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Libya

Population: 6.37 mn.
GDP: $51 bn.
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Haftar falls back

Now that General Haftar is in retreat, he says he’s backing Egypt’s ceasefire plan. The government in Tripoli may try to finish him off first

Fourteen months after launching his 'lightning' offensive to seize the Libyan capital and oust the UN-recognised Government of National Accord, eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar...


West too wild for Haftar

Although his Libyan National Army (LNA) still controls eastern and southern Libya, General Khalifa Haftar has suffered a string of heavy defeats in western Libya, leaving his hopes...


No coronavirus ceasefire

Unlike its neighbours, Libya reported no coronavirus cases before 24 March, a beneficial effect of the civil war restricting the movement of people and businesses in and out of the...


In search of an envoy

The signs point to an African being appointed UN special envoy to Libya after the surprise resignation of Lebanese Ghassan Salamé on 2 March. On 10 March, the head of the Tr...


A game of many nations

Turkey's agreement to support the UN-recognised government has upsets the geopolitics of the eastern Mediterranean

The political backing of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey for the UN-recognised regime in Tripoli is well-known, but less so are the subsidiary clauses in the pact which ma...


Life as a client state looms

As the US leaves the scene, Russia and Turkey may be about to carve up the country between them

Whether General Khalifa Haftar will this year enter Tripoli in triumph – which he continually predicted for most of last year – is in doubt now that Libya's future is i...


Another day of reckoning

For a few hours on 12 December and then the following day, there was panic and eager expectation across Libya as the civil war between the internationally-recognised Government of ...


Trump talks peace

The US is trying to force a ceasefire in order to stem Russia’s growing influence as Haftar claims to be poised to take Tripoli

The attempt by eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army to seize Tripoli is now into its ninth month but is still unaccomplished. In October, however, afte...


Washington’s man wades in

The military stalemate has persuaded US officials to join pressure for negotiations to reunify the country

There is a new drive in Washington's Libya policy. As the military stalemate continues, the new United States ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, who took up the post on 14 Augus...


Emirati casualties

The United Arab Emirates Armed Forces' announcement that six of its soldiers died in action in Libya is its first admission that it is fighting on the ground there. Up to now it ha...


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