It does seem like the ghost of former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, is coming back to haunt western leaders as a UK parliamentary report sternly criticised the intervention by Britain and France that led to the 2011 Libyan revolution.
The Foreign Affairs Committee accused the former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, of lacking a coherent strategy for the air campaign.
It said the intervention was flawed as it lacked “accurate intelligence”, and that it led to the emergence of the Islamic State in North Africa.
However, BBC said the UK government insisted it had been an international decision to intervene.
According to the foreign office, the action had been called for by the Arab League and authorised by the UN Security Council.
Despite the floods in Europe, a French-led conference aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is to begin in Paris later.
It will bring together officials from the Middle East quartet, the UN, Arab League and other countries – but Israel and the Palestinians will not participate.
Israel has rejected the meeting and called for direct negotiations.
The last round of talks between Israel and the Palestinians came to an end amid acrimony in April 2014.
The Palestinians accused Israel of reneging on a deal to free prisoners, while Israel said it would not continue negotiations after the Palestinians decided to bring the Islamist Hamas movement into a unity government.
Meanwhile, meteorologists in France are predicting that France will experience its most severe floods in decade on Friday, with the River Seine due to reach 19 feet above its normal level.
Flooding across France and Germany has left at least 11 people dead and forced thousands from their homes.
More downpours are also forecast through the weekend across a band of central Europe from France to Ukraine