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Op-Ed: Libyan Government of National Accord asks for NATO training help

NATO claims to have received a new detailed request from the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to train and develop its military.

Libyans mark start of uprising that ended dictatorship

Tripoli - Libyans Friday marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, waving flags in central Tripoli even as the country reels from political chaos and security problems.

Op-Ed: Sixth anniversary of February Revolution celebrated in Libya

Friday the 17th of February marks the sixth anniversary of the Day of Rage that helped begin the revolt that overthrew the regime of Muamar Gaddafi. Many Libyan cities are preparing ceremonial activities to commemorate the event.

Op-Ed: Libya's attempted coup leader opens repaired Tripoli airport

Tripoli - Khalifa Ghwell, the prime minister of the Salvation Government presided over the re-opening of the Tripoli International Airport, in celebration of the sixth anniversary of the 17th of February Revolution that overthrew Muammar Gadaffi.

Tripoli residents in daily ordeal on uprising anniversary

Tripoli - Six years after the start of an uprising that toppled a dictator, Libyans in Tripoli see no reason to celebrate with power cuts, exorbitant prices and insecurity plaguing their daily lives.

Op-Ed: Cairo meeting fails to find solution for Libyan crisis

Cairo - Egyptian government attempts to mediate a peace deal between Presidency Council (PC) leader of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiez Serraj and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) failed.

Head of Libya's unity govt to meet rival army chief

Tripoli - The head of Libya's unity government and a rival army chief were to meet in Cairo on Tuesday to find a solution to turmoil in the country, a government official said.

Rival militias clash using heavy weapons in Tripoli

Tripoli - There were clashes between the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) led by Haithem Tajouri and a group of mostly Misratan fighters based in Tripoli commanded by Mahmud Baiyu who goes by the name Sharikan.

Op-Ed: Libya National Guards formed from western armed factions

Tripoli - A number of different armed groups mainly from Misrata have announced the formation of the Libyan National Guards (LNG). Reports claim that dozens of Misratan vehicles entered the capital Tripoli overnight.

Op-Ed: UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler to be replaced by Palestinian

The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres plans to appoint former prime minister of the Palestinian authority, Salam Fayyad, as UN envoy to Libya. Diplomats say he wil take on the task of brokering talks to change the Libya Political Agreement (LPA).

Libya rescues 120 migrants off Tripoli coast

Tripoli - More than 120 migrants including women and children were rescued by Libyan coastguards Sunday off the coast of Tripoli after their boat ran into trouble.

Wounded Libya fighters flown to Russia as Haftar ties grow

Benghazi - Dozens of fighters commanded by a controversial Libyan military strongman were flown this week to Russia for medical treatment, a spokesman said Thursday, in the latest sign of Moscow's growing support for his forces.

Misrata Military Council brigades will join the "Libyan Army"

Misratah - The Misrata Military Council (MMC) announced that all brigades under its control will join the Central Military Zone of "the Libyan Army".

Border agents defy federal courts on Trump travel ban

Washington - In what one congressman called a "constitutional crisis," U.S. border agents are reportedly defying federal court rulings, detaining people from seven majority Muslim countries —including green card holders —and denying them access to attorneys.

Trump's immigration ban begins, permanent U.S. residents included

Washington - Permanent U.S. residents — holders of so-called green cards — are included in President Donald Trump's executive order banning immigrants, refugees and travelers from seven majority Muslim nations, the Department of Homeland Security said on Saturday.

Jihadists lose ground around Libya's second city

Benghazi - Forces loyal to Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar battling jihadists around second city Benghazi said Wednesday they had taken one of the last remaining strongholds of the militants.

Op-Ed: Libyan Political Dialogue claims it amended political agreement

Hammamet - According to a report from the Libya Observer, the Libyan Political Dialogue committee agreed to six proposals amending the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) that had been agreed to by an earlier Dialogue group at Skhirat Morocco back on December 17, 2015.

Op-Ed: Libya Political Dialogue meets in Tunisia without eastern members

The UN-brokered Libya Dialogue met in the town of Mammamet in Tunisia to assess the progress of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and discuss changing parts of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).

Op-Ed: Libya's neighbors warn competing factions against military action

Meeting in Cairo on Saturday representatives from all of Libya's neighbors including Libya itself plus Tunisia, Niger, Chad, Algeria, Sudan, and Egypt warned Libya's factions not to settle their differences through military force.

Op-Ed: US B-2 bombing raid on Libya cost over $8.8 million

Two US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers carried out airstrikes on Islamic State camps approximately 28 miles southewest of Sirte. The US was involved in air strikes in the Sirte offensive starting August 22 last year.
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