MinbarLibya – International

Can the UN’s New Special Representative...

By Tim Eaton The meeting convened by French President Emmanuel Macron to find common ground on a solution to Libya’s crisis may prove to be a platform to relaunch a political process, or it may be a road to nowhere.

Haftar’s forces shoot citizens from Derna

Sources from the city of Derna, eastern side of Libya, said, on Wednesday, that armed elements affiliated with the forces of the Dignity Operation that led by General Khalifa Haftar had shot citizens from Derna on the way to Martouba, eastern...

Rights body decries...

Rights body slams the ‘culture of impunity’ after documenting third case of killings in Benghazi since July.

Is UAE using Egypt for more control in the...

Egyptian observers think that the relationship between establishing Mohamed Najeeb military base in Marsa Matrouh area nearby the borders with Libya and the UAE activities in northern Egyptian coast is to support the commander of the Dignity...

Violence creating ‘lost...

Suicide and murder are rising fast in the Middle East and nearby regions that are already grappling with war and conflict, creating a “lost generation,” researchers have found.

‘Too Many, Too Many’ Migrants...

By Jamie Dettmer The thick-set 23-year-old Nigerian woman exudes strength, keen to overcome what she suffered in Libya and Italy before she escaped from the shadows in Rome and jumped on a train heading for Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast.

Egypt, Algeria coordination key to curb...

Intense and earnest coordination between Libya’s neighboring states, particularly Egypt and Algeria as the two most influential, is the key to limit the growth of affiliate militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Libya...

‘Collective punishment’: Siege...

By Nadine Dahan Residents of the eastern city of Derna are facing critical shortages as military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened their longstanding siege of the city.

UN, international and national organizations...

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, has expressed concerns over reports of severe shortages of basic necessities, including life saving medical supplies due to the siege laid on Derna in east Libya by the forces of Khalifa...

Who is General Haftar talking about?

By Maria Antonietta Calabrò The Libyan general’s spokesman: “We will prevent the entry of foreign ships.” But for our intelligence the real goal is Sarraj.

LIBYA – From Sarkozy to Macron

By Noel Daniel Vig In December of 2015 the United Nations in agreement with the Security Council’s members recognised the Government of National Accord (GNA) as the legitimate State of Libya.

The UN’s listening tour in Libya

To piece this country back together and end its role in terrorism and migration to Europe, the United Nations has sent an envoy to listen to Libyans who want to reconcile.

The unlikely return of peace with Haftar and...

By Arezki Daoud Two Libyan leaders, UN-backed, Tripoli-based Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the self-promoted Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the man whose stronghold is in the east of the country, met in Paris this week under the watchful eye of...