Libya’s top diplomat has called for the departure of foreign forces and mercenaries from the North African country as it heads towards elections later this year. Najla al-Manqoush, foreign minister of Libya’s interim government, urged Turkey on Monday to implement UN Security Council resolutions demanding the repatriation of more than[…]
Military courts in eastern Libya have sentenced at least 22 people to death and imprisoned hundreds more in “sham, torture-tainted” trials, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday. The rights group said the trials were “aimed at punishing real or perceived opponents and critics” of the Libyan Arab Armed[…]
France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council. Libya’s unity government led by Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah took[…]
African Union (AU) chairperson and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday welcomed the signing of a complete country-wide and permanent ceasefire agreement between rival forces in Libya. The agreement was signed in Geneva in Switzerland on Friday, October 23. “We congratulate all signatories for agreeing to this groundbreaking permanent[…]
Libya’s warring sides have signed an agreement for “a permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya”, the United Nations Libya mission said in a ceremony in Geneva to sign the agreement. The UN on Friday said the two sides in the talks have reached the “historic achievement” with a immediate[…]
Turkey and Russia agreed on Wednesday to press for a ceasefire in war-ravaged Libya, but Ankara said the leader of the eastern forces was illegitimate and must withdraw from key positions for a credible truce to take hold. Moscow and Ankara are among the main power brokers in Libya’s conflict[…]
Libya’s National Oil Corp (NOC) has accused the United Arab Emirates of instructing eastern forces in Libya’s civil war to reimpose a blockade of oil exports after the departure of the first tanker in six months. The UAE, along with Russia and Egypt, supports the eastern-based self-styled Libyan National Army[…]
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the conflict in Libya has entered a new phase “with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels”. Libya was plunged into chaos by the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed its longtime leader, Muammar Gaddafi. Since 2014, the oil-rich[…]
Arab foreign ministers said on Tuesday that they wanted to avoid a new battle in Libya and called for a truce as the warring sides mobilise near the main oil region as their foreign backers threaten an escalation. “Libya is passing through a dangerous turn in the course of its[…]
A fact-finding mission to Libya has been established by the United Nations’ top rights body after prosecutors from the International Criminal Court said that mass graves discovered recently may constitute war crimes. The UN Human Rights Council on Monday adopted by consensus a resolution strongly condemning all acts of violence[…]
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