Tag: Libya

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander’s forces choke oil flows

"We know that we have not solved all of Libya's problems today but we were aiming for fresh momentum," Merkel said.

Foreign powers to discuss ways out Libya crisis with rival camps

Germany and the United Nations hope to persuade Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to push their opposing camps to agree on a lasting truce in Tripoli, home to the internationally recognised government.

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

summit will put pressure on Khalifa Haftar and his eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) to halt a nine-month offensive against Fayez al-Serraj's government in the coastal capital after a week-long lull in fighting.

Libyan opponents may sign ceasefire deal in Moscow

It is still unclear whether Haftar and Serraj will meet face to face.

Both sides accuse each other of violating ceasefire in Libya

Both of Libya's warring factions accused each other of violating a ceasefire proposed by Turkey and Russia, as fighting continued around the capital, Tripoli, on Sunday.

Italian foreign policy flounders amidst Libyan blunders

"Our politicians don't pay enough attention to foreign policy and they are paying the price for it." Arturo Varvelli

Turkish support for Tripoli could ‘rebalance forces’ in Libya

Turkey's decision to send the advisers and technical experts responded to a request by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj's GNA, which Ankara backs against forces allied to veteran commander Khalifa Haftar.

Libyan commander Haftar’s forces say they have taken Sirte

Sirte lies in the centre of Libya's Mediterranean coast, and has been controlled by GNA-aligned forces since they ejected Islamic State from the city with the help of U.S. air strikes in late 2016.

At least 30 killed in Libya military academy attack

Tripoli, controlled by the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), is facing an offensive by military commander Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) that began in April.

Flights suspended in Libya’s capital due to rocket fire, says official

The cause of the rocket fire that shut the airport on Friday was not immediately clear.