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Fighting Forces in Libya: May 2017

By Cristina Martin Ristori The expansion of armed conflict into southwestern Libya has strengthened a faction that may drive support toward Salafi-jihadi groups.

​ HRW denounces enforced disappearances of Libyan activists

HRW denounces enforced disappearances of...

A Tripoli-based activist, Jabir Zain, remains missing after being abducted on September 25, 2016, by an armed group linked to the Interior Ministry of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord, Human Rights Watch said today.

​ Libya’s political division is root cause of its economic crisis: Audit Bureau 2016 report

Libya’s political division is root cause...

By Sami Zaptia. The underlying cause of Libya’s economic problems in 2016 were caused by the political division of the country.This division had led to the existence of multiple contending governments and central banks – and contending...

After Goldman Loss, Libya’s SocGen Case Is Cloaked in Secrecy

After Goldman Loss, Libya’s SocGen Case Is...

By Patrick Gower The Libyan Investment Authority’s $1.5 billion lawsuit against Societe Generale SA, packed with allegations of corruption and bribery, promises to be one of London’s most dramatic trials of 2017 — and much of it...

President Trump, don’t ignore Libya

President Trump, don’t ignore Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti Dear Mr. President, In your April 20 meeting with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, you discussed the extraordinary emergency facing not only Italy, but all of Europe—namely migratory flows on the scale of...

Opening Statement by US Ambassador-retired Deborah K. Jones

Opening Statement by US Ambassador-retired...

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Open Hearing on Libya Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Members of the Committee, Honored Guests: It is my distinct honor to appear before you today to address the important and vexing matter...

المرأة في العملية التشريعية في البلدان العربية

Arab Women in the Legislative Process

By Marwa Shalaby and Laila Elimam Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process.

WPC Fletcher murder suspect named “Libyan Spy Chief”

WPC Fletcher murder suspect named “Libyan...

By Abdullah Ben Ibrahim A former Gaddafi officer, suspected of having links to the shooting of British police officer WPC Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in 1984, has been picked to head the Libyan Intelligence Agency.

Libya sovereign wealth fund chief to appeal to UN over frozen assets

Libya sovereign wealth fund chief to appeal...

By Heba Saleh and Andrew England The internationally recognised head of Libya’s $67bn sovereign wealth fund is to appeal to the UN in an attempt to allow the fund to manage its frozen assets, despite the violent political rivalries...

​ Libya’s inaccessible history: Leptis Magna

Libya’s inaccessible history: Leptis Magna

By Mohammed Deghayes Rocked by war since popular protests toppled long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya isn’t top of people’s holiday destinations anymore. However, this vast country is home to five world heritage sites and venturing...

Arab Opinion Index - 2016

Arab Opinion Index – 2016

 On April 11, 2017, the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) released the findings of the 2016 Arab Opinion Index, a large-scale annual research initiative undertaken by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACPRS) in Doha, Qatar.

EU-Libya relations, factsheet

EU-Libya relations, factsheet

By Monika Donimirska Through diplomatic action and concrete support, the EU is assisting Libya’s transition towards a stable, functioning country and is supporting UN mediation efforts in this regard.

Sustaining Reforms Key for Economic Recovery in the Middle East and North Africa

Sustaining Reforms Key for Economic Recovery...

Plagued by war, violence, and low oil prices, economies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will see growth of 2.6 percent in 2017, down from 3.5 percent in 2016, according to the World Bank’s semi-annual MENA Economic Monitor...

The Other Extremists 2

The Other Extremists

By Zeinab Mohammed Salih Despite IS’s defeat in Sirte last year, jihadis continue threatening minorities in the south. Minorities like the Toubou (pictured above) are still being intimidated.

​ WPC Yvonne Fletcher shot and killed during Libyan Embassy protest

WPC Yvonne Fletcher shot and killed during...

By Chas Early An 11-day siege of the Libyan Embassy in London was set in motion on this April 17, 1984 when shots fired from the building hit and killed 25-year-old Metropolitan Police constable Yvonne Fletcher.