Libya Tribune

A QUICK GUIDE TO LIBYA’S MAIN PLAYERS …  Political Actors    Armed Groups    Jihadists

Libya’s Monetary Crisis Is “a crisis...

By Jalel Harchaoui To many Libyan households, the top security threat plaguing their daily lives isn’t the risk of being caught in the crossfire between contending militias, falling victim to a jihadi group, or being kidnapped for ransom.

Elections in Libya: A way out of crisis or a...

By Fathi Al-Fadali It should be noted that the call for elections in Libya has rattled the Libyan political scene, and succeeded in shaking up political bodies in decision-making positions in the Libyan arena.

Libya: Survival Mode

The July 2017 peace plan the UN worked out is still limping along. The UN backed GNA (Government of National Accord in Tripoli) has continued to weaken while the HoR (House of Representatives government in Tobruk) now controls or contests most...

Is it time to concede in Libya?

By Azeem Ibrahim Though it continues to be overshadowed by the conflicts in other parts of the world, the civil war in Libya is still going strong.

2017: A Record Year for U.S...

By Bill Roggio & Alexandra Gutowski The United States launched a record number of airstrikes in Yemen and Somalia in 2017, and more importantly has reinitiated the targeting of terrorists in Pakistan and Libya.

The Middle East in 2018: From the frying pan...

By Robert Springborg The negative political and economic trends that characterised the Middle East in 2017, look set to intensify in 2018. At whatever level one reviews the region’s prospects for the coming year, they look bleak.

Libya not yet ready for democracy: Hafter

Other Opinion: Haftar’s confusion makes him contradicts himself By Sami Zaptia. Khalifa Hafter, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), the Libyan army recognized by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), has said that Libya...

Libya Oil Revenues Triple

Libya earned $14 billion in oil revenues in 2017, nearly three times more than in the previous year, allowing it to halve its budget deficit, the central bank said, amid a partial recovery in oil output despite continued political and economic...

A year after ISIS left, a battered Libyan...

By Sudarsan Raghavan At one end of Al Nahda Street, three families with small children live in a shell-pocked townhouse with an unexploded bomb embedded in its roof. At the other end, an old man has spent weeks eating one meal a day. He is on...

Tycoon Alexandre Djouhri held at Heathrow...

By Charles Bremner A businessman is to be deported to France after being arrested at Heathrow airport on a warrant from French judges investigating claims by the Gaddafi family that it bankrolled the presidential election campaign of Nicolas...

Tensions rise in east Tripoli as Tarhuna...

By Abdullah Ben Ibrahim A heavily armed brigade from Tarhuna city, known as Kani Brigade, took control on Sunday of Garabulli (Castelverde) town, some 70 km east of Tripoli, and forced the Presidential Council brigades stationed in two...