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Libya News and Analysis


The Arab League is due to hold a meeting on 18 August to discuss a request from Libya for air strikes against the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Arab League to discuss Libya Subscription Required

17 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Meeting follows a request for air strikes on Isis strongholds

Members of Libyan pro-government forces, which is backed by the locals, look on in an army camp, in Benghazi on 1 February. Violent clashes between Libyan pro-government forces and the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Ga

Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Son of former Libyan leader sentenced to death in absentia

Eni looks to boost oil output in Libya

Four kidnapped near Eni complex in Libya Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Italian construction workers abducted

Libya in talks to reopen oil fields

Libya in talks to reopen oil fields Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Officials and tribal leaders are taking part in negotiations

Bernardino Leon, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for Libya

UN sees progress in Libya peace talks Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Special representative says parties are moving towards a deal


Maghreb foreign direct investment, 2014

Algeria lags behind on foreign investment Subscription Required

20 August 2015 | By Paul Melly

In the Maghreb, both Morocco and Tunisia outstrip Algeria when it comes to foreign direct investment

Tunisia security

Region struggles to find answer to Isis advance Subscription Required

11 August 2015 | By James Gavin

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is gaining a foothold in the Maghreb, aided by the political turmoil in Libya and the failure of the international community to strike back

Mediterranean migrant deaths by route

Libya's economic crisis starts to bite Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

As UN-mediated peace talks between Libya’s rival governments break down, the country’s finances look increasingly precarious

Libya oil facilities

Isis expansion threatens Libyan oil operations Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The outlook for Libyan oil exports is bleak, with Isis threatening key crude terminals against a backdrop of civil protests and disputes between the rival governments


Wil Crisp

A glimmer of hope for Libya’s projects market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bahr Essalam contract awarded to OneSubsea

Detained illegal immigrants in Tripoli, Libya on 21 April

Unified action needed to end Libya chaos Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

More support is needed to help Libya’s neighbours

Wil Crisp

Libya’s worsening crisis Subscription Required

4 March 2015

Jihadist threat changes the dynamic of Libya’s conflict

Libya upheaval

Greater coordination needed on Libya Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Miscalculations by Europe and the US have led to anarchy in North Africa

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