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Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report
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Up to 27 million people are living in slavery, says US report

Jun 20th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,336 Views 12 Comments

US State Dept’s annual report on human trafficking shows progress being made in Burma, while Syria fell in the rankings.

Column: It’s time for Europe to bomb Assad – and Ireland should help
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Column: It’s time for Europe to bomb Assad – and Ireland should help

Jun 16th 2012, 8:00 AM 53 Views 117 Comments

Ireland should now abandon its ‘triple lock’ neutrality, writes Aaron McKenna. The price of our prosperity is the willingness to stand up for those who have nobody else.

More calls for release of Australian lawyer and other ICC staff in Libya
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More calls for release of Australian lawyer and other ICC staff in Libya

Jun 13th 2012, 4:11 PM 1,237 Views 1 Comment

A UN war crimes court has expressed its serious concern over the ongoing detention of four staff members.

The Libyan Leaving Cert: 53 Libyans registered to take Irish State Exam
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The Libyan Leaving Cert: 53 Libyans registered to take Irish State Exam

Jun 2nd 2012, 8:15 AM 5,116 Views 4 Comments

Arrangements have been made for 52 of the teens to take the exam in Malta, while one is definitely travelling to Ireland to sit the papers.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

May 20th 2012, 7:39 PM 3,580 Views 0 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Lockerbie bomber dies in Libya: report
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Lockerbie bomber dies in Libya: report

May 20th 2012, 1:49 PM 3,223 Views 19 Comments

The only person convicted of the PanAm bombing which killed 270 people has reportedly died today.

NATO criticised after investigation confirms 72 deaths from Libya air strikes
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NATO criticised after investigation confirms 72 deaths from Libya air strikes

May 14th 2012, 8:44 AM 816 Views 6 Comments

A third of the civilians who died from the air strikes on the country last year were under 18 with NATO not yet having paid any compensation.

UN concerned about possible death by torture in Libya
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UN concerned about possible death by torture in Libya

May 3rd 2012, 5:43 PM 1,796 Views 3 Comments

The UN mission to Libya has expressed concerns about the recent deaths of three people being held in detention in the country, saying they may be a result of torture.

Wanted Gaddafi aide 'living in France', says Sarkozy
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Wanted Gaddafi aide 'living in France', says Sarkozy

May 1st 2012, 3:15 PM 1,469 Views 2 Comments

French president says Basher Saleh is living in exile in France.

Former Libyan oil minister found dead in river in Vienna
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Former Libyan oil minister found dead in river in Vienna

Apr 30th 2012, 9:31 AM 2,381 Views 5 Comments

Shukri Ghanem had fled from Libya last May saying he was leaving Gaddafi’s regime and supporting the rebels.

Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers
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Questions, run-offs and the latest census: the week in numbers

Apr 28th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,270 Views 5 Comments

Plus: what’s Ireland’s fastest-growing town – and how much does it cost to rent a parking pace for a civil servant?

GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011
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GALLERY: Ireland's 20 most improved trading partners in 2011

Apr 24th 2012, 1:49 PM 5,489 Views 13 Comments

We’ve ranked the countries with which Ireland has the best surplus of exports – and seen where that’s grown in 2011.

Lockerbie bomber transferred to hospital in Libya
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Lockerbie bomber transferred to hospital in Libya

Apr 14th 2012, 4:21 PM 1,917 Views 4 Comments

The family of the convicted bomber say he had been rushed to hospital with rapidly deteriorating health.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 25th 2012, 11:00 AM 52 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths
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Amnesty hits out at NATO failure to investigate Libyan deaths

Mar 19th 2012, 2:31 PM 1,029 Views 5 Comments

Amnesty International has said that NATO failed to investigate the killing of scores of civiilans in Libyan airstrikes carried out by its forces.

Why has the world not intervened in Syria?
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Why has the world not intervened in Syria?

Mar 18th 2012, 8:45 AM 5,106 Views 28 Comments

A number of Middle East experts tell TheJournal.ie why Syria is not Libya.

Ex-Gaddafi official arrested in Mauritania
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Ex-Gaddafi official arrested in Mauritania

Mar 17th 2012, 11:52 AM 708 Views 0 Comments

Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.

Syria: Defiant Assad vows to carry on fight against 'foreign-backed terrorism'
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Syria: Defiant Assad vows to carry on fight against 'foreign-backed terrorism'

Mar 6th 2012, 10:30 PM 1,786 Views 8 Comments

The military crackdown has turned to southern Daraa province, where the uprising began a year ago as pro-Assad troops shelled a village there and clashed with military defectors.

Eastern Libya declares semi-autonomous region
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Eastern Libya declares semi-autonomous region

Mar 6th 2012, 8:39 PM 1,886 Views 8 Comments

Local leaders said they want their region to remain part of a united Libya but insisted the move was needed to stop decades of discrimination against the east.

Revealed: The world's most dangerous places to be a journalist
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Revealed: The world's most dangerous places to be a journalist

Feb 22nd 2012, 11:26 AM 2,304 Views 7 Comments

More journalists were murdered last year than died on assignments or in combat.

Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives
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Libyan embassy hands over cache of guns and explosives

Feb 21st 2012, 6:18 PM 2,262 Views 2 Comments

The country’s embassy in Athens has given a large stash of Gaddafi-era weaponry up to authorities.

Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising
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Armed militias in Libya are 'out of control', one year after uprising

Feb 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,566 Views 14 Comments

A report by Amnesty International found torture, killings and war crimes are being carried out by the armed militas in Libya.

Eamon Zayed's Tehran derby hat-trick caused a fan to 'have a heart attack and die'
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Eamon Zayed's Tehran derby hat-trick caused a fan to 'have a heart attack and die'

Feb 15th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,282 Views 0 Comments

Former League of Ireland star hit an unlikely treble in Iran.

Libya calls for extradition of Gaddafi son
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Libya calls for extradition of Gaddafi son

Feb 11th 2012, 5:05 PM 1,836 Views 2 Comments

Al-Saadi Gaddafi fled to neighbouring Niger after Tripoli fell to rebel fighters.

One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?
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One year on: what has the Arab Spring changed?

Jan 29th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,763 Views 5 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s guide to how what has changed (or not) in Bahrain, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia since the uprisings.

MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture
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MSF, Amnesty accuse Libyan authorities of torture

Jan 27th 2012, 8:44 AM 674 Views 6 Comments

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is suspending its operations at Misrata detention centres over the claims.

Bomb found on Libyan plane in Cairo
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Bomb found on Libyan plane in Cairo

Jan 26th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,140 Views 2 Comments

Officials at the Egyptian airport have said they have now defused the explosives.

The Daily Fix: Monday
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The Daily Fix: Monday

Jan 23rd 2012, 7:45 PM 4,043 Views 1 Comment

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…

Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city
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Gaddafi loyalists 'seize control' of Libyan city

Jan 23rd 2012, 5:52 PM 2,775 Views 17 Comments

Yes, you read that right. Fighters loyal to the former dictator have clashed with the country’s new rulers, sparking fears of further civil war.

ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage
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ITV reprimanded for mistakenly showing 'IRA' video game footage

Jan 23rd 2012, 5:04 PM 4,263 Views 12 Comments

The UK media regulator said ITV “breached audience trust” by showing footage purporting to be of an IRA attack – but which actually came from a video game.

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A
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African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A

Jan 17th 2012, 3:29 PM 867 Views 0 Comments

Africa’s biggest football tournament begins on Saturday and we start our four-part look at the teams involved today.

ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi
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ICC deadline looms for news on Saif Gaddafi

Jan 10th 2012, 2:49 PM 1,651 Views 1 Comment

Today marks the deadline for Libya’s government to provide information to the International Criminal Court on the health and status of Mummar Gaddfi’s son – if it fails to do so it may be referred to the UN Security Council.

Libyan NTC publishes first plans for writing new constitution
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Libyan NTC publishes first plans for writing new constitution

Jan 3rd 2012, 8:45 PM 2,021 Views 2 Comments

Plans to elect a constitutional assembly come as the country teeters on the possibly of a war between rival militias.

Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators
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Gaddafi, KJI, Mubarak and Ben Ali: why 2011 was a bad year for dictators

Dec 30th 2011, 3:00 PM 1,798 Views 3 Comments

And who might be under threat in 2012…

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags
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#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

Dec 26th 2011, 6:00 PM 2,342 Views 3 Comments

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011′s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011
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In pictures: The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 4:00 PM 2,848 Views 3 Comments

Anti-government protests first broke out in Tunisia, before inspiring similar movements across the Middle East and bringing down leaders in Egypt and Libya.

Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring
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Crowds mark one year since fruit seller's protest sparked Arab Spring

Dec 17th 2011, 6:26 PM 1,990 Views 5 Comments

Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid 12 months ago, igniting protests that spread across the Middle East.

Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant
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Libya's Irish health minister defends hiring sister as assistant

Dec 8th 2011, 3:01 PM 3,093 Views 17 Comments

Fatima Hamroush – who was based in Ireland before being appointed to the Libyan cabinet – says her sister is fully qualified.