Turkey Rejects Egypt’s Accusation Over Libya

ANKARA– Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Hami Aksoy, on Saturday dismissed the accusation raised by Egypt over Turkey’s role in Libya. “We reject the unfounded accusations by Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, against Turkey, within the context of Libya, in the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat DAESH/ISIS Small Group on […]

Libya strongman Haftar backs ceasefire from Monday: Egyptian Pres Sisi

CAIRO— Strongman Khalifa Haftar has backed a ceasefire in Libya starting Monday, Egypt’s president announced after talks in Cairo, following a series of military victories by forces loyal to Tripoli’s UN-recognised government. “This initiative calls for respecting all international efforts and initiatives by declaring a ceasefire from 0600 (0400 GMT) Monday June 8, 2020,” President […]

Security Council Extends Authorization to Inspect Vessels Suspected of Violating Libya Arms Embargo, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2526 (2020)

The Security Council in a 5 June videoconference meeting* announced that it had unanimously decided to extend for one year a series of authorizations for Member States to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of violating that country’s arms embargo.   In adopting resolution 2526 (2020) under Chapter VII […]

DTM Libya – Qasr Ben Gashir, Bani Waleed, Tarhuna, Ejdabia Flash Update (07 June 2020)

Since the last update of IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) on 05 June 2020, continued displacement towards Eastern Libya has been reported by field observers, both from Tarhuna and Sirt regions. DTM identified an additional 470 internally displaced families (approximately 2,350 individuals) since the first update, bringing the total number of internally displaced persons […]