By Peter Schwarz The foreign ministers of all 27 EU countries agreed to launch a new military mission in Libya on Monday. In order to enforce the arms embargo agreed in Berlin in January, the EU intends to deploy warships and planes in the...
By Hussein Eddeb In neighbourhoods such as al-Hadba al-Badri, the numbers of displaced are swelling despite the shells whistling overhead.
By Irfan Kaya Ulger EU’s new mission over Libya’s UN arms embargo aims to eliminate Turkey’s influence on Mediterranean.
Sudan is investigating claims that the controversial actions of UAE security firm Black Shield are part of a wider clandestine policy of the Gulf state to turn unwitting Sudanese workers into mercenaries to fight in theaters such as Libya and...
By Tarek Megerisi Without aerial power, the ‘new Operation Sophia’ will simply upset Turkey and encourage the UAE and Haftar to go for total victory in Tripoli.
By Javier Solana The credibility of all external actors in the Libyan conflict is now at stake. The main domestic players will lower their maximalist pretensions only when their foreign supporters do the same, ending hypocrisy once and for all...
By Stasa Salacanin Thousands of foreign mercenaries — “private military contractors” — are flocking to Libya, adding fuel to the fire of the civil war while further complicating the efforts to resolve the bloody conflict.
“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.” – Gustavo Pedro
By David D. Kirkpatrick Khalifa Hifter, the military ruler of eastern Libya, is trying to take over the entire country. To see what that would look like, we paid a rare visit to the part he already controls.
By Saltanat Berdikeeva A recent revelation about a UAE-based security firm involved in deceiving thousands of young Sudanese men into protecting UAE’s oil interests and fighting its wars in Libya and Yemen drew angry protests in Sudan.
By Julian E. Barnes Khalifa Hifter’s Virginia properties could make him vulnerable to a new lawsuit filed under a 1991 anti-torture law.
Yacoub El Hillo says a 55-point road map to end the war in Libya has seen ‘serious violations’ in the last 10 days.
By Kaamil Ahmed Rights groups and UN warn of rapidly accelerating danger as banned cluster weapons are deployed.
By Patrick Wintour Blunt assessment follows Munich meeting to try to mediate between warring sides.
By Jonathan Fenton-Harvey There are heightened fears that the Libyan civil war could increase terrorism in regional countries. While there was truth to this early on in Libya’s conflict, how much is Libya a regional security threat now?
By Ania Nussbaum, John Follain, and Sylvia Westall To see the limits of French President Emmanuel Macron’s go-it-alone forays into foreign policy look no further than the Libyan conflict.
By Bryant Harris Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too soft on him as he continues his monthslong assault on Tripoli.
Human Rights Watch says munitions were used during December attack on a residential neighbourhood in Tripoli.