Libya Tribune

Libyans twice uprooted by war call for...

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.

Girl’s burns recall nightmare flight to...

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...

Britain champions female refugees abroad...

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.

The Status Quo in Libya Is Unsustainable

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.

Libyan Forces Claim Full Control of Sirte

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...

Sputnik spouting fake news about Haftar...

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...

Algeria’s Role in Libya: Seeking Influence...

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.

What peace in Libya?

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...

Oil Fundamental Analysis – Forecast for...

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.

Witnesses to War

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.

Militias cannot protect PC/GNA. LPA not set...

By Sami Zaptia With the first anniversary of the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), on 17th December 2015, approaching in two weeks’ time, Libya Herald, on the margins of the Med 2016 conference in Rome, took the opportunity...

Conflict-hot Libya in absolute free-fall

By Richard J. C. 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 this coming week in Malta...

Martin Kobler: Dialogue Sole Solution to...

By Abdul Sattar Hatita Cairo- U.N. envoy to Libya Martin Kobler told Asharq Al-Awsat that he was still optimistic on the possibility of Libya regaining stability, unity and peace. For the second time in less than a month, Kobler arrived in...

Human Rights Report on Civilian Casualties...

From 1 November to 30 November 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 89 civilian casualties, including 38 deaths and 51 injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya.

Soul food

By Michael Jansen   Under the Copper Covers is both a cookbook with a story and a story of a cookbook. Published by Rimal Press and on display at its stand at the Sharjah International Book Fair.