Libya

Libya’s Last Glimpse of Hope

  • 3 December 2014 - 18:19
Libya’s Last Glimpse of Hope

Mohamed Eljarh - Foreign Policy Libya is in a sorry state. Fighting continues at the extremist-controlled international airport in Tripoli, which the Libyan air force attacked last week. City centers are still embroiled in conflict and, in early November, the country's Supreme Court...

UN calls for fresh Libya talks to end violence

  • 3 December 2014 - 18:06
UN calls for fresh Libya talks to end violence

  TRIPOLI: The United Nations mission to Libya Wednesday (Dec 3) said it will call fresh talks between warring factions in an attempt to end months of violence and political deadlock in the country. UN Special Representative Bernardino Leon will lead the new round of negotiations on...

Libya: a two state solution?

  • 1 December 2014 - 07:28
Libya: a two state solution?

By: George Joffé Since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi, a power vacuum has led Libya down a path of factionalism and war. Isolated from both Tobruk and Tripoli's rule, extremists and separatists thrive, leaving the future of Libya hanging in the balance. A game of political cat and mouse...

Khalifa Haftar vows to ‘take Tripoli’ from Islamists

  • 29 November 2014 - 04:04
Khalifa Haftar vows to ‘take Tripoli’ from Islamists

An anti-Islamist former Libyan general, Khalifa Haftar, said Friday he has given himself two weeks to take Benghazi and three months to recapture the capital Tripoli. The strongman, who is allied to the Libyan parliament, has been battling Islamist militias who took control of the war-torn...

Egyptians held in Libya with fake visas

  • 14 October 2014 - 22:40
Egyptians held in Libya with fake visas

Libyan Herlad Egyptians with fake travel documents are continuing to try and arrive and work in Libya. The latest group to be nabbed was sent home from Misrata yesterday. The 55 Egyptians were all reported to have had fake Libyan visas. Since the early days of the revolution, Cairo-based...

Kerry holds surprise Libya talks in Paris

  • 14 October 2014 - 22:25
Kerry holds surprise Libya talks in Paris

Al Arabiya News U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold surprise talks in Paris with his Libyan counterpart on Tuesday amid growing international concern over the turmoil flourishing in the North African nation. Kerry will discuss the “current security situation” in Libya with Libyan...

Tripoli fire fighters call for support to control warehouse blaze

  • 26 July 2013 - 06:02
Tripoli fire fighters call for support to control warehouse blaze

A warehouse blaze that has been burning much of today has proved impossible for Tripoli’s fire brigade to control, leading the force to call in help from outside the capital.“There were just two fire engines here earlier,” a local resident told the Libya Herald, “but some more came later....

Libya constitution faces roadblock

  • 26 July 2013 - 05:59
Libya constitution faces roadblock

Libya's Toubou, Amazigh and Touareg minorities on Wednesday (July 17th) announced plans to boycott the election of the constitutional commission. The statement from the twelve Toubou, Touareg and Amazigh members of the General National Congress said they would also suspend participation in the...

Eastern Libya faces wave of insecurity

  • 26 July 2013 - 05:57
Eastern Libya faces wave of insecurity

At least three people were wounded in a bomb blast outside Benghazi's Birkah police station on Tuesday (July 23rd). "The incident took place just after dawn prayers and part of the police station was destroyed," Benghazi Joint Security Room spokesman Mohamed Hejazi told Libya Herald. He...

Rocket hits UAE Embassy in Tripoli

  • 26 July 2013 - 05:54
Rocket hits UAE Embassy in Tripoli

An unknown person fired a rocket at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tripoli on Thursday, Libya’s interior ministry reported. Nobody was injured, and little damage reported, Agence France-Presse said. But investigators don’t know who’s to blame. Witnesses said attackers drove by in a...