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UNSMIL’s Williams sees HoR head Saleh initiative as ‘‘positive’’

The Acting head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, has welcomed the eight-point political initiative proposed by Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) head Ageela Saleh. Williams called it a ‘‘positive’’ sign as she considered it an ‘‘all-inclusive…call for the return to political dialogue (as opposed to the current fighting) within the framework …

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Libya: World reaction to Haftar’s termination of unity gov’t deal

Libyan eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday he had “a popular mandate” to govern the country, declaring a key political deal was over as he vowed to press his assault to seize the capital, Tripoli.

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Syrians ‘tricked’ into fighting in Libya for rogue general Khalifa Haftar

Young Syrian men were recruited by regime officers to travel to Libya for civilian work, only to find themselves forced to fight on the frontlines for rogue General Khalifa Haftar‘s militias, sources revealed to The New Arab.

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UN: Libya turning into ‘experimental field’ for arms as war heats up

Libya is turning into “an experimental field for all kinds of new weapons systems”, the United Nations’ acting special envoy said, with foreign supporters of its warring parties shipping in arms and fighters in violation of an embargo, Reuters reports.

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