The United Nations envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, confirmed that he had asked the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to continue his support for the 5+5 Joint Military Committee.
The High Council of the State (HCS) selected candidates for the state sovereign positions on Monday, in a session aimed at choosing five incumbents for state sovereign vacancies. This happened after the HCS approved last week the proposed mechanism for selecting incumbents of sovereign positions.
The UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, said, on Saturday, that Libyan MPs have called for the unification of institutions as a precondition for ending the political stalemate in the country.
A security body linked to one of Libya’s two rival governments has said it detained an Iraqi-Libyan social media influencer for ‘inappropriate’ posts, according to reports.
Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily on Friday called on neighbouring countries to raise their support for the mission and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to implement the plan to withdraw foreign fighters.
The minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the government of national unity, Najla el Mangoush, is in Venice, Italy ahead of the delivery of a newly manufactured class 300 patrol boat scheduled for Monday, Italian New Agency Nova reported.
The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor with close ties to Russia’s president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan, where it expanded in recent years, regional officials told The Associated Press.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni finalised a tour of North African countries by sealing an $8bn gas production deal between the Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Sunday.
On 27 January, Brookings released a commentary piece by Stephanie T. Williams, Nonresident Senior Fellow and former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General (SASG), entitled ‘Libya’s hybrid armed groups dilemma’.
In its obsession to keep migrants and asylum seekers away from its shores, Italy is paying for tens of thousands of people to be intercepted and returned to Libya, where they face abuses that the UN describes as possible crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Wednesday.