Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said Moscow stands ready to support the 5+5 Joint Military Commission as he addressed the issue of the withdrawal of non-Libya armed groups and troops from Libya.
If Libyans really go to the polls as planned, on 24 December, it will be a moment of history-making and a new reality in the conflict ravaged country.
The Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Manqoush discussed with the Deputy Director of the Middle East Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Ivan Molotkov, methods of removal of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya, along with methods to support the efforts of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee.
The European Union (EU) gave Tuesday Libya logistical equipment to enhance maritime monitoring and operations’ control, in addition to launching a mobile coordination center for search and rescue in Libyan waters, according to Italian news agency Nova.
A cluster of military leaders from Misurata has said they would not accept the participation of Khalifa Haftar and Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi in the Libyan presidential elections.
Libyan media has widely reported that the Tripoli Court of Appeal has returned Khalifa Hafter to Libya’s presidential election race after it rejected a 30 November ruling by the lower Zawiya Court. The Appeal Court said the lower court had no jurisdiction.
A federal judge in Virginia on Friday ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the US must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there.
Ten years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya remains a fragmented country with a conflict between eastern and western regions involving a vast number of militias and foreign fighters.
Clashes between pro-Haftar 116 and Al-Hasoom brigades renewed in Houn, central Libya Tuesday night.
The spokesman for the Emergency and Ambulance Service, Osama Ali, said on Wednesday that one foreign worker was killed and four others wounded as a result of a landmine explosion in the area of Ain Zara, south Tripoli.