Trump ally Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo: UN report

Confidential report finds Prince supplied renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar with weapons and foreign mercenaries. Private security contractor Erik Prince, a close ally of former US President Donald Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya, UN investigators have found in a report detailed by US media. The confidential report to the Security Council, […]

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with hopes pinned on interim gov’t

Libyans mark 10 years since the 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and eventual killing of Muammar Gaddafi. Libyans are marking the 10th anniversary of their 2011 uprising that led to the overthrow and eventual killing of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi. The day comes as Libyans have their eyes on a recently appointed government […]

Libya: UN announces candidates for new transitional government

Interim leaders will oversee preparations for elections scheduled to take place by the end of the year, the UN says. Participants at Libya’s UN-sponsored peace talks have approved a list of candidates seeking to lead a transitional government, the United Nations said. The transitional government will oversee preparations for a national election at the end […]

Libya: UN chief urges foreign fighters to leave by Saturday

Arab League also presses for a solution to threat posed by armed groups and militias as Libya strives for peace. The UN chief urged the departure of all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya by Saturday as called for in the October 23 ceasefire agreement signed by the warring sides after years of fighting split […]

Egyptian delegation visits Libyan capital for talks with GNA

The visit to hold talks with the UN-recognised gov’t was the first for senior Egyptian officials to Tripoli since 2014. Senior Egyptian security officials have visited the Libyan capital Tripoli for the first time in years and held talks with officials from the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), the Libyan interior ministry said. […]

Turkey warns Haftar against attacking its forces in Libya

Defence Minister Hulusi Akar visits Libya, says Turkey will retaliate against any attack by rebel general Khalifa Haftar. Turkey’s defence minister said that any attack by eastern Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar on its personnel in the North African country would be met with force. “A war criminal, murderer Haftar and his supporters must […]

Libya’s warring sides begin prisoner exchange

First UN-brokered prisoner exchange comes as part of ceasefire deal inked two months ago in Geneva. Libya’s rivals have kicked off a UN-brokered prisoner exchange, which was part of a ceasefire agreement they inked more than two months ago in Geneva, the United Nations and Libyan officials have said. The exchange of a first batch […]

Libya’s east-based forces release Turkish vessel

The seizure of the Turkish ship threatened to escalate tensions in the conflict-stricken North African country. Forces loyal to a renegade Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday they released a Turkish-owned vessel seized last week. The seizure of the Turkish ship threatened to escalate tensions in the conflict-stricken North African country since Turkey […]

Turkey condemns seizure of vessel by east Libyan forces

Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army says it intercepted a Turkish ship heading to the port of Misrata. Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of reprisals. Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) […]

Libya’s LNA says its forces have seized Turkish cargo ship

Eastern Libya faction says the vessel entered a banned area and its crew did not respond to a call from the Libyan navy. Eastern-based Libyan forces have intercepted a Turkish ship under a Jamaican flag heading to the port of Misrata in western Libya, their spokesman said, in what could be a new flashpoint in […]

Seventeen bodies found in new Libya mass graves #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The graves were discovered in Tarhuna, the main staging point of Haftar’s year-long offensive on the capital, Tripoli. Seventeen bodies have been unearthed in newly found mass graves in western Libya’s Tarhuna region, taking the total exhumed in recent months to 112, the missing persons authority said. Lotfi Tawfiq, who heads a committee tasked by […]

Libya timeline: Haftar’s offensive to a ceasefire #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Libya’s rival administrations signed a ceasefire more than 18 months after renegade commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to seize the capital, Tripoli, from the United Nations-recognised government. Here is a timeline of events: Haftar orders advance  On April 4, 2019, Haftar orders his troops to advance on Tripoli, the seat since 2016 of the […]

Rival Libyan administrations hold talks in Morocco

Delegates from Libya’s rival administrations met for talks in Morocco more than two weeks after the two sides announced a surprise ceasefire. The meeting, held on Sunday at the initiative of Morocco, which hosted peace talks in 2015 that led to the creation of a United Nations-recognised government for Libya, kicked off in the coastal […]

Libya: 2nd day of Misrata protests over corruption, poor services

Misrata, Libya – Dozens of people have rallied in Libya’s third-largest city, Misrata, for a second consecutive day to denounce corruption and deteriorating public services. The protest on Monday came a day after hundreds of people took to the streets of Misrata and more than 1,000 gathered in the capital, Tripoli, to voice their anger […]

Haftar rejects GNA’s call for Libya ceasefire

Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces have dismissed a ceasefire announcement by Libya’s internationally recognised government as a “marketing” stunt. Ahmed Mismari, spokesman for Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), said on Sunday rival forces from the war-torn country’s west were mobilising around front lines in the centre of the country. In a media briefing, he […]