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Jack Straw has denied complicity in the rendition of Abdelhakim Belhaj

CIA wins fight to keep MPs in dark on rendition

Court keeps UK role secret – as No 10 calls for police to question Labour ministers

Leading article: We need to talk about Mali

Were it not for the looming presence of al-Qa'ida (AQIM) in the Maghreb, last week's military coup in Mali might be met with the half-anxious apathy with which the international community usually greets upheavals in Saharan Africa.

Daniel Howden: A dispute in the desert is now a global security issue

The weapons and fighters that have flooded south through the Sahara may be new but the Tuareg rebellion in the north of Mali has colonial roots. The design of the country by the French left the Tuareg minority of the north under the notional control of an often hostile south, and the results have mirrored those of similar carve-ups across Africa.

Malian soldiers and security forces gather at the offices of the state radio and television broadcaster after announcing a coup d'etat

Return of Gaddafi army triggers coup in Mali

Leader toppled after his forces say they cannot hold out against returning mercenaries

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Complete with sharks, the luxury liner fit for a Bond villain (or a Gaddafi)

Dictator's son planned a deadly aquarium on board his floating palace of marble and gold

Sarkozy: I did not take Gaddafi cash

A furious President Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday denied on live television that he had received €50m (£42m) in illegal campaign funding from the Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi in 2007.

Leading article: Not enough to bring Assad down

While it is certainly good news that Syria's Deputy Oil Minister has defected to join the year-long revolt against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, it is nonetheless important to get the development into perspective.

A house that activists say was hit by Syrian forces last week

Paul Vallely: Why the West pussyfoots around Assad

Talk of the 'complexity and nuances' of the Syrian case has led to political paralysis, and will do nothing to help the city of Homs

Rebel supporters at the funeral of a young victim of the conflict in north-west Syria

Fears of 'another Iraq' if troops enter Syria

US raises alert over possible chemical weapons arsenal as world leaders meet

One Libyan in three wants return to authoritarian rule

Almost a year after the start of the Libyan uprising that led to the ousting and killing of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, new research suggests more than a third of its citizens would rather return to being ruled by a strongman than embrace democracy.

Research claims less than a third of Libyans want democracy

Almost a year after the start of the uprising in Libya, which eventually led to the ouster and killing of Colonel Gaddafi, new research suggests that more than a third of Libyans would rather return to being ruled by a strongman, rather than embrace democracy.

Saif will stand trial in Tripoli

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who was the presumed heir to the toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will be moved to a Tripoli prison within two months and then face trial, the chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, said yesterday.

Libyans damage the car of National Transitional Council (NTC) chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil, to express their dissatisfaction

Government shamed by claims of torture and human rights abuses

The moral authority of Libya's new government was called into question by two leading international aid groups yesterday as concerns rise that the National Transitional Council, backed by Western governments in last year's civil war, is failing on its promises to deliver freedom and democracy.

A captured Gaddafi soldier at a detention facility in Misrata

'Free' Libya shamed by new torture claims

Libya slips back towards the barbarism of Gaddafi

Leading article: Worrying signs of more trouble to come in Libya

It was never going to be easy. Despite the jubilation in Libya at the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi last September, the overthrow of the dictator was only ever the end of the beginning. And so it is proving. While international attention has shifted to the bloodshed in Syria, the National Transitional Council in Tripoli has struggled either to bring to heel the hotchpotch of militias that made up Libya's rebel forces, or to satisfy the demands of a newly enfranchised citizenry, or to defuse tribal tensions stirred up by the revolution.

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