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Ghwell deputy ministers refuse to go: report

The new slimmed-down “National Salvation Government” of Tripoli prime minister Khalifa Ghwell faces a revolt from a number of deputy ministers in his earlier administration. According to a leading official in Tripoli who asked to remain anonymous, the deputies are refusing to go.

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The Prize: Fighting for Libya’s Energy Wealth

Libya’s economic conditions could turn sharply for the worse, as rival authorities vie to control rapidly shrinking national wealth. The struggle affects oil fields, pipelines and export terminals, as well as the boardrooms of national financial institutions. Combined with runaway spending due to corruption and dwindling revenue because of falling …

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Lawmakers explore alternative dialogue amid attempts to reinvigorate UN-led peace talks

Libyan lawmakers gathered last week in Tunis to launch an alternative dialogue process as the international community renewed calls on Libyan negotiators to sign a proposed agreement and the new UN envoy tries to breathe new life into stalled UN-led talks.

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IS strengthens its grip in war-torn Libya

With the world’s attention is focused on the Islamic State group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, the organisation has strengthened its grip in Libya.

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Libya: Long-Term Arbitrary Detentions Widespread Arbitrary Detention May Constitute Crimes Against Humanity

Thousands of people have been detained without charge in Libya for more than a year, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The widespread and systematic nature of these long-term arbitrary detentions may constitute a crime against humanity.

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What the new UN envoy to Libya should do first

Martin Kobler has taken on the role of the UN secretary-general’s special representative in Libya, and he faces a daunting task: overcoming his predecessor’s betrayal of the country’s trust. 

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Is NATO readying force for Libya despite intervention denials?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, as well as the American and British permanent representatives to the alliance, are underscoring growing concern about ISIS domination of ungoverned territory along the Libyan coast, mostly in Sirte.

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