Libya

Country Libya
Capital Tripoli
Continent Africa
Currency Libyan dinar(LYD)
Languages Arabic, Berber & Libyan Arabic

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The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system is a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and is supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy." QADHAFI has always seen himself as a revolutionary and visionary leader. He used oil funds during the 1970s and 1980s to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversives and terrorists abroad to hasten the end of Marxism and capitalism. In addition, beginning in 1973, he engaged in military operations in northern Chad's Aozou Strip - to gain access to minerals and to use as a base of influence in Chadian politics - but was forced to retreat in 1987. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically following the downing of Pan AM Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. During the 1990s, QADHAFI began to rebuild his relationships with Europe. UN sanctions were suspended in April 1999 and finally lifted in September 2003 after Libya accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing. In December 2003, Libya announced that it had agreed to reveal and end its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and to renounce terrorism. QADHAFI has made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations since then. He has received various Western European leaders as well as many working-level and commercial delegations, and made his first trip to Western Europe in 15 years when he traveled to Brussels in April 2004. The US rescinded Libya's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism in June 2006. In January 2008, Libya assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008-09 term. In August 2008, the US and Libya signed a bilateral comprehensive claims settlement agreement to compensate claimants in both countries who allege injury or death at the hands of the other country, including the Lockerbie bombing, the LaBelle disco bombing, and the UTA 772 bombing. In October 2008, the US Government received $1.5 billion pursuant to the agreement to distribute to US national claimants, and as a result effectively normalized its bilateral relationship with Libya. The two countries then exchanged ambassadors for the first time since 1973 in January 2009. QADHAFI in February 2009 took over as chairman of the African Union for the 2009-10 term; in September 2009, a Libyan took over the year-long presidency of UN General Assembly.

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Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war' - BBC News
  1. Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'  BBC News
  2. UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya  Aljazeera.com
  3. Water supply restored for millions in Libya, averting crisis  The Guardian
  4. Libya on verge of civil war, threatening 'permanent division', top UN official warns Security Council  UN News
  5. Libya's besieged capital gets water back after two days  TRT World
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Libyan army forces foil heavy artillery advance by Haftar's forces on Tripoli Airport, Ain Zara - The Libya Observer
  1. Libyan army forces foil heavy artillery advance by Haftar's forces on Tripoli Airport, Ain Zara  The Libya Observer
  2. ISIL fighters kill LNA troops outside Libyan oilfield  Aljazeera.com
  3. Clashes on outskirts of Libya's capital Tripoli kill 15  Euronews English
  4. Libya Government Gets Arms Shipment Amid Tripoli Offensive  Bloomberg
  5. Forces loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government receive military...  Reuters
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Ending bloodshed in Libya - GOV.UKEnding bloodshed in Libya  GOV.UK

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Libya.



Libya managing migrants is 'like a sick doctor treating patients' - Euronews EnglishLibya managing migrants is 'like a sick doctor treating patients'  Euronews English

Putting unstable Libya in charge of managing Europe-seeking migrants is like "a sick doctor being asked to treat patients".



Libyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US - The Japan TimesLibyan National Army hires firm to forge closer ties with US  The Japan Times

A Libyan general who has gained control of the Libyan city of Benghazi and is believed to have ties to the CIA has hired a Texas-based lobbying firm to hel.



War-torn Libya’s evacuees fret about those left behind - The Irish TimesWar-torn Libya’s evacuees fret about those left behind  The Irish Times

'We will be evacuated from Libya for good. In a few days my nightmares will end'



Haftar’s stalled Tripoli advance fuels dispute over Libyan oil - Financial TimesHaftar’s stalled Tripoli advance fuels dispute over Libyan oil  Financial Times

With Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar's forces frustrated in their attempt to take control of Tripoli, a new front has opened in the fight over the North ...



French ambassador reiterates need to continuing Libya-France cooperation - The Libya ObserverFrench ambassador reiterates need to continuing Libya-France cooperation  The Libya Observer

The French ambassador to Libya, Beatrice de Helene, reaffirmed the need to cooperate with Libya in a meeting with the Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha ...



Libyan general praised by Trump accused of possible war crimes - CNNLibyan general praised by Trump accused of possible war crimes  CNN

The two sides battling for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli have engaged in "shameful" attacks on civilian neighborhoods that could amount to war crimes, ...



How the West's War in Libya Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries - Consortium NewsHow the West's War in Libya Spurred Terrorism in 14 Countries  Consortium News

The first to suffer was Syria and since then the gruesome effects have been spreading in the region and beyond, to Africans and Europeans, writes Mark Curtis.



Life in Libya Getting Worse Before Recent Fighting - GallupLife in Libya Getting Worse Before Recent Fighting  Gallup

Before the latest fighting, Libyans' lives were already getting worse, with record-low numbers thriving and record-high numbers reporting that they lacked money ...



Libya to reopen embassy in Zimbabwe - The Libya ObserverLibya to reopen embassy in Zimbabwe  The Libya Observer

Libya's Ambassador to Kenya Mr Hesham Ali Sharif has delivered a special message to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant ...



Manchester bomb victim: Send army to Libya to get suspect - Sky NewsManchester bomb victim: Send army to Libya to get suspect  Sky News

The brother of the bomber, who is wanted in connection with the attack, is being held in jail in Tripoli.



UN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war - National PostUN envoy warns Libya is on verge of descending to civil war  National Post

The U.N. envoy for Libya warned Tuesday that the oil-rich nation “is on the verge of descending into a civil war” that could divide the country and imperil the ...



Libyan officials say 200 people have been killed in recent fighting - The GuardianLibyan officials say 200 people have been killed in recent fighting  The Guardian

Khalifa Haftar's bid to topple UN-recognised government has displaced 50000 people.



Libya's Coming Forever War:Why Backing One Militia Against Another Is Not the Solution - War on the RocksLibya's Coming Forever War:Why Backing One Militia Against Another Is Not the Solution  War on the Rocks

On April 15, President Donald Trump telephoned Libyan militia commander Khalifa Haftar and praised his Libyan National Army's offensive against the.



Libyan wins Quran Awards, takes home Dh250,000 - Gulf NewsLibyan wins Quran Awards, takes home Dh250,000  Gulf News

African contestants dominate 23rd Dubai International Holy Quran Awards.



Libya calls for help against rebel offensive - Euronews EnglishLibya calls for help against rebel offensive  Euronews English

The Libyan government calls for international support to halt the Eastern rebels' assault on Tripoli.



Libya's Anti-Terrorism Force says coordinating with many countries in fighting militants - The Libya ObserverLibya's Anti-Terrorism Force says coordinating with many countries in fighting militants  The Libya Observer

The spokesman for the Libyan Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) Abdelbasit Tika said they had not depicted movements for ISIS in the area from southern Sirte to ...



Libyan Airforce continues airstrikes to repel Tripoli invaders - The Libya ObserverLibyan Airforce continues airstrikes to repel Tripoli invaders  The Libya Observer

Libyan Air Force carried out six airstrikes on the armed groups of warlord Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday, resulting in the destruction of an ammunition cargo plane at ...



Members of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament want out of UN-brokered political agreement - The Libya ObserverMembers of Libya's Tobruk-based parliament want out of UN-brokered political agreement  The Libya Observer

A number of House of Representatives' (HoR) members in Tobruk called for pulling out from the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) of Skhirat, Morocco, which ...



Libya's oil revenues rise in April - The Libya ObserverLibya's oil revenues rise in April  The Libya Observer

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has recorded an income of 1.87 billion USD from sales of crude oil and derived products, in addition to taxes and royalties ...



Haftar ally UAE says 'extremist militias' control Libyan capital - Aljazeera.comHaftar ally UAE says 'extremist militias' control Libyan capital  Aljazeera.com

UAE and Egypt support renegade commander Khalifa Haftar who they see as a bulwark against armed groups in North Africa.



Trump Backed Libyan Warlord After Saudi Arabia and Egypt Lobbied Him - The Wall Street JournalTrump Backed Libyan Warlord After Saudi Arabia and Egypt Lobbied Him  The Wall Street Journal

The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Egypt successfully lobbied President Trump to shift U.S. policy in Libya and reach out to the general leading an offensive ...



Who Controls Libya's Airports Controls Libya - Foreign PolicyWho Controls Libya's Airports Controls Libya  Foreign Policy

On April 4, the Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his self-styled Libyan National Army launched an assault on the country's capital, Tripoli. The move ...



Libya: UN-backed government defending capital from warlord Haftar now using drones on front lines - The IndependentLibya: UN-backed government defending capital from warlord Haftar now using drones on front lines  The Independent

Armed groups defending Libya's capital from an offensive by Egyptian and Emirati-backed warlord Khalifa Haftar have obtained drones for the first time and ...



Dr Anwar Gargash: Our solution for Libya - The NationalDr Anwar Gargash: Our solution for Libya  The National

The UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs explains how his country is working to bring a solution to the Libyan crisis.



Khalifa Haftar can still be part of future Libya government, says Hunt - The GuardianKhalifa Haftar can still be part of future Libya government, says Hunt  The Guardian

The UK is not ruling out the warlord Khalifa Haftar from a role in a future Libyan government despite his attack on the capital, the British foreign secretary has ...



Libya's Capital Hit By Rockets And Mortar Shells Nearly Every Day, Civilians Say - NPRLibya's Capital Hit By Rockets And Mortar Shells Nearly Every Day, Civilians Say  NPR

Huda, a 60-year-old high school teacher in Tripoli, has just finished her last day teaching English literature at an international school in the Libyan capital.



With Haftar attacking Tripoli, the US needs to re-engage on Libya - Brookings InstitutionWith Haftar attacking Tripoli, the US needs to re-engage on Libya  Brookings Institution

The United States has kept its distance from the Libya file since the murder of its ambassador in Benghazi in 2012. Instead, Washington's interest has largely ...



DTM Libya - Rapid Market Assessment (21 May 2019) - Libya - ReliefWebDTM Libya - Rapid Market Assessment (21 May 2019) - Libya  ReliefWeb

English Assessment on Libya about Education, Food and Nutrition, IDPs and more; published on 21 May 2019 by IOM.



United Nations says 443 died in Libya since offensive began against Tripoli in last month - USA TODAYUnited Nations says 443 died in Libya since offensive began against Tripoli in last month  USA TODAY

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. health agency says 443 people have died and 2,110 have been wounded in violence in Libya's capital since the head of the ...



Libyan Salafists fight alongside 'secular' Hifter - Al-MonitorLibyan Salafists fight alongside 'secular' Hifter  Al-Monitor

Although Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter has often been perceived as a secular leader, his Libyan National Army contains many Salafi fighters.



Libyan ambassador to the EU: Libya is seeking international guarantees - Euronews EnglishLibyan ambassador to the EU: Libya is seeking international guarantees  Euronews English

As the UN and the EU ask for a ceasefire in Libya, the national unity government asks for a strong signal from the International community.



The Libyan Oil Era is Over - Energy ReportersThe Libyan Oil Era is Over  Energy Reporters

For decades, Libyan oil has been a linchpin of European oil-supply security. In 2011, the British and French even went to war partly for this reason.



NATO Secretary General calls for end to Libya fighting - NATO HQNATO Secretary General calls for end to Libya fighting  NATO HQ

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya Ghassan Salamé at NATO ...



Three killed in suspected Islamic State attack outside Libyan oilfield - ReutersThree killed in suspected Islamic State attack outside Libyan oilfield  Reuters

Two guards and a soldier were killed and four other people were kidnapped early on Saturday in a suspected Islamic State attack targeting Libya's Zella oilfield, ...



Tunisia on edge as Libya's Hifter advances - Al-MonitorTunisia on edge as Libya's Hifter advances  Al-Monitor

On May 5, Tunisian security services in Ben Guerdane, on the Libyan border, said they stopped a vehicle carrying a group of Libyans attempting to cross the ...



Sudan's female revolutionaries must beware fate that befell women in Libya - The GuardianSudan's female revolutionaries must beware fate that befell women in Libya  The Guardian

Alaa Salah's role in Sudan's protests was not unique, African women have long led change – and Libya's precedent is especially relevant.



Water supplies restored to besieged Libyan capital - The Irish TimesWater supplies restored to besieged Libyan capital  The Irish Times

Gen Haftar's forces denied responsiblity for cutting off water.



The Trump administration needs to clean up its Libya policy mess - The Washington PostThe Trump administration needs to clean up its Libya policy mess  The Washington Post

This post has been updated, 3:40 p.m.. Ever since the White House revealed earlier this month that President Trump had called a Libyan warlord who is ...



3 Filipinos among four civilians rescued with UAE's help from Libya - Khaleej Times3 Filipinos among four civilians rescued with UAE's help from Libya  Khaleej Times

Four detainees - three Filipinos and a South Korean - who were held captive by armed groups in Libya, have been released thanks to "intensive efforts" made by ...



Libya's gaming craze: PUBG consuming Libya's youth - Aljazeera.comLibya's gaming craze: PUBG consuming Libya's youth  Aljazeera.com

Life is a game for Libyans seeking an escape from war.



The Philippines ambassador to Libya visits Filipino medics in Al-Razi hospital in Tripoli - The Libya ObserverThe Philippines ambassador to Libya visits Filipino medics in Al-Razi hospital in Tripoli  The Libya Observer

The ambassador of The Philippines to Libya visited Al-Razi hospital for neurological and psychological disorders in Tripoli and checked on the conditions of the ...



Bad Ideas Led to Libya Civil War - Heritage.orgBad Ideas Led to Libya Civil War  Heritage.org

In 2011, the United States led an intervention that deposed Libyan dictator, terrorist, and crackpot Muammar Gaddafi. Since then, U.S. and Western policy toward ...



Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive - Al-MonitorLibyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive  Al-Monitor

The UN-backed Government of National Accord is lobbying Washington to halt Khalifa Hifter's offensive on Tripoli by denying him arms from Gulf Arab states.



How Libyan human traffickers use Facebook - PravdaHow Libyan human traffickers use Facebook  Pravda

Unfortunately, it's not a joke but the sad truth. One specific case has recently caught the attention of the Italian media as an individual identified as "Haj Murad"



UN expert on Libya weapons ‘illegally jailed in Tunisia’ - The GuardianUN expert on Libya weapons ‘illegally jailed in Tunisia’  The Guardian

A UN expert on illegal Libyan weapons, Dr Moncef Kartas, is being kept in prison by the Tunisian government in violation of international law, a letter signed by ...



The Situation In Libya And What The U.S. Wants - NPRThe Situation In Libya And What The U.S. Wants  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro talks with analyst Karim Mezran of the Atlantic Council about the developing situation in Libya.



Trump changed U.S. policy toward Libya. This is why it matters. - Washington PostTrump changed U.S. policy toward Libya. This is why it matters.  Washington Post

Last month, President Trump threw U.S. policy toward Libya into disarray during a phone call with Khalifa Hifter, a self-avowed autocrat and commander of the ...



Libya arms embargo: UN investigates UAE violations - Aljazeera.comLibya arms embargo: UN investigates UAE violations  Aljazeera.com

A series of drone attacks near the Libyan capital last month is being investigated by a UN panel of experts.



Manchester attack survivor wants troops sent to Libya to snatch bomber's brother - Mirror OnlineManchester attack survivor wants troops sent to Libya to snatch bomber's brother  Mirror Online

Robby Potter, who was there when Salman Abedi bombed the Manchester Area, wants soldiers to capture the killer's brother, whose extradition from Libya is ...



Libyan journalists Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani missing since May 2 - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineLibyan journalists Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani missing since May 2  CPJ Press Freedom Online

New York, May 9, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned about the safety of Mohamed al-Qurj and Mohamed al-Shibani, Libyan ...



Manchester Arena bombing extradition 'delayed by Libya clashes' - BBC NewsManchester Arena bombing extradition 'delayed by Libya clashes'  BBC News

The extradition of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi's brother has been delayed by fighting in Libya, the BBC has been told. According to the country's ...



Lone migrant swimming at sea rescued off Libya - Sky NewsLone migrant swimming at sea rescued off Libya  Sky News

A Libyan migrant was picked up by a private tug boat after he jumped off a vessel that had suffered a technical failure.



Libyan Coast Guard rescues 61 illegal immigrants off the coast of Zawiya - The Libya ObserverLibyan Coast Guard rescues 61 illegal immigrants off the coast of Zawiya  The Libya Observer

Libyan Coast Guard rescued 61 illegal immigrants, among them a child off the coast of Zawiya city west of Libya. The Information Office of the Libyan Coast ...



As Tripoli conflict continues, detained migrants run out of food - Aljazeera.comAs Tripoli conflict continues, detained migrants run out of food  Aljazeera.com

At least 376 people have been killed and thousands displaced since fighting erupted last month in the Libyan capital.



UN envoy visited Washington DC to gather support for political solution in Libya - The Libya ObserverUN envoy visited Washington DC to gather support for political solution in Libya  The Libya Observer

The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame ended a three-day visit to Washington DC in the US, where he held discussions with American officials in different ...



Armed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies - Aljazeera.comArmed men crossing from Libya alleged to be French spies  Aljazeera.com

Tunisia's presidency denies report that group with diplomatic passports who attempted to enter was French intelligence.



Libya: UN mobilized to support thousands uprooted by Tripoli clashes, renews call for humanitarian truce - UN NewsLibya: UN mobilized to support thousands uprooted by Tripoli clashes, renews call for humanitarian truce  UN News

Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya's capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in ...



UN: Ghadduwah town attack should unite all Libyans - The Libya ObserverUN: Ghadduwah town attack should unite all Libyans  The Libya Observer

The Deputy Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General, Farhan Haq, said ISIS attack on Ghadduwah town in southern Libya is yet another reason why a ...



Libya's $60 Billion Push To Double Oil Production | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.comLibya's $60 Billion Push To Double Oil Production | OilPrice.com  OilPrice.com

Mustafa Sanalla, chairman of Libya's internationally recognized National Oil Corporation (NOC), held meetings with U.S. companies at the Offshore Technology ...



Libya: Ongoing fighting endangers detained migrants and refugees - Doctors Without BordersLibya: Ongoing fighting endangers detained migrants and refugees  Doctors Without Borders

Since fighting erupted in Tripoli, Libya, on April 4, 2019, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called for the urgent evacuation of ...



Libya Is On the Verge of Becoming a Massive Humanitarian Crisis - UN DispatchLibya Is On the Verge of Becoming a Massive Humanitarian Crisis  UN Dispatch

Fighting has intensified around Libya's capitol city of Tripoli that is threatening the plunge the entire country into a full scale civil war. UN humanitarian agencies ...



UN urges enforcement of Libyan arms embargo to curb fighting - Fox NewsUN urges enforcement of Libyan arms embargo to curb fighting  Fox News

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging all countries to implement an arms embargo against Libya, saying preventing the proliferation of weapons is ...



Libya 'war crimes' videos shared on social media - BBC NewsLibya 'war crimes' videos shared on social media  BBC News

BBC Arabic found videos of bodies being desecrated by fighters loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar.



Libya's Haftar admits sending Daesh members back to Tunisia - Middle East MonitorLibya's Haftar admits sending Daesh members back to Tunisia  Middle East Monitor

Retired general and commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar has admitted to sending Tunisian Daesh members back to their home country.



The West Continues Its Destructive Meddling in Libya - Cato InstituteThe West Continues Its Destructive Meddling in Libya  Cato Institute

The United States and its Western allies can't seem to stop meddling in Libya's affairs, despite the horrid record of their previous attempts. There are signs that ...



Amid hostilities in Libya, 146 refugees evacuated to Italy - UNHCRAmid hostilities in Libya, 146 refugees evacuated to Italy  UNHCR

146 refugees were evacuated today from Libya to Italy in a joint operation between UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Italian and Libyan authorities. Italy.



'Abhorrent' ambulance attack in Libyan capital imperils life-saving work, warns UN - UN News'Abhorrent' ambulance attack in Libyan capital imperils life-saving work, warns UN  UN News

An attack on an ambulance in Tripoli on Wednesday that has critically injured the head of emergency services in Libya's war-torn capital, along with two ...



UK spent £11m of public money fighting Libya rendition case - The GuardianUK spent £11m of public money fighting Libya rendition case  The Guardian

The government spent more than £11m of public funds resisting demands for an apology, compensation and prosecutions over MI6's 2004 rendition of the ...



Libya's NOC opens first international office in Houston, US - The Libya ObserverLibya's NOC opens first international office in Houston, US  The Libya Observer

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) inaugurated its first international office in Houston on Friday, saying the office is mandated to lead a 60 billion USD ...



Migrant filmed as he swims for freedom after fleeing Libya - Sky NewsMigrant filmed as he swims for freedom after fleeing Libya  Sky News

The man jumped from a stricken vessel when it was approached by the Libyan coast guard and headed for a private tug.



UN expert on breaches of Libya arms embargo must be released by Tunisia - The GuardianUN expert on breaches of Libya arms embargo must be released by Tunisia  The Guardian

Letter: As a member of the UN panel of experts on Libya, Dr Kartas enjoys diplomatic immunity. His detention a serious violation of Tunisia's international ...



Libya: Brutal shooting of detainees shows need for immediate evacuation of migrants and refugees - Doctors Without BordersLibya: Brutal shooting of detainees shows need for immediate evacuation of migrants and refugees  Doctors Without Borders

TRIPOLI, LIBYA/NEW YORK, April 25, 2019—Refugees and migrants in Tripoli's Qasr Bin Gashir detention center were shot and injured during a violent incident ...



Fortress Europe: what happens to the refugees sent back to Libya? - The GuardianFortress Europe: what happens to the refugees sent back to Libya?  The Guardian

The EU's efforts to stem the flow migration from Africa across the Mediterranean has meant assisting the Libyan coastguard to intercept boats. But what happens ...



Libya's rival governments move to financial war with frontline stuck - ReutersLibya's rival governments move to financial war with frontline stuck  Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - With the frontlines around Libya's contested capital Tripoli stalemated, the two rival factions are bringing oil and money supplies into the ...



Talia Belaid abduction: Anger as she remains in Libya - BBC NewsTalia Belaid abduction: Anger as she remains in Libya  BBC News

A mother is "very angry" attempts to return her abducted six-year-old daughter from Libya have failed and has pleaded for help. Talia Belaid was taken by her ...



In the Middle East, a new military crescent is in the making - Al Jazeera EnglishIn the Middle East, a new military crescent is in the making  Al Jazeera English

Counter-revolutionary forces are seeking to resurrect the military dictatorship model the Arab Spring dismantled.



EU claims it has a united policy on Libya | - Libya HeraldEU claims it has a united policy on Libya |  Libya Herald

Speaking yesterday at the end of the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels and after having met with Faiez Serraj head of Libya's internationally ...



Tuesday's Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon - UN NewsTuesday's Daily Brief: hate speech, dementia, Libya and Yemen, human rights in Brazil and Lebanon  UN News

This Tuesday, we cover: the UN chief in New Zealand's Christchurch calls for end to hate speech; how a healthy lifestyle can prevent dementia; updates on ...



Libya's Tobruk-based HoR labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group - The Libya ObserverLibya's Tobruk-based HoR labels Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group  The Libya Observer

Several House of Representatives' members in Tobruk, eastern Libya who are loyal to Khalifa Haftar, voted Monday for the labelling of Muslim Brotherhood as a ...



Libya's Interior Ministry: Prominent ISIS militant arrested - The Libya ObserverLibya's Interior Ministry: Prominent ISIS militant arrested  The Libya Observer

The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Presidential Council's government said Thursday its central investigation apparatus had arrested an ISIS senior leader by the ...



Libyan government hires US lobbyists as confusion mounts over Trump support for warring rebels - Center for Responsive PoliticsLibyan government hires US lobbyists as confusion mounts over Trump support for warring rebels  Center for Responsive Politics

The UN-recognized government of Libya hired DC lobbyists days after President Donald Trump expressed support for a Libyan-American rebel's campaign.



Sirte Protection Force reiterates readiness to defend the city - The Libya ObserverSirte Protection Force reiterates readiness to defend the city  The Libya Observer

Spokesman of the Protection Force of Sirte, Taha Hadid, confirmed their readiness to repel any potential attack by the eastern armed groups. "The situation in ...



Libya - Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing (25.04.19) - France DiplomatieLibya - Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing (25.04.19)  France Diplomatie

According to reports from our correspondents at the White House, President Trump may have expressed in a conversation with Khalifa Haftar his (…)



A Warlord Rises in Libya - The AtlanticA Warlord Rises in Libya  The Atlantic

A warlord's forces swept across a fractured country and fought the internationally recognized government to a stalemate outside the capital city, and another ...



France calls on its citizens not to travel to Libya - The Libya ObserverFrance calls on its citizens not to travel to Libya  The Libya Observer

The French Foreign Ministry warned its citizens not to travel to Libya due to the volatile security situation and the risk of being exposed to abduction.



NATO calls on Libyan parties to revert to political process - The Libya ObserverNATO calls on Libyan parties to revert to political process  The Libya Observer

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg emphasized that they will continue to encourage all parties to conflict in Libya to end the fighting and revert to the ...



The refugee families caught up in a war zone in Libya - BBC NewsThe refugee families caught up in a war zone in Libya  BBC News

Migrants and refugees trying to get to Europe are trapped on the front line in Libya.



Libya rescues more than 200 Europe-bound migrants off coast - Fox NewsLibya rescues more than 200 Europe-bound migrants off coast  Fox News

Libya's navy says it has rescued 213 Europe-bound African and Arab migrants off the Mediterranean coast.



Egypt to host African summits Tuesday on Sudan, Libya - EWNEgypt to host African summits Tuesday on Sudan, Libya  EWN

The leaders will focus on "the evolution of the situation in Sudan" and will also seek to "stem the current crisis" in Libya.



Thursday's Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever - UN NewsThursday's Daily Brief: ambulance attack in Libya, #GlobalGoals defenders, human rights in Cambodia, Swine Fever  UN News

On Thursday, we cover: a tragic attack against an ambulance in Libya; six new advocates for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals; a call for a change in ...



Libyan Coast Guard patrols rescues more than 100 migrants off the Libyan coast - The Libya ObserverLibyan Coast Guard patrols rescues more than 100 migrants off the Libyan coast  The Libya Observer

Libyan Coast Guard said Sunday that it had managed to rescue more than one hundred illegal immigrants in two different operations off the Libyan coast.



Monday's Daily Brief: Earth Day, looking for a solution to Libya crisis, focus on indigenous issues, Security Council on Sri Lanka, a high-level visit to Bangladesh - UN NewsMonday's Daily Brief: Earth Day, looking for a solution to Libya crisis, focus on indigenous issues, Security Council on Sri Lanka, a high-level visit to Bangladesh  UN News

Top news for Monday include: the celebration of International Mother Earth Day, efforts by the UN to push for a political solution to the Libyan crisis, the opening ...



Iran, Venezuela, Libya: Inside the 'high wire act' facing oil markets - CNNIran, Venezuela, Libya: Inside the 'high wire act' facing oil markets  CNN

Washington's crackdown on Iran is just the latest global flashpoint rippling through increasingly tight oil markets.



UN envoy to Libya to attend NATO meeting - The Libya ObserverUN envoy to Libya to attend NATO meeting  The Libya Observer

NATO announced that its Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg will meet next Monday with the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame at NATO HQ in the Belgian ...



Pope appeals for safe passage for refugees from Libyan detention centers - Vatican NewsPope appeals for safe passage for refugees from Libyan detention centers  Vatican News

During the Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter's Square Pope Francis expressed his concern for the predicament of migrants and refugees held in detention ...



French ambassador to UN urges warring parties in Libya to revert to dialogue - The Libya ObserverFrench ambassador to UN urges warring parties in Libya to revert to dialogue  The Libya Observer

The French Ambassador to the United Nations, Francois Delattre, has called on all parties to the conflict in Libya to return to dialogue, in accordance with the ...



Libyan parl't votes to ban Muslim Brotherhood, designates it 'terrorist group' - EgypttodayLibyan parl't votes to ban Muslim Brotherhood, designates it 'terrorist group'  Egypttoday

CAIRO - 14 May 2019: The Libyan House of Representatives voted Tuesday on banning the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and classifying it as a terrorist ...