Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Libya’s Sirte is preparing for a war of a...

By Omar Al-Hawari Since Sirte was seized by Haftar’s forces last January, the Interim Government affiliated to the Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) appointed new local authorities to run the city instead of the elected local council.

COVID-19 intensifies the case for...

By Sasha Toperich The world has been fixated on the COVID-19 virus, and rightly so. While the virus remains deadly and continues to proliferate, countries have become united in their efforts to prevent its spread.

Libya war left unimpeded by Corona Virus...

Conflict escalates as first case of Covid-19 reported By Borzou Daragahi Libya’s internationally recognised government announced the country’s first case of coronavirus, but the prospect of an outbreak of the pandemic wasn’t enough to...

Why the ‘ignored war’ in Libya...

By Tarek Megerisi Europe seems unconcerned by the chaos smouldering on its doorstep, as the five-year-old conflict becomes world’s main theatre of drone combat.

Europe is Failing its Test in Libya

Instead of developing an “appetite for power” to quell the conflict, the EU has bitten off more than it can chew. By Bobby Ghosh Europe’s desire for strategic autonomy from the U.S. is being tested on the outskirts of Tripoli. It is not...

Ravaged by war, Middle Eastern countries...

By Isabel DeBre When Dr. Ismail al-Mansouri goes to work in Yemen’s capital, he puts on one of the hospital’s few pairs of medical gloves. Then he enters a cramped clinic teeming with listless patients, many malnourished, some vomiting...

Light, life, and peace in Libya

By Gerardo Noto Conflict, divisions and war have affected Libya for many years. International actors and the United Nations have certainly not stood idly by. They have committed to support Libyans as they build a peaceful, inclusive state.

Sufi cultural sites caught in crossfire of...

By Layli Foroudi When a bulldozer razed the domed, century-old zawiya to the ground, turning the oldest Sufi place of study and worship in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte into a pile of rubble, Oussama Ali Bin Hamel was not shocked.

Haftar’s repressive proto-state and...

By Tom Allinson The Libyan authoritarian’s aims extend far beyond his claims to be ridding the country of Islamists. And that’s exactly what his foreign backers want, analysts say.

Prospects for Peace in Libya Are Bleak

Despite recent UN efforts to coordinate talks, peace in Libya remains elusive. By Amir Asmar In 2011, the United States supported UN Security Council Resolution 1973 to declare and enforce an air exclusion zone over Libya, just as Libyan...

America’s Opportunity to Quell Russian...

By Alexander St. Leger & Joshua Meservey Borscht, or beet soup, is a staple of Eastern European cuisine. Its dense, complex flavor derives in part from the sour cream that is often mixed in.

Is Erdogan misreading Putin on Libya?

By Gönül Tol After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hammered out a deal with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on March 5 to bring an end to the fighting in Idlib in northwestern Syria, he said he was hopeful that the two...

Agreements without implementation

By Mareb Al-Ward The wars in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region have demonstrated for years that it is easier for the parties involved to reach political agreements under the auspices of the UN or regional umbrella bodies.

Exiles on the Bosphorus

By Mohanned Hage Ali Istanbul has become a refuge for many Arab communities, but the city’s cosmopolitan ways are also changing them.