Archive for the ‘Middle East & North Africa’

  • Récits de tortures et de viols dans la prison libyenne Abu Salim par @WheelerTweets
    Libya Moyen Orient et Afrique du Nord / WheelerTweets / 12 juillet 2011  Traduite par Isabelle Madesclaire @IsaMadesclaire Cet homme a été torturé dans une prison de Tripoli pendant 84 jours. Cet homme a été torturé dans une prison de Tripoli pendant 84 jours. Electrocuté dans l’aine. Des crosses de fusils pressées à fond sur l’estomac....
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 03:07 pm
  • Sen Diane Feinstein’s reply to my message on Libya support
    Thank you for writing to express your views about international military operations in Libya.  I appreciate hearing your position on this issue and welcome the opportunity to respond. Please know that I support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led efforts to enforce a no-fly zone and arms embargo over Libya aimed at protecting civilian populations from...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • Tales of torture and rape in Libyan prison Abu Salim – from @WheelerTweets
    This man was tortured in prison in Tripoli for 84 days. This man was tortured in prison in Tripoli for 84 days. Electrocuted in his groin. Gun shafts twisted in his stomach. Burned with cigarettes. Beaten. Ligaments crushed. The list goes on. Too much for Twitter… Can’t show his face or disclose his name. He still has family at risk in Tripoli. For...
    by at July 12th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • @WheelerTweets “Freedom Fighter Stories” from Tunis hospitals – tales of bravery and no money
    3 Guys from Kikla at a tunis hospital. Rida (far right) says the pain is gone when I'm there. That's me, James Wheeler, the guy with the camera. Many of the freedom fighters are in a long-term care facility in Tunis. Libyan FFs here are the most forgotten of all. Lights are turned off to save electricity (expensive in Tunisia). Untended cleaning carts litter the...
    by at July 11th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Misrata July 6 Rally: LIBYA LIBYA LIBYA LIBYA
    Watch and be thrilled, inspired and proud. The JOY of it. Gaddafi eat your heart out. Are these the beeble who love you?
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 11:07 am
  • Brave Faces in Gaddafi’s war on his own people @WheelerTweets
    Mohammed 9 yrs old hit by Gaddafi Grad This is Mohammed. 9 yrs old. He was hit by a Gaddafi Grad while playing outside his house at 5 pm on June 5 in Zintan Libya. His left hand and two toes were ripped off in the blast. His face was pummeled. A piece of shrapnel remains in his eye. I’ll never forget the way Mohammed looks at his left arm and feels it with...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 10:07 am
  • Ibn Thabit “Tripoli is calling”
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Gaddafi family launches PR campaign with TV interviews featuring Saif al-Islam and Aisha while Gaddafi threatens Europe
    The Gaddafi’s are obviously on a PR campaign to win sympathy. And from the look of their dress, both Aisha and Saif are hoping to appeal to the traditional world. Saif has a new beard and North African robes in contrast with his college boy look shown in the photo below taken from a CNN interview the first days of the conflict. Aisha appeared for her French TV interview...
    by at July 1st, 2011 at 10:07 am
  • Ibn Thabit tribute to Libyan women “Ms. Revolution”
    Check out other Ibn Thabit videos on this site.
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Princess Aisha Gaddafi cries to French TV at upcoming loss of her crown
    From an unnamed hotel in Tripoli, the only daughter of Muammar Gaddafi, Aisha, cried to French TV in an exclusive interview which shows a woman with sad eyes that often filled with tears. One might feel sorry for her if one hadn’t seen her on State TV in the in her mink coat and smug smile as her father and brothers were murdering Libyans. My, how times have changed....
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • @WheelerTweets sends photos from Zintan Libya
    James Wheeler @WheelerTweets continues with his great messages and photos from on the ground in the Western Mountain area of Libya known as Nafusa. These photos were taken a few days ago in Zintan. Defected Libyan football (soccer) team getting off bus for their visit to Zintan. Crowd goes wild! Volunteer painters wrapping up their work for the day in the center of Zintan.   Map...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 11:06 am
  • ICC arrest warrant for Gaddafi & son Saif with UN Security Council travel ban on wife Safiya
    Safiya and Muammar in better days - or maybe now - hiding out in desert? This is not a good time to be a member of the Gaddafi family. The father, Muammar, named as “acting Head of State,” by the ICC (International Criminal Court) is officially wanted for crimes against humanity. He’s now an alleged war criminal with an ICC arrest warrant calling for...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • More @WheelerTweets pix from Libya
    James Wheeler standing in front of Roman ruins at Siffeet. Western Mtns (Nafusa). Siffeet. The damage at top of this Roman monument is all too recent. Courtesy of Gaddafi. Western Mtns (Nafusa). Drive from Yefren to Qalaa. Yefren. A view of the hospital entrance mid-day. Except for FFs, vistors outnumber town residents. Yefren Hospital entrance today. Lady on right in...
    by at June 22nd, 2011 at 04:06 pm
  • @WheelerTweets photos from Nafusa Libya
    James Wheeler at Bir Ayad on the road to Ar-ryayna Zintan Hospital in Arrusjban Jadu ruins used as lookout point by Freedom Fighters Jadu view Zintan bomb disposal. This one man personally neutralized 169 land mines! Jadu "barracks" for Freedom Fighters Arrusjban median Brazilian landmines - Khosha Arrujban girl besides Grad hole Jadu Freedom Fighters with...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 12:06 pm
  • Listen to Radio Message from NATO to Gaddafi troops in Zintan
    NATO Psyops is sending this radio message out to Gaddafi troops in Zintan, urging them to leave the battle. The YouTube & radio message is in both English and Arabic.
    by at May 30th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Safiya Gaddafi phones CNN to complain about treatment of her family
    In her latest show of chutzpah, Mrs. Safiya Gaddafi, wife of Muammar, talked in arabic with CNN about the plight of her poor family at the hands of NATO and the rest of the world. From the hysteria in her voice, I would guess she is still in Libya and not tucked away safely in Tunisia or Vienna as previously rumored. Safiya complains about the treatment of her family and...
    by at May 29th, 2011 at 04:05 pm
  • Where in the world are the Gaddafi women Safiya and Aisha? Poland, Tunisia or Tripoli?
    Aisha Gaddafi in better days cheering on her father's supporters Rumors on twitter have them everywhere from Tunisia to the Cayman Islands to Poland. Poland? Can’t even imagine how that came up. So many reports of them in Tunisia that it might have been sightings of Elvis. But in the end the Tunisian Foreign Minister denied that Gaddafi’s wife Safiya and...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 05:05 pm
  • Obama Mid East speech word cloud
    Obama Mid East word cloud Thanks to the blog City of Brass for the word cloud of Obama’s “Moment of Opportunity” speech. Notice the message: people region must change The word cloud article also includes the complete text of President Barack Obama’s speech on the Middle East today. Aziz calls it the “Moment of Opportunity” speech....
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 04:05 pm
  • Old photo of Safiya Gaddafi, mother of the gang of brothers, emerges. Is she in Tunis with Aisha?
    Gaddafi and his second wife Safiya, mother to Aisha & Gang of 6 Brothers One look at this woman’s face and it’s easy to understand how she and Muammar could have produced such monstrous offspring. Safiya is Gaddafi’s second wife and mother to his only daughter Aisha and 6 of his 7 sons: Saif al-Islam, Saadi, Mutassim, Khamis, Hannibal, Saif Al-Arab Saif...
    by at May 17th, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • Map of Tripoli May 10 by @k_thos
    Tripoli Libya (Tarabulus al-Gharb) May 10, 2011 @k_thos produced this updated map showing the city of Tripoli, or Tarabulus al-Gharb as it its known to Libyans, on May 10, 2011. Extremely detailed, he gives pertinent information about places you have read about in the media or on twitter. Pls follow him for excellent maps of Misrata and Nafusa as well.
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 07:05 am
  • Eman Al-Obeidi talks to CNN after escape to Tunis in amazariyah traditional headdress
    Similar to amazariyah. This taken in Morocco by David Sutherland Nic Robertson tells some of Eman Al-Obeidi’s story in this CNN interview. Eman shows CNN how she put on a traditional white Libyan headdress called an amazariyah which covers all but one eye. The amazariyah was given to her by the mother of a friend as a disguise during the car journey from Tripoli...
    by at May 8th, 2011 at 03:05 pm
  • Eman Al-Obeidi escapes Libya to Tunisia
    Eman Al-Obeidi being interviewed by Nic Robertson CNN in Tripoli weeks ago Twitter is burning up with the latest news of the Libyan heroine, Eman Al-Obeidi. She escaped Tripoli, Libya with the help of a defecting military officer and his family, crossing the Dahibah border disguised “in a local manner.” There were no challenges and she entered Tunisia without...
    by at May 8th, 2011 at 08:05 am
  • Latest weapon against Misrata port is smart mine. Dropped from helicopter? No – from Grad missile
    Smart mine found in Misrata port  ~ photo by Ali Alramli Approximately 20+ explosive devises called smart mines were dropped  into Misrata harbor and around the port yesterday. Earlier reports claimed helicopters dropped the mines, but C.J. Chivers of the New York Times writes that they were delivered by a Chinese-made variant of a Grad rocket that opens in flight...
    by at May 6th, 2011 at 02:05 pm
  • Al Jazeera English documentary on Libya features Mo Nabbous
    Mohammed "Mo" Nabbous thnx photo Must see! “Arab Awakening – Libya: Through the fire.” The Al Jazeera English documentary features citizen journalist, hero and martyr Mohammed “Mo” Nabbous. Mo kept audiences riveted to changing events in Benghazi from the first hours of the uprising against Gaddafi until the night he was...
    by at May 6th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Take a handful of dust, Misrata, to your homes by Rahman Shalgam
    Take a handful of dust, Misrata, to your homes. Saturday, April 30, 2011 Rahman Shalgam WARNING: This is a google translation from Arabic. It’s raw and not had the benefit of any sensitive Human interpretation. I did no editing. You get a great image though, of the way the Arabic-speaking mind thinks – put ideas and concepts together. It’s an...
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Lookin for Freedom – Ibn Thabit
    New release by Libyan rap artist Ibn Thabit (Ibn Thabet).
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 03:05 pm
  • Libyan Freedom Song – Rock Version
    Enjoy this new rock version release of Libyan Freedom Song written by Masoud Bo-yseer (Abo-Aseer) of Benghazi. This electric guitar version was arranged and performed by a garage band from Tripoli. Libya Will Remain Free and United. One Libya for all Libyans!
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 03:05 pm
  • King of Kings Gaddafi from riches to – well, not even – rags
    This is the kind of photo that just begs to be published. Check out those rings on the self-proclaimed King of Africa, King of Kings Muammar Gaddafi. If you’ve seen him lately, there’s not much left of his splendor. photo thnx to Sabry Elmhedwy/European Pressphoto Agency, via Corbis If his closet holds any of these riches, he’s forsaken them for the...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 01:05 pm
  • Chinese J202 missiles or M202A1 Rocket Launchers used first time in Misrata?
    They are being called “202’s” in Misrata as Gaddafi forces launch heavy attacks on residential areas with new weapons. Some are calling them Chinese J202 missiles, other claiming they are M202A1 Flame Assault Flash Rocket Launchers.
    by at April 28th, 2011 at 11:04 am