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House of Representatives says Libyan rivals ‘surrendered’ sites to IS

The head of one of Libya’s rival governments has accused a key opposition force of “surrendering” the city of Sirte to Islamic State (IS) fighters. Sirte, the last stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists during the 2011 uprising against him and the site of his summary execution in October of that year, …

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House of Representatives says Libyan rivals 'surrendered' sites to IS

The head of one of Libya’s rival governments has accused a key opposition force of “surrendering” the city of Sirte to Islamic State (IS) fighters. Sirte, the last stronghold of Gaddafi loyalists during the 2011 uprising against him and the site of his summary execution in October of that year, …

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Op-ed: Last chance saloon for Libyan peace talks as IS launch hearts and minds media campaign in Libya?

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels Thursday, UN SRSG Bernardino Leon said that all parties must understand that compromise is better than continuing the conflict in Libya.

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Opinion survey across 22 cities shows Libyans optimistic, reject violence and for unity and peaceful rotation of government

An opinion survey conducted in 22 Libyan towns and cities across the political divide showed that an overwhelming number of Libyans were optimistic, believed in the 17 February revolution, in favour of the unity of the country and for a decentralized system of government.

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Troubled tribal talks

Organisers of the conference of Libyan tribes in Cairo have announced a three-day suspension of activities following its inaugural session at 5:00pm on Monday. The reason given was that the representatives of the tribes in western and southern Libya had been prevented from attending this session due to the interruption …

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Tobruk-Tripoli feud over LIA, Libya Post continues in courts

The feud for the control of Libyan assets held in Malta continues after members of the ‘Tobruk LIA’ – representatives of the internationally-recognised Libyan government – replied to a petition from Tripoli to refuse recognition to the directors of the Libya Africa Investment Portfolio (LAIP). The LAIP is owned by …

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Libya: Leon, collapse without agreement in a few weeks

”There is a possibility for an agreement”, a fourth draft text is being prepared, but the Libyans must be aware of the fact that, if an agreement is not reached, in a few weeks the country ”will collapse”, UN envoy Bernardino Leon told ANSA on Thursday, on the sidelines of …

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