Monday , 9 December 2019
Home / page 7

Blog Archives

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.

Read More »

Qatrani condemns PC decision on handover of oil terminals to PFG’s Idris Bukhamada

Ali Gatrani, the boycotting member of the Presidency Council (PC) who is a close ally of Khalifa Hafter, has condemned its decision that the Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil terminals be taken over Petroleum Faciltiies Guards headed by Idris Bukhamada.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

Egypt scrambles to save Libya’s Haftar over lost oil-fields

Egyptian authorities are concerned by recent losses sustained by ally Khalifa Haftar in two key oil ports on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.

Read More »

LNA said to have 5,000 troops at Brega while Hafter pays Cairo flying visit

The Libyan National Army is said to have massed 5,000 troops with tanks and artillery in the  Brega area in preparation for a second counterattack on the Ras Lanuf and Sidra export terminals lost to Benghazi Defence Brigades-led forces on Friday and Saturday.

Read More »

Libya State Council calls to exclude vital installations from political conflicts

The Supreme State Council of Libya yesterday called on the international community and the United Nations to help the Government of National Accord protect vital installations from political and military conflicts in the country.

Read More »

Is Haftar losing his fellows?

Observers see that the military confrontations in the Oil Crescent Region and its consequences proved that the army affiliated to the House of Representatives (HoR) and led by General Khalifa Haftar started to lose supporters, either in the regions or across tribes.

Read More »

BDB forces control region from Nofaliya to Bashir, commander says

Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) forces imposed their control over the region from Nofaliya, 127 km east of Sirte, to Bashir town, 90 west of Ajdabiya, BDB commander Brig. Mustafa Al-Shirksi declared on Monday.

Read More »