Libyan unity government chief says ready to step down
The head of Libya's UN-recognised Government of National Accord said Wednesday he planned to step down within six weeks as part of efforts to broker a peace agreement.
Turkey's Erdogan renews support for Libya's UN-recognised government
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday pledged that Turkey would continue to support Libya's UN-recognised government during closed-door talks in Istanbul, his office said.
Buhari pledges support for Libya’s stability
President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged Nigeria’s continued support for Libya’s quest to regain political and security stability. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said Buhari made the pledge at a bilateral meeting with the Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez…
Libya's Haftar says to fight until Tripoli 'militias' defeated
Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a military offensive against the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, said in an interview published Sunday he will continue fighting until militias in the city laid down their arms.
Libyan PM accuses France of supporting 'dictator' Haftar
Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the internationally recognised government in Tripoli, accused France on Wednesday of supporting his rival Khalifa Haftar whom he described as a "dictator".
Libya in chaos since 2011 overthrow of Kadhafi
Libya has been mired in chaos since the ouster and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, with two rival authorities and a multitude of militias vying for control of the oil-rich country. Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Thursday ordered his troops to "advance" on the capital Tripoli, seat of the country's internationally-recognised unity government.…
Deadly clashes resume near Libya's capital
Violent clashes resumed late Thursday afternoon between rival militias south of the Libyan capital, just hours after a truce was announced to end fighting that has killed almost 30 people since Monday. The fighting broke out on Monday in suburbs south of Tripoli and continued into Wednesday evening after a truce collapsed, despite an appeal…
Libyan leaders commit to December 10 elections
Four senior Libyan leaders committed at a Paris peace conference Tuesday to holding elections in the fractured and war-wracked country on December 10, a joint statement said. "The parties have committed to set the constitutional basis for elections and adopt the necessary electoral laws by September 16, 2018, and hold parliamentary and presidential elections on…
Libya demands explanation over French troops
The head of Libya's unity government has asked for an official explanation from Paris about the presence of French troops in the conflict-ridden country, a statement said on Tuesday.
Libya PM says only united military can defeat IS
The head of Libya's unity government said Sunday that only a united military bringing together all the country's armed factions would be able to defeat the Islamic State group.