Libya Tribune

Libya: Political Impasse and Deepening Rifts

Policy Analysis Unit- ACRPS Libya’s Presidential Guard, a body normally tasked with the protection of sites of presidential power and state guest houses, announced on Tuesday, 18 October that it was splitting off from the State Council...

Uncover the mystery of a notorious Fort...

By Jacy Marmaduke  There are two stories about the night a decorated ex-Green Beret shot a mild-mannered Libyan graduate student twice in the head and ran, the night a woman’s terrified screams pierced a silent Fort Collins apartment...

Toward a More Perfect Union: (2/3) The...

By William Danvers  If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

Islamic State looks to regroup in Libya...

By Aidan Lewis Islamic State has lost senior figures in an unsuccessful seven-month battle to defend its coastal stronghold in Libya, but there are already signs it will try to fight back through sleeper cells and desert brigades.

Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

By Tarek Megerisi and Mattia Toaldo Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process.

Toward a More Perfect Union: (1/3) The...

By William Danvers  If Libya is to successfully rebuild and become a more stable presence in an unstable and volatile region, the Libyan people must support one government. Just as importantly, the issue of security must be addressed.

Libya – Only the Brave

By Chris Stephen The capture of the country’s four central oil ports by the army of general Khalifa Hafter in September has seen oil production almost double, and brought the subsequent re-opening of abandoned fields by the National Oil...

Islamic State loses its stronghold in Libya...

By Sudarsan Raghavan Libyan militias backed by American airstrikes said they have cleared the stronghold of the Islamic State in Libya, a defeat that would set back the group’s ambitions in North Africa.

Jubilant Libyan Militias Declare Victory...

By Declan Walsh (Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting from Berlin, and Nour Youssef from Cairo) Libyan fighters declared victory over the Islamic State at its coastal stronghold of Surt on Tuesday, ending the extremist group’s ambitions...

Libyans twice uprooted by war call for...

By: Taha Zargoun Driven from their homes by fighting in 2011 and then again this year, displaced Sirte residents face dire need even as their city is recaptured from militants.

Girl’s burns recall nightmare flight to...

By: Warda Aljawahiry More than a year has passed since Rahel bundled her infant daughter, badly burned in an accident a few days earlier, onto a smugglers’ boat on the Libyan coast and headed for Italy. The 15-month-old toddler, along with...

Britain champions female refugees abroad...

By Kasia Staszewska Ramya, an Eritrean, was raped more than once by the traffickers who held her captive in a camp in Libya. Hala, from Aleppo, was offered a lower fee by a people smuggler in Turkey if she had sex with him.

The Status Quo in Libya Is Unsustainable

By Ileana Ros-Lehtinen December 17th marks the one year anniversary of the Libyan Political Agreement, making this an opportune time to review the administration’s policy on Libya.

Libyan Forces Claim Full Control of Sirte

By Hassan Morajea and Maria Abi-habib Libyan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes retook the coastal city of Sirte from Islamic State on Monday, ending a monthslong battle for the extremist redoubt and dealing a fresh blow to the extremist...

Sputnik spouting fake news about Haftar...

By Ken Hanly A proposal by Ali Al-Gotrani, a member of the Presidential Council (PC) for a transitional phase of the Libyan government with the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshall, Khalifa Haftar, was reported as reality by the...

Algeria’s Role in Libya: Seeking Influence...

By: Dario Cristiani Faced with a range of potential threats, Algeria is one of the countries most concerned with developments in Libya. Close adherence to a doctrine of non-interference has limited Algeria’s role in its neighbor’s affairs.

What peace in Libya?

By Richard Galustian Do you suppose the words of Baron Rothschild in the 18th century, crossed subconsciously the mind of the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) when they decided to hold a conference last week in Malta encouraging British...

Oil Fundamental Analysis – Forecast for...

By James Hyerczyk Crude oil futures closed higher in November after OPEC agreed to a plan to cut production. The oil cartel agreed to finalize an agreement on November 30 to cut its overall production by 1.2 billion barrels a day.