Fighters loyal to Libya's former government have joined forces with ISIL, threatening to the country's security.
A war against the Islamic State in Libya may give Russia's leader just the sort of quick victory he seeks.
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
The conflict in Libya is a scramble for power and wealth.
Oil is a large motivator for European intervention
Chaotic political situation leaves Libyans confused as to who is in charge.
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 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....
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 […]
UNHCR says the disaster happened in the waters between Italy and 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
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
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
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
Analysis: Despite offering to lead militarily a NATO coalition in Libya, Italy hopes there will be no need for it.
A proposed government of national accords continues to win recognition. It will have its work cut out for it.
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
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
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
Contrary to earlier reports, Tripoli-based PM Khalifa Ghweil refuses to cede power to UN-backed unity government.