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Libya

Population: 6.37 mn.
GDP: $51 bn.
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Rivals fight for control of Sirte

A test of strength over Gadaffi’s home town and local oil assets threatens to become a regional war pitting Turkey against Egypt

The conflict in Libya started as a civil war, became a proxy war, and is mutating again as it reaches a potential new watershed. With battle lines now drawn up around Sirte, home t...


Lobbying grenades

General Khalifa Haftar may be in retreat on the battlefield after his Libyan National Army was forced away from Tripoli back to its eastern strongholds but the war for the support ...


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 ...


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