Algeria’s top general calls for presidential elections within months

The head of Algeria’s army has called for presidential elections to be held before the end of the year, as the country remains under pressure to overhaul its political system after the... Read more »

UN calls for Libya ceasefire as death toll climbs to 1,000

The UN Security Council called on Friday for a ceasefire in Libya as the death toll from a three-month offensive on Tripoli reached 1,000, including scores killed in an air strike that... Read more »

Over 40 migrants killed in airstrike by Haftar forces on Libya detention centre

Over 40 migrants were killed in an airstrike on Tuesday night on their detention centre in a Tripoli suburb. The airstrike was blamed on forces loyal to rogue Libyan general Khalifa Haftar,... Read more »

Libya’s New Civil War And What the United States Can Do About It

On April 4, Khalifa Haftar, the militia leader who controls eastern Libya, launched a large-scale offensive to capture the capital, Tripoli. The attack marked the collapse of negotiations to form an interim government between Haftar... Read more »

What’s Driving Turkish Role in Libya’s Developments?

On Monday, some media reported that Turkish vessels carrying military facilities docked in Tripoli port of Libya. According to the Russian broadcaster RT, a ship named Amazon sailed on May 8 from... Read more »

UN envoy warns of ‘long and bloody war’ in Libya

The United Nations envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was « just the... Read more »

Veteran Algerian left-wing leader held in solitary confinement following arrest

The leader of the left-wing Algerian Workers’ Party, Louisa Hanoune, is being held in isolation at a military prison in the town of Bleida south of Algiers, a senior official in her... Read more »

UN: 443 killed in Libyan capital since last month as a result of Haftar offensive

The UN’s health agency, the World Health Organization, says 443 people have died and 2,110 have been wounded in violence in Libya’s capital since the head of the self-styled Libyan National Army,... Read more »

Libya crisis is another example of the lure of generals and strongmen for Trump

Trudy Rubin It has become the new “normal” for President Trump to undercut his secretaries of state and defense without warning. On a whim. With a tweet or a phone call. But... Read more »

Khalifa Haftar is no longer part of Libya’s solution

Khalifa Haftar, the renegade Libyan general, took many world leaders and most experts by surprise when he attacked Tripoli on April 4. Now, nearly three weeks later and with his forces confronted... Read more »