Libya conflict
Why has Turkey turned to Libya's Gadhafi family?
Realizing that its current allies are not sufficient to secure Turkey’s interests in Libya, Ankara is now seeking to include Gadhafi family members into its calculus.
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Sep 13, 2021
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Libyan Government of National Unity Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh attend a signing ceremony after their meeting at the presidential palace, Ankara, Turkey, April 12, 2021.
Power struggle over oil threatens Libya's fragile transition process
Oil production shutdowns are increasingly likely as several players in the sector push their own agenda.
Jason Pack | North Africa | Sep 10, 2021
German foreign minister reopens embassy in Libya
France and Spain already reopened their diplomatic missions in Libya following the end of the civil war last year.
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Sep 9, 2021
Clashes in Libya’s capital raise concerns over stability ahead of elections
The UN's assistance mission to Libya expressed "grave concern" over the heaviest fighting in months.
Al-Monitor Staff | Libya | Sep 3, 2021
Libya's FM signals elections could be delayed
Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush said the Dec. 24 elections could be postponed if lawmakers fail to agree on the electoral law.
Al-Monitor Staff | Libya | Sep 1, 2021
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Egypt weighs Hifter's role in Libyan transition
Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Hifter visited Cairo and met with the US ambassador to Libya at a time of heightened tensions between Hifter and the new Libyan government of national unity.
Mohamed Saied | Egypt | Aug 17, 2021
Intel: US ambassador meets Libya's Hifter in Cairo
The US envoy is for pushing for cooperation with Libya's planned elections in December, State Department says.
Jared Szuba | Libya | Aug 11, 2021
Gadhafi's son announces return to Libyan politics
As soon as Saif al-Islam, the son of late Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, announced his plan to return to political life, media outlets close to the regime in Egypt rushed to announce their support, thus raising many questions about Egypt’s position and whether Cairo would support him if he runs for the upcoming presidential elections in neighboring Libya.
Khalid Hassan | Egypt | Aug 7, 2021
Libyan militia leader sanctioned for war crimes killed in shootout
The International Criminal Court is investigating allegations and evidence that Mohammed al-Kani's militia carried out crimes against humanity.
Al-Monitor Staff | Libya | Jul 27, 2021
Turkish officials condemn Tunisian 'coup' but keep it measured
While AKP officials have denounced the Tunisian president's sacking of the prime minister and suspension of parliament as a "coup," Ankara’s language was markedly less incendiary than when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi overthrew the country’s popularly elected president in 2013.
Amberin Zaman | Turkey | Jul 26, 2021
US adds Turkey to list of countries using child soldiers
A US State Department report called out Turkey for providing support to armed groups in Syria that use children in combat.
Al-Monitor Staff | Turkey | Jul 1, 2021
Turkey stalls on withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya
Turkey might have managed to stave off pressure in the Berlin conference on Libya, but as the December elections near, the Turkish military presence in the country will remain a source of tension. 
Fehim Tastekin | Turkey | Jun 30, 2021
US hopeful but 'realistic' on departure of foreign forces from Libya
Joey Hood, the acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, also said the United States expects the elections scheduled for December to take place.
Al-Monitor Staff | Libya | Jun 24, 2021
French foreign minister: Turkey and France have a ‘verbal cease-fire’
Jean-Yves Le Drian told a French TV station there is still a long way to go to improve Turkey-France relations, mentioning Syria, Libya and the eastern Mediterranean. The French and Turkish presidents had a cordial meeting earlier this week.
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Jun 19, 2021
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