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Head of UN-backed Libyan government asks NATO for help

The head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, has sent a formal request to NATO for help with its security and defence systems, the organisation’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has confirmed. NATO agreed to send the North African country help at its Warsaw summit last week, but only if the …

NATO ready to help Libya ‘if requested’

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has hailed on Wednesday the efforts of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Al-Sarraj, noting that NATO is ready to help build Libyan military, defence and intelligence capabilities “if requested”.

Human Rights Solidarity concerned about no contact with civilians trapped in Ganfouda

The Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) organization has expressed deep concern about the civilians trapped inside Ganfouda district, Benghazi, since last Tuesday, adding that the HRS continues to exert efforts to know of their fate.

Merkel says no EU migrant deal for Libya without political stability

Any deal with Libya to control migration similar to that reached with Turkey cannot be signed until a semblance of political stability has returned to the country, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today.

Libyan general turns to Moscow for billions of dollars in support

Libyan military leader Khalifa Haftar has reportedly begun negotiating billions worth of arms and energy deals with Russia, intended to give him a political and tactical advantage over other competing factions in his country’s six-year civil war.

IOM and EU train first patch of Libyan Rescue teams in the Mediterranean

EU – IOM has carried out first aid training courses in Libya with rescuers involved in migrant lifesaving operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The three training courses for government and non-government actors took place in Tripoli in December 2016.