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Kobler was appointed on 17 November, replacing Bernardino Leon
By Ahmed Tharwat Harry S. Truman once said: “The ‘C’ students run the world.” That was a long time ago, and now the world is run by “Generals” – still “C” Students – in two different camps. The first camp is usually run by military generals like Saddam, Gaddafi, Nasser, Sadat, Mubarak, Al-Sisi, Mugabe, Barre, …
Libya is witnessing armed chaos and division of regions as well as cities, while battles and conflicts are occurring between extremist militias and the Libyan army near Libyan cities. A lot of militias spread in Libya; all of them were formed after the fall of Gaddafi’s regime. The major armament assets of these brigades came …
Fishermen disappeared amid heavy militia fighting in Misrata
Total number of abducted Christians in Libya has reached at least 20 in less than a week
ISIS-affiliated website publishes images of alleged suicide bombers in Libya, claiming they are group members
Egyptian and Libyan foreign ministers discuss cooperation
Announcement comes days after top Libyan court orders dissolution of Libya’s parliament
Egyptian foreign minister meets Arab League envoy to discuss Libya’s political path
Egypt joins international chorus to end “violence, terrorism and extremism” in Libya
The Egyptian foreign ministry stressed the need for violence and armed clashes to end in neighbouring Libya in a Thursday statement. The ministry’s political action group met to discuss the situation on Wednesday as the situation worsened in Libya with people attempting to flee the militia fighting in their hundreds. The ministry statement reported that the meeting “emphasised the importance of …
Fighting erupted between rival militias at Tripoli’s international airport, one day after protesters shut down an oil port in the country’s northeast
Voters in Tripoli and Benghazi took advantage of a public holiday called for the election, trickling in to cast their ballots.
Outgoing prime minister Abdullah Al-Thani had refused to recognise Miitig’s government, saying he would await the judiciary’s decision before handing over power.
AFP – Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urged Libyans to fight a rogue general who is pressing an offensive against Islamist militias in the country’s east, labelling him an “enemy of Islam”. Last month, ex-general Khalifa Haftar unleashed forces from his so-called National Army on Islamist militias in Benghazi in a campaign dubbed “Operation Dignity”. …
Gunmen stormed the GNC in southern Tripoli on Sunday, two days after an anti-Islamist offensive launched by a rogue general in the eastern city of Benghazi.
AFP – Armed groups attacked Libya’s interim parliament and an air base in the east Sunday, adding to turmoil in the troubled country where a rogue general has launched an offensive against Islamists in the city of Benghazi. A colonel claiming to speak on behalf of the army declared that parliament had been suspended. “We, …
By Luis Martinez When the Gaddafi regime was toppled in 2011, it left behind a security vacuum. Rather than a national police force, army or security service, powerful regional militias have taken over management of their own territories and the security of the people residing there. The visceral refusal by the regions to obey …
Haftar says his campaign against the Islamists aims to purge the restive city of “terrorist” groups, but he has been denounced by the authorities in Tripoli of trying to stage a coup — a charge he denies
A plane carrying Aitan touched down at Marka military airport in Amman, and he was greeted by relatives and officials led by Prince Faisal bin Hussein, the brother of King Abdullah II.
AFP – The speaker of Libya’s General National Congress confirmed Ahmed Miitig as the country’s prime minister Monday, after approving his appointment following a chaotic session of the interim parliament. “Ahmed Omar Miitig was appointed head of the transitional government, and asked to form his cabinet and present it to the GNC for a confidence …
The attack, which took place at the entrance to the barracks on road to the airport, appeared to have been carried out by a suicide car bomber
Monday marks the start of the 17 February Revolution, when angry residents of the eastern city of Benghazi took to the streets to protest against Gaddafi’s four-decade rule.
Niger, an impoverished but mineral-rich former French colony which adjoins southern Libya, has had to contend with numerous Islamist attacks and kidnappings on its own soil, some of which have threatened the security of its uranium production.
Egyptian government denies contact with kidnappers; ultimatum ‘not serious’, says foreign ministry
Five administrative attachés and cultural adviser abducted in Libya
The latest crisis erupted in July, when security guards at key oil terminals shut them down, accusing the authorities of corruption and demanding a more equitable distribution of oil revenues.
Qaddaf al-Dam is wanted in Libya to face charges of corruption
Al-Senussi confesses killing opposition figure, Al-Kikhia, and burying him in the backyard of Tripoli villa
Libyan parliament evacuated over security breach