The US has announced it has killed two senior leaders of two separate armed groups in Africa during recent air strikes.
HRW presses ICC to chase Libyan human rights criminals
At the heart of the two reports by Human Rights Watch reports on the treatment of prisoners in both government and Libya Dawn jails is an indictment of the International Criminal Court for failing to pursue a single case against anyone in post-Revolutionary Libya who is alleged to have abused …
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 …
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.
Libya’s Dark Knights: Vigilantes take on the people-smugglers
The sight of masked men inside black pick-up trucks would be inherently distressing in most places around the world, but this image brings a sense of reassurance to the residents of Zuwara, Libya’s northernmost city.
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.
Italy calls Libyan summit in Rome for 13 December
Italy wants to host a meeting in Rome later this month to boost agreement on a Libyan government of national unity with an eye to clearing the decks to take on Sirte-based IS terrorists.
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.
Tunisia closes border with Libya
Tunisia said Wednesday it is closing its border with Libya, a hotbed of violent unrest, a day after a deadly suicide bombing claimed by the ISIL group.
In Libya’s south the elders talk peace, but the soldiers fight on
High above the southern Saharan town of Ubari, on the plateau of the Tendi mountain, young Tuareg fighter Ahmed recites poetry over lunch, prays, and then readies himself for another shift on the frontline.