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Op-Ed: Libya unity government PM desperate to accommodate Marshal Haftar

The PM designate of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj, claims Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) of the rival government of the House of Representatives (HoR) will be part of a new GNA government.

Op-Ed: Interview with Libyan commander Haftar reveals his policies

In written responses to questions from the Associated Press, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said that his armed forces only recognized the authority of the Al-Thinni House of Representatives (HoR) government.

Op-Ed: UN envoy's statement on situation in Libya from Geneva

Geneva - At the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) issued an extensive statement on recent developments in Libya.

Op-Ed: Egypt will intervene in Libya claims former Egyptian diplomat

Egypt has for long been a supporter of the House of Representatives(HoR), Al-Thinni government of Abdullah al-Thinni and commander of his armed forces General Khalifa Haftar.

Op-Ed: Joint statement by 22 countries on the situation in Libya

22 countries plus the European Union, the United Nations, the League of Arab States and the Arab Union all signed a joint statement on the situation in Libya after a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Libyan unity government's State Council makes debatable decision

Tripoli - In a rather bizarre move the State Council of the UN-backed Libyan Government of National Accord(GNA) has said that it will take over full legislative authority of the GNA until the House of Representatives (HoR) votes confidence in the GNA.

'19 dead' in clashes with IS in Libya's Sirte

Tripoli - Ten jihadists and nine pro-government fighters died in clashes Thursday around the last positions of the Islamic State group in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, medical and military sources said.

Libya oil chief fears 'financial collapse' unless exports rise

Tripoli - Conflict-hit Libya could run out of money next year without a swift resumption of oil exports, the head of the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Thursday.

General Haftar criticizes Martin Kobler UN envoy to Libya

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) , Martin Kobler, has been criticized by Khalifa Haftar and Ageela Saleh president of the House of Representatives (HoR) and rival government to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Nine civilians killed in bombing attack near Libyan oasis town

Hun - At least nine civilians including children and women were killed and twenty wounded in an air strike by unidentified war planes near an oasis town in central Libya according to a hospital doctor and local officials.

Op-Ed: Haftar repels counter-attack on oil ports advances towards Sirte

Forces of the Petroleum Facilities Guard(PFG) headed by Ibrahim Jodhran, retreated from Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf just a few hours after having retaken them from General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) forces.

Op-Ed: Troops of Libyan unity government resume final attack on Sirte

Surt - While there have been many announcements of the final battle to liberate Sirte from the remnants of the Islamic State(IS) there are a few IS fighters still holding out in one small area of the city.

Rival Libya forces battle for oil ports

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed unity government launched an offensive on Sunday aimed at retaking key eastern oil ports seized last week by fighters from a rival administration.

Libyan national reconciliation conference marred by divisions

A National Reconciliation Conference was held in the city of Nalut in western Libya near the Tunisian border. The conference was sponsored by the Nalut City Council.

Op-Ed: Haftar's return of oil ports to Libyan National Oil Company

The four export ports in Libya's Oil Crescent seized by Libyan general Khalifa Haftar were turned over to the Libyan National Oil Company based in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Libyan National Oil Company's positive statement on port seizures

Tripoli - The seizure of the four oil export ports in the Libyan Oil Crescent has resulted in a positive statement from the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation in contrast to the response of the UN which complained it could hinder expansion of exports.

Op-Ed: UN envoy's statement to the UN Security Council on Libya

Martin Kobler, the UN envoy to Libya, briefed the UN Security Council today on the situation in Libya after forces of General Khalifa Haftar seized four oil ports from the Petroleum Forces Guard (PFG).

Libya unity rivals seize final port in 'oil crescent'

Tripoli - Forces opposed to Libya's unity government seized a fourth oil port, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country's "oil crescent", a military source said.

Op-Ed: UN refuses to condemn Haftar and support counter-attacks in Libya

Tripoli - In response to the seizure of four oil ports in the oil crescent by the Libyan National Army commanded by General Khalifa Haftar, Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) has issued several statements.

Rival Libya force says it has seized third oil port from unity govt

Tripoli - A rival force seized the Libyan oil port of Zuwaytina from guards loyal to the UN-backed unity government early on Monday in a new blow to its authority, a force spokesman said.
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