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Aguila Saleh: We do not beg or take orders from anyone

Speaker of Tobruk based House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh outright rejected reports in the media that he had sent an envoy to Turkey.In an interview with Al Arabiya TV, Saleh stated that the Parliament does not receive orders from…

Millions of Libyan historical documents at risk

The Libyan Studies Centre has been given three days to vacate the premises and hand over its headquarters by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) as it has been classified as a human heritage institution…

Serraj in Ankara for an extended security meeting

Head of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj arrived in Ankara following a surprise visit to Rome where he met with Italian officials to discuss ongoing developments in Libya.The Libyan Primer flew to Ankara just days…

Tunisia pushes for protection of Libya’s fragile truce

Assuming the presidency of the 68th session of the UN Security Council yesterday, Tunisia called for a UN peacekeeping force to maintain the fragile ceasefire in Libya.Tunisian Ambassador to the UN, Tarek Ladeb told the Security Council…

160 migrants intercepted and returned to Libya

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Libya has reported that more than a 160 migrants attempting to flee the country were intercepted and returned to Libya.In a tweet, the IOM emphasised that Libya must provide safe…

EU grants Libya 3.3 million euros to battle Tuberculosis

The European Union has granted more than 3.3 million euros to e World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to support Libya in an 18-month long project to combat tuberculosis (TB) in the country.…

3 Russians and 1 Ukrainian released in Libya

A Russian foundation linked to the Vagner military Group announced that three Russians and one Ukrainian national have been freed from captivity in Libya.Aleksandr Malkevich, head of the Foundation for the Protection of Traditional…

Siala asks for Russia’s aid in evacuating foreign fighters

In an official visit to Russia, at the courtesy of an official invitation from the Russian Foreign Ministry, Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala announced that his country has asked Russia for help evacuating foreign fighters from the country.…

The Guardian: Haftar has lost all influence and prestige

The British Guardian reported that the failure of Haftar's offensive on the capital of Libya has cost him his influence locally and internationally.The British newspaper also stated that his failure to take Tripoli made the field…

Arab Parliament condemns Turkish threats against Haftar

The speaker for the Arab parliament Adel bin Abdulrahman Al-Assoumi expressed the parliament's rejection to the threats made by Turkish defence against field marshal Khalifa Hafter and his supporters.The speaker stressed the…

Turkish Defence: Haftar is a murderer and war criminal

Turkish Minister of Defence, Hulusi Akar warned that forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will be unable to find a place to escape should they take the step of attacking the Turkish military in Libya.The Minister stated that Haftar's forces…

Russia calls for increased efforts in Libya

Russian Minister of Foreign affairs Sergey Lavrov called for an increase in international efforts to achieve a peace settlement in Libya.According to the RIA news agency, Lavrov is hosting his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdul…

35 members of parliament released from their posts

The authority of the Tobruk based House of Representatives today announced that 35 members of parliament have been dropped and referred to the attorney general on charges of dividing of the country, and spreading chaos and supporting…

LPDF launches legal committee for 2021 general elections

In a virtual meeting of the Libyan political dialogue forum yesterday, special representative Stephanie Williams launched the legal committee charged with the necessary arrangements for the upcoming national elections.“Allow me first to…

Italian Prime Minister meets with Khalifa Haftar

On the same day, 18 Italian fishermen held by Haftar forces were released, Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar to discuss the future of Libya.According to Haftar's media office, the Field…

UNSMIL slams efforts to terrorize the NOC

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned the recent acts of a certain group to threaten and blackmail the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC).In a press release, the UNSMIL stated that the NOC must remain a…

Italian fisherman freed after more than three months

Italian fisherman arrested by eastern Libyan patrol boats and held in Libya for over 100 days were finally released.The announcement that the eighteen Italian fishermen, who remained incarcerated in Libya for over three months came…