The media advisor of the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Fathi Al-Maryami told the pro-Al-Thanni-chaired government Libyan News Agency that Aqilah Saleh informed the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) of his desire to hold parliamentary and presidential elections before February 2018.
HoR suspends Dialogue, rejects Presidency Council members
The House of Representative’s (HoR) voted to suspend its involvement in the Libya Dialogue process today. It also rejected Annex No. 1 of the Libyan Political Agreement which names the members of the Presidency Council.
Libya State Council calls to exclude vital installations from political conflicts
The Supreme State Council of Libya yesterday called on the international community and the United Nations to help the Government of National Accord protect vital installations from political and military conflicts in the country.
Turkey denies accusations of supporting offensive on Libyan oil terminals
The Turkish Embassy in Tripoli denied Sunday the accusations directed at Turkey regarding supporting the Benghazi Defence Brigades’ offensive on the oil crescent region.
Russia considers resumption of work on Libyan railway
Russia has indicated it is happy for its companies to return to Libya, pending security approval, and will also look at resuming construction of the stalled railway line from Sirte to Benghazi.
Chad reopens border crossing with Libya
Chad has reopened one of its border crossings with chaos-wracked Libya, having shut it down in January citing a “potential terrorist infiltration”, the government said on Friday.
Russia tells Libya’s GNA Prime Minister to hold inclusive national dialogue to resolve crisis
Russia’s foreign minister on Thursday pushed an “inclusive national dialogue” in Libya at talks with its UN-backed premier that came after his key rival sought to boost ties with Moscow.
Amid Libya’s chaos, human traffickers have free rein
On February 21, the bodies of 74 migrants were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on the shore of Zawiya, a Libyan town known for being a capital of fuel smuggling and human trafficking.
Dayri attacks call by EU parliament president for new migrant camps in Libya
The foreign minister in the Beida-based interim government, Mohamed Dayri, has attacked the call for made by the president of the European parliament, Antonio Tajani, for the EU to set up refugee reception centres in Libya.
Putin refuses meeting with Libyan leader during official visit
The Kremlin has publicly snubbed the prime minister of Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) by refusing Fayez al-Sarraj an audience with President Vladimir Putin.