Despite a ceasefire in August, heavy fighting around Tripoli continues amidst an ongoing military offensive by Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army against the forces loyal to the Government of National Accord.
Tripoli has been gripped by deadly tribal violence as militias vie for control of Libya's state funds and vast natural resources. The clashes have renewed once again, casting doubt over whether the planned Libyan Elections will take place later this year or not.
Before the May 6 vote, leaders from across the deeply divided political establishment sounded the alarm about the state’s finances and economy. Lebanon is the world’s third-most indebted nation with a debt-to-GDP ratio of more than 150 percent