Tripoli, Libya – Just off of Rashid Street in Tripoli’s downtown, with its grimy cluster of shops selling a black market mix of cheap Turkish-made guns and bullets, Jamal, a mobile phone store owner, laments the deterioration of Libya’s security.
With the execution of 21 Egyptian Copts, and the kidnapping of 21 more Egyptians, ISIS is attempting to lure Italy, France, and the U.S. to intervene in Libya. Over the past few days, ISIS has released two important statements: “A Message to France” that threatens not only Paris but all …
Egypt’s military said it bombed ISIS targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, following a video showing the execution of a group of Egyptian Copts by the militant group.
The Maltese Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, has today called for a UN military mission to restore security and order in Libya in order to prevent it from becoming a ‘’failed state’’, the Malta Times reports.
The General National Congress has vowed to retake parts of Sirte seized in recent days by gunmen linked to IS. Nuri Abu Sahmain, the speaker of the rump of the old parliament today chaired what was described as an urgent meeting of Dawn militia leaders and politicians at which it …
Italy would be ready to join a U.N.-led force to battle “an active terrorist threat” after recent advances by a faction in Libya that has sworn loyalty to ISIS militants, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday.
Today, Libya is arguably more divided than at any point since the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011. Observers are hoping for a positive outcome from renewed peace talks between the two rival Libyan governments this week, after earlier discussions held in Geneva in January, but attempts to put the …
The UN-brokered dialogue talks between the rival political groups took a significant step forward today with delegates from the continuing General National Congress ending their boycott and attending the latest session, in Ghadames.
The General National Congress (GNC) has told the European Union (EU) parliament that the only way out of the current political crisis is through ‘peaceful means’ and ‘serious, constructive political dialogue’, which can only be achieved if certain conditions are met.
Delegates to the UNSMIL-brokered dialogue talks will fly in to Ghadames on Wednesday for a one-day session and then fly out the same day, the Libya Herald has been told.