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The ghosts of Gaddafi

Fighters loyal to Libya's former government have joined forces with ISIL, threatening to the country's security.

Will Russia Go into Libya Next?

A war against the Islamic State in Libya may give Russia's leader just the sort of quick victory he seeks.

Libya: A Long, Hard Slog Against ISIS in Sirte?

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed unity government called on Thursday on military factions to hold off from any campaign against the Islamic State-controlled city of Sirte until a unified military command structure is created. The...Show More Summary

Libya: Security provided by rival militias

Chaotic political situation leaves Libyans confused as to who is in charge.

Photo tribute to photographer killed in Libya 5 years ago

Five years ago conflict photographer Chris Hondros was killed on the frontlines in Libya; a look back at the images he captured with his unflinching eye

Up to 500 Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck

Up to 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea last week, UN refugee agency UNHCR said Wednesday. The AP reports the disaster happened in waters between Italy and Libya, based on accounts from 41 survivors who were rescued on April 16 by a merchant ship....

Islamic State forces on retreat in eastern Libya

Military forces in eastern Libya said Islamic State fighters had retreated from long-held positions around the city of Derna on Wednesday, and were engaged in clashes with troops to the south. Security forces allied to Libya’s eastern government have carried out occasional strikes against Islamic State in the area over recent months. The militant group […]

500 Feared Dead in Mediterranean Sea Shipwreck

UNHCR says the disaster happened in the waters between Italy and Libya

Watch: The Rise of ISIS in Libya

In the months following the creation of the Islamic State militant group’s so-called caliphate in June 2014, affiliates began to spring up around the world in countries such as Algeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sudan. These were...Show More Summary

Libya and the 5 Stages of U.S. Intervention

A. Trevor Thrall Politics, Middle East Washington is falling into the same bad habits. The United States and its European allies are ramping up plans to intervene in Libya again, this time to confront the growing Islamic State presence in the country. Show More Summary

Chaos in Libya: The Rising ISIS Threat to Europe

Constance Baroudos ISIS, Islamic State, Europe, Italy, North Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, North Africa, Africa, Middle East, Europe ISIS has thrived in Libya by exploiting the unsettled political and military situation.  The IslamicShow More Summary

Barack Obama: U.S. Moves in Syria and Iraq Have Forced ISIS Into Libya

President Barack Obama has warned that the U.S.’s efforts in Syria and Iraq have caused Islamic State militant group (ISIS) recruits to head to Libya. General David Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Africa command, revealed earlier this week that U.S. Show More Summary

Will Italy take on ISIL in Libya if diplomacy fails?

Analysis: Despite offering to lead militarily a NATO coalition in Libya, Italy hopes there will be no need for it.

Challenges as Libya Unity Leaders Win Recognition

A proposed government of national accords continues to win recognition. It will have its work cut out for it.

Yemen Between Ending the Conflict and a Warrior's Break

The coming week is poised to see significant shifts in the Yemeni, Libya, and Syrian issues midwifed by the three UN envoys in charge of searching for political solutions to these conflicts, in which many local, regional, and international factors overlap and interact. Show More Summary

ISIS Has Doubled Its Ranks in Libya, Says General

The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has doubled its number of fighters in Libya, its North African hub, in the past year, according to the head of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). U.S. Army General David Rodriguez, the...Show More Summary

No, the Libya Intervention Wasn't a Humanitarian Success

Benjamin H. Friedman Security, Middle East, Libya, Africa NATO's involvement probably made the civil war longer and bloodier. Writing in Vox, Shadi Hamid attacks the “prevailing wisdom” that Libya’s chaos means that the 2011 U.S. military intervention there failed. Show More Summary

Libya's Tripoli authority rejects UN-backed government

Contrary to earlier reports, Tripoli-based PM Khalifa Ghweil refuses to cede power to UN-backed unity government.

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