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The Unraveling of the Arab Spring Narrative

Four years ago, Tunisia and the Egypt erupted in broad popular revolts. At first, analysts, Arab and Westerners alike, were confounded. When Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria followed, in short order, the upheavals came to be described...Show More Summary

Egyptian Involvement Sparked Libya Oil Port Battle, Expert Says

Islamists suspected Libya's government in Tobruk was receiving reinforcements from Egypt

African leaders urge West to act on Libya

Regional leaders say West has obligation to help after toppling Muammar Gaddafi and leaving country to fend for itself.

Libya clashes force oil port closure

Shutdown follows attacks by armed groups on al-Hilal, a key oil region, as rebel forces in Derna form new coalition.

The ‘Anti-Imperialist’ Nations of Iran, Syria, and Libya Participated in the CIA Torture Program

As of now, only a 525-page summary of the confidential, over 6,000-page Senate Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program has been released. Yet even this small and heavily redacted excerpt, constituting only 8% of the entire report, shows CIA “enhanced interrogation” (a euphemism for torture formerly employed by none other than [...]

ICC refers Libya to UN over Gaddafi's son

Hague-based court seeks intervention of Security Council to get authorities to hand over Saif al-Islam for trial.

ISIS-linked Camps in Libya Fan Concerns About Growing Militant Threat

With the elected government struggling to enforce its writ in the north African country, a top U.S. general has confirmed the presence of ISIS training camps in eastern Libya

Migrant bodies found in ship off Libya

Italian Coast Guards recover bodies of at least 17 migrants and rescues 76 others off the island of Lampedusa.

US: ISIL running training camps in Libya

Head of US Africa Command says there may be "couple of hundred" fighters undergoing training in Libya's rebel-held east.

Libya warehouse and factory hit in airstrikes

Eight killed and 24 injured in Zwara with one side blaming former general Hifter's forces who say they were arms depots.

How to Lose to the Islamic State: Obama Administration Considers Deploying Troops to Iraq, Focusing on Assad in Syria

In 2009 President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize before doing much of anything. Since then he has initiated two wars, first in Libya and now in Iraq and Syria, and escalated another, in Afghanistan. Alas, he has demonstrated...Show More Summary

Price War: OPEC at Austria

What seems to have begun as a sudden turning on of oil faucets in Libya, Nigeria and Iraq just a few months ago, provided the opportunity for the Big Guns of OPEC to begin manipulating things.  And they have. At their critical meeting on Thursday in Austria, OPEC decided to continue producing oil in the [...]

Court issues warrant for Libya's Haftar

Move comes hours after Khalifa Haftar's forces hit air base in Tripoli, fuelling country's violent power struggle.

Unidentified jet strikes Libya airport

Witnesses and local media report at least one air strike on Mitiga airport in Tripoli but scale of damage is unclear.

Libya -- What Happened?

It's appropriate that I will mark my 30th birthday in Cairo. The last time I was in Egypt I was a Twitter-obsessed self-proclaimed revolutionary with intellectual crushes on all the other self-proclaimed revolutionaries tweeting the horrors and hilarities of toppling regimes. Show More Summary

UN blacklists Ansar al-Sharia armed group

Arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban applied to al-Qaeda linked group in Libya, at request of US, UK and France.

Temporary truce declared in Libya's Benghazi

UN-brokered ceasefire announced in eastern city after months of clashes between government forces and armed groups.

Car Bombs Target Egyptian, UAE Embassies in Libya

(TRIPOLI, Libya) — Car bombs went off outside the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in the Libyan capital on Thursday, causing some damage to the long-shuttered buildings but no casualties, officials said. The near-simultaneous explosions rocked the upscale neighborhood housing foreign missions, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were…

Embassies of Egypt and UAE attacked in Libya

Blast near Egypt embassy in Tripoli causes damage but no injuries, while bomb placed near UAE's mission fails to go off.

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