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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.

Charlie Hebdo contributor scoops top cartoonist award

Paris - Riad Sattouf, half-French, half-Syrian and who’s regularly contributed to Charlie Hebdo, picked up the prestigious Fauve d’Or award at one of the world’s biggest cartoon festivals, held in France, last weekend.

Op-Ed: UN-sponsored Libyan peace talks continue with some progress made

Tripoli - Mainstream media seem uninterested in what is happening in Libya unless it involves attacks by the Islamic State, with foreigners, especially Americans, being killed, or anything involving US politicians like Hilary Clinton.

Gunmen assault luxury Tripoli hotel, at least nine dead

Tripoli - Gunmen stormed a hotel in Tripoli popular with diplomats and officials Tuesday in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group, killing at least nine people, including five foreigners, before blowing themselves up.

Op-Ed: Haftar forces seize Libya central bank branch in Benghazi

Benghazi - The UN yesterday condemned an attack on the office of the Libyan Central Bank in the city of Benghazi in the east of Libya. The attack appears to have been carried out by forces loyal to CIA-linked general Khalifa Haftar.

Op-Ed: Internationally-recognized Libyan government agrees to cease fire

Tripoli - The internationally-recognized Tobruk government announced a ceasefire as of midnight Sunday. The rival faction Libya Dawn associated with the Tripoli government had announced a truce two days before.

Libya army declares ceasefire after UN talks

Benghazi - Libya's army announced a ceasefire Sunday, joining an Islamist-backed militia alliance in declaring a truce that the UN hailed as a "significant" step towards ending months of violence.

Op-Ed: Libyan peace talks in Geneva reach agreements

Geneva - Fajr Libya or Libya Dawn a militia group associated with the rival Tripoli government announced a ceasefire between militia allied with them and those of Khalifa Haftar and the internationally-recognized Tobruk government.

IS group claims bomb attack on Algerian embassy in Libya

Tripoli - Assailants lobbed explosives at Algeria's embassy in the Libyan capital Saturday, wounding three people, a security official said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
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