Bent Bayya, a town in southern Libya, was declared a disaster area by the country’s parliament today, two weeks after a deadly fuel tanker explosion in the town.
Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor said in a statement that accountability efforts for the killings, enforced disappearances, and acts of torture that occurred in Tarhouna and other areas south of Tripoli – during the attack on the capital by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in April of 2019 – should be expedited.
On 29 July, the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) published an article entitled ‘Libya’s Thickening Plot: Power, Oil and Clashes’ as part of their ‘MED This Week’ newsletter.
Prime Minister/Minister of Defence Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said on Tuesday that he is confident that the Libyan army will not start a new war to destroy the country.
The General Authority for the Search and Identification of Missing Persons has announced the discovery of a new mass grave in the in Mashru’a Al-Ziraai area, in Tarhuna city.
The sister of an activist critical of Khalifa Haftar has been kidnapped with her 20-day-old baby, as well as her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, her father Saeed Al-Farsi said on Saturday.
Clashes between armed groups erupted overnight in Tripoli, according to local media reports, the latest violence to hit the Libyan capital.
Military tensions caused by the mobilisation of opposing state-recognized militia forces on Tripoli’s southern border over the last few days eased overnight.
Libya is mired in a constitutional and political stalemate that has sparked increasing clashes, a dire economic situation and demonstrations across the country by frustrated citizens, a senior UN official said Monday.
Fathi Bashagha, one of Libya’s two rival prime ministers, is from Misrata – as is his rival, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, whose internationally recognised government sits in Tripoli.