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Opinion: Libya is ripe for international intervention

Opinion: Libya is ripe for international intervention

When crises proliferate and compete in one geographic location, it is only natural that some will gain priority over others. This explains the current puzzling absence of the international and regional powers from the snowballing Libyan crisis, which is deteriorating...
Libya restarts oil exports from Hariga port

Libya restarts oil exports from Hariga port

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Libya is restarting the process of exporting oil after an eight-month standoff with rebels who blockaded a number of the country’s most prominent ports ended last week following negotiations between the rebels and the Tripoli government. A...
Rebels at the Porthole

Rebels at the Porthole

Three years ago, the term “rebel,” when used by the Western media in reference to Libya, conjured up images of unlikely young fighters who took up arms for the first time against an unjust regime, guided by a hatred of tyranny, a desire for personal freedoms, and the...
Libya plans captured oil tanker’s fate

Libya plans captured oil tanker’s fate

London and Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US Navy on Saturday handed over custody of a renegade oil tanker that escaped Libyan territorial waters with a cargo of crude oil illegally loaded by a rebel-held terminal, according to Libyan state news agency LANA. With the...