Could an oil dispute worsen Libya’s civil war? | Inside Story

Oil has played a major role in Libya’s years-long civil war. Most of the oilfields are in the east, under warlord Khalifa Haftar’s control. This means the UN-recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli has been cut off from a huge source of income. On Friday, Haftar’s forces allowed a tanker to transport some of … Read more Could an oil dispute worsen Libya’s civil war? | Inside Story

Fake Libyan dinar, printed in Russia, fund Haftar’s military

More than a billion dollars worth of new banknotes found in two shipping containers a couple of months ago were yet another sign of Russia’s influence in Libya. The cash stash found on the Mediterranean island of Malta was en route from the printing works in Moscow to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces in … Read more Fake Libyan dinar, printed in Russia, fund Haftar’s military

Libya: Countries who supported Haftar ‘bet on the losing horse’, adviser to GNA says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Mohammed Ali Abdallah – a senior adviser to Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez al-Sarraj – ruled out any negotiation with eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar or anyone close to him. He also warned that although the GNA was eager to find a political solution, it would … Read more Libya: Countries who supported Haftar ‘bet on the losing horse’, adviser to GNA says

Libyan deminers clear Tripoli of hidden threats

Libya’s UN-backed western government has begun cleaning up the capital Tripoli of mines and unexploded ordinance. The United Nations says mines in the area have killed more than 80 civilians and nearly 60 soldiers since the conflict ended. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN … Read more Libyan deminers clear Tripoli of hidden threats

Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli

Dozens of returning homeowners in Tripoli have been killed or maimed by landmines, left behind by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar after he failed to capture the city. Turkish troops are now helping their Libyan allies to clear the mines planted in houses around the capital. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports. – … Read more Libya: Turkish troops help clear landmines in Tripoli

Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. – Security Council – Japan – Mali – COVID-19/Peacekeeping – COVID-19/Zambia – Uganda/Refugees – Sustainable Development – Beyond the Long Shadow – Counter-Terrorism Week Virtual Expo – Financial Contribution SECURITY COUNCIL During a Security Council meeting this morning on peace operations and human rights, Michelle Bachelet, … Read more Security Council & other topics – Daily Briefing (7 July 2020)

Libya gov’t vows response after base hit by ‘foreign air force’

Libya’s UN-recognised government has condemned air raids on a recaptured air base in the west of the country. It says a “foreign air force” carried out the attack. The loss of the facility in May was among a string of recent defeats for renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, pushing him out of large parts of … Read more Libya gov’t vows response after base hit by ‘foreign air force’

Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks

Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) downgraded its participation in the Arab League talks, worried that Egypt wields too much influence in the League. Egypt is an ally of renegade commander Khalifa Haftar and, as GNA forces advance on the city of Sirte, Egypt has warned of possible military action. Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud … Read more Arab League calls for Libya ceasefire, peace talks

Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya? | Inside Story

The battlelines of Libya’s civil war are changing quickly. A few weeks ago, Khalifa Haftar’s forces were on the outskirts of the capital Tripoli, battling to remove the UN-recognised Government of National Accord. But the warlord’s campaign failed, and he’s been in retreat since. GNA troops, reinforced by military support from Turkey, are pushing towards … Read more Could Egypt and Turkey go to war in Libya? | Inside Story

Battle for Tripoli: Libya’s first centre for amputees being built

Nine years of war in Libya has maimed thousands of people. Now the victims are about to have a clinic to aid their rehabilitation. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports from Misrata. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish … Read more Battle for Tripoli: Libya’s first centre for amputees being built

Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

A UN investigation could be ordered into human rights abuses in Libya. It is already backed by the head of the UN’s Support Mission in Libya, and the internationally-recognised government in Tripoli. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera … Read more Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

Haftar forces accused of planting landmines in residential areas

The 14-month battle for the Libyan capital may finally be over, but the threat to civilian life remains. Landmines have killed dozens of people and there are warnings of more casualties as evacuees start to return home. The UN-recognised government has accused forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar of committing war crimes by … Read more Haftar forces accused of planting landmines in residential areas

Nationwide demonstrations continue after currency plummets in Lebanon

Nationwide #protests continue in #Lebanon for a second night, after the currency plummeted to a new low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday. Clashes have erupted between the army and demonstrators in Tripoli, the largest city in northern Lebanon. Protesters threw petrol bombs and stones at soldiers, prompting them to use tear gas and rubber … Read more Nationwide demonstrations continue after currency plummets in Lebanon

Libya offensive: Government-backed forces push into city of Sirte

A Turkish team has arrived in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to help dismantle landmines left behind by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar. Turkish military support has been key to recent territorial gains made by the UN-recognised government. Al Jazeera’s Malik Traina reports from Misrata, Libya. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Libya offensive: Government-backed forces push into city of Sirte

Libya: Tripoli press gains despite Egypt truce offer

Tripoli press gains despite Egypt truce offer. FRANCE 24’s Sanam Shantyaei tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en