The Covid-19 pandemic is not only a health challenge. In the MENA region, against the backdrop of protracted conflicts, instability, and an overall deterioration in socio-economic conditions, the coronavirus crisis adds another layer of vulnerability and has already had long-lasting repercussions on human security across the region.
The US Department of Defence has indicated that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner mercenaries operating in Libya. The Pentagon report could have a serious impact on Washington’s relations with the Gulf State.
Tunisian Prime Minister, Hichem Mechichi, affirmed Tunisia’s commitment to keeping his country’s common borders with Libya and Algeria open, whatever the circumstances.
The Tripoli Protection Force (TPF), the coalition of the main government recognized Tripoli militias, welcomed the meeting of members of both sides of the split Libyan parliament, the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tangiers, Morocco, and their plan to hold a unified session in Libya.
The Defense Department’s inspector general found that the United Arab Emirates is financing Russian Wagner Group mercenaries—just as Trump aims to sell the UAE billions of dollars worth of arms.
Libya’s parliament, the internationally recognized and eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR), today called on the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee to determine the most appropriate place to hold a special session within Libya. The 5+5 JMC is one of the outcomes of the Berlin Libya conference.
The Secretary of State of the United States Mike Pompeo said Saturday that Washington will continue to take tangible measures to respond to massive human rights violations in Libya.
A woman was killed and a girl was injured in Ubari, southern Libya, in an attack led by pro-Haftar Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade on one of the city’s neighborhoods using armored vehicles to capture “wanted men”.
One month after the Libyan military agreement, General Khalifa Haftar’s militia has shown no indication of implementing the accord’s conditions, which require the evacuation of mercenaries from the frontlines of the Sirte-Jafra axis.
The Acting UN Envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, has stressed the need to address the fragile situation in Libya and work on all tracks to tackle the crisis.