Libya

Meet the men taking up arms to protect the Middle East’s ancient treasures

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Syrians, Libyans and Malians are risking their lives to save ancient treasures from Islamists – with shamefully little help from us

Portrait of the week

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Home Andrew Burnham described calls from Yvette Cooper, a rival candidate for the Labour leadership, for him to withdraw from…

Cameron’s talking to the wrong Libyan government. He should call my old driver

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Certainly not the government that Cameron hopes will help fix the migrant crisis. He’d be better off talking to my old driver

The world’s most wanted people-smuggler

18 July 2015 9:00 am

The godfather of people-trafficking is an Ethiopian called Ghermay Ermias. But it’s unlikely we’ll ever catch him

Letters: Booming churches, brilliant Swedes and who gets the VC

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Growing congregations Sir: I would like to take issue with Damian Thompson (‘Crisis of faith’, 13 June) and his assertions…

Welcome to Italy: this is what a real immigration crisis looks like

20 June 2015 9:00 am

More than 50,000 boat people have arrived already this year, with many more expected

Portrait of the week

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said of the EU referendum: ‘If you want to be part of the government,…

Libya is what happens when we try to bomb things better

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Call me petulant, but I’m not sure Britain is getting enough credit for our fine, fine work in Libya. The…

How Lampedusa copes when the migrant ships come in

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Encounters with those who have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean

Gunboats are the humanitarian answer to Libya's refugee crisis

25 April 2015 9:00 am

More than a thousand migrants have died attempting to get into Europe over the past week, including 900 who perished…

Cameron led calls to remove Gaddafi. Why is he silent on Libya's drowning refugees?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

One Friday, 28 people were rescued by the Italian coastguard when the boat on which they were fleeing Libya capsized in…

Portrait of the week

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Home Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Conservative foreign secretary, resigned as chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee and promised…

Rambo wannabe, Matthew VanDyke: ‘Everybody wants cool stuff they can show their friends on Facebook’

Arabian Motorcycle Adventures review: enthralling and constantly surprising

7 February 2015 9:00 am

There were great numbers of young men who had never been in a war and were consequently far from unwilling…

Why does Isis slay hostages? To cover up the fact that it’s losing

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Isis slaughters kidnap victims because it guarantees headlines. It's better at slaughtering innocents than it is at winning wars

Griff Rhys Jones’s diary: I am now less of a celebrity than my daughter’s dog

25 October 2014 9:00 am

In order to promote the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festival, I am trying to persuade Jason Morell, the director, that…

Italy is killing refugees with kindness

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Italy’s decriminalising of illegal immigration has acted as a green light to boat people, and the journey is a deadly one

Portrait of the week

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

Portrait of the week

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined 50 heads of state at the St Symphorien cemetery near Mons to…

The MH17 disaster

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that President Vladimir Putin of Russia should end his country’s support for…

Portrait of the week

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Home Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, promised that, if elected, his administration would hold a referendum on…

Libya is imploding. Why doesn't David Cameron care?

15 March 2014 9:00 am

A few days ago I went to a talk about Syria; one of those events for the concerned layman, in…

How did Colonel Gaddafi get away with such evil for so long?

8 February 2014 9:00 am

What a vile piece of work Colonel Gaddafi was. For some of you, perhaps, this will be a statement of…

Taki: My main gripe with Gaddafi is the quality of his cocaine

12 October 2013 9:00 am

 New York Libyans are among the most civilised people on earth. When a Russian hooker (I assume) killed a Libyan…

David Cameron’s wars: How the PM learned to love precision bombing

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Supporters of intervention in Syria will be the first to desert Cameron when the going gets tough

Egypt shows us that elections aren’t enough

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Democracy and holding elections are not the same thing. There could be no better demonstration of this than the experience…