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Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests in...

Armed groups in Tripoli linked with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) used lethal force to disperse largely peaceful anti-corruption protests in late August 2020 and arbitrarily detained, tortured, and disappeared people in the...

Armed Groups Violently Quell Protests in...

Armed groups in Tripoli linked with Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) used lethal force to disperse largely peaceful anti-corruption protests in late August 2020 and arbitrarily detained, tortured, and disappeared people in the...

Drug Trafficking and Use in Libya and North...

August 14, 2020, The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI_TOC) held an hour long deep dive into North Africa Drug Trends, with a special focus on Libya.

Apparent War Crimes in Tripoli

Summary Executions, Torture, Desecration of Corpses The Libyan Arab Armed Forces (LAAF) should urgently investigate evidence that fighters affiliated with it apparently tortured, summarily executed, and desecrated corpses of opposing fighters...

Erdogan aims for ‘new era’ in...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a “new era” in relations with the United States after a June 8 telephone call with US President Donald Trump. It will be anchored in Erdogan’s personal connection with Trump, and...

Libya: Moscow and Ankara redistribute the...

The offensive of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the strongman of eastern Libya, against Tripoli seems increasingly compromised after a series of setbacks and the withdrawal of hundreds of Russian mercenaries from the front lines south of the capital.

Swiss company Kolmar taken to court for...

By Sami Zaptia TRIAL International filed a criminal complaint (“dénonciation pénale”) for complicity in pillage of smuggled Libyan fuel against Kolmar Group AG before the Swiss Attorney General on Friday 22 May.

Don’t ‘turn a blind eye’ to...

Seven United Nations agencies called for a cease-fire in war-torn Libya that would allow local authorities and humanitarian organizations to focus on the coronavirus outbreak.

Young Libyan entrepreneurs help children...

As in most of the Arab world, the Libyan government shut schools to combat the coronavirus COVID-19, and teachers, parents, and students are scrambling not to lose the rest of the school year.

Massive bombardment hits Tripoli as water...

By Ismail Zitouny A withering bombardment shook Tripoli on Sunday as the eastern-based forces of Khalifa Haftar fought overnight for new territory in the southern suburbs after losing ground recently around the city.

Assad and Haftar are mutually benefiting...

The Syrian dictator and the Libyan warlord have been accused of tacitly working together to amass fortunes from illegal drug trafficking, exploiting civil war conditions of both Libya and Syria.

U.S. does not support Haftar’s...

By Humeyra Pamuk The United States does not support the offensive of Libya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to transfer militia fighters and...

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES REPORT (1 Jan. –...

The UN Support Mission in Libya () releases its first quarter civilian casualty report for 2020. The data shows an increase in civilian casualties from the armed conflict in Libya.

Le Monde: Turkish Drone shifting balance of...

The French newspaper Le Monde has stated that since the beginning of the year the balance of military power in Libya has changed in favour of the Government of National Accord (GNA), after Turkey put a new generation of drones in service.