Libya

National Reconciliation Conference unsuccessful due to LNA comments

  • 17 September 2016 - 23:33
National Reconciliation Conference unsuccessful due to LNA comments

The National Reconciliation Conference in Nalut has come to an end shortly after it got started because of the interruption of some attendees who were mad at the HoR's representative's words in which he praised the achievements of the Libyan National Army, hinting at Khalifa Haftar's Dignity...

Kobler: Over 235,000 migrants are queuing for the journey to Europe from Libya

  • 17 September 2016 - 09:42
Kobler: Over 235,000 migrants are queuing for the journey to Europe from Libya

The UN delegate to Libya has estimated that at least 235,000 migrants and refugees are on the coast of Libya waiting to cross the Mediterranean to Italy any time soon this month. “We have on our lists 235,000 migrants who are just waiting for a good opportunity to depart for Italy, and they...

Russia plans not to open embassy in Libya for security reasons

  • 16 September 2016 - 15:15
Russia plans not to open embassy in Libya for security reasons

Russia has no plans to open an embassy in Libya for security reasons, let alone send ground forces to the conflict-torn North African country, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Sputnik on Friday. "To date, there is neither Russian military nor civilian presence in Libya. For...

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...