Libya: UN Calls for Troop Withdrawals

Libya: UN Calls for Troop Withdrawals

NEW YORK, 26 March 2021 – Withdrawing all foreign forces from Libya is the best way to bolster the country’s new unity government, UN peace envoy Jan Kubis told world powers Wednesday. Instead, foreign fighters and mercenaries are digging defenseive positions in the...
Libya: US Welcomes Formation of Government

Libya: US Welcomes Formation of Government

WASHINGTON, DC, 24 March 2021 – The United States of America has welcomed the formation of an interim government in Libya, the first step out of a decade of chaos. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called the setting up of the interim government an “important...
Libya: Sixty Migrants Killed in Boat Mishap

Libya: Sixty Migrants Killed in Boat Mishap

TRIPOLI, 24 March 2021 – About 60 migrants are presumed dead after their boat engine caught fire off the Libyan coast during an attempted Mediterranean crossing, a rescue charity said on Tuesday. The accident occurred last March 18, according to Alarm Phone, a...
Tunisia: President Saied in Solidarity Visit to Libya

Tunisia: President Saied in Solidarity Visit to Libya

TRIPOLI, 17 March 2021 – Tunisian President Kais Saied is visiting Libya, to show his support for the new interim Government of National Unity, set up with the help of the United Nations. The Tunisian President’s trip aims to show “Tunisia’s support for the democratic...
Libya: National Unity Government Sworn-in

Libya: National Unity Government Sworn-in

TRIPOLI, 16 March 2021 – Libya’s new unity government has started work on a transition expected to lead to national elections, next December 24. The setting up of the new government ends years of rival administrations – one based in the capital, Tripoli, and another...
Libya: Parliament Approves Government

Libya: Parliament Approves Government

TRIPOLI, 10 March 2021 – The Libyan parliament on Tuesday approved the government of national unity presented by the new interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah. The approval came Tuesday during a rare session of parliament held in the city of Sirte,...
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