Gunmen on Thursday tried but failed to seize three government ministries in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the UN-backed Government of National Accord said.
The Tripoli-based Salvation government of Khalifa Al-Ghawiel has urged the Italian government to pull its troops out of Misrata Airbase, saying Italy has a colonial history of fascists.
A decentralized government is the political solution for Libya supported by former Prime Minister Mahmoud Gebril, who rejects the idea of a partition of the country.
The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government (SG) in Tripoli, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, said his government’s stance on Khalifa Haftar has not changed, adding that they think he is a coup plotter who has for long committed crimes against the Libyan people and he must be tried for them at a …
Unlike what some politicians may think, the Libyan revolution of February 2011 did not produce a fledgling democracy; it only opened the way for a few democratic steps, which were quickly overridden by political fragmentation and polarization, ineffective state institutions, and violence.
There still appears to be no solid information on the disappearance earlier in the week of the Thinni government’s cabinet secretary Al Amin Huwail. It is thought that he has been kidnapped but it is even unclear precisely when this might have happened.
A fresh attempt to end Libya’s precarious political impasse begins tomorrow in Malta where the government is hosting the latest UNSMIL-sponsored meeting of the Libya Dialogue.
Predictably, most of the attention given to foreign policy in the Middle East this election season in the United States has focused on Iraq, Syria and the Islamic State (ISIS). To the extent that Libya has been mentioned, it is in relation to the expansion of ISIS in the country …
Moammar Gadhafi died five years ago today — ignominiously pulled from a drainage pipe and executed by a young fighter whose parents had likely been children themselves when the Libyan dictator first came to power in 1969.
Libya’s UN-backed government has suffered a new setback after forces loyal to a political rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration.