Algeria and Morocco are competing to play the leading role in mediation efforts to solve the crises in Mali and Libya, the Anadolu Agency reported Algerian experts as saying.
Spain: Oil embargo for Libya if talks fail
Spain said on Monday the European Union should consider an oil embargo and freezing of Libyan central bank assets if U.N.-brokered talks to resolve the country’s political crisis failed.
What is not being discussed about Libya
The UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has been trying to herd the scattered Libyan politicians of all political shades around the table in order to negotiate a peace treaty of sorts, put an end to the fighting, and establish a unity government that can keep the country together …
Diplomats Skeptical Over Proposal to Send EU Mission to Libya
EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini proposed to send a team to Libya to monitor a ceasefire or to protect airports and other infrastructure.
Leon Meets with Libyan Dialogue Participants; To Resume Dialogue Sessions in Morocco 19 March 2015
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya and the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Bernardino Leon, held on Friday 13 March 2015 meetings with participants to the Libyan political dialogue.
UN restarts Libya talks without recognized parliament
The United Nations has resumed a new round of negotiations in Libya to resolve the crisis in the chaotic country but without the Tobruk-based internationally recognized Libyan parliament which sought a delay.
Spain: any NATO intervention in Libya would require UN resolution
UN Security Council member Spain called Thursday for a deal to end unrest in Libya within weeks and said a UN resolution would be needed to approve any NATO intervention there.
Egypt proposal for Arab force ‘unrealistic’: Tunisia
Tunisian Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche has said that Egyptian proposals to establish an anti-terrorism Arab force were both “unrealistic and unsuccessful.”
Libya Talks Participants in Algiers Agree to Jointly Fight Terrorist Groups
Following two days of Libya talks held in Algeria, the participants affirmed commitment to reject all forms of foreign interference and to combine efforts in a struggle against terrorist groups including the Islamic State (ISIL), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Wednesday.
Russia indicates it might take anti-IS action in Libya
Could Russia participate in a naval blockade to prevent arms shipments to anti-government fighters in Libya? Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, told Russia’s official news agency Tass, “I would not rule this out.” About a week later, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said that Egypt “would welcome contributions …