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 …
UN envoy expresses support for German military training deployment in Libya
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 violent deaths totalled 1,523 in 2015: Libyan NGO
Libyan NGO Libyan Body Count has reported that there were a total of 1, 523 recorded violent deaths in Libya in 2015.
Conditional support for Unity Government in eastern Libya
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.
How Libya’s Derna is recovering after an ISIS takeover
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).
The photo that revealed US military presence in Libya
US special forces have been embarrassingly kicked out of a air base in Libya with their weapons confiscated by Libyan troops.
The former ‘Gate of Africa’: Libya’s deserted frontier
There is a small town on Libya’s south-west border with Algeria that has traditionally occupied a key point on the migrant route to Europe.
LNA plans military operations in Ajdabiya; mayor objects
The Joint Military Operations of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Ajdabiya has said that it is going to launch fresh military operations in the town’s suburbs against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups. However, the town’s mayor, Salem Jadhran, has sent a message to the LNA …
France’s Le Drian says IS eyes Libyan oil
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday that the Islamic State group was spreading from its stronghold on the Libyan coast to the interior of the country with the aim of getting access to oil wells.
Are Libyan factions being forced to sign a UN deal?
The US, Italy and their allies are trying to press rival Libyan factions into signing a UN-brokered peace deal.