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Op-Ed: Libyan GNA permits EU training of the Coast Guard

Tripoli - Libya has given the European Union permission to begin training its coast guard to help stem the flow of immigrants from Libya to Europe.

General Haftar orders GNA defense minister back to Benghazi

Benghazi - General Khalifa Haftar the commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army(LNA) of the House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk has ordered Al-Mihdi Al-Baraghati to return to the city of Benghazi immediately.

Canada may play a role in any foreign intervention in Libya

Ottawa - In the 2011 overthrow of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadaffi, the Canadian government joined with an international coalition and provided support for the operation.

Op-Ed: Haftar refuses to unify his forces with those of GNA

Tobruk - In an interview on TV, General Khaifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA) of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), said it was "unthinkable" for his eastern forces to join those of the UN-backed Government of National Accord.

Op-Ed: Press conference of UN's Martin Kobler May 19 on Libya

Tripoli - After a meeting with members of the State Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) held a press conference.

Op-Ed: Haftar extending control over Libyan oil fields and facilities

Tripoli - According to a report in the Libya Herald, the minister of defence in the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mahdi Barghathi, flew to Tripoli from Ras Lanuf where he just finished talks with Ibrahim Jodhran, head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG).

Op-Ed: U.S. negotiating with Libyan GNA to reach agreement on troops

Washington - Marine General Joseph Dunford, chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is negotiating an agreement that could see U.S. military advisers deployed there to help fight the Islamic State (IS).

Oil shipments resume from Libyan port of Hariga after agreement

Tobruk - The Seachance, a tanker that had been blocked from loading oil for three weeks, is now loading 600,000 barrels of oil for shipment to the UK, both port and oil officials said.

Libya unity government pleads for arms to fight IS

Tripoli - Libya's unity government urged the international community Thursday to accelerate the arming of its forces after 32 of its fighters were killed in clashes with jihadists and a car bombing.

Op-Ed: Haftar militia seizing oil fields near Libya city of Al-Jufra

Misratah - While Misrata militia are gaining some ground against the Islamic State west of their stronghold Sirte, Haftar appears to be busy seizing oil fields and attacking the Shura Council of Derna fighters who were instrumental in driving the IS from the city.

Car bomb, clashes with IS kill 32 Libya unity govt forces: Military

Tripoli - Thirty-two fighters loyal to Libya's unity government were killed in clashes with Islamic State group jihadists and a car bombing Wednesday near the IS stronghold of Sirte, the military said.

Op-Ed: General Haftar lashes out at Libyan Government of National Accord

Tobruk - General Khalifa Haftar, commander-in-chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), does not speak out very often but when he does, he says exactly what he thinks.

IS accused of executing dozens in Libya bastion

Tripoli - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday accused the Islamic State group of executing dozens of people in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte, saying the killings amounted to war crimes.

Op-Ed: Misrata militia gain back IS territory for the GNA in Libya

Misratah - Military forces from Misrata have recaptured a key checkpoint south of Misrata from the Islamic State (IS) reversing some of the gains made by the IS earlier this month.

Libya unity govt retakes crossroads from IS, seeks planes

Tripoli - Libya's unity government recaptured a strategic crossroads from the Islamic State group Tuesday and called for warplanes to bomb the jihadists after world powers showed readiness to arm it.

Op-Ed: HoR president calls for a vote on new Libyan government

Tobruk - The president and speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives(HoR), Ageela Salah, has called on all members of the HoR to come to a session in Tobruk as soon as possible.

Op-Ed: The official communique issued after the Vienna meeting on Libya

Vienna - The Joint Communique issued after the Ministerial Meeting in Vienna has been published by a number of sources including the U.S. Department of State.

Op-Ed: Libyan Government of National Accord lacks a legislature

Tripoli - The UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) has managed to claim it is up and running and its Presidential Council has moved to a Tripoli naval base.

Op-Ed: Operation Dignity continues in Libya led by Haftar

Tobruk - In February 2014 then-retired general Khalifa Haftar appeared on TV in Libya announcing that the General National Congress (GNC) had been dissolved. His actions were condemned at the time as a coup attempt and ridiculous.

Op-Ed: U.S. sanctions Ageela Salah, president of Libyan HoR

Washington - The United States Treasury Department has sanctioned Ageela Salah, president and speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) for blocking the formation of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
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