MinbarLibya – International

‘I was terribly wrong’ – writers...

By: Robin Yassin-Kassa In January 2011, days after the first uprising in Tunisia and the protests in Tahrir Square, the Guardian invited leading writers from across the Arab world to reflect on the revolutionary fervour sweeping the region.

Seizure of Libya oil terminals sparks call...

By: Patrick Wintour Forces opposed to the UN-backed Libyan government in Tripoli appear to be making a clean sweep through the country’s “oil crescent”, seizing control of oil terminal headquarters and gaining a stranglehold over the...

Libya: Where Has All The ISIL Gone

By: Strategy Page Sirte is no longer controlled by ISIL (Islamic State in Libya) but the city still has several dozen ISIL men fighting to the death in one neighborhood where they are using a hundred or more women and children as human shields.

The Twin Battle in Libya: Against the...

By: Ben Fishman A vote by Libya’s HOR against recognizing the cabinet of the unity government adds a new threat to the country’s stability, despite advances against the Islamic State.

Why Ann Marlowe Needs to Apologize to the...

by The New Libya Report An apology is warranted because her business relationship with the Libyan Government in the recovery of the stolen Libyan assets could be the reason for her comments.

It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the...

By: ANN MARLOWE Admin: Some of our readers requested that we republish Ms Ann Marlowe’s article (originally published in August 2014). We decided to do that and to publish the critique of Ms Marlowe’s article by the New Libya...

Prisons and Detention in Libya

By: Fiona Mangan and Rebecca Murray  This report examines the prison system in Libya (prisons-and-detention-in-libya). With the permission of the Libyan Ministry of Justice and Judicial Police, United States Institute of Peace (USIP) research...

Wipe out all Dignity Operation opponents...

The Libya Observer Dignity Operation security chief Ali Amrouni incites killing while his listeners whistle and applaud. A Dignity Operation security chief has urged people in Tobruk, east Libya, to kill Dignity Operation opponents.  

Another Chance for Libya: The Unity...

The Economist Since the overthrow of Qaddafi nearly five years ago, good news from Libya has been in short supply. But on March 30th some came at last. Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of a new Government of National Accord (GNA) nominated...

How Arab authoritarian regimes learned to...

By: Marc Lynch The Arab world never seemed more unified than during the incandescent days of the 2011 Arab uprisings. Tunisia’s revolution clearly and powerfully inspired Arabs everywhere to take to the streets.

What We Should Ask about Libya

By: Angela Mudukuti Whether the country was better off under Gaddafi than it is today is the wrong question. Gaddafi is remembered as a dictator and his era was marred with numerous accounts of grave human rights violations.

Libya’s prison and detention system is in...

By Sami Zaptia. Libya’s prisons and its detention system is in chaos, and earlier hopes for reform have faltered, a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) report authored by Fiona Mangan and Rebecca Murray published Friday says.

Who pays for ISIS in Libya?

Libya Herald .. At the headquarters of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in Whitehall, London today, Hate Speech International (HSI) launched its report: “who-pays-for-isis-in-libya”. The report is authored by James Roslington and...

Libya: Unified Against ISIS, Fragmented After

By Rod Nordland and Nour Youssef  (Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting from Berlin) Martin Kobler, the United Nations envoy to Libya, used to regularly joke that the only functioning government in Libya was the Islamic State.