EU considers training Libyan Coast Guard and Navy

EUNAVFORMED Irini explores possibility to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy During his visit in Puglia, Admiral Agostini, EUNAVFORMED Operation Commander, explored the possibility offered by the Italian Navy to train Libyan Coast Guard and Navy. This task of the Operation Irini is pending the political decision from the Libyan counterpart about a dedicated agreement. […]

A Grim Assessment of Libya's Prospects

By Steven A. Cook for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The End of Hope in the Middle East Summer always seems to be the cruelest season in the Middle East. The examples include the June 1967 war, Israel's […]

UN urges Libya to Shut Migrant Detention Centres

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. UN chief urges Libya to shut migrant detention centers UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (pictured) renewed his call for Libya's authorities to close migrant detention centers across the country, describing a raft of human […]

UNSMIL Congratulates Misrata on Successful Elections

UNSMIL congratulates people of Misrata on successful municipal elections The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) congratulates the citizens of Misrata on a peaceful and successful electoral process conducted yesterday 03 September 2020. "This election has, once again, demonstrated the Libyans' determination to exercise their democratic rights to elect their representatives, defying the many […]

Briefing of Acting SRSG Williams to UNSC on Libya

Briefing of Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams to the Security Council on the situation in Libya Mr. President (Ambassador Abdou Abarry of Niger), Excellencies, Allow me to congratulate Niger for assuming the presidency of the Security Council during the month of September and for giving me the opportunity to brief this Council today. It is becoming […]

US address to UN Security Council Briefing on Libya

Remarks by US Ambassador Kelly Craft at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya (via VTC) Thank you, Abarry. Congratulations on your presidency this month. And a special thank you to Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams for your commitment to UNSMIL and the people of Libya. Libya is at a critical juncture. With […]

EU High Rep meets with Serraj and Saleh  

EU High Representative held talks with President Serraj and President of the House of Representatives Saleh The EU High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell visited Libya on Tuesday 1st September for the first time since the beginning of his mandate, continuing EU efforts to advance the political process and resume political dialogue to end the conflict in […]

Serraj Suspends GNA Interior Minister

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj [Serraj] of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) suspended Misratan-born Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha [pictured] on Friday, setting up a major split within the Tripoli-based government that threatens progress […]