Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, October 19th, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/Reuters

Donald Trump’s claims “We will have a second amendment that is a very small replica of what it is now” in a Clinton administration Trump is being (...)

The foreign affairs select committee report    repeats  US president Barack Obama’s claim that France and Britain lost interest in Libya after Muammar Gadafy was overthrown. Photograph: AFP

David Cameron’s intervention in Libya was carried out with no proper intelligence analysis, drifted into an unannounced goal of regime change and shir(...)

People attend a mourning ceremony following the death of Uzbek president Islam Karimov in Registan Square in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Kyrgyzstan Government Press Service/Reuters

The president of Uzbekistan, notorious dictator and serial human rights abuser Islam Karimov, is dead. When he first became national leader, Margaret (...)

US-backed Libyan fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte, the militants’ final bastion in Libya. File photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

US-backed Libyan fighters say they have taken over Islamic State’s headquarters in Sirte, the Islamist militants’ final bastion in Libya. The fighte(...)

A fighter of Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government runs for cover during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya on July 31st, 2016. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United States has launched multiple air strikes against Islamic State militants in Libya, opening a new, more persistent front against the group (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Tuesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Donald Trump has again praised former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s ruthlessness, saying he killed terrorists “so good”. The Republican presiden(...)

Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: “The claims are without merit and we will continue to defend them vigorously,” the bank said.  Photograph: Brendan McDermid

Libya’s $67 billion (€60 billion) sovereign wealth fund will go head-to-head with Goldman Sachs in London’s High Court this week over claims that the (...)

Muhammad Ali, a few weeks shy of his 40th birthday, takes on Trevor Berbick in his last ever fight on  December 11th, 1981 in the Bahamas. Berbick won the fight in a ten-round unanimous decision. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

A couple of years back, I asked a roomful of college freshmen and women to name the world’s most famous living Muslim. “Barack Obama! ” stage-whispere(...)

This handout picture released by the Italian police shows Medhanie Yehdego Mered (35) an Eritrean suspected of controlling a migrant trafficking network, escorted by policemen upon his extradition from Sudan to Italy late on June 6th, 2016. Mered is suspected of controlling a migrant trafficking network responsible for shipping thousands of people across the Mediterranean to Europe. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An Eritrean man suspected of running a huge human trafficking network that sent thousands of migrants to Europe, leaving many to die on the way, was (...)

 Mohammed Chouaib, from the UN-recognised government in  Tobruk (left) and Dr Saleh Almkhozom,  of the Libyan General National Congress, celebrate after signing a UN-sponsored deal. Photograph: EPA

A group of Libyan politicians have signed a United Nations-sponsored peace deal that nominally unifies the country’s two rival governments, despite be(...)

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