The United Nations envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, confirmed that he had asked the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to continue his support for the 5+5 Joint Military Committee.
A security body linked to one of Libya’s two rival governments has said it detained an Iraqi-Libyan social media influencer for ‘inappropriate’ posts, according to reports.
The minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the government of national unity, Najla el Mangoush, is in Venice, Italy ahead of the delivery of a newly manufactured class 300 patrol boat scheduled for Monday, Italian New Agency Nova reported.
The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor with close ties to Russia’s president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan, where it expanded in recent years, regional officials told The Associated Press.
On 27 January, Brookings released a commentary piece by Stephanie T. Williams, Nonresident Senior Fellow and former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General (SASG), entitled ‘Libya’s hybrid armed groups dilemma’.
In its obsession to keep migrants and asylum seekers away from its shores, Italy is paying for tens of thousands of people to be intercepted and returned to Libya, where they face abuses that the UN describes as possible crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Wednesday.
The Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Army, Mohammed Al-Haddad, has discussed with Italian military officials joint cooperation in the maritime and air sectors and various fields of training.
Libya’s Tripoli-based government has held talks with Ukraine to discuss the possibility of military cooperation between the two sides, particularly on safeguarding maritime and air borders, Anadolu News Agency reports.
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday that 331 migrants were rescued and returned to Libya in the past week.
In the past few weeks, there have been several new developments in Libya’s long-lasting political crisis following a series of high-profile visits to the country.