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Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls – Erdogan

Jan 18, 2020 - 6:34 PM

World powers are trying to mediate a lasting ceasefire at the international conference in Berlin

CEASEFIRE TALKS. Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar leaves after talks with Greek Foreign Minister in Athens, on January 17, 2020, days ahead of a peace conference in Berlin which he and the head of Tripoli's UN-recognized government are expected to attend. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

Berlin to host international conference on Libya

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:07 PM

'The aim of this process is... to support the efforts of the United Nations for a sovereign Libya and for the reconciliation process within Libya,' Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says

ANGELA MERKEL. Berlin will host an international conference on Libya. Image from Shutterstock

Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing peace deal

Jan 14, 2020 - 7:43 PM

Khalifa Haftar's abrupt departure on Tuesday is a setback for an international diplomatic push in recent days, though Moscow insists it would continue mediation efforts

NO DEAL? Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu hold a joint press conference following the talks on a ceasefire deal between the warring sides in Libya, in Moscow on January 13, 2020. Photo by Pavel Golovkin/AFP

Libya's GNA accepts ceasefire with Haftar

Jan 12, 2020 - 4:01 PM

The acceptance of the ceasefire is in response to calls from Turkey and Russia, who have emerged as key players in the Libyan arena

GNA HEAD. In this file photo, Libya's Fayez al-Sarraj holds a cabinet meeting in the Libyan capital Tripoli on December 19, 2019. Photo by AFP

Libya strongman Haftar has U.S. backing, experts say

Jul 05, 2019 - 12:43 PM

By refusing to condemn an airstrike on a detention center that killed dozens of migrants blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar by his rivals, Washington is showing whose side it is on

A picture taken in Tripoli on June 29, 2019, shows fighters loyal to the internationally-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) displaying precision guided munition, which were reportedly confiscated from forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar in Gharyan. The United States said it was looking into a report that American anti-tank missiles were found by forces loyal to Libya's unity government at a captured rebel base. The missiles were apparently discovered earlier this week when forces loyal to the Government of National Accord recaptured the strategic town of Gharyan in a surprise attack, seizing the main supply base for Haftar's Tripoli offensive. AFP

Libya's Haftar tours Rome and Paris amid military stalemate

May 17, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to halt his attack on the government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency on May 9, 2019 shows Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meeting with Libyan military rebel commander Khalifa Haftar (L) at the Ittihadia presidential Palace in the capital Cairo. - Haftar was in Cairo for the second time since he launched a military offensive on his country's capital, the Egyptian presidency said. Haftar has gained the ardent support of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for his assault on Tripoli, where Libya's UN-recognised government sits. (Photo by HO / EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==

Libya rivals agree to hold polls – U.N.

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Libya has been torn between rival administrations and a myriad of militias since the NATO-backed overthrow and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011

9 dead in suspected ISIS attack in Libya

Nov 24, 2018 - 12:35 PM

11 other people are 'kidnapped' by the extremist group

Libyan Strongman Khalifa Haftar attends a military parade in the eastern city of Benghazi on May 7, 2018, during which he announced a military offensive to take from "terrorists" the city of Derna, the only part of eastern Libya outside his forces' control. / AFP PHOTO / Abdullah DOMA

Libyan rivals voice joint support for ceasefire, elections

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:17 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron says Libya s UN backed Prime Minister Fayez al Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar the military commander based in the remote east of the vast country have shown historic courage in talks outside Paris

TALKS IN FRANCE. French President Emmanuel Macron (C) walks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (R) and General Khalifa Haftar (L), commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), before talks aimed at easing tensions in Libya, in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, near Paris, on July 25, 2017. Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

UN-backed Libya PM to meet eastern strongman in France

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:39 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting

MEETING SOON. Self-styled Libyan National Army's chief Khalifa Haftar (L) and Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. Khalil Mazraawi and Fethi Belaid/Files/AFP

Italian FM in Libya for talks on peace and migrants

May 07, 2017 - 12:45 AM

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano meets with Government of National Accord head Fayez al Sarraj and Vice President Ahmad Meitig

PEACE TALKS. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano arrives in Libya on May 6. Photo from Wikipedia

French, German FMs in Libya to back unity government

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:09 PM

The visit comes two days before a crucial vote by the country s recognized parliament on whether to endorse the Government of National Accord

Blow to Libya unity gov't as Tripoli rival refuses to cede power

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Contradicting an earlier announcement that his so called National Salvation Government was ready to step aside Tripoli s unrecognized prime minister Khalifa Ghweil urged his ministers not to stand down

In this file photo, Libya's unity government's Prime Minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj (4-L) chairs a meeting of the presidential council with Tripoli municipal council in Tripoli, Libya, March 31, 2016. Stringer/EPA

Libya unity government looks to assert authority in Tripoli

Apr 01, 2016 - 10:06 AM

UPDATED The news is a major blow to the unrecognized authority in Tripoli that is refusing to give up power

UNITY GOVERNMENT. A handout photograph shows Fayez Serraj (C) from the UN-brokered Libyan unity government, flanked by members of the presidential council, during a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, March 30, 2016. Handout photo by GNA Media/EPA

Gunmen storm Libya TV station as UN-backed gov't told to leave

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Authorities in control of Tripoli demand the departure of the newly arrived prime minister designate in a blow to hopes for a peaceful power handover

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister-designate, Fayez al-Sarraj, flanked by members of the presidential council, speaks during a press conference on March 30, 2016 in the capital Tripoli. Stringer/AFP

Libya unity government formed, UN urges support

Jan 20, 2016 - 12:52 AM

The unity government headed by Fayez al Sarraj comprises 32 ministers the administration announces on its Facebook page