Fighting near the western Libyan city of Misrata is preventing Faiez al-Serraj, Prime Minister of Libya’s newly formed Government of National Accord, from leaving neighboring Zliten, where Serraj paid a visit Friday evening to express his condolences following a brutal terror attack the day before.
Libya’s Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) branch has expanded its grip on Libyan territory through multiple parallel tactics and the sluggish pace of negotiations between the feuding governments in Tripoli and Beida has contributed to this expansion. The confrontation between the two factions has led to a paralysis in the …
Former British prime minister Tony Blair urged Moamer Kadhafi to stand aside and find a bolthole in the early days of the Libyan uprising, telephone transcripts released Thursday showed.
Residents of Ben Jawad, a coastal Libyan town that fell to the Islamic State (IS) group this week, have spoken of their fears that the militants could soon start carrying out mass executions.
A truck-bomb attack on a police training centre in a western town in Libya has killed at least 65 people, according to hospital and police officials.
Kobler to continue efforts to bring opponents onboard Skhirat agreement; pursues security as the top issue
Despite the setback on Friday when the General National Congress president Nuri Abu Sahmain and his allies rejected an appeal by UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler to back the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and the national unity government, Kobler says he will continue trying to convince them and others opposed …
The UN’s Libya envoy, Martin Kobler, has spoken in support of German troops training Libyan soldiers. Of his working style, Kobler said he needed to strike a balance between risk-aversion and being like “Rambo.”
Libyan NGO Libyan Body Count has reported that there were a total of 1, 523 recorded violent deaths in Libya in 2015.
Agila Saleh Gweider, president of Libya’s internationally-recognized parliament, has expressed his conditional support for the Libyan Political Agreement signed by rival parliamentarians ten days ago in Morocco. Saleh had rejected the agreement, instead leading a parallel negotiation process together with Nuri Abusahmain, the head of the rival legislature in Tripoli.
Representatives of Libya’s two opposing factions, the House of Representatives (HOR) in the East and the General National Congress (GNC) in the West, have finally agreed on Dec. 17 to form the Government of National Accord (GNA).