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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)

Op-Ed: Eastern commander threatens UN-supported government again

Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) associated with the House of Representatives (HoR) government based in eastern Libya gave the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) 6 months to reach a reconciliation.

Op-Ed: Head of Libyan unity government's State Council on terror list

The Defence and National Security Committee of the eastern-based House of Representatives has issued a terrorism list that includes 75 lawmakers, politicians, military officers, clerics, activists, and journalists.

Op-Ed: Eastern commander takes control of desert Al Jufra area in Libya

Eastern commander's forces capture the Jufra area including a key airbase as opposing factions including those associated with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) withdrew.

Op-Ed: Missing Dutch woman said to be arrested in Tripoli Libya

Tripoli - A Dutch woman Yvonne Snitjer who disappeared in Tripoli Libya last Friday was apparently arrested by Libyan authorities because she was photographing a riot in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: East Libyan commander appears prepared to attack Tripoli

Khalifa Haftar who heads forces of the eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) government the Libyan National Army (LNA) has called on militia loyal to him in the west to prepare to move on Tripoli and free it from Islamist militias who oppose him.

28 killed in militia clashes in Libyan capital Tripoli

Tripoli - According to the Ministry of Health of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) 28 people were killed and another 130 wounded in clashes between militia in Tripoli on Friday.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan Commander Haftar's forces bomb several sites

In response to the Third Force associated with the Libyan Government of National Accord's(GNA) attack on the Brak Al-Shali air base, forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar have been bombing a number of sites in the south.

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.

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 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.

Op-Ed: Branch of Libya's House of Representatives set up in Tripoli

Tripoli - Another weird development is taking place on the Libyan political scene. Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) who support the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) and Libya Political Agreement (LPA) set up a branch in Tripoli.

Op-Ed: Eastern Libyan commander attacks forces loyal to unity government

Fouad Rashid, Mayor of Al-Jufra claims a warplane of eastern commander Field Marshal Haftar's air force struck the Tagrift Martyrs Brigade that was part of the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos groups who mounted the offensive freeing Sirte from the Islamic State.

Presidential Council of Libyan unity government meets in Tripoli

The Presidency Council(PC) of the UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has met in Tripoli to determine its final picks for new ministers to be submitted to the House of Representatives (HoR) as required by the Libyan Political Agreement.

Eastern Libya's Marshal Haftar threatens to attack Tripoli

Tripoli - The head of the Libyan National Army(LNA), Field Marshal Khaifa Haftar called on his forces to be prepared for an offensive to free the capital Tripoli. Haftar is head of the armed forces(LNA) of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) government.

Op-Ed: Interview with UN envoy to Libya on situation in Libya

The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) was signed on the 17th of December nearly a year ago. In an interview for the Libya Herald, Martin Kobler, head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) assesses the progress in implementing the LPA.

Eastern Libyan military fear a battle for oil ports imminent

Haftar's spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Mismari claims that forces supporting the Libyan Government of National Accord(GNA) and its defense minister Mihdi Al-Barghathi are gathering near Al-Jufra in the south to attack the Oil Crescent export ports.

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: 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: UN envoy's recent statement on the situation in Libya

Niamey - At the 9th Ministerial Meeting of Libyan Neighbouring Countries in Niamey, Niger, Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Martin Kobler, made a statement on the situation in Libya. This article comments on that statement.

Op-Ed: Coup plotters still have control of their headquarters in Tripoli

Tripoli - The Rixos coup leaders of their self-declared Salvation Government remain protected by loyal militia who form a ring around the Rixos Hotel and guest houses across the road.

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: 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.

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: Meetings in Cairo discussing unified new Libyan government

Cairo - Faiez Serraj, who is the Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) is meeting in Cairo with Ageelah Saleh, president of the rival House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk.

Op-Ed: Six countries issue statement on Haftar's seizure of Libyan ports

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S. issued a joint statement condemning the seizure of the four oil ports, Zuwetina, Ras Lanuf, Es Sidra, and Brega by forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

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.

Op-Ed: No detailed press coverage of Libya Dialogue meetings in Tunis

Tunis - Recently the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue and others held two days of consultative meetings to try to find a way out of the Libyan political crisis.

Op-Ed: Meetings in Tunis to solve Libyan crisis end with no result

The Libyan Political Dialogue, the group that approved the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) in December of 2015 in Skhirat Morocco have just finished two days of talks to try to find a way to create a unified government over the entire country.
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