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Al-Sarraj and Mitig lead meeting for borders security

The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his deputy, Ahmed Mitig, met, on Thursday in Tripoli, a common team from the sovereign institutions of the security and administrations of the national borders.

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Libyan forces prepare for IS showdown in Sirte

Pro-government forces in Libya are advancing into the last remaining strongholds of the Islamic State group [IS] in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte. Current advances come following a five month campaign during which the United States has also targeted Islamic State targets in the city with airstrikes.

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Constituent Assembly boycotters rebuke UNSMIL for meddling in constitution process

UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler met with boycotters of Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly in Tripoli on Wednesday with the aim to urge them return to office. Salem Kishlaf, a boycotting member, said Kobler had urged them to sit together with other members of the Constituent Assembly, but they demanded …

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Libya blasts Amnesty report on human rights abuses

Libyan authorities have rejected an Amnesty International (AI) report accusing the Libyan National Army (LNA) of shelling civilians trapped in the Ganfuda area of Benghazi. In a workshop organised by the eastern-based Foreign Media Authority (FMA) officials said the report was “fabricated” by an organisation “supposed to be a neutral party …

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Are Libyans abandoning democracy in search of stability?

It has been nearly five years since Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed by Libyan rebels near his hometown of Sirte on Oct. 20, 2011. Sadly, Libya remains a deeply divided country, both politically and institutionally, and does not have a functional representative government in place. Tragically, Libya’s …

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Assasination attempt on Tripoli Civil Registry Authority acting head

There was an assassination attempt on the acting head of the Tripoli-based Civil Registry Authority (CRA), Siddiq Al- Nahaisi, in the capital today. Nahaisi was shot at and received a bullet in the stomach and one in the hand. He was rushed to the main Zawyia Street hospital in central …

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