Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Libya: US intelligence demands Haftar to enable Dbeibeh government to operate in east

The Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William J Burns, has demanded that the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, should cooperate with the Government of National Unity in Tripoli headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and enable it to operate in eastern Libya. This, said Burns, will preserve the principle […]

Libya accuses Greece of imposing ‘fait accompli’ on maritime border

Libya’s Tripoli-based government, on Wednesday, accused Greece of exploiting the Libyan crisis for imposing a fait accompli on their maritime border, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a statement, the Libyan Foreign Ministry decried Greece’s “irresponsible behaviour” of striking a deal with international companies to start research and exploration for oil and gas in the Libyan-Greek […]

Libya urges foreign oil and gas partners to resume exploration and production

Libya’s state energy firm urged its foreign oil and gas partners to resume exploration and production, assuring them security had begun to improve dramatically after clashes earlier this year, AFP reports. According to the report, rival administrations in east and west have vied for power since March, in a standoff that has hampered Libya’s efforts […]

Greece denounces Turkey-Libya deal at UN

Greece denounces Turkey-Libya deal at UNGreece has submitted a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining the background of the illegal Turkish-Libyan memorandum. The Permanent Representative of Greece to the UN, Maria Theofili, underlined in the letter that “Greece maintains all its rights under international law and calls on Libya and Turkey to respect the… […]

Related Stor11 years on… UK gets what it was always after; Libya’s oilies

29 Nov 2022 Source: Agencies By Al Mayadeen English  British oil giants BP and Shell are returning to the oil-rich north African country just over a decade after the UK took part in destabilizing the nation with the 2011 military intervention. Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) agreed last month for BP to begin drilling for and […]

Libya Turkiye hospital to open in Misrata on 28 November

Turkish conglomerate, Karanfil Group, will inaugurate the Libyan Turkish hospital in Libya's north-western Misrata city on 28 November, Anadolu News Agency reports. The first Turkish-built hospital in Libya boasts a raft of expert physicians and healthcare professionals from Turkiye, and will offer quality medical care with its state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services. The 120-bed hospital […]

Libya launches first overland deportation of migrants

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Turkiye FM meets UN Special Envoy for Libya

The Turkish Foreign Minister and UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya met in Turkiye's capital, Ankara, on Monday, Anadolu News Agency reports. Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu shared a photo from the meeting on Twitter as he wished success to Abdoulaye Bathily, who took charge in September. "Met w/@Bathily_UNSMIL SRSG for Libya & wished him success," Cavusoglu […]

Dendias: Greece will only hold talks with the elected government of Libya

Greek Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias said that Greece does want to hold talks with Libya, “but with the government emerging after elections, which will represent the true will of the Libyan people.” The minister added, as he wrapped up his visit to Benghazi on Thursday, that Greece will initiate talks with the government he… […]

The ‘Persian Spring’ – Libya and Syria script now playing out in Iran

Thursday’s admission by former US National Security Advisor and notorious Iran-hawk John Bolton, that weapons are being provided to those carrying out the latest regime change attempt taking place against Tehran, should come as little surprise. Source

Turkey-Libya gas deal exacerbates regional situation

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was visiting Tripoli on October 3, signed with Najla Mangoush, Foreign Minister of the Government of National Unity (GoNU), memoranda on cooperation between the two countries in the oil and gas sector, including joint exploration. The deals were also signed by the North African country’s Minister of Economy and […]

Qatar opens up to Libya’s eastern camp after years of animosity

The Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, visited Qatar on 10 September where he spoke with officials before meeting Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Saleh’s visit came two days after Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh left Doha, which suggests that the Gulf State is seeking to mediate between Dbeibeh and his rival […]

Qatar opens up to Libya’s eastern camp after years of animosity

The Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, visited Qatar on 10 September where he spoke with officials before meeting Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Saleh’s visit came two days after Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh left Doha, which suggests that the Gulf State is seeking to mediate between Dbeibeh and his rival […]

Qatar opens up to Libya’s eastern camp after years of animosity

The Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, visited Qatar on 10 September where he spoke with officials before meeting Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. Saleh’s visit came two days after Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh left Doha, which suggests that the Gulf State is seeking to mediate between Dbeibeh and his rival […]

Libya militia detains hundreds of Chadians in Ajdabiya

Hundreds of Chadians were detained on the streets of a Libyan town for a ninth day in retaliation for the Chad government’s arrest of four Libyan men on suspicion of poaching endangered animals, local Libyan media reports. According to the report, at least 400 people were arrested in the city of Ajdabiya by a militia […]

Libya and the Way Out of a Severe Crisis

Violence has returned to the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli for the third time this year, as prevailing tensions between the North African country’s two parallel governments have again escalated sharply. With 32 people killed and 160 injured, mostly civilians, the warring militias have not even spared hospitals in their attempts to control more […]

Libya exhumes 6 bodies from mass grave in Tarhuna

Libyan authorities, on Wednesday, exhumed six bodies from a mass grave in the city of Tarhuna, south of the capital, Tripoli, Anadolu News Agency reports. In a statement, the General Authority for Research and Identification of Missing Persons said the corpses were found in a landfill site in the city. According to the statement, forensic […]

Egypt’s withdrawal from Arab League meeting contradicts charter, Libya minister says

Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush said yesterday that Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s withdrawal from the opening of an Arab ministerial meeting, which she chaired, contradicts the charter of the League of Arab States. This came in a short press conference that Mangoush, who represents the National Unity Government, held at the Arab League’s headquarters […]

Turkiye supports Libya’s Tripoli forces

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UN Chief plans to name former Senegalese Minister as Libya Envoy

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, plans to appoint a former Senegalese Minister to lead UN efforts to broker peace in Libya, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. The 15-member UN Security Council needs to agree by consensus to the appointment of Abdoulaye Bathily as the UN Special Envoy for Libya. If there are […]

India accuses Turkiye of disregarding UN resolutions in Libya

India has accused Turkiye of “blatant disregard” of United Nations security resolutions in Libya, amid renewed fighting in the country between forces backing rival prime ministers. Towards the end of the third week of August, the Libyan capital, Tripoli, saw intense clashes between militias fighting for opposing sides in the country, after forces backing the […]

Deadly Clashes in Libya’s Capital Kill Over 30

CAIRO—Militias patrolled nearly deserted streets in Libya’s capital Sunday, a day after clashes killed over 30 people, and ended Tripoli’s monthslong stretch of relative calm. The dead included at least 17 civilians, local authorities said. The fighting broke out early Saturday and pitted militias loyal to the Tripoli-based government against other armed groups allied with […]

Libya capital remains tense a day after clashes kill more than 30

Militias patrolled nearly deserted streets in Libya’s capital Sunday, a day after clashes killed more than 30 people and ended Tripoli’s monthslong stretch of relative calm. The fighting broke out early Saturday and pitted militias loyal to the Tripoli-based government against other armed groups allied with a rival administration that has for months sought to […]

Libya capital remains tense a day after clashes kill more than 30

Militias patrolled nearly deserted streets in Libya’s capital Sunday, a day after clashes killed more than 30 people and ended Tripoli’s monthslong stretch of relative calm. The fighting broke out early Saturday and pitted militias loyal to the Tripoli-based government against other armed groups allied with a rival administration that has for months sought to […]

US acknowledges drone was downed over Libya, prompting investigation

A US Air Force drone was downed in Libya this week, in an incident which has prompted an investigation by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). According to the Military Times, a statement provided to it by AFRICOM spokesperson, Lieutenant Commander Timothy Pietrack, revealed that the “aircraft was operating in support of US Ambassador and Special […]

US acknowledges drone was downed over Libya, prompting investigation

A US Air Force drone was downed in Libya this week, in an incident which has prompted an investigation by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). According to the Military Times, a statement provided to it by AFRICOM spokesperson, Lieutenant Commander Timothy Pietrack, revealed that the “aircraft was operating in support of US Ambassador and Special […]

US acknowledges drone was downed over Libya, prompting investigation

A US Air Force drone was downed in Libya this week, in an incident which has prompted an investigation by the US Africa Command (AFRICOM). According to the Military Times, a statement provided to it by AFRICOM spokesperson, Lieutenant Commander Timothy Pietrack, revealed that the “aircraft was operating in support of US Ambassador and Special […]

Libya’s Bashagha demands PM Dbeibah to hand over power ‘peacefully’

The Libyan Prime Minister-designate of the eastern-based Parliament, Fathi Bashagha, called Wednesday on the Tripoli-based Prime Minister, Abdulhamid Dbeibah, to peacefully hand over power, Anadolu News Agency reported. In a letter seen by the Anadolu correspondent, Bashagha called on Dbeibah to “resort to peace and avoid war”. “This is a sincere and patriotic call, and […]

US Funds New Protests in Libya

Against a backdrop of deteriorating living conditions, electricity shortages, rising fuel and bread prices, popular unrest has returned to the streets of Libyan cities since July 1 which, with the inaction of security forces, has degenerated into disorderly acts by angry crowds, accompanied by vandalism, arson and looting. Hundreds of protesters stormed the parliament building […]

Turkey extends mandate of troops deployed in Libya

The Turkish parliament yesterday approved a presidential request to extend for another 18 months a mandate that allows the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya. The new mandate starts from 2 July. Both President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party and its nationalist allies, which hold a majority in parliament, and the opposition party voted in […]

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