Negotiations on changes to Libya’s unity government could yield results in the coming weeks, the UN envoy said on Wednesday, in developments that could put the north African country on a path to stability.
Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”
Italy voiced renewed on Tuesday its support for General Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military man who controls the eastern part of Libya and enjoys close ties with Russia, urging the EU to accept that he should assume a role in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Politico reported.
Libyan army and police must be empowered Kobler tells UN Security Council
Narrow interests drive many of Libya’s armed groups and there must consensus on the future command of a united Libyan army, UN special envoy Martin Kobler has told the Security Council today. Whilst the formation of the Presidential Guard was a positive step, he added, it was merely a transitional …
HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country
The EU’s plan to build a camp for asylum seekers in Libya is a cynical attempt to take advantage of political instability in the country, Libyan member of the House of Representatives, Said Amgib, told Sputnik.
AL-Ghasri requests Presidential Council’s backup for forces securing Sirte
The Presidential Council of the UN-proposed government should provide the necessary support for the forces appointed to secure Sirte and for the city’s municipality so that they can provide the needed services for the residents, the spokesman for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos Operation, Mohammed Al-Ghasri said Tuesday.
The EU could “amend” some sanctions to help the political process
The EU said today that some sanctions could be lifted to assist the peace process in Libya.
Families return to Libya’s ISIL-purged city of Sirte
At least 290 displaced families have reportedly returned to Libya’s north-central city of Sirte within the past 24 hours — one month after the city’s recapture from the ISIL terrorist group.
Libyan turf-war kills at least seven in west Tripoli
Heavy fighting broke out in a residential district west of Tripoli on Sunday, as two organised crime gangs clashed in a proxy ‘turf-war’.
Libya, Italy sign MoU to end illegal immigration and human trafficking
According to the MoU, Italy should help Libya’s GNA to control its southern borders and provide it with the surveillance system that agreed upon by the two countries in 2012.
Conference on Libya’s future postponed over travel ban
The first conference on Libya-US relations under a Trump presidency has been postponed, due to President Trump’s ban on Libyans entering the United States.