Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Migrants and refugees in Libya are still in...

Europe’s ‘business as usual’ approach is making things worse By Bel Trew More people are vulnerable to attacks like the one that killed 50 last week, and health ministry officials are getting desperate. Still, even after the UN’s human...

Libyans in Tripoli are angry at the West

By Sara Firth ‘We are injured.’ – Standing at a podium in Libya’s capital Tripoli one of the speakers from the assembled members of Libyan Civil Society took to the stage and entered into a ten-minute diatribe.

New challenges for Moscow with arrest of...

By Kirill Semenov Security forces of Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly arrested two Russian men in Tripoli in May, though the arrests were not announced until early July.

What’s for sale at this outdoor market...

By Nabih Bulos The men stand in a maelstrom of money. There’s lots of it: inch-thick wads of crisp Benjamins, 100-euro bills and Turkish liras. Brick-sized blocks of Libyan dinars bulge from suitcases or are spirited away in wheelbarrows.

Libya’s Civil War: Navigating its...

By Anas El-Gomati The commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, has launched a new foreign-backed air campaign to unseat the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

Libya: Which present? Which future?

By Emre Gönen It has almost become customary to start an article on Libya by saying, “once again the country is at war.” It is a fact that since 2011, the fall of Gadhafi, the dictator of the country, no central authority has been...

What is Turkey doing in Libya?

By Hülya Schenk Several international players, including Turkey, are involved in the ongoing civil war in Libya. Ankara supports the internationally recognized Libyan unity government.

Libya has outsized importance for...

By Metin Gurcan Turkey isn’t hesitating to escalate the situation in Libya even though the Turkish government is already under pressure on multiple fronts. Why?

Tired of War, Libyans Divided on What Kind...

By Heather Murdock The day after the battle for the Libyan town of Gharyan, burnt-out cars were flipped on the side of the highway and only a few shop owners opened their doors to see if they could do business.

In battle for Libya’s oil, water...

By Ulf Laessing & Ahmed Elumami While Libya’s oil lies at the heart of three months of fighting over Tripoli and years of power struggles before that, water is becoming a far bigger concern for its people.

Haftar’s disastrous military campaign...

By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey Initially buoyed with supreme levels of confidence, Khalifa Haftar has since struggled in his campaign to capture Libya’s capital Tripoli, with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) managing to...

A major blow for Khalifa Haftar in Libya

By Ferhat Polat The latest territorial loss has put militia leader Khalifa Haftar in a weak position, and it is the right time for the international community to bring him to the negotiating table to help end the power struggle in Libya.

Pentagon sees IS resurgence in Libya amid...

By Jack Detsch The Donald Trump administration is seeing a “small” resurgence in the Islamic State’s numbers in Libya since strongman Khalifa Hifter began a bloody march on the capital Tripoli more than two months ago, the Pentagon’s...