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Eastern Libyan commander Haftar to meet with Lavrov in Russia

Moscow - Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army(LNA), the armed forces associated with the House of Representatives (HoR) government in eastern Libya arrived in Moscow for talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scheduled on Monday.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander Haftar takes full control of Benghazi

Benghazi - Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) the armed forces of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government claimed that his forces had taken full control of Libya's second largest city Benghazi.

Libyan Benghazi Defense Brigades agree to disband

The Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) has offered to dissolve itself and integrate some members into a legitimate army of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). The group claims the move is to save Libya from further bloodshed.

Op-Ed: Libyan commander Haftar wages successful military campaign

Forces loyal to Field Marshal Kahlifa Hafter, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) of the House of Representatives Government (HoR) based in eastern Libya have advanced his power by capturing the Al Jufra region of south central Libya.

Op-Ed: Haftar helped by Egypt gaining ground in Libya attacks

According to a report in Al Jazeera, forces loyal to eastern commander Marshal Khalifa Haftar launched attacks almost simultaneously against forces associated with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

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: Libyan unity government foreign minister's claim creates trouble

At a press conference in Algiers, Mohammed Siyala the foreign affairs minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord issued a controversial statement about Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the armed forces of the rival eastern government.

Op-Ed: UN Libyan envoy has six point plan for peace in Libya

Martin Kobler, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) yesterday tweeted the outline of a six-point "road map for peaceful Libya".

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.

Op-Ed: Haftar spokesperson claims oil port attacks linked to Al-Qaeda

A leaked recording between a Haftar military officer and a media tycoon show a propaganda effort to portray opponents of Haftar who recently seized the Benghazi Defense Brigades as al-Qaeda.

Op-Ed: Libyan oil ports still not retaken by eastern commander

It has been a week since the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) launched a surprise attack on troops loyal to eastern commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and seized Es Sider and Ras Lanuf two of the four main ports in the Libyan Oil Crescent.

Op-Ed: Guards loyal to Libyan unity government control two oil ports

The Presidential Council (PC) of the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord moved quickly to ensure that its Petroleum Facilities Guards(PFG) took over the two oil ports Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf recently captured by the Benghazi Defense Brigades.

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".

Op-Ed: Misrata Military Council criticizes Libyan unity government

Misrata Military Council together with the Union of Revolutionaries in the city demanded that the UN-brokered Government of National Accord make its position clear on the situation in Benghazi and Khalifa Haftar whom they call a war criminal.

Op-Ed: Russia expresses support for Libyan Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar

In spite of pledging support to the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), Russia and other countries such as Egypt and the UAE are supporting the rival House of Representatives (HOR) and Khalifa Haftar commander of its armed forces.

Op-Ed: Algeria becoming more involved in attempts to solve Libyan crisis

Algiers - Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar visited Algeria at the invitation of the Algerian government.

Op-Ed: Sputnik spouting fake news about Haftar taking control in Libya

A proposal by Ali Al-Gotrani, a member of the Presidential Council (PC) for a transitional phase of the Libyan government with the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshall, Khalifa Haftar, was reported as reality by the Russian news site Sputnik.

Troops loyal to Libyan unity government defense minister killed

Benghazi - Two members of the 204 Tank Brigade formerly commanded by Colonel Al-Mahdi Barghathi the acting defence minister of the Libyan Government have been killed with both showing signs of torture.

Op-Ed: Libyan Political Agreement under fire along with unity government

For ages now there has been a constant refrain from supporters of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and the UN envoy Martin Kobler that the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) is the only way forward in Libya.

Op-Ed: Interview with Faiez Serraj PM of Libyan unity government

On the sidelines of the recent London meetings on Libya, the Libya Herald interviewed the head of the Presidency Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) who is also prime minister. The interview covers a number of important topics.

Op-Ed: Libya's western military officials brand Haftar a war criminal

Tripoli - At the Tripoli Radison Blu hotel, military officials and officers from the western region of Libya gathered for their sixth annual meeting. The slogan for this year was "One Libyan Army".

Op-Ed: Oil exports increasing as Libyan ports reopen

Last Thursday an oil tanker took on the first load of crude for export from the Libyan port of Zuwetina since late last year. The tanker, the Ionic Anassa loaded 800,000 barrels of crude to be exported to China.

Op-Ed: Russia to hold meeting to try to solve Libyan political deadlock

Tripoli - An envoy from the Russian foreign ministry arrived in Tripoli bringing a new plan to solve the country's political deadock, local media report.

Op-Ed: Paris meeting on Libya crisis shows no substantial results

Paris - Meetings at the ministerial level of a number of different countries in Paris to find solutions for the Libyan political crisis apparently failed to make any political progress.

Op-Ed: Larger role urged for municipalities at Libya meeting

Tripoli - More than 60 mayors, from the west and south of Libya met in Tripoli on Sunday to discuss the existing law concerning local governance. The group demanded more power to provide services to local residents.

Op-Ed: Mattia Toaldo's analysis of the Libyan Situation

Dr. Mattia Toaldo, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, recently released an extensive analysis of the present situation in Libya giving considerable background to help understand the present situation.

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: 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: 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.

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).
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