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Libyan tribes and women delegation urges UN to take disinterested approach to Libya’s crisis

A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process, Inter Press Service reported.

Misrata council says it is still in charge as city survives militia attack

Misratan members of the House of Representatives and the State Council as well as the city’s mayor Mohamed Eshtewi and councillors have warned of growing divisions between moderates and hardliners in the city. However, they have also reassured residents that the council remains fully in control, telling them to ignore …

Inside Libya: The war for oil

“I wish you people had found water. Water makes men work. Oil makes men dream,” remarked King Idris of Libya when black gold was discovered in Libya in the 1950s. Today, the former ruler’s prophetic words seem to have come true. In al-Sidra, Libya’s largest oil terminal, which is located …

PC wins shaky Tripoli ceasefire while Ghwell reported injured in Rixos attack

The Presidency Council has tonight brokered a fragile ceasefire in Tripoli while claims emerge that National Salvation Government leader Khalifa Ghwell was injured in the fighting that ousted him from his Rixos complex HQ. Sources say he has been taken to Misrata for treatment.

War drums heard in Libyan capital as rival governments mobilise their fighters

The clashes in Tripoli have continued and grew rougher on Wednesday morning. According to different sources, the forces and fighters of the rival government “National Salvation Government” (NSG) which are positioned in Qusoor Al-Siyafa (Guest Palaces) in downtown Tripoli clashed in the first hours of Wednesday with the armed groups …

Eastern premier in Egypt to seek support for Dignity Operation

Prime Minister of east-based Interim Government, Abdullah Al-Thanni, has embarked on an urgent visit to Egypt that aims to rally support for Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan national army in the ongoing fight for the control of oil crescent.

Leaked recording reveals ‘propaganda’ against Tripoli’s anti-Haftar forces

An officer under the command of the renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was allegedly taped talking to a media tycoon about a propaganda campaign aimed at persuading Libyans that the Tripoli-backed fighters who retook some of the country’s key oil ports recently were al-Qaeda militants.

LNA counter-attacks appear to fail while further retreats reported

There have been reports of confusion and panic among LNA commanders when Benghazi Defence Brigades fighters attacked Sidra and Ras Lanuf on Friday. There is also likely to have been considerable anger among LNA top brass that an assault, so long anticipated, should have succeeded with such apparent ease.