Manchester attack: Extradition bid for Salman Abedi's brother

Prosecutors want to bring the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi from Libya to the UK.

02 Nov 2017 07:25

Libya's warring factions sign peace deal that could lead to British troops helping them fight Islamic State

Members of Libya's warring factions signed a peace deal on Thursday that could pave the way for British troops helping them to fight an attempted take-over of the country by the Islamic State. After more than a year of talks brokered by the United Nations ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Libya militia chases away US troops

US forces flown to Libya to support government troops had to leave after landing because of demands from a local militia group, US officials say. It follows reports that 20 US special forces troops, equipped with advanced weaponry, landed on Monday at an ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

A Curious Twist of Fate for Libya's Rogue General - Forbes

ForbesA Curious Twist of Fate for Libya's Rogue GeneralForbesMohammed Chouaib, head of delegation from the UN-recognized government in the eastern city of Tobruk, Libya, left, gestures after signing as Dr. Saleh Almkhozom, Second Deputy Chairman of the Libyan General National Congress, center, signs a ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Tripoli 'premier' discusses Libya situation with Russia FM

The head of the unrecognised Libyan government in Tripoli has met with Russia's foreign minister to discuss the political and military situation in the country, officials from the two sides said Wednesday. Khalifa Ghweil's talks with Sergei Lavrov in ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

UN resolution could see Britain renew airstrikes over Libya - RT

RTUN resolution could see Britain renew airstrikes over LibyaRTLibyan ambassador to the UN Ibrahim al-Dabashi told the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper he expected airstrikes soon involving the “United States, Britain, France and Italy.” Of the resolution itself, he said: “[It] asks all countries to fight terrorism in ...Hillary Clinton says Bernie Sanders voted for regime change in Libya PolitiFactUN support of Libyan government set to open door for potential UK airstrikes The GuardianIs Hillary Ready to Defend Her Libya War? Daily Beastall 3 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:54

New Libya government would want arms, not Western troops: UN envoy

Libya's UN ambassador said Wednesday his country's new national unity government will hold off asking countries including the United States and Britain to intervene with airstrikes against the growing presence of ISIS jihadists. Ibrahim Dabbashi told The ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

UN Security Council backs Libya unity accord

The UN Security Council gave its backing Wednesday to the new national unity government in embattled Libya, a move it hopes will help stem mass migration to Europe and reverse gains made by jihadists from the Islamic State group. The 15-nation council gave ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

UNSC endorses Libya political agreement

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Wednesday endorsing an UN-brokered agreement between Libya's rival camps on forming a national unity government. The U.K.-drafted resolution expressed intent to support the future unity government ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

December 24, 1951: Libya becomes independent - MoneyWeek

MoneyWeekDecember 24, 1951: Libya becomes independentMoneyWeekLibya's close proximity to many of the Mediterranean trade routes has made it attractive to various empires. Divided into two parts, Tripolitania and Cyrenacia, it was controlled by the Ottoman Empire from 1551 to 1911, both directly and through ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Post Gaddafi Libya Splits Up into Five Regional Factions

Since the fall of Mu’ammar Gaddafi in late 2011, various militias with very different political agendas have attempted to seize power in Libya. Elections were held in the country in both 2012 and 2014; however, election turnout dropped from 60% to 18% ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Peace in Libya or More Chaos?

The U.N. Security Council endorsed a new Libyan unity government Wednesday — the outcome of months-long negotiations between the country’s two competing governments in Tripoli and Tobruk. But some analysts say the negotiating process for the political ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

UNSC backs Libya peace deal

The UN Security Council on Wednesday endorsed a UN-brokered agreement among Libya's warring factions to form a national unity government, a deal Western powers hope will bring stability and help to combat a growing Islamic State presence. Libya's UN ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Libya: No immediate call for foreign airstrikes against Islamic State

Libya's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday his country will hold off asking nations like the United States and Britain to intervene with airstrikes against the growing presence of the Islamic State group in the oil-rich north African nation as a new national ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

The 'Anti-Imperialist' Who Got Libya Wrong Serves Up The Same Failed Analysis ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationThe 'Anti-Imperialist' Who Got Libya Wrong Serves Up The Same Failed Analysis ...Center for Research on GlobalizationIn 2011, he supported the overthrow of Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi, arguing wrongly, it turns out, that a post-Gaddafi Libya, whatever its faults, would be an improvement on what preceded it, which indeed it is, if chaos, societal breakdown, and ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Post Gaddafi Libya Splits Up into Five Regional Factions - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on GlobalizationPost Gaddafi Libya Splits Up into Five Regional FactionsCenter for Research on GlobalizationMeanwhile, Ansar al-Sharia (al-Qaeda's branch in Libya) emerged in 3 key cities, Benghazi, Ajdabiyah and Derna while the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) managed to spawn fighters seemingly out of nowhere, thereby seizing control of both Sirte ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

As Libya marks 64th independence anniversary, UN envoy urges unity behind new ... - UN News Centre

UN News CentreAs Libya marks 64th independence anniversary, UN envoy urges unity behind new ...UN News Centre24 December 2015 – A week after brokering an accord for a national unity government in strife-torn Libya, the top United Nations envoy for the country urged all Libyans to use today's 64th independence anniversary to put their differences behind them ...Libya: No Immediate Call for Foreign Airstrikes Against IS ABC NewsUN security council backs Libya unity accord The GuardianUN council backs Libya peace deal, no Western air strikes sought Reuters FRANCE 24  - Newsweekall 199 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Kobler welcomes Security Council Libya resolution as an important step forward - Libya Herald

Libya HeraldKobler welcomes Security Council Libya resolution as an important step forwardLibya HeraldThe UN's Libya mediator Martin Kobler welcomed yesterday's Security Council resolution on the Libyan Political Agreement saying that it was an important Step on the Road to Peace, Security and Prosperity. However, he added that there was hard work ...Qatar welcomes UN resolution on Libya's political agreement Peninsula On-lineQatar welcomes UN resolution on Libya Bahrain News AgencyEgypt welcomes UNSC resolution on Libya StarAfrica.com Petra News Agency  - Caj News Africa  - Kuwait News Agencyall 13 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Feature: Libyan peace deal nurtures new hope for fractious oil sector - Platts

Feature: Libyan peace deal nurtures new hope for fractious oil sectorPlattsA UN-brokered deal between Libya's two rival governments last week has increased optimism for greater political stability next year, which could see the return of more Libyan sweet crude oil to the Mediterranean market. After more than a year of ...

25 Dec 2015 04:54

Maltese man abducted in Libya arrives home in time for Christmas - MaltaToday

MaltaTodayMaltese man abducted in Libya arrives home in time for ChristmasMaltaTodayPierre Baldacchino, the Maltese citizen who was abducted in Libya and rescued on Tuesday, has returned to Malta in time for Christmas. The manager of the St. James Hospital in Tripoli touched down in Luqa this evening aboard a private Medavia jet that ...and more »

25 Dec 2015 04:54