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Turkey warns Haftar and supporters of possible attack

Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar warned on Sunday that the forces of Khalifa Haftar and their supporters based in eastern Libya would be viewed as “legitimate targets” if they attempted to attack Turkish forces in the region.Turkey is the...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean sea and carried out what a senior Turkish official dismissed as an “illegal”...

UN opens Libya peace talks in Tunis with eye on elections

ReutersThe United Nations opened talks on Libya’s future in Tunisia on Monday aimed at ending nearly a decade of chaos and bloodshed by arranging elections, but obstacles remain despite progress in cementing last month’s ceasefire.Acting U.N. Libya envoy Stephanie...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of some regional parties,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the United Nations General Assembly on...

Turkey upset by Libya Sarraj’s plan to step down

ReutersPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month and Ankara may hold talks with his government on the issue in the coming week.Sarraj...

UN-backed Libya’s Fayez Serraj to step down next month

Associated PressThe head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government said Wednesday night that he wants to hand over power to a new administration in October, amid peace talks on ending the country’s years long conflict.Fayez Serraj said the U.N.-brokered talks between...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Associated PressThe U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya, withdraw all mercenaries from the country.The council also called for political talks and a cease-fire in the...

Warring Libya rivals, UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

Warring Libya camps and their international backers — UAE, Russia, Jordan, Turkey and Qatar have violated a U.N. arms embargo on Libya which has been ineffective, reports the Associated Press.The panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya said in...

Rights group calls for release of abducted Libyan protesters

Amnesty International on Wednesday urged for the release of at least six protesters abducted when armed men, apparently allied with Libya’s U.N.-supported government, fired live ammunition to disperse a demonstration in the capital.The incident took place on Sunday when...

South Africa denies shipment weapons/military hardware to Libya

South African government has denied rumours claiming that weapons and military hardware were shipped to Turkey, which could possibly end up in the hands of militia groups fighting in the Libyan civil war.According to News24, this happened after questions...
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Ethiopia blames border row with Sudan on ‘third party’

Ethiopia military has accused an unnamed "third party" of being behind border dispute with Sudan, according to state-owned Ethiopian...
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