Libya is one of the driest countries in the Middle East-North Africa region, which is itself home to eleven of the fifteen driest countries in the world. The average annual rainfall in Libya is less than 26mm, with rain mainly in the winter months, and occasionally in early spring, around …
Libya elections: Has the UN lost the plot?
When it comes to Libya, the United Nations appears to have gone insane – at least according to the cliched definition attributed to Einstein. With Libya dangerously devolving into the type of discord that already produced one regionally destabilising conflict, UN special representative Abdoulaye Bathily last month announced his eagerly …
Libya dismisses Tunisian president’s remarks about sharing oilfield
A Libyan official has dismissed comments made by Tunisian President Kais Saied about sharing the rights to the Bouri oilfield. In a statement issued yesterday, Oil and Gas Minister Mohammed Oun said that the status of the oilfield was decided in favour of Libya by the International Court of Justice …
Libya Wants Elections but Needs More Than a Ballot Box
More than a decade after the country’s plunge into chaos, there are two governments and little governance.
Libyan PM, US Assistant Secretary of State support UN envoy’s efforts to reach elections
The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, reiterated support for the efforts of the United Nations Mission to Libya that aim at holding elections, discussing in a meeting on Tuesday morning, in the presence of the US …
The Libyan Banking Sector: A Microcosm of Global Enduring Disorder
In this paper, we investigate the ongoing Libya conflict through the Enduring Disorder paradigm focusing on the financial and banking sectors, honing in on stakeholder perceptions of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), its transparency/opacity, and the “narrative wars” over who is to blame for, and who benefits from, Libya’s …
Authorities dig up more bodies from mass graves in Tarhuna
Authorities in Tarhuna have discovered two new mass graves in the city, the General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons announced on Monday.
Libya, Iran discuss resuming Tehran embassy’s functions
Libya and Iran yesterday discussed arrangements for Tehran’s embassy in Tripoli to resume operations after it was closed 12 years ago.
PM voices support for UN roadmap to elections, urges Libyans to end transitional stages
Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has reiterated support for the efforts of the UN Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily.
A clear roadmap for Libyan elections can be established by mid-June: UNSMIL head Bathily
Speaking at a Tripoli press conference today on his recent creation, the High-Level Panel for Elections, SRSG and UNSMIL head Abdoulaye Bathily said Libya’s post-2011 interim arrangements are a source of instability which puts the future of this country at risk.