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Israeli secret aid to Haftar reveals a new...

By Richard Silverstein A well-informed Israeli source – who requested anonymity, considering the matter is censored by the Israeli military – tells me that the IDF has bombed Islamic State military positions (Google translation)...

Keeping Libya on the U.S. dashboard

It has the potential to give democracy a beachhead in a crucial region By Khalifa Ghwell Since the revolution in 2011, which was supported militarily by the United States, Libya has been ruled by divided governments.

Paris hand-shakes on Libya peace deal mask...

By Patrick Markey and Ahmed Elumami Standing beside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris this week, Khalifa Haftar, the most powerful military leader in eastern Libya, was smiling when he shook on a deal with the country’s prime...

What Haftar intends to do after Paris...

The commander of the army of the House of Representatives (HoR), General Khalifa Haftar, told France24, on Wednesday, that the head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj, is not controlling the capital city, Tripoli, because it is...

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.

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...

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.

In Libya, only one system of law is...

By Mohamed Almenfi Libya is a tribal society where tribal leaders have been major actors throughout the history of the country. From the Italian colonization of 1911-1945 to the Arab spring in 2011, tribal leaders have played a crucial role in...

Saif’s (alleged) role

By Richard Galustian The invitation earlier this month to Libya’s UN-installed Government of National Accord (GNA) Prime Minister Fayez Serraj to visit Holland had hidden agendas.

The Libyans Have a Different Take on Their...

By Tom Cooper On Aug. 19, 1981, U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat fighters shot down two Libyan air force Su-22 fighter-bombers over the Gulf of Sidra. The American pilots’ version of the clash is well-known in the West. The Libyan view of the battle...

Erik Prince to Prince bin Zayed: The Private...

By David Isenberg In 2014, retired Gen. James Mattis, now secretary of defense, reportedly referred to the United Arab Emirates as “Little Sparta.” He was favorably comparing the UAE to the historic Greek city-state, known for its military...

The Birth of a New Tyrant in Libya

By Abdelkader Assad He posed for the tens of cameras in front of him wearing a fancy military outfit that has been ornamented and decorated with such a neat to be found in the best fashion shops in New York and Paris – at least those two...