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Ethnic Ties, Regional Alliances tested in S Libya

By Umberto Profazio, IISS Analyst for Libya. Push for southern Libya tests ethnic ties and regional alliances Recent efforts by Libya’s rival administrations to wrest control from militants in the south of the country risk reigniting ethnic tensions and jeopardising fragile reconciliation agreements. They have also exposed the fragile nature of their alliances with foreign […]

UN to Hold Libya Conference in April

The United Nations is to hold a national conference in Libya next month in an attempt to resolve the political stalemate in the country. The full text of Ghassan Salame’s statement to the UNSC is shown below: Remarks of SRSG Ghassan Salamé to the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Libya, 20 March […]

The Continuing Tragedy of Migrants in Libya

By The Brookings Institution. The Continuing Tragedy of Migrants in Libya Since 2017—when CNN released a groundbreaking report on migrant slave auctions in Libya, and Italy and Libya’s Government of National Accord reached a migration deal (one of two in the country)—migrants’ misery continues and may have intensified. That agreement was endorsed by European leaders […]

UN pressed on Human Rights Violations in Libya

From Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL): Urgent call to the UN Human Rights Council to take a strong commitment to address ongoing human rights violations in Libya With the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) due to discuss the human rights situation in Libya in view of the adoption of the annual Resolution on […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Egypt Unimpressed by Libya’s Border Wall

By Hagar Saeed Mohammed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Egyptian security experts suspect that a wall being constructed by Libya will be ineffective in stopping terrorists and arms smugglers at Libya’s porous eastern border with Egypt. Col. Miloud Jawad, the […]

Europe’s “Shameful Failure” to end Torture of Refugees in Libya

From Amnesty International: Europe’s shameful failure to end the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya Farah, a young man from Somalia, his wife and newborn daughter had been at sea for 12 hours when the Libyan coastguard intercepted their dinghy. The couple had fled Libya after enduring several months of torture in […]