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France blocks EU call to stop Haftar’s assault in Libya

France on Wednesday blocked a European Union statement calling on Khalifa Haftar to halt his eastern forces’ offensive in Libya, diplomatic sources said, in the latest example of how the bloc’s internal divisions have undercut its global sway.

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NATO chief calls on all sides in Libya to end fighting

NATO is “deeply concerned” by the raging violence in Libya, its chief said on Wednesday, Anadolu reports. In a statement, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on all sides to exercise restraint, cease fighting and support UN efforts to broker a truce.

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Haftar-aligned parliament speaker says Libya peace negotiations impossible while Tripoli remains ‘kidnapped’

The speaker of Libya’s eastern parliament said on Wednesday no peace deal can be reached between rival factions in his country because the capital, Tripoli, has been “kidnapped” by armed groups.

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