Following its declaration of allegiance to the Islamic State (or Daesh), Derna’s Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY), part of the local Ansar Al-Sharia structure, has moved to formally institute an Islamic Court in the town.
Four Tripoli kidnappings and Egyptian embassy sacked
Tripoli was gripped by disorder today as armed gangs seized four people and the unoccupied Egyptian embassy on the Corniche, attacked and ransacked in an assault by at least ten weapon-mounted vehicles.
Libya orders army to advance on capital
Libya’s internationally recognized government ordered on Tuesday its military, led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, to advance on the capital Tripoli and called for a civil disobedience there against armed Islamist groups.
Operation Dignity expects Benghazi battles to end in a week as further reinforcements arrive
Operation Dignity leaders expect to take complete control of Benghazi within a week despite almost continuous fighting in the city since the pro-government forces launched their counter attack on Wednesday.
Tunisian Foreign Minister: Libyan crisis has significant repercussions on Tunisia
The Tunisian Foreign Minister, Manji Hamidi, has said that the on-going crisis in Libya has huge repercussions for his country, including economic, political and security consequences,Anadolu news agency reported on Monday.
Sisi and Bashir to aid Libya against militias
Egyptian and Sudanese presidents agree to support Libya’s state institutions, particularly the army, during Cairo talks.
IS expands in Libya
While the Libyan state remains too weak to confront and disarm the plethora of militias still present within it, IS has been able to gain a foothold in the eastern city of Derna.
Council of the European Union – Council conclusions on Libya
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
Civil society struggles for greater role in Libya’s transition
As the conditions for Libyan activists are deteriorating, civil society fighters, refusing to be silenced, mobilise from abroad. One of them is Shahrazad Magrabi, whose initiative Libyan Women Forum is aiming to empower Libyan grassroots movements with a special focus on women. “The civil society in Libya is gaining momentum,” …
Libya FM: Libya has become a regional battleground
Paris, Asharq Al-Awsat—The overthrow of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 was heralded as a new beginning for Libya, a chance to start afresh and use its considerable oil wealth to build a modern, stable, democratic state.