Libya begins tentative voyage towards becoming tourist hotspot of the future

Libya begins tentative voyage towards becoming tourist hotspot of the future

Barriers are daunting, armed militias, weak government, jihadi terrorism, but minister at tourism expo believes in the long game

10 holidays that come with travel warnings

Ouem El Ma Lake, Libya

Ouem El Ma Lake, Libya

Ikram Bash Imam freely admits it is not an easy task to persuade a sceptical world that the “new” Libya, still awash with weapons and rival militias, is a holiday destination worth considering.

(c) 2013 Guardian News & Media Ltd  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/libya-tourism-hotspot-future

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s lawyer calls for UK intervention over execution fears

8 August 2013

Chris Stephen in Tripoli

William Hague criticised by UK barrister for failing to back ICC ruling ordering Libya to hand over dictator’s son to Hague court

The British lawyer of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has called on the UK to intervene on his client’s behalf amid fears that the son of the former Libyan dictator will be sentenced to death in a trial expected later in August.

(c) 2013 Guardian News & Media Ltd http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/08/saif-al-islam-gaddafi-lawyer-uk-intervention-death

Interpol issues global alert over al-Qaida-linked prison breakouts

Saturday 3 August 2013

Police agency urges countries to show increased vigilance after hundreds of terrorists escaped over past nine months

Interpol has issued a global security alert following a series of al-Qaida-linked prison breakouts in which hundreds of terrorists escaped.

(c) Guardian News & Media Ltd http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/03/interpol-alert-al-qaida-prison-breakouts