UNITED NATIONS— The UN Security Council unanimously extended for a year a resolution authorizing the inspection of ships suspected of breaking a 2011 arms embargo on Libya. The renewal had already been unanimously decided upon last year by the 15 members of the Security Council, but Russia, which backs strongmanRead More →

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 toRead More →

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)Read More →

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 resolutionRead More →

Tripoli– The tragedy that has beset Libya for more than a year has proven, beyond any doubt, that any war among Libyans is a losing war. There can be no real victor, only heavy losses for the nation and its people, who have already suffered due to conflict for moreRead More →