Foreign Involvement Increases In Libya Ahead Of Peace Summit

The civil war in Libya has been raging on since early 2014 where many rival factions have battled for power over the country. There are now two main factions who are vying for supremacy, one is the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and […]

Libya’s Rival Factions Accuse One Another Of Infringing Upon Ceasefire Agreement

Several politically dissenting factions within Libya have accused one another of violating a ceasefire agreement proposed by Russia and Turkey earlier this year, and the battle continues on the fringes of Tripoli, the Libyan capital.  More than nine months into a bloody offensive on the Libyan capital by the Libyan […]

An End To The Libyan Conflict

A ceasefire has been put in place in Libya, following talks in Istanbul last week. Both the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russian president, Vladimir Putin, suggested a ceasefire during these meetings as reported by the New York Times. This comes despite both parties backing rival parties in the […]

Erdogan: Turkish Soldiers Gradually Being Deployed to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkish soldiers to be gradually deployed to Libya. Turkish military units will begin moving into Libya to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, one of the two opposing governments in the country. This decision came after Turkey received a request […]

Mobilizing Legitimacy In Response To General Haftar’s Take Over Of Libyan City Of Sirte

Forces opposing the current UN-backed Libyan government are reported to have taken over the city of Sirte, during what their leader, General Haftar, has described as a “victorious march” towards the Libyan capital of Tripoli.  Sirte was previously held by the Government of National Accord (GNA), the UN-backed Libyan government […]

Violence On The Rise In Tripoli

Almost a decade since Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s 2011 overthrow, the optimism and liberation that followed this time has been stifled by widespread violence between armed groups. While the United Nations (UN) supported Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Serraj, is occupying the Western region of Libya, based in […]

Libya: Is the UN At Fault For The Growing Humanitarian Crisis?

Addressing Geneva on the 14th of November, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expressed his great concern over the suffering of detained migrants and refugees in Libya. Hussein made it clear that in his, and many other’s eyes, there are a multitude of clear failures in the United Nations policy of assisting […]

EU Reports Reveal Libya’s Reason For Migrant Detentions

Since 2000, the number of migrants from conflict countries in Africa attempting to cross the Mediterranean has geometrically increased. The influx has been unmaintainable and has forced several European governments to institute strict border policies. Until recently, the Guardian reports explain how preventing migrants from entering Italy via Libya is […]

Vulnerable Refugee Women And Children Refused Evacuation From Libya

The UN-run refugee center in Libya has recently started turning down masses of people, including women and children, asylum seekers have reported. Before the UN opened their facility in Libya, the main holding centers in Libya were government-run detention centers. These facilities are in such atrocious conditions that some refugees […]

The Present-Day Libya Won’t Last Much Longer

While the Arab Spring was lauded internationally as an opportunity for Middle Eastern and North African nations to root out oppressive governments and foster hope for legitimate government, the reality in many of these nations is quite different some eight years later. This is particularly pertinent in Libya, which after […]