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Seven years on from 17th February revolution, Libya still losing its journalists: RSF

On the eve of the seventh anniversary of Libya’s 17th February Revolution, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the impunity for violence against journalists in Libya forcing them to flee abroad since 2014. The political and military split between the west and east of Libya has made journalistic independence impossible …

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Defense Minister Barghathi denies appearance before ICC panel of inquiry and threatens to sue Haftar’s TV channel

The Defense Minister of the Presidential Council, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, has denied reports concerning his intention to testify before the International Criminal Court.

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Libya’s revolutionaries: Where are they now?

When some Libyans revolted in 2011 beginning in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, in what became known as the February 17 Revolution, there were no apparent leadership figures to represent them in what was seen as another episode of the so-called Arab Spring. Leaderless revolts against leaders of the day, and mostly corrupt …

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Libya eastern forces apprehend entire family over daughter’s Facebook posts

Forces from 106 Brigade led by Khalifa Haftar’s son and other forces from military intelligence at the self-styled army of Haftar stormed into Colonel Sayeed Al-Farsi’s house on Sunday and arrested all of the family including wife, daughters, sources from Benghazi reported.

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Activists condemn Tripoli militia action, call for legitimate army

A group of Libyan political activists, media specialists and diplomats issued a joint statement today condemning the latest militia fighting in Tripoli. They welcomed efforts to re-establish a legitimate and unified Libyan army accountable to the civilian legitimate authorities.

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Libya’s eastern commander carrying out clandestine deals with Israel

Libyan social media and media outlets have been talking tirelessly since the weekend about the newly surfaced relationship between the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan Army in east of the country Khalifa Haftar and Ari Ben-Menashe, who is an Israeli lobbyist.

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