UN Libya envoy expresses optimism

The United Nations’ acting envoy to Libya said she was “quite optimistic” that ongoing talks between the warring sides would lead to a lasting ceasefire, after they agreed to reopen land and air routes across front lines. Speaking midway through marathon talks, Stephanie Williams said the sides had also agreed to maintain “the current state…

Libya: abduction of Mrs.Shiham Sergewa

“Today marks one year since the abduction of Mrs. Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives from Benghazi and one of the prominent female voices in Libya. Her fate remains unknown, increasing the concerns about her safety and well-being’ reads the text of the statement by the spokesperson of the European External…

Haftar announces ceasefire

The army of Libyan Marshall Khalifa Haftar announced a ceasefire from midnight January 12 (2200 GMT) following calls from Moscow and Ankara for a truce. Haftar’s forces declare ceasefire in western Libya:https://t.co/qnLplp9wWl pic.twitter.com/MIwSAqdOJf — TASS (@tassagency_en) January 11, 2020 They warned, however, in a short statement that the “response will be severe in the event…

UN staff killed in explosion

“The U.N. does not intend to evacuate from Libya,” the assistant secretary-general for peace operations, Bintou Keita, told the UN Security Council, which condemned the recent attack in Benghazi, Libya. A car bomb explosion in Benghazi killed three U.N. staff members and two other mission members on, the United Nations said.The attack came as the…

Haftar returned to Benghazi

Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar return to his headquarters in Ar Rajma, after completing the treatment he received at Paris hospital, according to different sources. #Breaking: Khalifa Haftar greeting military personnel during arrival ceremony in #Benghazi(Feed from #Libya al-Hadath TV) pic.twitter.com/CPuyLokd03 — Alwasat Libya (@alwasatengnews) April 26, 2018 The arrival at Benghazi ended the flow of speculations…

EU expects Libyans to search for compromise

A double attack struck Benghazi deliberately targeting the civilian population and healthcare personnel. The European Union extends its sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery. Statement on the attacks in #Benghazi. #EU extends its sympathy to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery….

Benghazi reconstruction conference in March

Authorities in eastern Libya have announced a conference in March to enforce support to rebuild the country’s second-largest city Benghazi heavily damaged during three years of fighting between Marshal Khalifa Haftar troops and Islamists. The announcement signals a desire to demonstrate a return to normality in the port, where top military commander Khalifa Haftar declared…

Eastern Libya to launch its coins

Authorities in eastern Libya will circulate their own coins to ease shortages of money, a central bank official said. Another sign of dichotomy in the country that has two rival governments in east and west:  following ancient Cyrenaica and Tripolitania division. Reportedly the new coins, made in Russia, will join Russian-made paper currency that has…

Haftar ascending power in Libya

Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar (74) declared his troops had taken full control of Libya’s strategic city of Benghazi from jihad armed groups after a three-year intense military campaign. “Your army reports you about the liberation of Benghazi from terrorism, about the complete liberation and victory of dignity” – said Haftar in his  TV address to the nation….