Libya’s Eastern-based authorities in Tobruk have freed 32 Egyptians who were kidnapped by criminal gangs, Egyptian newspaper Al Youm Al Sabei reported citing a Libyan security source.
Libya rejects attempts to seize some of its UN frozen assets
Libya categorically rejects attempts by some countries to seize some of its frozen funds, the Tripoli based official state news agency LANA reported yesterday.
Foreign forces ignore Libya exit deadline under fragile truce
Foreign forces ignored a deadline to pull out of Libya as scheduled on Saturday under a UN-backed ceasefire deal, highlighting the fragility of peace efforts after a decade of conflict.
UNSMIL opens one-week nominations for Libya’s next government – LPDF to vote on nominations in Switzerland from 1 to 5 February
UNSMIL announced yesterday the start of a one-week period for the submission of candidacies for the positions of a three-member Presidency Council and of Prime Minister, closing on 28 January.
Russia accuses operation IRNI of being biased
After an inspection by Greece and the European Union of a Russian cargo ship off the Libyan coast, Russia criticized the nature of the actions of operation IRNI and the reasons behind the inspection.
Libya: UN chief urges foreign fighters to leave by Saturday
The UN chief urged the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya by Saturday as called for in the October 23 ceasefire agreement signed by the warring sides after years of fighting split the oil-rich North African nation in two.
Operation IRINI, Frontex boost cooperation in monitoring Libya’s arms embargo
Operation “IRINI” launched by the European Union to monitor the arms embargo on Libya is seeking to strengthen cooperation with the EU’s border and coast guard agency (Frontex).
Guterres commends Libya forum for breakthrough on interim leadership deal
Announcing the development on Saturday, Acting UN Libya envoy Stephanie Williams said that Libyan envoys who had travelled to the Swiss city had broken the “deadlock” over selecting representatives for a temporary executive, from all regions of the country.
Libyans fear obstructive status quo, want elections, end of transition, support ceasefire, exit of mercenaries, and for UN to end foreign interference: UNSMIL
According to the results of a digital chat held yesterday between Acting UNSMIL head Stephanie Williams and 1,000 Libyans, Libyans fear the obstructionist status quo party, want the 24 December elections, support the current ceasefire, want the exit of foreign forces and mercenaries, would like more UN help in ending …
New EUBAM Libya head appointed
The EU Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya announced last Thursday (14 January) the appointment of Natalina Cea as the new Head of Mission.