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Video: International Crisis Group director speaks on conflict in Libya

Issandr El Amrani, North Africa project director at the International Crisis Group, talks to Middle East Eye about the UN-brokered peace talks in Libya, the likely direction of the divided nation and the continuing conflict over the country’s territory and resources.

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Dignity rejects UNSMIL invitation to dialogue, calls on Leon to tell UN to lift embargo

Operation Dignity has rejected an invitation from UN Special Envoy Bernardino Leon to join in the military platform of the Dialogue process. It says it is part of the regular army, not a militia, and that it takes its instructions only from the General Staff and the had of the …

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Draft political deal for Libyan parties is ‘work in progress,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

Announcing today that he had outlined for the Security Council his draft proposal for a political agreement among Libya’s opposing factions, the United Nations envoy for the country warned that ongoing “chaos” there has sparked a series of dire events in the wider region – forcing thousands of desperate civilians …

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Libya’s GNC rejects UN proposal to grant Tobruk parliament power to legislate

UN envoy Bernardino Leon’s proposal to recognise the Tobruk parliament is “disappointing, unbalanced and disrespectful of the country’s Supreme Court ruling”, the Anadolu Agencyreported a senior Libyan official as saying.

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Morocco, Algeria compete over Libya

On April 19, in the Moroccan coastal city of Skhirat, reports circulated that the Libyan crisis will end soon and positively. Bernardino Leon, the UN secretary-general’s special representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, announced a major breakthrough in the new round of talks begun April 15 between the delegations …

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Libyans don't need more weapons

The United Nations is walking a tightrope in Libya. Last week, the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the latest non-state actor to emerge in the current chaos. Because of this threat, pressure is mounting on the UN to relax …

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