Establishing a relationship of “trust” with the LIA allowed the bank to make $350m from a series of trades worth $1bn that ultimately proved worthless
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Wednesday 16 January 2013
The problem is that Algeria's vicious 1990-99 conflict never really ended
Wednesday 16 January 2013
The collapse of the state in a nuclear Pakistan is a prospect that must be addressed
Tuesday 15 January 2013
The West has portrayed Gulf leaders as natural allies in promoting democratic revolutions
Monday 14 January 2013
Military involvement in foreign conflicts can never be undertaken lightly. But with Islamist extremists in Mali threatening to overrun the country, destabilise the region, and hand a vast area of the Sahel to al-Qa'ida and their like, the dangers of ignoring the West African country's plea for help were too great to be ignored. The French President's swift action is, then – reluctantly – to be welcomed.
Sunday 06 January 2013
A fixer with reason to lie is also in a position to know
Thursday 03 January 2013
Documentary proof exists that France’s former President Nicolas Sarkozy took more than €50m from the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, a French judge has been told.
Sunday 16 December 2012
When a new James Bond film hits the screens, an expert is wheeled out to opine that 007's "licence to kill" is fiction, like the agent. Yet for real-life spooks, a licence to kill, torture, lie and dissemble seems to go with the job.
Thursday 13 December 2012
Sami al-Saadi, a leading Gaddafi opponent, was imprisoned and tortured after he was forced to board a plane back to Tripoli
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Muammar Gaddafi's former Prime Minister has gone on trial charged with corruption and ordering mass rapes during the war that toppled the Libyan dictator.
Sunday 04 November 2012
Rival militias fired guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each other in Tripoli today and set fire to a former intelligence building in one of the worst breakdowns of security in the capital since Muammar Gaddafi's fall.
Monday 22 October 2012
Fierce fighting in a former stronghold of the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi that has left more than 30 dead entered its fifth day yesterday, as the country's new government struggles to contain violence one year on from the dictator's overthrow.
Thursday 18 October 2012
A rights watchdog has revealed shocking details of Gaddafi's capture and death. By Peter Popham
Thursday 11 October 2012
The hearing in Washington, and the further details it provides about the security problems in Benghazi, is just the latest revelation of the intelligence failures which contributed to the murders of American ambassador Christopher Stevens and three members of his team.
Monday 08 October 2012
Libya's parliament ousted the country's newly elected prime minister in a no-confidence vote, the latest blow to hopes that the country's factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year's civil war.
Friday 24 August 2012
Fears grow that plan to try Saif al-Islam in Zintan could spark new round of violence
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27