The new Interior Minister is in the Jordanian capital Amman for two days of talks on potential Jordanian help to restore security and stability in Libya.
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Martin Kobler, the new UN special envoy for Libya, has his work cut out. The 62-year-old seasoned German diplomat began his new job on Tuesday after his predecessor departed under something of a cloud, leaving Kobler to pick up the pieces of the UN peace plan.
Warring factions in Libya show little regard for civilian life, says UN, reporting ‘gross’ rights abuses
Libya continues to be embroiled in political strife and deadly violence – with all parties committing possible war crimes amid multiple armed conflicts affecting several regions and contributing to a general breakdown of law and order, according to a new United Nations human rights report released today.
Islamic State (IS) fighters launched a surprise attack on a Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) at Brega early this morning, reportedly killing three members. According to a PFG official, the attack on its Brigade No. 152 took place south of Brega. He could give no further details other than that a …
The US military says it launched an air strike targeting the senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Libya, where the group has grown stronger in the chaos following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.
One of the leading mujahideen commanders in Derna, Colonel Mohamed Bughafir, was killed this afternoon in fighting in Fataieh district south east of the town, according to reports. The area, still held by Islamic State (IS), was hit by US air strike yesterday, with 10 IS militants killed.
The UN’s outgoing Libyan envoy said on Thursday that he will seek “full clarification” from United Arab Emirates authorities following reports of leaked emails that suggest the country was shipping arms to its allies in Libya in knowing violation of a UN arms embargo.
An Emirati arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of spying on Libyan authorities in charge of the capital was an ex-sergeant dismissed by Dubai police five years ago, the force said on Twitter.
Wershefana and Zawia have today agreed a truce and prisoner exchange which should lead to the reopening of the Coastal Road.