Libya
War-torn Libya confirms first COVID-19 case

The head of the WHO mission in Libya warned that the healthcare system in the country “was close to collapse”. Libya faces a severe shortage of testing equipment, protective gear and medical personnel, along with the money required to pay for them

Libya ceasefire Khalifa Haftar refuses to formalize Libyan ceasefire

The warlord who had initially agreed to the ceasefire proposed by Russia and Turkey withdrew saying that it did not address his concerns. His rival group, the Government of National Accord, has already signed the agreement

Turkish troops in Libya Turkey announces troop deployment in Libya

The move is being seen as part of Turkey’s attempts to consolidate its position as a regional hegemon. The actual deployment of troops will take place once the Turkish parliament ratifies the decision

Turkey-GNA deal As the war in Libya escalates, external powers compete over its resources

The proxy war being waged in Libya for almost a decade has heated up with regional and international powers, including Turkey, competing for greater control over the region’s resources

Maritime disputes spur civil war in Libya

The competition between Turkey and countries such as Egypt, Israel and Greece has added further complexity to the conflict in Libya.

The head of the UN refugee agency called it 'the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year', (Representational image | Photo: AFP) Refugee boats from Libya capsize in the Mediterranean, nearly 150 feared dead

The tragedy, the biggest of its kind this year, has intensified the UN refugee agency’s calls to open safe pathways for refugees who otherwise take perilous journeys to escape poverty and war.

82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean 82 refugees missing after boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.

ATW-ep-34 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 34

In this episode, we begin with a tribute to comrade Abhimanyu, a young activist of the left-wing Students Federation of India, and a student of Maharaja’s College in Kerala, who was martyred on July 2, 2018.

At least 44 killed in an attack on a migrant detention center in Libya

Migrants have become the latest victims in the proxy wars between global and regional powers

Migrant boat tragedy More than 30 Bangladeshi migrants drown after migrant boat capsizes in the Mediterranean

According to reports, around 60 people ended up dead or missing among the 75 people on the boat that was headed to Italy from a northern Libyan port

Libya marks a shift in power in the Arab world

Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talk about the developing situation in Libya.

Libya refugee detention center Report chronicles killings and sexual violence in EU-funded Libyan refugee detention centers

The Women’s Refugee Commission report details the atrocities faced by refugees in camps in Libya, and the brutality of the Libyan Coast Guard, both of which have been financed by the European Union in an attempt to prevent the inflow of refugees

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