By Tarek Megerisi and Mattia Toaldo Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process.
An under-reported banking crisis threatens to exacerbate deadly fighting in Tripoli, ignite a protracted resource war and deepen...Read More
By Sami Zaptia In his latest remarks on Libya to the UN Security Council today, UNSMIL head Ghassan Salame said that Libya could...Read More
By William Danvers If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.
By Chris Stephen The capture of the country’s four central oil ports by the army of general Khalifa Hafter in September has seen oil production almost double, and brought the subsequent re-opening of abandoned fields by the National Oil...
By Sudarsan Raghavan Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group’s ambitions in North Africa.
By Declan Walsh (Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting from Berlin, and Nour Youssef from Cairo) Libyan fighters declared victory over the Islamic State at its coastal stronghold of Surt on Tuesday, ending the extremist group’s ambitions...
By: Taha Zargoun Driven from their homes by fighting in 2011 and then again this year, displaced Sirte residents face dire need even as their city is recaptured from militants.
By: Warda Aljawahiry More than a year has passed since Rahel bundled her infant daughter, badly burned in an accident a few days earlier, onto a smugglers’ boat on the Libyan coast and headed for Italy. The 15-month-old toddler, along with...
By Kasia Staszewska Ramya, an Eritrean, was raped more than once by the traffickers who held her captive in a camp in Libya. Hala, from Aleppo, was offered a lower fee by a people smuggler in Turkey if she had sex with him.
By Ileana Ros-Lehtinen December 17th marks the one year anniversary of the Libyan Political Agreement, making this an opportune time to review the administration’s policy on Libya.
By Hassan Morajea and Maria Abi-habib Libyan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes retook the coastal city of Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, ending a monthslong battle for the extremist redoubt and dealing a fresh blow to the extremist...
By Ken Hanly A proposal by Ali Al-Gotrani, a member of the Presidential Council (PC) for a transitional phase of the Libyan government with the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshall, Khalifa Haftar, was reported as reality by the...
By: Dario Cristiani Faced with a range of potential threats, Algeria is one of the countries most concerned with developments in Libya. Close adherence to a doctrine of non-interference has limited Algeria’s role in its neighbor’s affairs.
By Richard Galustian Do you suppose the words of Baron Rothschild in the 18th century, crossed subconsciously the mind of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) when they decided to hold a conference last week in Malta encouraging British...
By James Hyerczyk Crude oil futures closed higher in November after OPEC agreed to a plan to cut production. The oil cartel agreed to finalize an agreement on November 30 to cut its overall production by 1.2 billion barrels a day.
By Houda Mzioudet Libya′s domestic crisis, which has been rumbling on since the outbreak of civil war in the summer of 2014, has peaked this year.
By Francesca Mannocchi Months after the battle for Sirte was declared ‘over,’ women raped by IS are still imprisoned for questioning by forces of UN-backed government.
By Tom Westcott The flow of migrants to Europe has increased dramatically over the past year even as their trips become more dangerous.
By Carolyn Stauffer “Fire is catching. And if we burn, then you burn with us.” Katniss Everdeen brandishes this impassioned and defiant threat in the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1.