Hans Leijtens, who has been appointed the new Frontex chief, is no doubt preparing himself for an in-tray replete with scandal.
Already Complicit in Libya Migrant Abuse, EU Doubles Down on Support
This week, the European Union handed over in Italy a search and rescue vessel to Libyan authorities intended for abusive Libyan Coast Guard forces and promised four more, without any apparent attempt to vet the human rights practices of the coast guard, thus making the EU more complicit in human …
UN: Libya parties agree to framework for withdrawal of foreign forces
Libya’s 5+5 military committee of officers from both main sides of the civil war has agreed on a coordination mechanism for the withdrawal of foreign forces in liaison with neighbouring Sudan and Niger, the United Nations said today.
Shoukry: There’s need to stop external attempts to manipulate Libya’s politics to their interests
The Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, briefed the UN envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, on Tuesday on the developments of the constitutional track meetings in light of the meetings that Cairo hosted recently, stressing the importance of concluding this track with success, in preparation for holding the parliamentary and presidential elections simultaneously …
Haddad discusses with British Defense Ministry cooperation in military training and consultancy
The Chief of the General Staff of the Interim Government of National Unity forces, Lieutenant General Muhammad Al-Haddad, discussed with the Commander of the UK’s Standing Joint Force Headquarters Major General Jim Morris, “joint cooperation and means of support in the fields of training and military and security consultations between …
UN Envoy asked Haftar to continue his support for 5+5 Military Committee
The United Nations envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, confirmed that he had asked the Commander of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to continue his support for the 5+5 Joint Military Committee.
Libya: Bathily calls on neighbouring countries to help withdraw foreign fighters
Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Abdoulaye Bathily on Friday called on neighbouring countries to raise their support for the mission and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to implement the plan to withdraw foreign fighters.
Italy will give Libya five boats to control the migrants
The minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation of the government of national unity, Najla el Mangoush, is in Venice, Italy ahead of the delivery of a newly manufactured class 300 patrol boat scheduled for Monday, Italian New Agency Nova reported.
US seeks to expel Russian mercenaries from Sudan, Libya
The United States has stepped up pressure on Middle East allies to expel the Wagner Group, a military contractor with close ties to Russia’s president, from chaos-stricken Libya and Sudan, where it expanded in recent years, regional officials told The Associated Press.
Italy’s energy deal in Libya criticised as ‘pomp and ceremony’
Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni finalised a tour of North African countries by sealing an $8bn gas production deal between the Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Sunday.