Libya continues to be embroiled in political strife and deadly violence – with all parties committing possible war crimes amid multiple armed conflicts affecting several regions and contributing to a general breakdown of law and order, according to a new United Nations human rights report released today.
The UN’s outgoing Libyan envoy said on Thursday that he will seek “full clarification” from United Arab Emirates authorities following reports of leaked emails that suggest the country was shipping arms to its allies in Libya in knowing violation of a UN arms embargo.
An Emirati arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of spying on Libyan authorities in charge of the capital was an ex-sergeant dismissed by Dubai police five years ago, the force said on Twitter.
As the UN-sponsored peace plan for Libya faltered this month, the country risks splintering further.
The Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni, has flown to the UAE for the Dubai Air Show. He arrived yesterday accompanied by by the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan armed forces, Major-General Abdul Razak Al-Nazhuri, and a small team.
Libya’s Islamist-backed government has demanded the UN’s Ban Ki-moon gives an explanation after it emerged that the UN envoy to Libya would work for the UAE.
Libya’s Islamist authorities have demanded an explanation from the UN’s secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, after the Guardian revealed that the UN envoy to their country had accepted a job from the United Arab Emirates.
This is the full email sent by UN Special Representative in Libya Bernardino Leon to UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan on 31 December 2014. Middle East Eye has seen the email and reproduced it in full here, with email addresses removed.
A Maltese businessman held for six weeks was among an unspecified number of hostages reportedly freed from their adductors in a raid yesterday on a property in the Tripoli suburbs.
In discussions facilitated by UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, 20 senior owners and managers from Libyan media outlets, including television, print, radio and online media based both inside the country and abroad have jointly approved a statement which outlines their intention to improve professional …