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Op-Ed: CIA-linked Haftar will probably sabotage any Libyan peace deal

Tripoli - UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, proposed a unity government composed of a three-person presidential council but it also would incorporate the House of Representatives of the Tobruk-based internationally recognized government.

Libya suicide bombs kill soldiers as UN presses peace

Benghazi - A suicide car bomb killed at least seven soldiers in Libya's second city Benghazi Tuesday, the same day the United Nations unveiled a proposal aimed at ending violence plaguing the oil-rich country.

Libyan pro-government warplanes launch strikes near Tripoli

Tripoli - Libyan pro-government forces have targeted a weapons depot belonging to an Islamist-backed militia, as peace talks continued in Morocco and a UN special envoy met both sides late Monday.

Op-Ed: Haftar and Tobruk government try to sabotage Libya peace talks

Rabat - The UN and western powers simply refuse to face the fact that the internationally recognized government of Abdullah al-Thinni in Tobruk and his newly minted CIA-linked military chief Khalifa Haftar are on a mission to recapture Tripoli.

Tobruk-based Libyan government bombs Tripoli before peace talks

Tripoli - The internationally recognized government in Tripoli sent planes to bomb Tripoli's only functioning airport just as some representatives from the Tripoli government were preparing to leave for scheduled peace talks in Morocco.

Op-Ed: Newsweek's narrative on Libya spinning the news

Tripoli - To spin a story it is not necessary to lie. Indeed, one can even present facts that count against the spin in order to present what Fox news would no doubt call a fair and balanced account of events.

Op-Ed: Libya peace talks to resume after three day session

Rabat - After three days of UN-sponsored talks near Rabat Morocco between representatives of the two competing governments in Libya, the UN has urged participants to stick to the original agenda of arranging a ceasefire and formation of a unity government.

Islamic State fighters attack oil field in Libya

Tripoli - Militants reportedly associated with the Islamic State(IS) attacked and seized two oil fields in central Libya south of the city of Sirte where IS appears to be in control.

Op-Ed: CIA-linked General Haftar appointed commander of Libyan army

Tripoli - Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni of the internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk has appointed General Khalifa Haftar as commander of the army today.

Op-Ed: Religion and the war against ISIS

New York - Stomach turning levels of barbarism perpetrated as religiously sanctioned behavior have changed the rules on public conversation about religion in media and the public square.

Anti-Islamist general named Libya army chief

Benghazi - A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country's internationally recognised parliament, an official said, in a move expected to deepen divisions in the conflict-riven na...

Op-Ed: Pressure rising for more foreign intervention in Libya

Tripoli - Recent beheadings and a deadly suicide attack in Libya by fighters claiming allegiance to the Islamic State are creating more pressure for new foreign intervention in Libya.

Op-Ed: Libyan government in Tobruk withdraws from peace talks

Tripoli - The internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tobruk in the country's east has voted to suspend participation in UN-sponsored talks between the competing militia and governments, according to a member of the House of Representatives(HoR)

Op-Ed: UK and US want unity government before lifting Libya arms embargo

Tripoli - As the Islamic State draws attention to itself in Libya, Egypt is pushing for a UN resolution to lift the embargo on arms shipments to Libya. The US and UK have urged that the embargo remain until a unity government is formed.

IS claims deadly Libya bombings as crisis deepens

Tripoli - The Islamic State group claimed deadly suicide car bombings in Libya Friday as the international community struggles to find ways to end the chaos in the North African nation.

Op-Ed: Egypt increases intervention in Libya with revenge bombings

Tripoli - Egyptian airstrikes against the Islamic State in Libya were not part of the Operation Inherent Resolve operation being carried out against the IS by a coalition of which Egypt is a member.

ISIS vows to take down Rome

In the most recent propaganda video released by the militant group ISIS, the terroristic group vows to conquer Rome. Some say it is a blatant attack on Christians.

21 Coptic Christians kidnapped in Libya by Islamic State

Tripoli - A group associated with the Islamic State has posted what it claims are photos of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in their online magazine. The group claims to have kidnapped the Egyptians.

Op-Ed: General Haftar pressures Libyan government to recognize his power

Tripoli - CIA-linked General Haftar has upgraded his status from failed coup leader with a warrant out for his arrest to the de facto head of the Libyan army whose Operation Dignity has the support of the internationally recognized government in Tobruk.

Op-Ed: Clashes continue in Libya in spite of ceasefire

Benghazi - Clashes took place in Benghazi where pro-government forces led by CIA-linked General Khalifa Haftar have been trying to retake the city from an umbrella group of Islamist militias opposed to the Tobruk governent.
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