Libya Tribune

Commentaries

Turkey is fighting a formidable drone war in...

By Paul Iddon Turkey has given decisive support to Libya’s Tripoli-based government, supplying it with armed drones that have carried out a series of air strikes on the besieging eastern forces of General Khalifa Haftar.

Justice, Delayed in Libya

By Hanan Salah The scars ran deep. His back was a maze of thick welts, thinner scars and parts that resembled small craters.

Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and...

By Fehim Tastekin  A war of drones involving Turkey has escalated in Libya in recent weeks, as Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army, backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to target Tripoli.

How Italy’s Libya vanished

By Thore Schröder & Livia Tagliacozzo 50 years ago, Gaddafi expelled 20,000 Italian settlers from Libya. Today they could build new bridges, once they clarify their colonial past.

Inside the billion dollar fund financing a...

Prime seaside real estate, oil and scrap metal By Borzou Daragahi Critics claim Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s quasi-legal authority is a way for the armed forces to gain economic power.

What’s behind strained relations between...

By George Mikhail Libyan Foreign Minister Fathi Bashagha with the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) rejected on Aug. 23 in an interview with the German News Agency the Egyptian regime’s support for the...

Libya and the legacy of a unique tyranny

By Amr Salahi Fifty years after his coup against King Idris I of Libya, Gaddafi’s legacy, his erratic theories, and his destruction of the Libyan state institutions still haunt Libya.

Libyan state oil firm cuts back fuel...

By Ulf Laessing Libya’s state oil firm has restricted kerosene supplies to areas controlled by eastern commander Khalifa Haftar in what diplomats and oil officials said was an attempt to prevent his troops using them in their five-month-old...

Could solar power be the answer to...

By Austin Bodetti Political violence has led to frequent blackouts, forcing the country’s residents to innovate. To meet the ever-increasing demands of energy consumption, a growing number of Libyans have adopted solar power.

From Libya’s skies to...

By Paul Iddon Abu Dhabi is trying to make itself a force to be reckoned with far beyond its own borders through investments and the establishment of overseas military bases.

The Water War in Tripoli

By Arianna Poletti Tripoli is thirsty. Valves are increasingly running empty and load shedding is increasing. The cuts highlight the territorial fragmentation of the country.

Migrant crisis: Self-immolation exposes UN...

By Rana Jawad After a horrific two-year ordeal across three countries – being bought and sold by people traffickers and surviving running out of fuel on an inflatable boat while trying to cross the Mediterranean – Mohamed finally...

Trump-tied operatives register as foreign...

By Anna Massoglia & Jessica Piper The Libyan Investment Authority hired Michael Cohen’s former lawyer and the political strategist in an effort to regain access to billions of dollars in assets frozen since 2011.