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Suspected Manchester bomber had 'desire for revenge'

Tripoli - Suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi had expressed a desire to avenge the killing of a friend in the British city last year, a source close to his family said Thursday.

Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'

Tripoli - The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source said Thursday.

Op-Ed: Attack on Haftar air base in Libya kills at least 60 people

At least 60 are dead, in what some media are describing as a massacre, in an attack by the Third Force Battalion along with members of the Benghazi Defense Brigades on the Brak-al-Shati airbase 650 km south of Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander threatens to attack Tripoli

Tobruk - The international community applauded the move by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar to join the political process after he met with the head of the Presidential Council (PC), Faiez Serraj, of the UN-back Government of National Accord in Abu Dhabi recently.

Op-Ed: Libya's Marshall Haftar may use politics in addition to force

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander in chief of the Libyan National Army associated with the House of Representatives(HoR) government appears to have given in to pressure to join in a political process to form a unified government.

Op-Ed: Faiez Serraj head of Libyan unity government talks with opponents

Tunis - Faiez Serraj, head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), along with Fathi Majbri the deputy president, had talks in Tunis with a group of House of Representatives (HoR) members mainly from the east.

Libya minister says rival general must accept civil rule

Tripoli - Libya's foreign minister said Tuesday a rival general must accept civilian rule in order to play a role in the country's future.

Libya rescues 129 migrants stranded at sea

Tripoli - Gunmen mugged 129 migrants on a rubber dinghy headed for Europe and also stole the craft's engine, abandoning them off the Libyan coast, Libya's navy said on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Agreement if any between Libyan factions still not clear

There was no official statement after Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army associated with the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government met with Faiez Serraj head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the rival GNA.

Libya seizes oil tankers and crew after shootout at sea

Tripoli - Libya has seized two foreign-flagged oil tankers and detained their crews for allegedly smuggling fuel after an hours-long gunbattle off the west coast, authorities said.

Op-Ed: Rivals from competing Libyan governments meet in Rome

Rome - Ageelah Saleh, president of the House of Representatives (HoR) based in the east in Tobruk, and Abdulrahman Sewehli head of the State Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) met in Rome to work on resolving the Libyan crisis.

Op-Ed: Trump sees no role of U.S. in Libya except fighting ISIS

Washington - In a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paulo Gentiloni, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the only role he saw for the U.S. in Libya was to defeat any remaining Islamic State militants.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

Tripoli - Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

Op-Ed: UN Libyan envoy Kobler meets with eastern commander Haftar

For almost a year, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the eastern-based government of the House of Representatives (HoR) has refused to meet with Martin Kobler UN envoy to Libya.

Parts of southern Libya look to become a battle ground

Sabha - The Defense Ministry of the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord(GNA) announced today that a new military operation titled Awaited Hope would fight forces loyal to the eastern commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Oil price declines as Libyan oil field resumes production

Oil prices fall as Libya's Sharara oil field resumed production after a shutdown that lasted a week. The National Oil Company lifted force majeure on loadings of crude oil from the field on Monday April 3

AFP photographer freed in Libya, still under detention threat

Tripoli - AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released Monday after two days of detention, but his identity papers were confiscated and his situation remains highly uncertain.

Pipeline blocked to two western Libya oil ports

Two oil terminals in western Libya Zawiya and Mellitah are under force majeure after a pipeline shutdown prevents them from fulfilling their contracts.

Op-Ed: Arab Summit leaders support Libyan UN-backed government

Amman - Arab leaders at a Summit in Amman Jordan are said to have given their absolute support to the Presidency Council (PC) of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA).

Op-Ed: Libyan National Oil Co. criticizes attempts to sell oil illegally

Chairman of the Tripoli-based Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanalla spoke out against a new attempt he claimed was being made to sell oil outside the monopoly of the NOC.
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