The Head of Libya’s High National Election Commission (HNEC), Emad al-Sayeh, said the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections “will be simultaneous”.
War in Sudan will impact Libya, military official says
The Head of the Military Organization and Administration Authority in southern Libya, Abdelsalam Al-Busaifi, said that the ongoing clashes in Sudan will have an impact on the situation in Libya unless quick and serious steps are taken to avoid such repercussions.
The armed militias bringing terror and turmoil to Libya’s desert south
Summer had arrived, and with it the merciless heat of the desert. In Fezzan, the largely desert region of southwestern Libya, it was time for shepherds who had grazed their sheep in the wild through the spring to move their herds on.
Al-Haddad, Al-Nadhouri pledge to safeguard the elections and prevent civil wars
Chief of the Libyan Army, Lieutenant General Muhammad Al-Haddad, has affirmed his support for Libya’s unity, the sanctity of blood, and a civil state, through the concerted efforts of the military establishment.
Pentagon leak is no surprise: UAE-Russia ties run deep
One item in the latest Pentagon leak reviewed by the Associated Press suggests that American spies caught Russian intelligence officers boasting that they had convinced their Emirati counterparts to work together against US and UK intelligence agencies – quite an allegation against one of the closest partners of Washington and …
Mustafa Fetouri reports on ‘Libya’s missing and murdered women’
On 8 April, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) published a special report by Libyan academic and award-winning journalist Mustafa Fetouri, entitled ‘Libya’s missing and murdered women’.
IOM: Over 400 immigrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far in 2023
The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that more than 400 immigrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean in the first three months of 2023 – the deadliest first quarter on record since 2017 – IOM added.
Turkey, Egypt say they will cooperate more closely on Libya
Ankara and Cairo will cooperate more closely regarding Libya, where they back opposing sides, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, marking another step in the rapprochement between the two regional powers.
Relapsing into deadlock: Libya’s recurring government splits and international recognition dilemmas
In Libya, domestic authority fractures have become a constant in the midst of a fluid conflict. The practices of international recognition of governments pursued since 2011 have faced dilemmas stemming from three dichotomies: international vs domestic recognition; legitimacy vs effectiveness; and coherence vs inclusivity in conflict mediation and peacemaking.
Libyan Parliament approves new law regulating General Intelligence Service’s operations
The Libyan parliament has approved a new law regulating the operations of the General Intelligence Service. The law was approved by the House of Representatives and referred to the head of the General Intelligence Service to put it into practice. The new law goes by the number 8 of 2023 …