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Libyan lawmakers convening in Cairo seek unity

Libya's Political Revival: A New Dawn in Cairo In an effort to rejuvenate Libya from its long-standing turmoil, over 120 delegates from the House of Representatives and the Supreme Council gathered in Cairo on a momentous Thursday, July 18. "Their mission: consensus on establishing a unified government," stated one participant. A government with the grit to steer the nation toward comprehensive elections.

A Libyan delegation in Chad to discuss

Libya's Vice President, Moussa Al-Koné Moussa, and the President of the Transitional Military Council, Mahamat Idriss Déby, met behind closed doors on Wednesday. Among the issues addressed: trade relaunch and economic programs between the two countries. But also, and perhaps above all, security issues. This is the first visit…

Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah

The interim head of the Libyan government, Abdelhamid Dbeibah, has been on a new tour since Saturday, seeking support for his government. After Algiers and Rome, he is in Paris this Tuesday, he will meet President Macron this Tuesday night. The Libyan Prime Minister will be in Paris on Tuesday at the head of an impressive…

the obscure function of the Libyan Coast Guard

Ocean Viking, the boat from NGO SOS Méditerranée, completed its eleventh rescue mission in the central Mediterranean this week. He arrived on Tuesday at the Italian port of Augusta where the 116 people he rescued outside the Mediterranean could disembark. The crew carried out two interventions, one of which disrupted the role played by the Libyan security forces.…

Turkey provides underwater war training to

Turkey's armed forces have given the Libyan navy five weeks of training in the underwater war, Turkish defense officials said on Sunday. The move is part of Turkey's commitment to Libya based on agreements between the two countries, officials said. According to a statement from the Turkish Ministry of Defense, multifaceted training for Libya's armed forces continues under the agreement on military training, cooperation and consultation. In addition, the coastguard vessel training started on December 20 and will last…

Libyan rival sides exchange prisoners as part of UN-mediated ceasefire

Libya's rival sides launched a UN-mediated exchange of prisoners, UN and Libyan officials said on Saturday, as part of a preliminary ceasefire agreement between the fighting Libyan groups. The exchange of the first batch of prisoners, overseen by a joint military committee, took place on Friday in the southwestern village of al-Shwayrif, according to the UN support mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Libya is divided between a UN-backed National Accounts Government (GNA) in the capital Tripoli and rival…

Libya needs to be ruled from a heart, says Libyan Top Minister Sarraj

A single administration that controls all of Libya's territory must be set up, Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj said on Thursday. Speaking on television to the country for its 69th independence anniversary, Sarraj said that the Internationally Recognized Government of National Agreement (GNA) supports the idea of ​​holding presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2021 throughout Libya. He added that GNA had made a serious effort to make the election a success and called on the United…

The Libyan army will not allow Haftar’s forces to launch another offensive, says Minister of Defense

The Libyan government will not allow forces loyal to Putist general Khalifa Haftar to wreak havoc in the country as they did in April 2019, the defense minister said on Friday. Minister Salahaddin Namroush told al-Ahrar TV that the UN-recognized Government for National Agreement (GNA) has respected the terms of the ceasefire, but Haftar's forces have violated it several times. Namroush's comments came shortly after Haftar threatened to attack Turkish troops in the country if they continue to support…

Libyan warlord Haftar threatens to focus on Turkish forces

Libyan putschist general Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive last year to capture the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognized government led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, on Thursday threatened to use force against Turkish troops if Ankara does not stop supporting the legitimate government in the war-torn North African country.

Libyan warlord Haftar threatens to target Turkish forces

Libyan putschist general Khalifa Haftar, who last year launched an offensive to capture the capital Tripoli from the UN-recognized government for national agreement (GNA) led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, on Thursday threatened to use force against Turkish troops if Ankara did not stop supporting it legitimate government in the war-torn North African country. Haftar's comments came in response to the Turkish parliament's decision to extend an 18-month law allowing the deployment of Turkish troops to Libya. Turkish…

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