Opinion

UN and the West cherish a warlord in Libya

Abdulkader Assad

Now as never before, democracy and freedom in Libya seem a bit far-fitched as they both have a had a pretty much rough road post-Gaddafi's death. Since 2012, every political move Libyans were making was accompanied by a military tactic and a violent scheme along the way by those who saw an...

Precious and Cheap in the Tripoli War

Abdurazzag Addahesh

The source of the problem in Tripoli does not emanate from the south of the city, but from its heart, not around the Passport Department premises in Saladin district, but inside the building of the Central Bank of Libya. We have said on various occasions that the corruption of the funds...

How the West and the UN Failed Libya

Mohamed Fouad & Emadeddin Muntasser

Whereas the ambitions of competing warlords fan the flames of conflict and consume the country’s oil resources, envoys from the UN and West to Libya continue to congratulate themselves for having said much but done little. In the balance hangs not only the success of those diplomats’ missions,...

Could Libya be a new victim of Françafrique-style intervention?

Abdulkader Assad

Over the last decades, France has been known to be the one country and the one country only that intervenes in African countries' internal affairs, not only politically, but also militarily, socially, and economically, given that France was for quite a long time - and to some extent is now -...

Libya black market run by the same militias controlling government

Abdulkader Assad

Little has been known or even touched upon by media and the press about the millions of dollars militias have been making in illicit dealings in Libya black market, especially the capital Tripoli. Libya Black Market: Where Economy is made Since the advent of 2015, the Libyan Dinar (LYD) has seen...

The Future of Cyber Security: How to Protect Your Network?

Amelie Blanche

Cyber security is the job of the future. With the number of cyber attacks and the cost they have for businesses and personal privacy, cyber security is already considered the most promising job. Data security is the hottest issue across government, business, and the Internet community. And that's...

The Libyan killer who defied UN, ICC and international laws

Abdulkader Assad

A camera on set, masked fighters surrounding the crime scene, automatic guns in hands, military vehicles and dead calm on the background are all it takes for producing a Hollywood-style or rather an ISIS-style mass execution of captives by the Libyan eastern senior leader of the self-styled army of...

Libya’s 2018 elections: A dictator’s son vs. who?

Abdulkader Assad

The throne of the Libyan monarchy, a country everybody is vying for as it were, has been empty since the ousting of the deceased Moamar Gaddafi in October 2011, with different transitional phases shaping the Libya which we know now. But enough with chaos, lawlessness and disorder, said the...

CNN aims to start a war in Libya

Abdulkader Assad

Since 2014, Libya has been a country for proxy wars and agenda-driven conflicts with too many hands trying to move the country to their side. War on terror, radicalism, extremism, civil war, tribal conflicts, and last but not least: illegal immigration and internal displacement. All of these...

Here’s a Libyan joke, Mr. Johnson: You’re silly for a diplomat

Abdulkader Assad

If you are looking for a top diplomat of one of the most powerful countries in the world – the United Kingdom – to turn a conference on internal matters in his country to a platform to insult the dignity of another country, then you should definitely call the UK Foreign Minister, Boris...