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Chaos in Libya damaging Tunisian business

Cross-border traffic between Libya and Tunisia has dwindled, affecting much-needed business.

Provoking the Pharaoh

On Monday, Egypt carried out its first large-scale military operation in years, targeting an ISIS training camp in eastern Libya to avenge the group’s murder of 21 Egyptian Christians. Is one of Washington’s key allies in the Arab...Show More Summary

Sisi's new, old war in Libya

Egypt's strategy in Libya is likely to result in a stronger North African version of ISIL.

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Libya blasts

Egyptians among at least 45 peopled killed in explosions in eastern town just days after Egypt carried out air strikes.

The ISIL franchise

From Syria to Pakistan and Libya, armed Sunni group aping successful business models in exporting violence.

Deaths in car bombings in east Libya city

At least 20 people killed, several wounded in car bomb explosions in the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah, witnesses say.

Egypt: Sisi’s struggle with the Muslim Brotherhood and his Strikes on ISIL/ Daesh in Libya

By Henry Clements | (Informed Comment) – Egyptian president Abdel Fatah El-Sisi wants to rally the international community against terrorism in the Middle East. In a televised speech earlier this week he…

Italy fears an air attack by ISIS

According to recent reports, the Italian Secret Service fears an air attack by ISIS, compounding the already existent danger of terrorist infiltration among with throngs of immigrants coming to Italy by boat from neighboring Libya. Several days ago, the air defense system went into high alert after the secret service sent a notice. The notice […]

The Battle for Libya’s Oil

Fighting over Libya’s oil resources is placing the country’s future in jeopardy.

Qatar recalls ambassador to Egypt over ISIL row

Ambassador recalled "for consultation" after row over Egypt's strikes on ISIL targets in Libya, Qatari media reports.

ISIS threatens to flood Europe with 500,000 migrants from Libya

ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West, it was claimed today. Transcripts of telephone intercepts published in Italy claim to provide evidence that ISIS is threatening to send 500,000 migrants simultaneously out to sea in hundreds of boats in a ‘psychological weapon’ […]

Libya asks UN to lift arms embargo to confront ISIL

Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi says the UN "shouldered a legal responsibility" to help rebuild Libya's army.

ISIS Jihadi Madness a Legacy of America's "Shock and Awe"

As I watch the black clad ISIS Jihadis rampage across Iraq and Syria and Libya, wantonly decapitating their enemies, setting their captives alight and committing atrocities against Yazidi women and girls - among other Arab and Iraqi women - two things come to mind. Show More Summary

Egypt: UN Force Needed for 'Abandoned' Libya

Egypt's president says creating a UN-backed coalition is the best course of action to rid Libya of Islamic extremists. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaking to France's Europe 1 Radio yesterday, said Egyptian airstrikes against ISIS positions in Libya on Monday were in self-defense. The airstrikes were in retaliation for the mass beheading...

Egypt says UN should weigh all options on ISIL in Libya

Foreign Minister tells Al Jazeera options should not exclude any form of support to Libya's UN-recognised government.

Will Libya be Egypt's quagmire?

Egyptian president says international community must intervene in Libya but what would be the regional implications?

Dozens of Egyptians hostages taken by Libyan terrorists as revenge for airstrikes

Thirty-five Egyptian workers were rounded up by terrorists after the Egyptian airstrikes. The Libya Herald reported on Tuesday : “There are reports that at least 35 Egyptians have been kidnapped in what appears to be a round-up at various locations in areas controlled by Ansar Al-Sharia and IS.” The Libya Herald has been told that […]

Egypt Strikes Libya Islamists, Italy Ambivalent About Intervention

Egypt calls for an international effort to "defeat terrorism" in Libya. Italy isn't so sure.

The Italian Dilemma

Vibo Marina, Italy. February 16 2015 There is a lot of news out of Libya today and none of it is good. The rescue of two thousand boat migrants from the hands of gun-wielding smugglers led the early bulletins but was later overshadowed by reports that Egyptian jets had struck Islamist militias. Show More Summary

Egypt calls for international intervention in Libya

President Sisi urges UN to mandate intervention a day after Egyptian jets reportedly bombed ISIL targets in Libya.

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