Libya’s civil war: what happens next?

Libya’s civil war: what happens next?

The Libyan Arab Armed Forces’ (LAAF) withdrawal from western Libya has redrawn the fault lines of Libya’s conflict. It has emboldened the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) which, with Turkish backing, will push hard to extend its area of...
Arab League publicly supports Libya’s GNA

Arab League publicly supports Libya’s GNA

The Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General, Hossam Zaki, recently affirmed on Egyptian TV that Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) is the ‘accredited government for the Arab League, the African Union and the United Nations.’ This statement from a senior...
Religious tensions escalate in western Libya

Religious tensions escalate in western Libya

Tensions are rising in western Libya between two competing religious currents: the Salafists on one side, and those who are of a more political Islamist bent and who support the country’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Sadiq al-Ghariani on the other. These two ideological...
Libya: latest analysis

Libya: latest analysis

The deteriorating relationship between Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and Central Bank of Libya (CBL) governor Sadiq El-Kabir will aggravate existing tensions within the Tripoli camp. Serraj’s efforts to pressurise el-Kabir will only serve to bring further accusations...