Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

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 […]

Threats in the midst of renewed church growth in Libya

Photo Credit: Documentaries Ly/Pexels (Voice of the Martyrs Canada) — Once an active centre of Christianity during the days of the early church, Libya is now known as an epicentre of persecution that’s so extreme, there are few believers today remaining in the country. According to some reports, however, the number of Christ-followers is again starting to…

Libya: Tough Elections During Tough Times

Presidential elections should have been held in Libya on December 24, but now, in a country torn apart by war, acrid feud, and institutional divisions, few believe that the vote will take place at all. The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC), the body overseeing the vote, stated with great regret that it was unable to […]

Libya’s oil output drops by 200,000 due to damaged pipeline

Libya’s oil output has dropped by about 200,000 barrels a day after the closure of a leaking pipeline, Bloomberg reports. According to the report, Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation said, late Saturday, that the main pipeline linking the eastern Samah and Dhuhra fields to the country’s biggest export terminal, Es Sider, will be shut for […]

Libya orders pre-trial detention of cultural minister

The Libyan Public Prosecutor Al-Siddiq Al-Sour on Wednesday ordered the detention of the Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Mabroukah Toughi on charges of financial corruption. According to a statement issued by the Attorney General’s office, the Public Prosecution issued the order after identifying instances where she was “obtaining benefits by violating the laws and regulations of […]

Libya’s interim prime minister resumes duties, amid reports of vote delay

Libya’s interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh has resumed his duties, amid an expected postponement of the country’s presidential elections, according to a Libyan government source on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. “Dbeibeh resumed his duties on Tuesday after a suspension for participating in the polls,” said the source, who preferred to remain unnamed. In November, Dbeibeh assigned […]

Libya parliament cancels Friday’s election 

Libya’s parliament said Friday’s planned presidential election would not go ahead, leaving the internationally-backed peace process in chaos and the fate of the interim government in doubt, Reuters reports. The electoral commission today proposed pushing back the voting date by a month, confirming a delay that had been widely expected amid ongoing disputes over the […]

Libya’s Presidential Mess A Direct Result Of Foreign Meddling

Libya’s first Presidential election since the overthrow of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi, by NATO backed militias, seems unlikely to happen in a few days time as all sides prepare for a return to civil war. Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, seems to be the Presidential favorite after being re-accepted as a […]

US Prepping For Libya-Style Intervention In Ethiopia

Above Photo: A protester from Ethiopia’s community in Lebanon holds a placard against the U.S. and other western country’s intervention in her country in Beirut, Lebanon, Dec. 5, 2021. Hussein Malla / AP. “Every Option Is On The Table.” While Many In The Horn Of Africa Clearly Need Help, The Biden Administration’s Idea Of “Help” […]

Over 7,000 Russian mercenaries still in Libya: Official

More than 7,000 Russian Wagner mercenaries are still operating in Libya, according to the head of the country’s High Council of State on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. In statements on audio-chat app Clubhouse, Khalid al-Mishri said the Wagner mercenaries are armed with different types of weapons, including warplanes. “They have 30 jet fighters in Algourbabia […]

Who has the Greatest Chances of Becoming the Political Leader of Libya?

The situation in the country remains tense ahead of Libya’s first-ever presidential elections, scheduled for December 24. On November 12, an international conference on Libya was held in Paris to resolve the crisis in the North African country. Participants, who came from more than 20 States, reviewed the progress made in the political process and […]

Libya, on the Eve of Complex and Challenging Elections

The Paris International Conference for Libya, which concluded on November 12, was an important milestone ahead of the long-awaited presidential and parliamentary elections of December 24. Participants, including almost all international and regional stakeholders, reiterated their support for the timely conduct of elections. But they also expressed their view of the vote. However difficult and […]

‘I am Libya’: 24-year-old artist Shefa Salem re-imagines Libyan history

What does it mean to be Libyan? How to reconstruct a sense of belonging for the country and its people, starting from the deepest roots of Libyan culture, while preserving diversity? These are the questions that artist, Shefa Salem, is grappling with for her first solo show I am Libya, which took place a few […]

Gadhafi’s son announces candidacy for president of Libya

The son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi announced Sunday his candidacy for the country’s presidential election next month, Libya’s election agency said. Seif al-Islam, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity related to the 2011 uprising, submitted his candidacy papers in the southern […]

In Libya, It Looks Like A War Lord Leader Or Perpetual War Are The Only Options

Since the 2011 NATO intervention in Libya, which tore the nation apart and resulted in the brutal murder of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the country has been in a state of ruin. despite UN attempts to stabilize the situation, the fate that seems to be awaiting the country is a war-lord President and/or more […]

Egyptian Coptic Christians Disappear in Libya

Friends and Families Concerned About a Repeat of ISIS-Styled Executions      10/22/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that since September 30, 2021, at least 17 Egyptian Coptic Christians have gone missing in Libya. They were living in an Egyptian neighborhood in Tripoli; it is unknown who took them and why. […]

Is Libya on the Cusp of Change or Falling into Chaos?

Ever since Libyan Jamahiriya leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and sneakily assassinated by European and American champions of “democracy” in 2011, the country has been mired in unimaginable chaos through the fault of the West. Ten years after externally inspired demonstrations and protests, the oil-rich country has been gripped with political instability, violence, economic chaos, […]

Libya: Martyrs’ families call for continuing lawsuits against Haftar’s militia

The Association of the Families of the Martyrs of the Burkan of Al-Ghadab in Libya (AFMBA) called on Friday to continue filing lawsuits against the militia of Khalifa Haftar for crimes committed during its attack on the capital in 2019. This came in a video statement read by the association’s president, Kamal Al-Jamal, posted on […]

Libya: Resuscitating a bleeding healthcare system

When I suffered from a foot injury as a young man in Libya, prior to Gaddafi’s coup d’état in September 1969, I received prompt and efficient care at one of Benghazi’s social security polyclinics. Libyan citizens had access to both private and public medical coverage, with equipped hospitals staffed by the best foreign doctors and […]

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 […]

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