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U.S State Department briefing on Libya: The U.S is asking Khalifa Hafter to ‘‘suspend’’ his Tripoli offensive not withdraw or surrender

In a U.S State Department special briefing on U.S. engagement with Libya to the media in Washington on Friday, the State Department said that the U.S. Government is immersed in efforts to support an immediate end to Libya’s ongoing conflict and minimize toxic foreign interference. It holds the view that …

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Civilian Forces Movement accuses UNSMIL of infringement of Libya’s sovereignty

Libya’s Civilian Forces Movement (CFM) has accused the UNSMIL of encroaching on the country’s sovereignty and its state institutions as it continued Geneva talks in disregard to the boycott of House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State’s (HCS) participants. In a statement on Wednesday, the CFM added that …

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Libya’s GNA military commission says no agreement has been reached in Geneva

The Head of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) military delegation at the 5+5 commission talks in Geneva Ahmed Abu Shahma said they won’t give up the call for the withdrawal of Khalifa Haftar’s forces to their previous positions before the offensive against Tripoli in April 2019. Abu Shahma told …

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UNSMIL: Libyan parties devise draft ceasefire as second round of military talks conclude

UNSMIL said in a statement Monday that a second round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks concluded on February 23 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva in the presence of UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame. UNSMIL said the JMC is one of the three tracks …

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Libyan Consulate in Milan issues a warning to citizens on coronavirus

The Libyan Consulate in Milan, has called upon all Libyan citizens residing in Northern Italy to be vigilant, and to take precautions in light of the current spread of the coronavirus in that area, the numbers of which are increasing and have reached 152 infected with 3 deaths confirmed to …

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Libya’s Interior Minister: We don’t mind setting up US base in Libya to undermine Russian influence

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has expressed no rejection to setting up a United Sates’ (US) base in Libya to fight terrorism, organized crime and to limit the foreign intervention in his country.

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Yet another Security Council resolution, but there’s no change in Libya

On 12 February, the UN Security Council adopted its long-awaited resolution 2510 on Libya endorsing the recommendations made by the Berlin Conference last month. International and regional powers met in the German capital and committed themselves to stricter policing of the arms embargo imposed on war-ravaged Libya since February 2011, …

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Haftar to be sued in a US court for torture and killings in Libya

Two Libyan families whose members were extrajudicially killed and tortured by the forces of Khalifa Haftar, who is waging a rebellion against the UN-recognized government Tripoli, took legal action against the warlord in U.S. courts Tuesday. 

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Erdogan pledges to support GNA to extend its control over the whole of Libya

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his country’s stance towards Libya, stressing that Ankara would continue to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) until it extended its control over the entire country.

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