Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Libya Amid External and Internal Challenges

As Libya’s first-ever presidential election is approaching on December 24, the situation in that country is becoming increasingly tense. On September 21, 89 members of Libya’s unicameral parliament passed a vote of no confidence in the Government of National Unity. However, Mohamed al-Raed, a member of the House of Representatives, later said that in his view, […]

Leaked audio shows Libya PM questioning Egypt judiciary’s integrity

A leaked audio recording of the Prime Minister of Libya’s interim Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, in which he questioned the Egyptian judiciary’s integrity could ignite a diplomatic crisis with Cairo. In the leaked audio recording, possibly recorded during an official meeting with the Egyptian prime minister, Dbeibeh is heard asking the Egyptian […]

What Keeps the Political Situation in Libya So Fragile?

As is well known, under the agreements reached at the Forum of the Libyan Political Dialogue in Tunisia, the first presidential election in the history of Libya will be held on December 24, 2021. However, so far, the development of the situation has followed a pattern similar to that of Afghanistan. There are many groups vying […]

A Political Test for the New Libya

On December 24, 2021 Libya will hold general presidential and parliamentary elections.  These elections may do a great deal to restoring the authority of the Libyan state, which has been weakened by the tensions that persist despite the attempts to minimize the impact of the conflict, already several years old, between the country’s two main […]

After Egypt, will Erdogan lose Tunisia and then Libya?

ARABI SOURI AUGUST 2, 2021 Erdogan will not easily accept a second loss after the failure of his plan in Egypt, which may push him to maneuver and tactics in Tunisia. 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: […]

Migrants returned to Libya suffer horrific abuse, Amnesty says

Migrants intercepted at sea and forcibly returned to Libya often suffer abuse at detention centres, a new Amnesty International report has said. Libya “legitimised” abuses by taking over two detention centres from where hundreds of refugees and migrants had forcibly disappeared by militias, the report says. “At one recently rebranded centre, survivors said guards raped […]

Don’t Allow Another US-NATO Libya In The Horn Of Africa

The US clearly intends to justify yet another armed intervention in Africa in order to reinstate its former proxies in Ethiopia. “The United States and its EU-NATO allies know no compassion or genuine concern for the Black lives in Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa or anywhere else.” *The following is a joint statement from the US […]

Myanmar’s Crisis Follows Predictable ‘Libya Model’ Pattern

All too predictably, the crisis in Myanmar has rapidly spiralled out of control with what we were told were “peaceful” “pro-democracy” protesters transforming into heavily armed militants fighting Myanmar’s central government, its police force and its armed forces with war weapons. Of course, the protests were never peaceful. The Western media only claimed as much […]

Turkey will work with Italy for stable peace in Libya, FM says

Turkey will work with Italy to achieve a stable peace and a political process that will yield results in Libya, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said yesterday during his visit to Rome to participate in the anti-Daesh coalition meeting. “Italy is our strategic partner and ally. Turkey has been on the side of Italy in its […]

Has the Muslim Brotherhood Allowed Turkey to Expand its Foothold in Libya?

It is common knowledge that in recent years, Libya has become a camp of sorts where units of practically all leading terrorist organizations are stationed. And each of them wants its share of influence in this country. One of the key destabilizing elements is the presence of members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement (a terrorist […]

Algeria: Sonelgaz to supply Libya with electricity

The Algerian national company for electricity and gas, Sonelgaz, announced that it would start supplying Libya with its electricity needs through the Tunisian network. Sonelgaz affirmed Algeria’s intention to back Libya in its new economic launch as a source of constructive support to the Libyans in the upcoming path of development. The company explained that the CEO of […]

Erdogan offers Azerbaijan joint energy operations in Libya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is reported to have made an offer to his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, to conduct joint drilling and exploration operations in Libya. The offer has apparently been accepted. Following his participation in the NATO summit in Brussels, Erdogan travelled to Azerbaijan where he met with President Aliyev. After visiting the […]

Sudan warns against return of armed mercenaries from Libya

Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mariam Al-Mahdi, yesterday warned against what she described as the “danger of possible armed mercenaries returning from Libya to Sudan,” adding that such a move would threaten the “entire region’s security.” Speaking in a meeting with her Libyan counterpart, Najla El Mangoush, the Sudanese official said that it was “important to consider […]

Egypt’s intelligence chief ‘discreetly’ visits Libya

Egyptian intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, yesterday arrived in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on an unannounced visit, according to official Libyan sources. Sources told Anadolu Agency that Kamel was due to meet his Libyan counterpart, Hussein Al-Ayeb, adding that the visit aimed “to boost mutual cooperation and support the political process and stability in Libya.” […]

Haftar sends reinforcements to south Libya

Commander of the Sabha military region in southern Libya, Ahmad Al-Utaybi, revealed that armed troops affiliated with the militias of retired General Khalifa Haftar arrived in the city of Sabha from the east. Al-Utaybi said in a statement to Al-Quds Al-Arabi that they included hundreds of armed vehicles. He indicated that these factions are now […]

Libya eyes 62% oil output rise to 2m barrels per day

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) plans to raise oil production capacity to 2.1 million barrels per day (bpd) over the next few years from the current capacity of over 1.3 million bpd, Mustafa Sanalla, the head of NOC, said yesterday at the Libya Investment Forum, Anadolu Agency reports. During the forum, Sanalla explained Libya’s […]

Pro-Slavery Hillary Clinton Has Turned Libya Into Major Slaver Colony After Sending NATO in to Overthrow Ghaddafi; Turkey Illegally Sending Weapons Into Libya Against UN Resolution

tegSMarfrcpochf t2n6r,i nstu20io2mhred0  · On January 24, a ship called the Bana set sail from Turkey. Four days later the ship vanished from the radar.Where did it go? What was it carrying? And why does it matter?BBC Africa Eye investigates… How This All Started: ‘We came, we saw, he died,’ she joked. But overthrowing Gadhafi was a humanitarian and strategic […]

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 […]

Libya tops agenda in US, France

Libya tops the diplomatic and security agendas of the United States and France, according to Intelligence Online. Paul Soler, French President Emmanuel Macron’s adviser on Libya since 2017, has been summoned to the Elysée after he spent several months in the Jordanian capital, Amman, to attend the Libyan government’s national unity talks. In the United […]

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