The warden of Ghirnada Prison in Shahat, eastern Libya, has ordered that visitors of the notorious prison commanded by the Libyan self-styled army should be locked down.
Al-Barasa tribe condemns storming in Al-Barasi farm
Tribes in the city of Al-Baida and the Green Mountain denounced, on Monday, the storming in the farm of Colonel Faraj Al-Barasi, Monday early morning in Al-Waseta area, 10 Km north Al-Baida.
LNA commander quits saying Hafter’s men raided his Beida home
A controversial Libyan National Army commander, whose Beida home was raided by armed men this morning, has announced he has quit Hafter’s forces.
Beida government accuses Italy of violating Libyan sovereignty
In a sign of its growing annoyance with Italy over its cooperation with the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord (GNA), the rival interim government in Beida this week accused the Italian navy of illegally entering Libya’s territorial waters. It claimed Italy was violating Libyan sovereignty.
Mystery surrounds Thinni’s missing cabinet secretary
There still appears to be no solid information on the disappearance earlier in the week of the Thinni government’s cabinet secretary Al Amin Huwail. It is thought that he has been kidnapped but it is even unclear precisely when this might have happened.
Is Libya returning to military rule?
It is not always the case that popular uprisings against despotic authoritarian regimes and their total removal will necessarily lead to a new democratic system of government. The world has witnessed many examples of this, although and in some cases, the regression to authoritarianism was for a short period.
Obeidat leaders rejects Misrata deal and recognition of GNA
Elders and leaders of the Obeidat tribe, meeting in in the eastern town of Guba today, have rejected an agreement made yesterday in Tunis by other members in the tribe’s name with representatives from Misrata, recognising the Government of National Accord (GNA) and calling for an end to fighting in Benghazi …
HoR’s Chief of Staff Nazhuri threatens to attack ships approaching oil ports
The House of Representatives’ (HoR) Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Abdelrazak Nazhuri, warned that any foreign oil tankers approaching the Libyan coast will be targeted by the air force. Nazhuri, who has also been appointed military ruler in the east, said that only oil tankers that had been sanctioned …
Will Gadhafi’s son be Libya’s next leader?
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been released from jail in Zintan, a town in western Libya, after spending nearly five years there since his capture in November 2011. After his father was killed on Oct. 20, 2011, by rebel groups that captured his …
How Saif al-Islam became a bargaining chip between Libya’s factions
Even before he was captured and his finger infamously chopped off, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had a way of making headlines, charming his supporters, and enraging his enemies. Saif was the dapper multi-billion dollar poster boy for détente between Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya and the West. Saif’s allies spearheaded the economic reforms …