Tony Blair wrote to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to thank him for the “excellent cooperation” between the two countries’ counter-terrorism agencies following a period during which the UK and Libya worked together to arrange for Libyan dissidents to be kidnapped and flown to Tripoli, along with their families.
Away from the roar of guns and the smoke of fires in Libya, Tunisia was transformed this week into an arena to search for consensus among Libyans from different political and ideological trends.
A parliament set up in Libya to rival the elected assembly has suspended U.N.-sponsored peace talks because of what it called fresh violence from the country’s recognized government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
Thinni government approves LD 2 million for illegal immigration control at airports and border crossings
The Libyan government approved LD 2 million to the Interior Ministry yesterday for border controls and control of illegal immigration at airports and land border crossings.
With the strong backing of the United Nations and the European Union, finally, UN special envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon’s mediation in the Libyan crisis has borne some fruit.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses concern about the reported breaches of the ceasefire that the parties to the conflict had unilaterally declared earlier. The Mission urges the parties to discuss and commit to speedy concrete measures to consolidate the truce and tackle any violation.
The EU is looking to mothball its Libya border-control mission despite concerns about foreign fighters and irregular migrants website EUObserver reported.
Libya’s internationally-recognised government has recalled retired general Khalifa Haftar to army duty, officials said on Monday, cementing its alliance with him in a struggle against a rival administration claiming national authority.
Libya’s rival parliament decided on Sunday that it would attend UN-sponsored peace talks only if they were held inside Libya, officials said.
Libya’s army announced a cease-fire Sunday, joining an Islamist-backed militia alliance in declaring a truce that the United Nations hailed as a “significant” step toward ending months of violence.