The Middle East would have been a more stable and safer place if Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi remained in power in Iraq and Libya while Bashar Assad was stronger in Syria, US presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday.
Libya ruled by a leader similar to Muammar Gaddafi would be better off than a broken and politically divided Libya, US Special Envoy Jonathan Winer told reporters on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Friday.
After US-NATO forces have bombed Libya into bedlam the question remains open who will fall victim to Washington's "humanitarian" mission next, expert in political and military affairs Brian Cloughley asks.
The top US diplomat called for "shutting down the possibility of extremists filling a vacuum" in Libya.
Former British Prime Minister and Middle East Peace Envoy, Tony Blair told former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to find a safe place to hide amid pro-democracy protests across Libya.
Having brought chaos, lawlessness and terrorism into Libya and Iraq, the United States is now trying to do the same in Syria. Europe has become fed up with Washington’s wrongdoings and says Russia should become a new world leader, Czech journalist Jiri Vyvadil wrote for newspaper Parlamentnilisty.cz.
Wars and conflicts are the main causes of the ongoing refugee crisis, so the efforts to resolve the crises and tackle extremists in Syria and Libya have to be redoubled, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said.
A leader of a major criminal group specializing in human trafficking, including smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe, was killed in Libya.
A leading French politician has said the current refugee crisis was precipitated by flawed western policies, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the bombing of Libya in 2011 and the demonization of Russia and Iran.
The Libya’s coastguard lacks essential equipment and technical resources to control the flow of undocumented migrants to Europe by sea, a Libyan Navy spokesman said Wednesday.
Along with the rest ofs Europe, Germany is bracing itself for the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, and many commentators agree that the wars the West waged and instigated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria were a fatal mistake, Czech media wrote on Sunday.
Parties in the Libyan conflict need to achieve peace agreement and form a national unity government as soon as possible, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said in a statement Sunday.
The charterer of a Russian-flagged tanker detained in Libya issued a statement dismissing oil-smuggling charges.
Millions of refugees storming European borders have definitely come as a surprise to Western politicians. They would not have, if the West only listened to what Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi said months before he was brutally execu...
The bombardment of Libya and the eventual overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi was a lesson for Russia, as Moscow will not now let Syria fall to the United States, Iranian Press TV reported.
The plight of the refugees could become the perfect excuse to precipitate a new R2P (responsibility to protect) war; Libya remixed, with fighting ISIL barely disguising the real agenda: regime change in Damascus.
Millions of refugees have crossed into Europe in the last five years from Middle East and Africa. Starting from 2011 in Libya, the United States dropped bombs in order to replace Muammar Gaddafi. Since then the chaos has not stopped from escalating, wrote US author Eric Zuesse.
Former US congressman Ron Paul blamed the US and Europe for their aggressive policies in the Middle East and elsewhere (including military campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya) which resulted in the unprecedented influx of refugees to Europe and urged the West to "stop meddling in the affairs of other countries" to solve the issue.
The migrant crisis in Europe is happening due to the failed US foreign policy over the past few years. It was Washington that started the bloody wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya, with the aim of establishing their hegemony in the Middle East and central Asia, author for online news center World Socialist Web Site wrote.
Leader of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen criticized French President Francois Hollande who "should use diplomacy before weapons" in the Syrian conflict and his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy for urging airstrikes in Libya.