By Bel Trew The prime minister’s government currently relies on a hodgepodge of ‘recognised’ militias that have intermittent loyalty to his cabinet, including that of alleged war criminal, general Haftar.
By Emadeddin Badi In January 2019, the Libyan National Army (LNA) loyal to General Khalifa Hifterlaunched a military operation...Read More
By Hossam el-Hamalawy Counter-revolution may have taken hold across much of the region, but the uprising in Sudan shows the revolutionary flame will never go out.
By Evgeny Buzhinsky Chairman of the PIR Center Council Lt-Gen Yevgeny Buzhinsky (Ret.) speaks on the prospects for a collective security system in the Middle East, regional divergences and the influence of external forces in an interview...
The earliest memory I have of visiting the building site that would become our family home in Benghazi is the road; the long stretch of the Tripoli highway road seemed unending to a 14 year old, and the idea of living on the edge of the city...
By Matthew Reisener Libyan officials say there is a cause for cautious optimism. Eight years after the start of the Arab Spring, the full impact of this upheaval on the region remains unclear.
By Marianne Arens There are concrete material interests behind the sharp tensions between France and Italy, which in February led to France recalling its ambassador in Rome.
Residents of ‘liberated’ town say the LNA is subjecting them to killings, looting and arson.
By Wolfram Lacher Recent advances by Khalifa Haftar’s “Libyan Arab Armed Forces” in southern Libya are changing power relations in Libya in ways that undermine the UN’s ongoing attempts at brokering a political solution.
Ulf Laessing Graffiti covers the walls of a Greek amphitheatre in Cyrene, an ancient ruined city in eastern Libya now struggling with neglect, vandals and illegal confiscation of land by locals.
By Francis Ghiles Future generations will not easily forgive Maghreb leaders for their lack of vision. Economic integration in the region remains another Loch Ness monster.
By Ulf Laessing Sitting in his cafe near the spot where the protests against Gaddafi touched off the Libyan revolution eight years ago, Miftah Atluba is not sorry the dictator has gone.
Allow Aid Access, Disclose Names of People Detained Forces allied with one of Libya’s two competing governments who appear to have defeated local fighters in the Old City quarter of Derna, in eastern Libya, should immediately allow aid and...
The chaos that has followed Kadhafi’s downfall has seen Libya’s southern desert borderlands increasingly become a haven for jihadists, traffickers and rebels.
By Rim Tahar Eight years after the revolt in Libya against Moammar Gadhafi’s authoritarian regime, a modern and democratic state remains a distant dream in a country that has been sliding from crisis to crisis.
By Henry Meyer Libya should be ready to hold elections this year, with rival factions on track to hold a national reconciliation conference by the end of March, the United Nations envoy to the oil-rich but chaotic north African state said.
The country is riddled with political and military divisions since the uprising against Gaddafi. A modern and democratic state remains a distant dream in Libya years after the revolt against Gaddafi‘s authoritarian regime.
By Jamie Dettmer On February 17, eight years ago, Libyans rose up and launched a rebellion that led to the ouster of Gadhafi.
By Jamal Adel & Tom Westcott Haftar’s troops are trying diplomatic methods to seize al-Feel, but developments could turn violent soon.