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Top Turkish diplomat makes surprise visit to Libyan capital

Tripoli - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday paid a surprise visit to Tripoli, the seat of Libya's UN-recognised government, backed by Ankara in a conflict between rival Libyan powers.

HRW calls on Libya's Haftar to probe alleged war crimes by his men

Tripoli - Human Rights Watch called on Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday to investigate alleged war crimes by his fighters after the discovery of mass graves in territory formerly under their control.

Landmines spell silent threat in Libyan former war zone

Tripoli - The smell of gunpowder still lingered in the battle-scarred south of Libya's capital when Hicham Suleiman, a teacher in his 50s, cautiously returned to his home.

UN voices 'horror' after reports of 8 Libya mass graves

Tripoli - The United Nations voiced "horror" after reports of the discovery of eight mass graves in an area recently seized by the unity government after forces loyal to eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar withdrew.

US urges Libya ceasefire as landmines kill 7 in capital

Tripoli - Washington called for a ceasefire in Libya and urged warring parties to protect its oil sector Wednesday as the unity government said landmines had killed at least seven people in the capital.

Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

Tripoli - Fighters loyal to Libya's UN-recognised government Sunday kept up their counter-offensive against forces of strongman Khalifa Haftar, but fighting stalled on the outskirts of the strategic city of Sirte.

Libya govt says Sirte offensive launched as general backs ceasefire

Tripoli - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-recognised government said they launched an offensive Saturday to seize the strategic city of Sirte, as rival strongman Khalifa Haftar backed an Egypt-proposed ceasefire following a string of military setbacks.

Libya government says retakes Haftar's last redoubt in west

Tarhuna - Forces loyal to Libya's UN-recognised government celebrated another victory against rival strongman Khalifa Haftar Friday after overrunning his last western stronghold, launchpad of an abortive 14-month assault on Tripoli.

Libya's UN-recognised govt claims full control of Tripoli, suburbs

Tripoli - Libya's UN-recognised government said Thursday it was back in full control of Tripoli and its suburbs, capping a string of victories against eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and vowing to take the whole country.

Libya unity govt claims full control of Tripoli, suburbs

Tripoli - Libya's UN-recognised unity government said Thursday that it was back in full control of the capital and its suburbs after more than a year of fighting off an offensive by eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar.

Libya rivals agree return to ceasefire talks: UN

Tripoli - The United Nations' Libya mission said Tuesday the country's warring parties had agreed to restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire, after a three-month suspension.

Moscow, Ankara 'divide up influence' in Libya: analysts

Tripoli - After backing rival sides in Libya's long-running conflict, Russia and Turkey appear to have agreed to avoid direct confrontation and instead carve the country into "spheres of influence", analysts say.

Op-Ed: Libyan government forces seize al-Wattiya air base from Haftar

The internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has captured the al-Wattiya airbase from Khalifa Haftar's forces the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA)

Libya unity govt seizes airbase in new blow for rival Haftar

Tripoli - Libya's UN-recognised government scored another battlefield victory Monday against strongman Khalifa Haftar, capturing a key rear base used by his fighters in a conflict now in its second year.

Libya says 4 killed in rocket attacks as Turkey warns Haftar

Tripoli - Libya's Government of National Accord said Sunday at least four civilians, including a child, were killed as rockets rained down on the capital Tripoli and damaged its only working airport.

Op-Ed: LNA head Haftar announces unilateral ceasefire in Libya

Rebel Libyan Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar, who heads his self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) has declared unilaterally a ceasefire during Ramadan. The move will also help LIbya to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Libya's unity government says rejects Haftar's truce offer

Tripoli - Libya's UN-recognised government on Thursday rejected a truce unilaterally called the day before by military strongman Khalifa Haftar, saying it "did not trust" its eastern-based rival.

In Libya, UAE enlisting more Sudanese mercenaries to help Haftar

In Libya this week the tables have been turning as the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has taken back key western coastal areas from the Libyan National Army (LNA) of rebel Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Libyan government forces take areas west of Tripoli from Haftar

The internationally-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has won substantial territory from the control of Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar and his self-named Libyan National Army (LNA)

UN mission slams rise in Libya violence

Tripoli - The United Nations mission in Libya Wednesday condemned rising violence in the North African country, after forces loyal to a unity government this week retook towns west of Tripoli.
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