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Op-Ed: Trump sees no role of US in Libya except fighting ISIS

Washington - In a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paulo Gentiloni, US President Donald Trump said that the only role he saw for the US in Libya was to defeat any remaining Islamic State militants.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

Tripoli - Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

Op-Ed: UN Libyan envoy Kobler meets with eastern commander Haftar

For almost a year, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the eastern-based government of the House of Representatives (HoR) has refused to meet with Martin Kobler UN envoy to Libya.

Parts of southern Libya look to become a battle ground

Sabha - The Defense Ministry of the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord(GNA) announced today that a new military operation titled Awaited Hope would fight forces loyal to the eastern commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Oil price declines as Libyan oil field resumes production

Oil prices fall as Libya's Sharara oil field resumed production after a shutdown that lasted a week. The National Oil Company lifted force majeure on loadings of crude oil from the field on Monday April 3

AFP photographer freed in Libya, still under detention threat

Tripoli - AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released Monday after two days of detention, but his identity papers were confiscated and his situation remains highly uncertain.

Pipeline blocked to two western Libya oil ports

Two oil terminals in western Libya Zawiya and Mellitah are under force majeure after a pipeline shutdown prevents them from fulfilling their contracts.

Op-Ed: Arab Summit leaders support Libyan UN-backed government

Amman - Arab leaders at a Summit in Amman Jordan are said to have given their absolute support to the Presidency Council (PC) of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Libyan National Oil Co. criticizes attempts to sell oil illegally

Chairman of the Tripoli-based Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla spoke out against a new attempt he claimed was being made to sell oil outside the monopoly of the NOC.

Op-Ed: U.S. general claims Russians are interfering in Libya

Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, the head of US forces in Africa claimed that there was an undeniable link between Russia and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army associated with the House of Representatives government.

U.S. to keep some special forces troops in Libya

US Marine General Thomas Waldhauser, head of the US Africa Command, told reporters that the US needs to retain a small special operations force in Libya indefinitely.

Body of rebel leader exhumed and displayed in Benghazi Libya

Benghazi - The Libyan National Commission for Human RIghts (LNCHR) has condemned the exhumation and apparent mutilation of the Islamist leader Jamal Makhzoum in Benghazi as a heinous war crime.

Op-Ed: Mass demonstrations held against militia groups in Tripoli Libya

Tripoli - Thousands of Libyans have mounted a mass demonstration against the powerful militias that dominate Tripoli. The demonstration was in the Martyr's Square.

Op-Ed: Ceasefire agreement among militia groups fails to hold in Tripoli

Tripoli - The Presidency Council(PC) of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) was able to broker an agreement among many brigades to stop fighting in Tripoli after many clashes the previous night.

Libya factions agree ceasefire after Tripoli battle

Tripoli - Armed groups in Tripoli have signed a ceasefire deal ending a four-day battle for control of the Libyan capital, the unity government said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Libyan Salvation government loses its headquarters

Tripoli - There were many different clashes taking place in Tripoli last night but one involved the Rixos hotel and adjacent buildings that are the headquarters of the Salvation Government and Khalifa Ghwell its leader.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government seized the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday in a third day of intense fighting for control of Tripoli.

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government overran the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a security source said.

Op-Ed: Haftar forces claim to have retaken 2 Libyan oil ports

Reuters is reporting that a counter attack including ground naval, air and naval forces by eastern commander Field Marshal Haftar have retaken the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider.

Libya strongman's forces say oil terminals recaptured

Benghazi - Troops commanded by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar announced the recapture Tuesday of two key oil installations, as fighting raged in Tripoli where a rival government has struggled to assert its authority.
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