British citizens, including a Dubai-based businesswoman, were involved in a failed attempt to provide support to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, a UN investigation has found.
Defence Minister Salah El-Din Al-Nimroush has called on the United States and its allies to assist the Libyan government in its efforts to oust the Russian forces deployed in Libya.
UNSMIL is deeply concerned for the safety of Widad Al Shergi, a young Libyan woman who was arbitrarily detained in front of Zawiya court, west of Tripoli, on 31 January, allegedly by an armed group. Her family has had no contact with her since 2 February.
The UN special envoy to Libya on Friday met with east-based Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar as part of efforts to unite rival factions in the war-torn North African nation ahead of elections in December.
Mercenaries boss Erik Prince pumped $80m in weapons and fighters into eastern Libya, violating an arms embargo, UN investigators have found, according to reports published in the US media on Friday.
Chairman of the European Union Military Committee General Claudio Graziano called the unstable situation in Libya and surrounding regions in Africa a cause for concern for the EU.
Egypt‘s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Thursday pledged support for neighbouring Libya in talks with the country’s newly appointed interim prime minister.
The Chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Al-Sayeh, discussed Thursday with the UN envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, the preparations as well as obstacles ahead of December 24 elections.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has renewed his call to monitor the ceasefire and the necessity for the mercenaries to leave Libya, stressing that there had been no news of their departure from the country.
The Head of the UN Support Mission (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, stressed to the newly elected Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, support for the House of Representatives to convene and endorse the Presidential Council as well as the Government of National Unity once it is formed.