By Patrick Wintour Capacity and authority of court as well as evidence already under scrutiny with not one Libyan brought to The Hague for trial.
For one, the Libyan ordinary citizens are suffering on a daily basis form inadequate food commodities, lack of power and water...Read More
By Austin Bodetti General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the...Read More
By Richard Norton-Taylor Lawyers say reasons former MI6 senior official has not been prosecuted over Libyan dissident’s abduction and torture cannot be made public.
By Oussama Romdhani Although Tunisia is still seen favorably in Washington, the US is unlikely to be its savior. No matter how much Washington reflects on Tunisia as a successful democratic transition, the mood in Washington will not lead to...
By Ahmed Elumami, Ulf Laessing Fashionable cafes springing up in Libya’s capital are shutting out single men and catering for women looking for a break from the tensions – political and personal – crowding in around them.
By Francesca Astorri An illegal business of this magnitude can hardly survive without a very wide network of operators.
By Aidan Lewis and Ulf Laessing Libya’s water crisis is a powerful symbol of state failure in a country that was once one of the wealthiest in the Middle East.
By Damien McElroy Failure to tackle self-interest in status quo is making UN’s Ghassan Salame’s monumental task all the tougher.
By Mieczysław P. Boduszyński Egyptians, Libyans, Tunisians, and other Arabs deserve better than to be told that they must choose between extremism and chaos or autocracy.
By Alison Pargeter While there are some signs of progress, the fundamental issues that lie at the heart of the Libyan conflict are still very much unresolved.
By Rhiannon Smith and Lachlan Wilson The recent seizure of Sabratha by Haftar forces indicates growing social support in the area. If the UN process fails or stalls, it may make it easier for Haftar to try and take Tripoli by force
By Lizzie Dearden Migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea on second attempt after being pushed back and then released for payment.
By Alastair Sloan The arguments for and against toppling the nasty dictators of the Middle East go back to the late 1970s when Paul Wolfowitz first began agitating for the removal of Saddam Hussein.
By Matthew Vella Fuel smuggling and the lucrative business that connects Libyan, Maltese and Italian criminals has been ignored by law enforcement.
By Sami Zaptia. On the sixth anniversary of Libya’s ‘‘liberation day’’ from the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s new political elite is still unable to reach agreement on some sort of social contract that would take the country out of its...
By Nick Cunningham Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market.
By Nikolaj Nielsen and Eric Maurice EU leaders at a summit in Brussels still have no solution to an internal asylum stalemate, opting instead to focus their attention on stopping people from leaving for Europe.
by Shafik Mandhai The six years since the Libyan people’s successful uprising to end Gaddafi’s rule have seen the country divided between rival governments, various armed groups, ethnic militias, and a renegade general.
Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it’s got a nickname to prove it: “treasure island.”