MinbarLibya – International

Tunisia’s Risky War on Corruption

By Youssef Cherif Despite widespread praise for Youssef Chahed’s anti-corruption efforts, they also risk inflaming elite tensions and undermining Tunisia’s democratic transition.

UNSC considers taking over administration of...

Libyan writer and politician Ibrahim Mohammed Al-Hangari has said that the United States and Russia, in cooperation with other members of the UN Security Council, are discussing a new resolution by the UN Security Council to take over the...

€10 million in emergency assistance for...

Today, the European Commission has announced an additional €10 million in humanitarian aid for people most in need in Libya as violence and instability continue to affect vulnerable populations.

Our miserable life in Libya

By Mustafa Fetouri To say the lives of Libyans since their so called revolution in 2011 has been all but an uphill struggle against, sometimes, the impossible is an understatement!

A Blessing or a Curse: Libya within Striking...

By Donald Levit On July 17, 2017, the Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord (NGA) Fayez al-Sarraj announced that the country is close to reaching crude oil production of 1 million barrels per day.

The UN voices concerns over imminent threats...

By Alexis Wheeler UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday expressed concerns that the Libyan National Army (LNA) has committed and will continue to commit summary executions of men that have been taken prisoner.

Libya: Incitement Against Religious Minority

Repudiate Discriminatory Edict (Beirut) – The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya’s competing governments should repeal a discriminatory religious edict accusing `Ibadi faith followers in Libya of “deviance” and adherence to...

Europe’s Libya Problem: How to Stem...

By Sabina Henneberg and Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski In July, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the self-proclaimed leader of the Libyan National Army, one of the major armed groups in the battle for Libya, announced that his forces had liberated...

Struggle for Power from the Ruins of Libya

By Richard Galustian The struggle for power from the ruins of Libya is likely to get even uglier, and what is becoming decidedly more noticeable is the role of other interfering states who are betting on one side or another in the game for the...

Filling the Vacuum in Libya

The Need for a Political, Not Military Solution By Elissa Miller and Kevin Truitte Since the fall of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, Libya has suffered from years of ineffective and dysfunctional rule.

The call for election is a pass to failure

By Ahmed Al-Daiekh Perhaps the mishandling of Mr. Fayez Al-Sarraj, head of the Presidential Council for the current stage, lead him to a greater failure, which appeared in the form of an initiative that he advocated two days ago, July 15...

Stop blaming the rescuers

By Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani Attacks against rescue efforts in the Mediterranean must stop. The recent Italian and EU proposals are just the last steps of an ongoing de-legitimisation campaign that is putting the lives of thousands...

Criminal proceedings launched against Libyan...

By Matthew Agius Health ministry official Neville Gafa says Khalid Ibrahim Ben Nasan had tried to blackmail him • Police trace mobile phone from which threatening text messages emerged back to Ben Nasan.

Libyan health service in crisis and...

By Jamie Prentis Libya’s health system is in an “acute crisis” and deteriorating rapidly, with lives bring lost everyday from serious shortfalls, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) country representative has warned.

The Islamic World’s Dark Age

By Munir Akram In the 14th and 15th centuries, Christian Europe was divided by the rivalries of the kingdoms of Spain, France and England, the Holy Roman Empire and the squabbling papal and city states of Italy.

Is Hamas fighting in Libya?

By Joseph Hammond A startling claim is buried within a routine new United Nations report: A Palestinian militant group is operating in Libya.