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Libya looks to Russia for arms

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni has confirmed the widely held belief among Libyans that Turkey and Qatar are the main supporters of the militias in control of Tripoli since August, after overrunning the capital in a bloody 40-day war, and opposed to his internationally recognized government. In an April 15 TV interview with RT‘s Arabic channel during his first visit to …

Libyan Civil War Could Drive Away Energy Investment

One thing that keeps uniting the warring factions in the spilling-out-of-control civil war in Libya is crude oil revenues. Despite falling from a high of 1.7 mbd shortly before the toppling of Colonel Qadaffi, oil production hovers around 600,000 bpd today, which is still enough to pay for the subsidies …

Washington Should Demand Accountability from Libya’s Beleaguered Parliament

With seven months left in its mandate, Libya’s House of Representatives (House) in Tobruk has sent a high-level delegation to Washington this week. Critics of the House continue to demand greater accountability from Libya’s parliament amid mounting concerns of incompetence and corruption as Libya faces a growing threat from the …