddam Hussein the rebels must now take advantage of the ‘No Fly Zone’.
Realpolitik: Leaders Fiddle While Libyans Burn
Like millions of others, I’ve been watching, transfixed, as the drama in Libya plays out. I’ve also been listening to pundits and politicians on various channels as they debate and comment on the current situation. There appears to be a wide consensus – Venezuela and Zimbabwe excepted – that Colonel Gaddafi and his regime have […]
Politics, Meddling and Al Jazeera’s Independence
STEVE ROYSTON: At one time or another, Al Jazeera has made enemies of Bahrain, Kuwait, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Iraq, but is that just the price of reporting ‘the truth’?
The End of the Age of Mediocrity, the Rise of the Age of the People
OMAR AL-ISSAWI: For years I’ve observed with great sadness Arabs who glorified the achievements of a distant past while offering nothing for the future.
Sarkozy’s Rabbit Chasing: The Wikileaks Trivia that Fascinates…
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMMED: We secretly love the utterly trivial gossip that even diplomats exchange. My favourite? Sarkozy’s rabbit chasing…