MinbarLibya – International

Commentaries

Daesh is regrouping in Libya. But why?

By Omar Shariff Political fragmentation and the absence of state institutions in some lawless areas allow the group to flourish. The rivalry between the GNA and LNA has helped Daesh to resurrect itself in Libya.

Challenges to building peace in Libya

By Ibrahim Natil Libya remains a country deeply divided, and there are many obstacles in the way of state building and peacemaking, though the challenges are not insurmountable.

CIA officers detail part of bloody Benghazi...

By Spencer S. Hsu A CIA witness testified Tuesday that the body of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was returned after the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, only after he overheard Libyan militia members...

Libyan Women and the Informal Market

By Jusoor On October 8th and 9th 2017, the Egyptian capital hosted the launch of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Forum (WEEF) by MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme.

Did Libya down one tyrant for another?

By Mohamed Ibrahim In a recent batch of leaks obtained by the French site; Mediapart – a telling reality is revealed of how former ICC prosecutor Luis Ocampo was hired by Libyan millionaire Hassan Tatanaki on a million dollar deal in...

Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for...

By Francesca Mannocchi The coastal town of Sabratha, 70 kilometres from Tripoli, is a principal hub for migrants from across the Middle East and Africa seeking a departure across the Mediterranean.

‘In Libya, if you do not kill, they...

By Darrin Zammit Lupi  Aboard Seefuchs Rescue Ship – Just before the sun dipped into the Mediterranean on Saturday, rescuers spotted a tiny wooden boat on the horizon. It turned out to contain five young Libyans fleeing violence and...

Landmark ruling could have big implications...

By Mustafa Fetouri A recent judicial decision ruling that the former head of Libya’s Constitutional Assembly should not have been elected given an oft-disregarded law that bans dual citizens from public office could have wide-ranging...

Boris Johnson’s ‘English...

By Tom Charles UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s most recent offensive remarks have triggered fresh calls for his dismissal. But Johnson’s attitude is not exceptional.

Theresa May faces calls to sack Boris...

By Rowena Mason and Jessica Elgot Tory and Labour MPs demand action after foreign secretary said Libyan city of Sirte could be next Dubai once it ‘cleared the dead bodies away’

5 things to know as Benghazi terror suspect...

By Julia Fair More than three years after his dramatic capture by U.S. special operations forces in Libya, Ahmed Abu Khatallah is set to stand trial Monday in federal court as the chief suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic...

Khalifa Haftar is a Libyan warlord and an...

“take no prisoners….show no mercy….strangle them….cut off the air… allow them no medicine”. By Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser These are not the words of some crazed warlord from the middle ages. These are the words of a...

Jibril Says War-Torn Country Is Ready for...

By Jordan Dakamseh Libya has drawn in a great deal of attention over the past few years as hopes for reviving peace talks were strengthened after the United Nations adopted a comprehensive settlement.