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Libya: Protesters demand release of Gaddafi-era spy chief Senussi

Relatives and supporters of Libya‘s Gaddafi-era intelligence chief, jailed for his alleged role in a bloody crackdown during the country’s 2011 uprising, protested in Tripoli on Saturday to demand his release.

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Whose side is Russia on in Libya?

On March 17, Khaled al-Mishri, president of Libya’s High Council of State (HCS), arrived in Moscow at the invitation of the Federal Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament, to discuss bilateral relations and ways to tackle Libya’s ongoing political crisis. Mishri was received by Valentina Matvienko, speaker of the Russian council, and also held talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, …

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Grand Mufti demands agenda of UN-backed National Conference be made public

Libya’s top religious cleric Shaikh Sadiq Al-Gharyan said on Wednesday that Libyans should not take part in the UN-backed National Conference until they know the agenda and names of the attendees.

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UN to hold Libya conference in April to avoid military showdown

The United Nations will hold a conference inside Libya in April to discuss elections as a way out of the country’s eight-year-long conflict, a UN envoy said on Wednesday, although it remains to be seen whether powerful factions will attend.

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