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Libya PM Dbeibah draws crowd for mass wedding, protest against parliament Libya PM Dbeibah draws crowd for mass wedding, protest against parliament
Several thousand Libyans packed a Tripoli square late on Friday for a state-funded mass wedding celebration that also drew supporters of transitional Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah and protesters ...
North Africa 25 September ,2021
Libya’s Haftar says he is suspending military role, activities ahead of polls Libya’s Haftar says he is suspending military role, activities ahead of polls
Libya’s eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar said Wednesday he was suspending his military activities, a step which could lead to his candidacy in elections later this year.In a statement, Haftar said he ...
North Africa 22 September ,2021
UN divided over Libya mission mandate ahead of elections UN divided over Libya mission mandate ahead of elections
The dispute, voiced by the US and Russia, led the council to adopt an extension of the current mandate, which was due to expire on Wednesday, until Sept. 30 to try to resolve the differences.
North Africa 15 September ,2021
Libya has ‘best opportunity’ for peace in decade, US official says ahead of elections Libya has ‘best opportunity’ for peace in decade, US official says ahead of elections
War-torn Libya has its best chance for peace since the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a senior US diplomat said Wednesday, urging rival sides to work together ahead of December elections.“Libya now ...
North Africa 15 September ,2021
EU’s top diplomat says bloc ‘ready to do more’ to help in Libya elections EU’s top diplomat says bloc ‘ready to do more’ to help in Libya elections
The European Union is “ready to do more” to help Libya organize elections planned for December, the bloc’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said Wednesday in Tripoli.But “there is no time to lose to ...
North Africa 08 September ,2021
Libya delegates fail to agree on basis for December polls Libya delegates fail to agree on basis for December polls
A day of UN-led talks between delegates from war-torn Libya failed to reach agreement on a constitutional framework to hold elections as planned in December, the United Nations said.The United Nations ...
North Africa 12 August ,2021
UN-backed Libya talks fail to reach consensus on elections UN-backed Libya talks fail to reach consensus on elections
UN-sponsored talks aimed at paving the way for elections in Libya in late December failed to find common ground, the deputy of the United Nations mission in Libya said on Friday night after weeklong ...
North Africa 03 July ,2021
Libya’s foreign minister cites progress on mercenaries pull out in Berlin talks Libya’s foreign minister cites progress on mercenaries pull out in Berlin talks
Libya’s foreign minister voiced hopes that foreign mercenaries will pull out of the North African country in the next days, after “progress” was made at a new round of peace talks in Berlin on ...
North Africa 23 June ,2021
Washington in talks over removal of foreign fighters from Libya: US envoy Washington in talks over removal of foreign fighters from Libya: US envoy
The US is in talks with some of the key actors in Libya over the withdrawal of foreign forces ahead of elections planned for December, Washington’s top Libya envoy said on Monday.Special Envoy for ...
North Africa 22 June ,2021
France’s Macron says Turkey’s Erdogan wants foreign mercenaries out of Libya France’s Macron says Turkey’s Erdogan wants foreign mercenaries out of Libya
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he had received assurances from Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he wanted foreign mercenaries to leave Libyan territory as soon as possible ...
North Africa 14 June ,2021
Libyan parliament votes to approve government headed by PM Abdulhamid Dbeibeh Libyan parliament votes to approve government headed by PM Abdulhamid Dbeibeh
Libya’s parliament voted on Wednesday to approve a government of national unity headed by prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh as part of a UN-backed plan to resolve a decade of chaos and violence with ...
North Africa 10 March ,2021
Flights resume between Libya’s rival cities of Benghazi, Misrata after seven years Flights resume between Libya’s rival cities of Benghazi, Misrata after seven years
Flights between the eastern Libya city of Benghazi and the western city of Misrata were restored Tuesday after a near seven-year absence, the latest tentative step toward national reconciliation.An ...
North Africa 09 March ,2021
UN sends advance monitor team to check Libya ceasefire between rival factions UN sends advance monitor team to check Libya ceasefire between rival factions
The advance team of a UN observer mission has arrived in Libya, which after a decade of conflict and chaos plans to hold elections in December, informed sources said Wednesday.The group of about 10 ...
North Africa 03 March ,2021
Libya speaker Aguila Saleh flags March 8 for government confidence vote Libya speaker Aguila Saleh flags March 8 for government confidence vote
The Libyan parliament will discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unified government for the divided country on March 8, its powerful speaker Aguila Saleh said.Oil-rich Libya has been mired in ...
North Africa 27 February ,2021
Libya’s interior minister escapes assassination attempt: Officials Libya’s interior minister escapes assassination attempt: Officials
The powerful interior minister of Libya’s unity government survived an assassination attempt Sunday on a highway near the capital Tripoli, an official from his inner circle told AFP.Fathi Bashagha’s ...
North Africa 21 February ,2021
UAE says will cooperate with UN, US on Libya conflict UAE says will cooperate with UN, US on Libya conflict
The United Arab Emirates has issued a statement Friday stating its readiness to work “closely” with the new US administration for a peaceful solution to the Libya conflict.“There is an urgent need for ...
North Africa 30 January ,2021
Libya envoys to vote on key proposal for new executive: UN Libya envoys to vote on key proposal for new executive: UN
Envoys at talks aimed at ending nearly a decade of war in Libya will vote on Monday on a mechanism to choose an interim executive that would govern until elections in December, a top UN official ...
North Africa 17 January ,2021
Three Russians, one Ukrainian freed from captivity in Libya: Russian group Three Russians, one Ukrainian freed from captivity in Libya: Russian group
Three Russians and one Ukrainian have been released from captivity in Libya, the head of a controversial Moscow-based political organization said Saturday, drawing attention to the Kremlin’s role in ...
North Africa 02 January ,2021
Anti-tank missile in Libya looks like Iran-produced ‘Dehlavieh’ weapon: UN Anti-tank missile in Libya looks like Iran-produced ‘Dehlavieh’ weapon: UN
A United Nations analysis of photos of four anti-tank guided missiles in Libya found that one “had characteristics consistent with the Iranian-produced Dehlavieh” missile, UN Secretary-General Antonio ...
North Africa 09 December ,2020
UAE welcomes UN-brokered ceasefire in Libya UAE welcomes UN-brokered ceasefire in Libya
The United Arab Emirates welcomed the declaration of a ceasefire in Libya following UN-sponsored talks between warring parties in Geneva, Switzerland.In a statement issued on Saturday, The Ministry of ...
North Africa 25 October ,2020
Libya’s NOC lifts force majeure on Ras Lanuf and Es Sider Libya’s NOC lifts force majeure on Ras Lanuf and Es Sider
Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) has lifted force majeure on exports from the ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, it said on Friday, adding that output would reach 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) within two ...
North Africa 24 October ,2020
UN chief hails Libya ceasefire as ‘fundamental step’ toward peace UN chief hails Libya ceasefire as ‘fundamental step’ toward peace
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed a ceasefire signed by Libya’s rival factions as a big step towards peace.The two warring sides signed a “permanent” UN-brokered ...
North Africa 23 October ,2020
Libyan warring sides agree to open air, land routes: UN Envoy Libyan warring sides agree to open air, land routes: UN Envoy
Libya's warring parties have agreed to open air and land routes in the country, according to the UN's acting envoy to the country Stephanie Williams.Williams said on Wednesday she was "quite ...
North Africa 21 October ,2020
UN hosts Libyan military leaders in hopes of end to conflict UN hosts Libyan military leaders in hopes of end to conflict
Military leaders from Libya’s warring sides are meeting in Geneva in hopes of a UN-brokered breakthrough that could pave the way for a “complete and permanent cease-fire” in the conflict-ridden North ...
News 19 October ,2020