The meeting, part of ongoing discussions taking place within the framework of the Libyan dialogue process, was opened by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, and by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino …
UNSMIL Presents to Parties Ideas to End Political Crisis, Military Conflict, Hopes to Expedite Talks
After weeks of discussions with all the parties and in light of the deteriorating military situation that threatens with further escalation as progress is made in the political dialogue, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Bernardino Leon visited both Tobruk and Tripoli where he presented some ideas to expedite …
Libyan pro-Tobruk warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli
Forces loyal to Libya’s Tobruk-based government said late on Monday that they had targeted a weapons depot belonging to rival Libya Dawn forces. Military spokesman Colonel Ahmed al-Mesmari said “the air strike targeted a weapons storage facility belonging to Libya Dawn” in Tarhuna, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) southeast of …
Leon wants key national role for municipalities
UNSMIL boss has said that a Libyan municipalities’ council should play a key political role in the new Libya.
Leon: Talks on Libya making progress
The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Libya Bernadino Leon Monday expressed his optimism that talks on the formation of a unity government in Libya could start soon if current talks in Morocco made progress.
Morocco talks take a break as Leon heads to Brussels to meet Libyan municipality representatives
The UN-brokered Libya dialogue negotiation taking place in Morocco have been paused temporarily with UN special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon flying to Brussels to chair a meeting of municipal representatives tomorrow, Monday, in a separate platform of the dialogue process.
Egyptian army fighting in Libya: military sources
Egyptian troops are fighting in Libya to support General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, according to military sources.
Air attack on Tripoli airport delays peace delegation
Warplanes from Libya’s UN-recognised government have attacked Tripoli’s only functioning commercial airport, temporarily stopping negotiators from travelling to Morocco for peace talks, officials have said.
France – the Saharan policeman
France has set up a military base in Niger, just south of the Libyan border, hoping to cut off trafficking and supply routes, on which militant groups like Islamic State rely to spread their influence around the region, as Thomas Fessy reports.
Rome Tripartite summit on Libya cancelled
A tripartite summit in Rome between the Italian, Egyptian and Algerian foreign ministers to discuss Libya has been cancelled.