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Firefighters work to put out the fire of a storage oil tank at the port of Sidra in Ras Lanuf, Libya, on December 29, 2014. (Reuters/Stringer)


Opinion: Who is Setting Libya’s Oil on Fire?

Opinion: Who is Setting Libya’s Oil on Fire?

Those worried about the slump in the oil market—which has seen prices of crude oil fall to their lowest levels in years—may owe a debt of gratitude to the armed militias in Libya. These groups are now setting ablaze storage tanks in the country, reducing the oil...
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Smoke darkens the sky over Tripoli’s Red Castle Museum after rockets fired by one of Libya’s militias struck and ignited a tank in the capital’s main fuel depot, Tripoli, Libya, on August 03, 2014. (EPA/SABRI ELMHEDW)


Opinion: The ISIS Scenario in Libya

Opinion: The ISIS Scenario in Libya

Unconfirmed reports appeared last week about alleged air strikes carried out by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt on Libya to stop Islamists from taking control of the capital, Tripoli. These media reports attracted a lot of attention and raised a few eyebrows....
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A screengrab taken from a YouTube video shows a member of the Libya Dawn militia diving into a swimming pool from the roof of a building in Tripoli, Libya. (Asharq Al-Awsat)


Opinion: Libya’s Swimming Militiamen

Opinion: Libya’s Swimming Militiamen

There is a video doing the rounds at the moment of armed militiamen inside a residential compound belonging to the US embassy in Tripoli. The video shows the militiamen jumping into a swimming pool from a balcony while other armed fighters cheer them on. The...
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Smoke rises near buildings after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in Tripoli on July 13, 2014. (Reuters/Hani Amara)


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General Khalifa Haftar speaks during a news conference at a sports club in Abyar, a small town to the east of Benghazi, on May 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)