Libya

Al-Serraj flies on private jet to Cairo to meet Egyptian officials

  • 16 September 2016 - 11:43
Al-Serraj flies on private jet to Cairo to meet Egyptian officials

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Thursday in Cairo international airport in a bid to meet with Egyptian officials, Egyptian media sources reported. The sources added that Al-Serraj arrived in the airport on board a private jet at 12.30 pm, Cairo time. The...

UAE fighter pilots are helping Khalifa Haftar’s air force bomb eastern Libya, leaks show

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:41
UAE fighter pilots are helping Khalifa Haftar’s air force bomb eastern Libya, leaks show

Emirati fighter pilots are taking part in an international operation also involving British, French and US forces in support of renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar against rival militia groups in eastern Libya, leaked air traffic control recordings obtained by Middle East Eye reveal. MEE...

Libyan Coast Guard releases two German nationals after three-day arrest

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:26
Libyan Coast Guard releases two German nationals after three-day arrest

Libya's Coast Guard released two German nationals on Monday after being arrested and sent to Azzawiya on last Friday. The two Germans, who work for an international organisation for migrants rescue operations in the Mediterranean, were arrested by the Libyan coastguards because they entered...

Tobruk’s HoR promotes Khalifa Haftar to a Marshal following capture of oil ports

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:21
Tobruk’s HoR promotes Khalifa Haftar to a Marshal following capture of oil ports

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives has promoted Wednesday Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Dignity Operation, to a Marshal after the attacks he orchestrated on the oil ports in the oil crescent region. On Sunday, the Dignity Operation forces attacked the oil crescent region and...

Paolo Gentiloni: Haftar’s Dignity Operation attacks on oil ports will destabilize Libya

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:18
Paolo Gentiloni: Haftar’s Dignity Operation attacks on oil ports will destabilize Libya

The Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, said Tuesday that the attacks on oil ports of Essidra, Brega, Zueitina, and Ras Lanuf, by the forces of Dignity Operation led by Khalifa Haftar, are going to badly affect the Libyan political process and hence destabilize Libya, shelving the peace...

Libya’s unity government convenes talks

  • 14 September 2016 - 17:31
Libya’s unity government convenes talks

The head of Libya’s unity government Fayez al-Sarraj has convened a meeting with various factions to seek solutions to the 5-year long deadly unrest. The call comes at the time when the internationally recognised Unity government has lost four oil ports in the North east of the country. The...

Report criticises David Cameron over Libya intervention

  • 14 September 2016 - 15:54
Report criticises David Cameron over Libya intervention

The 2011 campaign to overthrow the Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has been described as "ill-conceived" and "founded on erroneous assumptions". A highly critical report, published by the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, accuses the government at the time of having "an incomplete...

US, Allies condemn Operation Dignity’s attack on Libya oil fields

  • 13 September 2016 - 10:05
US, Allies condemn Operation Dignity’s attack on Libya oil fields

The US, the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain and France issued a joint statement on Monday condemning the Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation attack on oil ports in the oil crescent region on Sunday, calling on both parties to immediately cease fire and stop any violent acts that can destroy or sabotage...

Kobler: Clashes for control of oil ports will divide Libya even more

  • 11 September 2016 - 17:06
Kobler: Clashes for control of oil ports will divide Libya even more

The United Nations envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Twitter that the clashes today between Haftar's Operation Dignity forces and Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) will lead to more division in Libya. Kobler added on Twitter that such a fight will undermine any ongoing oil exportation from...

Dignity Operation forces move to capture oil terminals

  • 11 September 2016 - 17:03
Dignity Operation forces move to capture oil terminals

Military sources confirmed that Dignity Operation forces led by Khalifa Haftar captured Ras Lanuf, Essidra, and Brega key oil ports from the grip of Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG). The spokesman of Dignity Operation, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said their forces started Sunday dawn an all-out...