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Op-Ed: Internationally-recognized Libyan regime suspends meeting on LPA

Tobruk - Both the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) in Tobruk and the rival General National Congress(GNC) have yet to vote on the latest draft of the UN-sponsored Libyan Political Agreement(LPA).

Op-Ed: New UN Libya envoy Martin Krober flogging a dead horse

Tripoli - The new UN Special Envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, is continuing to try to persuade the two rival Libyan governments to sign on to the final draft of the Libyan Political Agreement(LPA) presented by former envoy Bernardino Leon.

Op-Ed: Tobruk government may sabotage huge Glencore deal with NOC

Tobruk - Before the rebellion against Gadaffi, Libya was pumping 1.6 million barrels of oil a day. Now, it is pumping about one quarter of that amount with new problems constantly popping up.

Tuareg and Tebu tribes in south of Libya agree to ceasefire

Doha - After a conflict that has lasted over a year, the Tebu and Tuareg tribes that control territory in the south of Libya have signed a ceasefire. Much of the conflict has been in the southern city of Obari.

Op-Ed: UN envoy talks with representatives from two rival Libyan regimes

Tripoli - Over the weekend, the new UN Special Envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler, met first with representatives of the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) in Tobruk and the General National Congress(GNC) in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: New UN Special Envoy to Libya flies to Tobruk for talks

Tobruk - The new UN Special Envoy to Libya, German diplomat Martin Kobler, has flown to Libya for three days of talks to try and restart the UN-brokered Libya dialogue process.

U.S. Senate confirms new ambassador to Libya

Washington - The United States Senate has confirmed Obama's choice as US Ambassador to Libya, Peter William Bodde. He will work out of Tunis, the capital of neighboring Tunisia.

Op-Ed: Martin Kobler to replace Leon as UN Libyan envoy on November 17

New York City - As of tomorrow, November 17, veteran German diplomat Martin Kobler will assume his position as Special Representative of the Secretary-General(SRSG) and also Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Op-Ed: U.S. Libya airstrike may not have killed Islamic State leader

Tripoli - First reports were simply that a U.S. airstrike in Libya against Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, had killed the senior Islamic State leader in Libya.

Op-Ed: UN envoy Leon may not take high-paying job in UAE

New York City - There are signs that UN Special Envoy for Libya, Bernardino Leon may be reconsidering his acceptance of a high-paying job as head of a diplomatic college in the UAE.

Op-Ed: UAE illegally shipped arms to Libya to support CIA-linked Haftar

Abu Dhabi - The UN Special Envoy to Libya became involved in conflict of interest after he was offered a high-paying job by the UAE while still a supposedly impartial head of dialogue talks to forge a peace agreement between the two rival Libyan governments.

Op-Ed: Defense of Leon by Libyan diplomat shows Leon's bias

Tobruk - Ibrahim Dabbashi, the Libyan envoy to the UN, from the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government, came to the defense of Bernardino Leon the outgoing UN special envoy to Libya.

Migrant dreams founder on Libyan coast

Tripoli - When young Moroccan Rachid paid $1,500 to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, he never thought he would end up instead in a Libyan detention centre.

Op-Ed: Evidence for Leon's conflict of interest as head of Libya talks

New York - While working as UN special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon was also negotiating for a high-paying job with the UAE, a government that strongly supports the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government.

Op-Ed: UN Support Mission in Libya shows it cannot be trusted

Tripoli - The UN spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric announced yesterday that Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon will continue in his post until a transition to his successor German Diplomat Martin Kobler.

Op-Ed: GNC Libyan government wants explanation from UN of Leon's hiring

Tripoli - The General National Congress(GNC) Libyan government based in Tripoli has demanded an explanation from UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon for hiring Bernardino Leon, claiming he was biased against the GNC government.

Op-Ed: German diplomat to take over as UN special envoy in Libya

Tripoli - A veteran diplomat from Germany, Martin Kobler, will face the daunting task of taking over the peace talks from former UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, who is leaving his post on Friday.

Op-Ed: Egyptian president wants UK and others to finish Libya mission

London - Egyptian President Abdel el-Sisi has called on members of NATO to help rebuild Libya. The UN has been promoting a unity government based upon an agreement between the two rival governments. El-Sisi says nothing about this.

Op-Ed: UN special envoy to Libya had blatant conflict of interest

Tripoli - In a bizarre, almost incredible development, the UN Special Envoy to Libya who has spent a year arranging dialogue talks between the two rival Libya governments is suddenly quitting to take a well-paying job with the UAE.

Op-Ed: Militia guarding eastern Libya oil port halt oil shipments

Tobruk - Guards at the eastern Libyan port of Zueitina have halted crude shipments. To load crude, tankers will be required to register with the National Oil Company(NOC) linked to the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) government.
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