Misratan members of the House of Representatives and the State Council as well as the city’s mayor Mohamed Eshtewi and councillors have warned of growing divisions between moderates and hardliners in the city. However, they have also reassured residents that the council remains fully in control, telling them to ignore …
Inside Libya: The war for oil
“I wish you people had found water. Water makes men work. Oil makes men dream,” remarked King Idris of Libya when black gold was discovered in Libya in the 1950s. Today, the former ruler’s prophetic words seem to have come true. In al-Sidra, Libya’s largest oil terminal, which is located …
‘Foreign countries need to stop interfering in Libya’
In an interview with The New Arab, the president of the Libyan State Council spoke out against other countries getting involved in Libyan affairs.
Ageela Saleh promises to pay Russia $4 billion in military debt; invites Russian Duma members to visit Libya
Some $4 billion in military debt to Russia from the Qaddafi era will be paid, the Moscow-based news agency Sputnik says it has been told by House of Representatives President Ageel Saleh.
30 HoR members meeting in Tripoli announce continued support for the LPA
Some 30 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) meeting in Tripoli today confirmed their support for the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) as the only basis for a settlement in the country.
HNEC: We are ready for any elections
The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced, on Sunday, that it is ready to implement any electoral process, either presidential or parliamentary election. It confirmed that it would take the entire legal responsibility.
NFA criticizes Kobler
The National Forces Alliance (NFA) had denounced the way of the UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, deals with the events in Libya. The NFA said, in a statement, the Kobler’s latest statements called the House of Representatives (HoR) to form a dialogue committee, while the HoR suffers from divisions …
Leaked recording reveals ‘propaganda’ against Tripoli’s anti-Haftar forces
An officer under the command of the renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was allegedly taped talking to a media tycoon about a propaganda campaign aimed at persuading Libyans that the Tripoli-backed fighters who retook some of the country’s key oil ports recently were al-Qaeda militants.
Libya: Escalation feared as pro-Haftar parliament calls for elections
Libya’s eastern-based parliament has called for elections to be held early next year, after it backed out of a United Nations-brokered peace deal with rival authorities in the capital, Tripoli. The widening split has stoked concerns that violence could escalate in the fractured country.
Libya’s Haftar holds talks with UK delegation
Commanding General of the Libyan National Army of the parliament based in Tobruk, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has received a senior delegation from the UK’s House of Commons at the headquarters of the General Command of the Army.