Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Turkey says better ties with Cairo could boost Libya peace efforts

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130 feared dead after Europe-bound dinghy capsizes near Libya

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Over 100 asylum seekers feared drowned off Libya coast in worst shipwreck of 2021

At least 130 migrants are feared dead after they attempted the sea route from Libya to Europe, in what United Nations officials believe is the single largest shipwreck in the central Mediterranean Sea this year. The deadly incident means 500 migrants and refugees have drowned in total this year which is three times the total […]

130 people en-route to Europe feared dead in shipwreck off Libya coast

Around 130 people are feared dead after the wreck of a boat carrying them to Europe was found off the Libyan coast. SOS Mediterranee, which operates the rescue vessel Ocean Viking, said late on Thursday that the wreck of a rubber boat, which was initially carrying around 130 people, was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea […]

Ancient synagogue in Libya turned into Islamic center, Jewish group says

An abandoned and ancient synagogue in Libya is being turned into an Islamic religious center without permission, the World Organization of the Jews of Libya said. David Gerbi, a Libya-born Italian Jew and member of the organization, which promotes the interests of people belonging to the Libyan Jewish Diaspora, wrote about the Sla Dar Bishi […]

Greek prime minister agrees to talks with Libya on maritime zones

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Libya’s new PM to hold talks with Erdogan in Turkey on Monday

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EU’s Michel visits Libya as nation battles instability and coronavirus

European Council President Charles Michel was in Libya on Sunday to lend support to the UN-backed peace process. Oil-rich Libya has been torn by civil war since the toppling and killing of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 in a NATO-backed revolt. Michel met with the chief of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al Manfi, before […]

When Will the US and its NATO Allies Answer for the Looting of Libya?

In 2011 Libya, as a result of the armed aggression unleashed by the United States and its NATO allies instead of the “democracy and freedom” that the West promised, ended up in a serious economic and social crisis – and turned into a hotbed of extremists and international crime. As the American publication Diario de […]

Libya: 230 migrants rescued off Tripoli coast

The Libyan authorities announced on Tuesday that 230 migrants heading for Europe had been rescued in two operations off the Tripoli coastline. According to the Libyan Navy, the migrants were in rubber dinghies and had issued distress signals before being rescued. Up to 77% of migrants face abuse, exploitation and trafficking – Refugee crisis, Libya […]

Turkey insists that Libya has not asked to cancel military cooperation 

An advisor to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advisor has denied media reports which claim that the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Menfi, has asked Ankara to cancel the 2018 military cooperation agreement between Turkey and the previous Government of National Accord in Tripoli. Yasin Aktay accused French media of fabricating the story. […]

Libya’s struggle over army chief post: Will Haftar take over or force the appointment of his men?

The task to unify the Libyan army and integrate all the battalions under one command has become the most serious and controversial issue for discussion in light of ongoing efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, amid attempts by the renegade General Khalifa Haftar to impose a loyal candidate. Haftar’s absence from the scene, under international […]

France to reopen embassy in Libya’s Tripoli, Macron announces

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After decade of conflict, Libya swears in first unity government

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Erik Prince and the Failed Plot to Arm a CIA Asset-Turned-Warlord in Libya

In 2019, Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious mercenary firm Blackwater and a prominent Donald Trump supporter, aided a plot to move U.S.-made attack helicopters, weapons, and other military equipment from Jordan to a renegade commander fighting for control of war-torn Libya. A team of mercenaries planned to use the aircraft to help the commander, […]

Biden’s Iran policy is a variation of Bolton’s ‘Libya Model’: Responsible Statecraft

TEHRAN – Something is going very wrong with Joe Biden’s approach towards Iran. Unless he corrects the path, Biden risks losing a vital deal and putting the two nations back on a course towards war — at precisely the time he intends to focus on the multiple domestic crises facing America, according to Responsible Statecraft. […]

‘Project Opus’: UN details violations by Blackwater founder Erik Prince in Libya

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That Blackwater: Its founder accused of helping USA evade U.N. Libya sanctions

Media reports said: Erik Prince, the private security executive and supporter of former U.S. President Donald Trump, “at the very least” helped evade an arms embargo on Libya, according to excerpts from a UN report. Independent UN sanctions monitors accused Prince of proposing a private military operation – known as ‘Project Opus’ – to Libya’s […]

Why oil can’t save Libya from failed-state status

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 The ‘humanitarian’ left still ignores the lessons of Iraq, Libya and Syria to cheer on more war

The instinct among parts of the left to cheerlead the right’s war crimes, so long as they are dressed up as liberal “humanitarianism”, is alive and kicking, as Owen Jones revealed in a column last week on the plight of the Uighurs at China’s hands. The “humanitarian war” instinct persists even after two decades of […]

Libya talks make progress towards forming new temporary government, UN says

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Erdogan and Libya… Will the Ottoman Dream End?

ARABI SOURI JANUARY 5, 2021 The following is the English translation from Arabic of the latest article by Turkish career journalist Husni Mahali he published in the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen news site Al-Mayadeen Net: The last week of last year witnessed interesting developments in the Libyan file, and it seems that it will become more hot and interesting during the […]

Turkey warns Libya’s Haftar and supporters against attacking its forces

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as “legitimate targets” if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.Turkey is the main foreign backer of Libya’s internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli, which […]

UN says Mladenov won’t take up Libya envoy role due to ‘personal and family reasons’

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UN Security Council approves new UN envoys to mediate Middle East, Libya

 The UN Security Council on Tuesday approved a proposal by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to appoint Bulgarian Nickolay Mladenov as the UN Libya special envoy and Norwegian Tor Wennesland as the UN Middle East envoy, diplomats said. Mladenov will replace Ghassan Salame, who stepped down as the UN Libya envoy in March due to stress, and […]

Anti-tank missile in Libya looks like Iran-produced weapon, UN says

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Bomb Libya And Take Its Oil

Biden budget chief pick Neera Tanden agreed with Trump. Donald Trump and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden proposed the same Libya war policy: oil for bombs. Editor’s note: US President-elect Joe Biden nominated Neera Tanden, a close ally of Hillary Clinton and president of neoliberal DC think tank the Center for American Progress, […]

Libya’s rival factions sign UN-brokered ‘permanent’ ceasefire in Geneva

The rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after years of fighting that has split the North African country in two. But skepticism over whether the agreement would hold began emerging almost immediately. The breakthrough, which among other things orders foreign mercenaries out of […]

Libya’s warring sides reach nation-wide ceasefire deal, UN says

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First tanker to load crude at Libya’s Hariga port since January blockade

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