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Haftar refuses Turkish-Russian ceasefire initiative, vows to continue fighting Libyan government

Rogue Libyan General Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday that he would not stop military operations against forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), even as he praised a ceasefire initiative by Ankara and Moscow.

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Salafism in the Maghreb

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 …

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Germany warns of Libya becoming ‘second Syria’ as GNA meets with EU

Germany warned of Libya becoming a “second Syria” as EU leaders met the head of the North African country’s Government of National Accord (GNA) yesterday. The warning came from German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who told reporters that, “We want to prevent Libya from becoming the scene of a proxy …

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Putin, Erdogan demand cease-fire in Libya

Ankara and Moscow have called on the warring parties in Libya to reach a cease-fire agreement by midnight Jan. 12. The call, made in a joint statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, is a clear signal that neither power wants to lurch into confrontation …

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