Efforts by the Beida-based Libyan government to rebuild relations with Qatar appear to have been successful although the President of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Salah Gwaider, has indicated that there is still some way to go.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has urged Egyptians living and working in Libya to stay indoors and take extra precautions in the aftermath of the last week’s abductions of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Sirte. However, it is also looking at ways that Egyptians can leave the country.
Army General David Rodriguez says Isil has set up training camps in eastern Libya, intensifying fears jihadists are extending their reach through North Africa.
While Tunisia’s outgoing prime minister described chaotic Libya as threatening to his country’s stability, Niger’s president urged for an international intervention to stave off any spillover coming from the conflict-torn state into its neighboring countries.
Chaos and an “all-out war” could take over Libya if the cycle of violence does not end, according to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL.
The price of crude oil has risen on international markets, following air strikes by forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government against Islamist militias as the battle to control oil resources intensifies.
Three vehicles were burned at the parking lot of the Saudi embassy in Tripoli, a source at the foreign ministry said on Friday.
Omar Al-Sinki, the Minister of the Interior, has called for international help to extinguish the fire at the Sidra Oil Terminal which is spreading. Five tanks are now said to be ablaze.
Libya was given something to celebrate today, the 63rd anniversary of independence, by its neighbours: both the Tunisian and Egyptian borders have reopened.
Libyan policemen have completed a training conducted by UNICEF on Child Rights and Child Protection.