Monthly Archives: March 2011

Gadaffi’s men raped me, she cried – then they dragged her away

The Sunday Times Despite the brutality of the regime, one woman yesterday was prepared to risk everything to get her message out to the wider world. As foreign journalists sat down to breakfast in a Tripoli hotel, a well-dressed Libyan woman in her thirties charged into the dining room, crying out that Gadaffi’s militiamen had […]

Surreal atmosphere in Tripoli as allies smash Gadaffi forces

The Sunday Times Hundreds of allied airstrikes smashed into their targets across Libya last night. But in the capital Tripoli, a stronghold for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, men, women and children loyal to their leader danced to Libyan hip-hop music. At Colonel Gaddafi’s residence, a surreal carnival atmosphere gripped the dictator’s supporters, who waved green flags […]

Buzkashi Boys

“This is going to be awesome,” boomed the American director through his megaphone. The Afghan horsemen, who were lined up in front of him on a muddy plain close to the outskirts of Kabul, boomed back: “Allah Akbar – God is Great”, as they punched the air with their fists. So began Buzkashi Boys – […]