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Haftar welcomes Al-Sarraj’s remaining in his position until next elections

Italian diplomatic sources said on Tuesday that Khalifa Haftar, leader of the forces backed by the House of Representatives in Tobruk (east), welcomed the remaining of the Head of the National Council of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord in Libya, Fayez Al-Sarraj, in his position until the holding …

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Human Rights Solidarity wants Haftar, Al-Sirraj and Aqila Saleh tried at ICC

The Libyan Human Rights Solidarity organization (HRS) has decried inviting Khalifa Haftar, Fayez Al-Sirraj and Aqila Saleh to the Palermo Conference despite “their horrific records of human rights abuses.”

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Palermo conference: Haftar invited to Tripoli, plan for 2nd Italian conference to discuss 2019 Libyan elections

After repeated attempts to enter Tripoli via military force, Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar left the Palermo conference this morning with an invitation in hand to visit the Libyan capital nominally controlled by the rival Government of National Accord (GNA).

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Turkey ‘With Deep Disappointment’ Withdraws From Conference on Libya

The Conference for Libya taking place in Palermo, Italy, has drawn leading Libyan political actors, as well as politicians from other countries. The conference began on 12 November and is being attended by delegations from some 38 countries and international organizations.

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Italy’s Libya talks end with commitments but no joint statement

An international conference on Libya has ended in the Italian city of Palermo with commitments but no binding agreement by warring factions to a United Nations-led plan envisaging elections next year.

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Haftar shuns Libya crisis conference

Eastern Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday he will not join other key players at Palermo talks to try to stabilise the North African nation, casting a shadow over the latest international bid to kick-start a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.

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Libya elections by June 2019, UN envoy tells Reuters at Palermo Conference

The UN delegate to Libya hopes another attempt to hold an election will take place by June 2019 after he scrapped a December  2018  plan, but said Libyans should first use a national conference in early 2019 to decide on the poll’s format.

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Palermo Conference for Libya starts with second-level attendances

The Italian international conference for Libya in Palermo has kick-started with two meetings for the UNSMIL and Libyan parties discussing economic and security reforms in a row.

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Can Palermo conference bring peace to Libya?

As world leaders prepare to gather in Palermo for the Libya conference on 12 and 13 November, Libyans are wondering what this much-anticipated event will achieve. 

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