Libya Protests

Don't Call the Arab Spring a Failure

Omar Alghabra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Omar Alghabra

Insisting on getting things "right" the first time is unrealistic. The world shouldn't expect the region to transform overnight. As long as freedoms and honest judiciary are guaranteed, they will act as self-correcting mechanisms that would offer future opportunities to fix previous mistakes.

Libyans Hand Over Weapons In Benghazi, Tripoli

CBC | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada

Hundreds of Libyans converged Saturday on a main square in Benghazi and another in Tripoli in response to a call from the military to hand over their ...

Don't Let Extremists Speak For You

Errol P. Mendes | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Errol P. Mendes

The fact that most governments and citizens in the west supported the cause of democracy and human rights in the countries of the Arab Spring shows that there is a growing clash of extremists rather than a clash of civilizations. There is a urgent need for leaders in the U.S., Canada and the west to demonstrate to the moderate majorities in all their countries that the extremists in their midst should not be allowed to speak for them.

Harper On Libya Attack: 'Mob Rule Not Democracy'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is denouncing as "horrific" and "disgusting" the violent attack on the American consulate in Libya that killed ...

Occupy Wall Street Is Not the Arab Spring

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Politics
Robert Barrett, PhD

Where the pushers of Occupy Wall Street have erred so grievously is in comparing their struggle to that of the brave Arab Spring protesters who, even today, continue to bare their chests to real bullets. Protest-envy and the desire to suffer and to "win" like they did in the Arab Spring is couched in psuedo-militaristic terminology like "occupy" and "rebellion."

Althia Raj

Baird To Return To Libya As Early As This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird may head to Libya as early as this week, The Huffington Post has learned. Planning is underway for B...

Canadian Diplomats Arrive In Libya To Reopen Embassy

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada

UPDATE: Canada is reopening its embassy in Libya's capital, even as fighting continues in pockets of the country still held by loyalists of the hunted...

HMCS Charlottetown Back Home From Libya

CBC | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada

Defence Minister Peter MacKay, friends and family gathered at Halifax's waterfront Friday morning to welcome HMCS Charlottetown back to C...

Another Canadian Reported Dead In Libya

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.26.2011 | Canada

A second Canadian citizen has been found dead in Libya, CBC has confirmed from multiple sources. Abdulhamid Darat, who lived ...

Parliament Extends Libya Mission As Ottawa Recognizes Rebels

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Parliament has formally extended Canada's military mission in Libya to the end of September as Ottawa endorsed the coun...