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Libyan Air Force plane shot down or crashed near Derna

Darnah - A Libyan Air Force MIG-23 was shot down during an airstrike in Derna. The downing was claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked group Ansar Al-Sharia on its Twitter account.

Op-Ed: Egyptian foreign minister opposes foreign military in Libya

Washington - Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said there should be international military intervention in Libya only after the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) is formed and requests military aid.

Op-Ed: Presidency Council of GNA misses 2nd deadline

Skhirat - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) government was to meet yesterday to give a vote of confidence in the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Members of HoR meet in Tobruk to vote on GNA today

Tobruk - Six more members of the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) in Libya who have been boycotting sessions arrived in Tobruk to participate in the upcoming vote on the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Libya seeks extra week to form unity govt under UN deal

Tripoli - Libya's presidential council said Monday it needs one more week to form a national unity government, after the country's internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial line-up.

Op-Ed: Unidentified planes bomb city of Derna in eastern Libya

Darnah - Unidentified warplanes bombed the eastern city of Derna or Darnah early Sunday. The city was captured from the Islamic State last year by the Derna Shura Council fighters, driving them into the nearby mountains and outlying suburbs of the city.

Deadly air strike hits hospital in east Libya: Medic

Benghazi - An air strike hit a hospital in Derna in eastern Libya on Sunday, killing four people including a woman and her child and two anti-government fighters, a doctor said.

Op-Ed: UN SRSG in Libya, Martin Kobler, urges HoR to approve new GNA

Tobruk - In a news release, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) in Libya, Martin Kobler, stresses the importance of a vote approving the new GNA cabinet list by the internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR).

Op-Ed: HoR may debate new Libyan GNA on Monday

Tobruk - The Libya Herald reports the Presidency Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), meeting in Skhirat, Morocco, has agreed to a reduced cabinet of 12 ministries together with the nine members of the Presidential Council.

Op-Ed: Divisions within Libyan Government of National Accord increasing

Tripoli - Divisions are increasing among parties to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord on the issue of allowing General Khalifa Haftar to keep his job as commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Op-Ed: Haftar issue divides Libyan Government of National Accord

Tripoli - A recent meeting, last Saturday, between General Khalifa Haftar, commander in chief of the Libyan National Army and Faiez Serraj, Prime Minister designate of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord(GNA) has created serious divisions with the GNA.

Op-Ed: GNA trying to work out a deal with General Khalifa Haftar

Tripoli - The internationally-recognized Libyan government, the House of Representatives (HoR) wants guarantees that General Khalifa Haftar, the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) keep his job before they will vote confidence in the GNA.

EU, Africa urge unity govt in Libya to counter IS

Tripoli - International pressure mounted Sunday on Libya to form a national unity government as the Islamic State jihadist group expands at the doorstep of Europe and the rest of Africa.

Op-Ed: UN not looking at sanctions yet against those opposed to GNA

Tripoli - Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Libya said the UN is not yet looking at sanctions against those the UN views as sabotaging the peace process.

EU considering sanctions against officials of Libyan GNC

Tripoli - According to the Libya Herald, the EU is considering travel bans and asset freezes on two senior officials of one of two rival Libyan governments, the General National Congress (GNC), located in Tripoli in western Libya.

Op-Ed: U.S. planning a 3rd front against the Islamic State in Libya

Washington - The Obama administration is planning to launch a third front against the Islamic State in Libya. The U.S. is increasing intelligence-gathering activities as a prelude to the intervention.

New Libya unity government to be proposed within 10 days

Tripoli - A revamped Libyan unity government will be proposed within 10 days, an official said Tuesday, after the internationally recognised parliament rejected an initial lineup in a blow to peace efforts.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar is winning in Libya while UN is losing

Tobruk - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) met today in Tobruk and did not give a vote of confidence to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord. The GNA was rejected by a vote against of 89 of the 104 members present.

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Benghazi - Libya's internationally recognised parliament voted Monday to reject a UN-backed unity government, in a major blow to international efforts to end the country's unrest.

Criticism of new Libyan Government of National Accord grows

Tobruk - The internationally-recognized House of Representatives (HoR) based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk has only a few more days to give a vote of confidence in the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).
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