Libya

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...

In a bid to solve cooking gas crises, a gas vessel arrives in Tripoli port

  • 10 September 2016 - 11:27
In a bid to solve cooking gas crises, a gas vessel arrives in Tripoli port

The gas and fuel crisis committees said a vessel loaded with cooking gas (2.683 tons) arrived in Tripoli port on Friday. The committee said on Facebook that the gas will be distributed to Al-Hani and Tripoli gas stocks. The committee also said that there is no need for the current fears...

Presidential Guard forces clashed with a Tripoli brigade

  • 10 September 2016 - 09:45
Presidential Guard forces clashed with a Tripoli brigade

On Friday evening, the forces of the Government of National Accord's Presidential Guard engaged in armed clashes with Saadawi Brigade in Tripoli's Seedi Al-Masri neighbourhood, near Madar street. The fight took place in the evening while the roads were full of civilians and cars as Eid...

Ban Ki-moon welcomed removal of Libya’s chemical weapons

  • 10 September 2016 - 09:15
Ban Ki-moon welcomed removal of Libya’s chemical weapons

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the successful removal of all chemical weapons from Libya in an operation facilitated by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Libya's remaining chemical weapons were shipped out of the country to Germany for...

Libya’s chemicals arrive safely in Germany for destruction

  • 10 September 2016 - 09:11
Libya’s chemicals arrive safely in Germany for destruction

Libya's last chemical weapons stocks have arrived safely in Germany after being shipped out of the country, and will now be prepared for destruction, a global watchdog said Thursday. "Another crucial step has been taken toward eliminating Libya's remaining chemical weapon precursors," Ahmet...