Libya Tribune

While U.S. Leaders Fiddle, Russia Makes...

By M.G. Oprea Russia’s increased involvement in Libya is another sign that President Vladimir Putin seeks a resurgent Russia that holds sway with allies throughout the Middle East.

Libyan FM: We are Optimistic about Haftar...

By Sawsan Abu-Husain Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Taha Siala considers the upcoming meeting between Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar and Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj a positive action following the political block.

Fighting Forces in Libya

By Emily Estelle U.S.-backed Libyan partners are prioritizing the protection of their interests in Libya’s ongoing civil war over the fight against Salafi-jihadi groups.

Libya: Armed Groups Detain, Torture, Kill ...

Armed groups, some affiliated with rival governments vying for legitimacy and territorial control, detained, tortured, “disappeared,” and unlawfully killed people with impunity in Libya during 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its...

Libya: Events of 2016

The United Nations-backed, internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) struggled in 2016 to assert itself in the capital Tripoli, as two authorities—one also based in Tripoli and another in eastern Libya—continued to...

U.S. Bombers Strike ISIS Targets In Libya

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart More than 80 Islamic State militants, some of whom were believed to be plotting attacks in Europe, died in U.S. air strikes on camps outside the group’s former North African stronghold of Sirte in Libya, the...

What Role Will Human Rights Play in...

By William Gallo It was April 2011, just weeks after the start of a U.S.-led bombing campaign in Libya. Donald Trump, then a reality television star, was speaking to The Wall Street Journal about whether he supported the NATO military...

Living in limbo: documenting life as a...

By Marco Salustro A piece by award-winning filmmaker Marco Salustro, published in Index on Censorship’s latest issue, describes the journalistic challenges of covering the plight of the thousands of migrants who have fled sub-Saharan...

CIA files: Gaddafi’s efforts to build...

By John Edens North Africa is a long way from New Zealand. But back in the 1980s, Gaddafi was making overtures in the South Pacific and the Central Intelligence Agency believed the dictator was trying to build a network.

Libyans haven’t forgotten history

Federica Saini Fasanotti Last week, the Italian government reopened the embassy in Tripoli, the first do so after the majority of Libya’s embassies closed in 2015.

It’s The Arab Spring For Dictators

By Ibrahim Fraihat The biggest threat to the Arab Spring six years after its inception remains authoritarianism. The fall of Aleppo on the sixth anniversary of the start of the Arab Spring reminds us how tyranny has triumphed over the hope of...

What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?

By Barbara Bibbo Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya. Rival factions wrestling for control in a divided Libya are plunging the country into further chaos, as a...

Libya: Ticking Clock with Dwindling Options

By Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser As a businessman, it is really no surprise that President-elect Trump wants to do the international relations equivalent of letting the market right itself in preferring stable governments in lieu of struggling...