France has reportedly received approval from the Pentagon to buy two unarmed Reaper drones, this as Paris says the war in Mali this year exposed France's shortage of up-to-date surveillance aircraft. We also find out more about the war of words over plans to teach classes in English in France's universities. And the French electronic duo is back with a new album: Daft Punk’s "Random Access Memories" is set to fly off the record shelves.
In early 2011, the Arab Spring reached Libya, after Tunisia and Egypt. On February 19th, a few days after Benghazi, Misrata rose up against the Gaddafi regime. A few months later, the last Gaddafi bastion of Sirte also fell. Today, both towns are struggling to get back on their feet. Insecurity, housing problems and an education system in ruins are just some of their problems. Our reporters went to Sirte and Misrata.
This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
Property rights in post-Gaddafi Libya are among the many causes of friction following the end of the former dictator’s 42-year rule. A law in 1978 prevented Libyans from owning more than one house, meaning those without a home could take from Libyans who had several properties. Now, former owners are coming back to claim the properties from their occupants, and some are using force to do so. Our team in Tripoli, Marine Casalis and Huda Abuzeid, report.
France’s former interior minister Claude Guéant has found himself mired in scandal after becoming the focus of an investigation into allegations that Nicolas Sarkozy received illegal campaign financing during his 2007 run for the presidency.
A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, with conflicting reports on the death toll. Libya's Deputy Interior Minister Abdullah Massoud has said that at 15 people were killed and another 30 wounded.
Libyan gunmen ended their near two-week siege of the country’s foreign ministry after reaching a deal with the government, an official said Saturday. They had been demanding that a law bar Gaddafi-era officials from holding a political office.
A former US diplomat in Libya told a Congress hearing on Wednesday that more could have been done to stop the deadly assault on the US mission in Benghazi last September, saying that special forces and jets in Tripoli were told not to intervene.