North Africa

Intel: US engaging with Libya players for possible demilitarization of Sirte

US officials have discussed with foreign governments the possibility of establishing a demilitarized area in and around the Libyan city of Sirte, Washington’s Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland said Monday.

Jared Szuba | Libya conflict | Aug 12, 2020
al-monitor Members of the self-proclaimed eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) special forces gather in the city of Benghazi, on their way to reportedly back up fellow LNA fighters on the frontline west of the city of Sirte, facing forces loyal to the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), on June 18, 2020. Photo by Photo by ABDULLAH DOMA/AFP via Getty Images.

Trump administration goes for ‘360 degree’ diplomacy to help end Libya war

White House calls for cease-fire as Egypt-Turkey rivalry spills over into eastern Mediterranean.

Week in Review | Libya conflict | Aug 7, 2020

Intel: US says there’s no ‘winning side’ in Libya

The US is amplifying calls to restore oil sharing in Libya in hopes of stabilizing the conflict and likely reducing Hifter's dependence on Russia

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Aug 5, 2020

Intel: Libya’s Hifter threatens to meet Turkey’s forces ‘with bullets’

Eastern Libya’s Gen. Khalifa Hifter vowed to fight Turkey’s forces as Libya’s Government of National Accord is poised to press its counteroffensive against the key coastal city of Sirte with Ankara’s military support.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Aug 3, 2020

Moroccan activist calls for revolution of ideas

While female entrepreneurship is steadily increasing in Morocco, cultural barriers stand in the way of women achieving their full economic potential.

Shahira Amin | Women’s rights | Aug 3, 2020