The Italian embassy in Tripoli is due to start receiving visa applications from Libyan people next month, ambassador Giuseppe Perrone declared on Wednesday.
The European Union needs to reach a deal with Libya to curb the flow of migrants trying to sail on smugglers’ boats to Italy, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Wednesday.
The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Tuesday with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to discuss the security situation in Libya.
Libya’s Tobruk airport on Wednesday refused to allow a plane carrying UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler to land, according to both Kobler himself and local Libyan sources.
The Libyan National Army has denied that armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter has signed any arms deal with the Russians.
Tunisian and Libya agreed to resume vital trade through the Ras Jedir crosspoint after a week of unrest, a source close to the negotiations said, a decision Tunis hopes will end angry protests in the border region.
The spokesman of the UN-proposed government’s Defense Ministry, Mohammed Al-Ghasri, said a war is possibly going to break out in the Libyan south and the beginning of it will be known, while its end will be unpredictable.
The mayors of Libya’s south issued a statement on Tuesday saying the southern region has become a disaster-stricken and a forsaken region amid the ongoing power outages, which reached day 10 consecutively in some cities, causing shortages in water and health problems.
Rival factions wrestling for control in a divided Libya are plunging the country into further chaos, as a UN-brokered government struggles to bring stability to its people.
Russia are set to imminently sign a military cooperation deal with Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar according to reports from Radio France International this week.