Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya. After eight months of fighting, the coastal city of Sirte was ‘liberated’ in December 2016, by a coalition of forces allied to …
Leaked list of new proposed diplomatic appointments puts PC in a difficult position
A leaked list of proposed diplomatic appointments by the Serraj-led Presidency Council /Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has caused controversy on different levels. The leaking of the list has put the PC/GNA in a difficult position as it faces pressures to adjust the list internally and externally.
HoR sets conditions for dialogue on Libyan Political Agreement: separate Presidency Council and government, no UNSMIL involvement, and no Additional Article 8.
In a vote today, The House of Representatives has set out its terms for taking part in dialogue with the State Council on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) approved at Skhirat, Morocco, 16 months ago.
EU extends sanctions on Agilah Saleh, Nuri Abu Sahmain and Khalifa Al-Ghweil
European lawmakers on Friday extended sanctions against three Libyan politicians, citing concerns they are thwarting efforts to form a democratic government and violating a 2015 peace deal that was signed in Skhirat, Morocco under the UN auspices.
HoR Speaker proposes presidential, parliamentary elections in 2018
The media advisor of the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Fathi Al-Maryami told the pro-Al-Thanni-chaired government Libyan News Agency that Aqilah Saleh informed the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) of his desire to hold parliamentary and presidential elections before February 2018.
The kidnappings continue, particularly in Tripoli
A television journalist was grabbed in front of his Tripoli home today while his helpless wife looked on. The abductors told him that they wanted him for “investigations”.
House of Representatives is a failed institution and corrupt, MP discloses
House of Representatives member Abu Baker Ibrahim has called on the Tobruk-based parliament to quit and urged what he described “the faithful members” in the parliament to resign after corruption has reached its climax there.
The knockout punch to the Libyan political agreement
The advent of 2017 witnessed the disintegration of the internationally touted Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), little more than a year after it was signed in December 2015.
The GNA’s 2017 ‘‘budget’’ is illegal say HoR members: An analysis
In a detailed analysis, former General National Congress (GNC) member and current House of Representatives (HoR) member for Zintan, Abdualslam Nasia, has declared the ‘‘Temporary Financial Arrangements’’ or budget, released by the Faiez Serraj Presidency Council and Government of National Accord (GNA) as illegal and unconstitutional on a number of …
Libya’s Mufti contacts Libyan stakeholders in a bid to break Libyan political impasse
The Libyan Mufti, Al-Saddiq Al-Gharyani, has contacted a number of political figures that are closely effective on the current political stalemate in the country in a bid to rally them around a Libyan-Libyan dialogue intact of any foreign intervention.