Two Libyan families whose members were extrajudicially killed and tortured by the forces of Khalifa Haftar, who is waging a rebellion against the UN-recognized government Tripoli, took legal action against the warlord in U.S. courts Tuesday.
Libya will face a financial crisis and a budget deficit in 2020 because of a blockade of oil shipping terminals and oil fields by groups loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar, the head of Libya’s internationally recognised government said on Saturday.
Total losses from the closure of Libya’s major oil fields and production facilities has accelerated, reaching more than $502 million over a 10-day period, the country’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said Tuesday.
African Union leaders are expected to renew calls for greater involvement in efforts to resolve Libya‘s long-running conflict at a summit held on Thursday in the Republic of the Congo.
Turkey’s military intervention in Libya, involving the deployment of Syrian fighters, is the latest chess move in a long-running civil war that followed the 2011 revolution, the NATO-led intervention, and the overthrow of the dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from “terrorist” organisations if Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall.
A dynamic region amidst great change, the Maghreb (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) is also home to the conservative, literalist interpretation of Islam known as Salafism, which has emerged as a major social and political force. Join scholars Frederic Wehrey and Anouar Boukhars for the launch of their new …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made an unannounced trip to Tunisia on Wednesday as regional tensions continued to escalate over the crisis in Libya.
A new wave of mercenaries from Sudan is fighting in Libya, deepening concerns that the conflict in the north African state has descended into an intractable international war that could destabilise much of the region, according to The Guardian.
Around 500 armed Sudanese men have arrived in Libya’s Benghazi as a prelude to being deployed alongside Khalifa Haftar’s forces around Tripoli, according to London-based newspaper al-Araby al-Jadeed.