Libya

Will Egypt send troops into Libya?

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has upped the ante in the chaotic conflict in Libya, warning Cairo could intervene militarily to halt a march eastwards by the Turkey-backed forces of the UN-recognized government. …

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Arab League to hold emergency meeting on Libya

An emergency meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers on Libya will take place on June 23, a diplomatic source said. "The League will hold an emergency ministerial meeting on the situation in Libya on Tuesday, June 23, on …

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Erdogan and Merkel discuss Libya and pandemic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video conference call, Turkey's Communications Directorate said. In the call, Erdogan and Merkel discussed regional issues, focusing on the …

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Libya's largest oil field reopened

The state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) of Libya said that Sharara oilfield, the largest in the country, has been reopened after it was closed by tribal leaders in January. "NOC confirms the return of production at the …

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Erdogan and Stoltenberg discuss pandemic,Syria and Libya

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and head of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed via telephone the novel coronavirus and steps to take in the post-pandemic period, according to a statement by Ankara's presidential Directorate of …

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Can Khalifa Haftar legitimize his power in Libya

The commander in chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, proclaimed himself the supreme ruler of Libya and announced the transfer of power in the country to the military. During the appeal, which was distributed by …

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Libya confirms first coronavirus case

Libya confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, according to the National Centre for Disease Control. The center, which operates in areas controlled by both major sides in the Libyan conflict, gave no further details in its …

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 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

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Turkey denies destruction of its vessel in Libya

Ankara can't confirm claims that its vessel has been destroyed in the port of Tripoli, Libya, the spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said. "The ship was fired at, but there was …

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Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria and Lybia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday. According to Erdogan's administration, the Turkish leader noted that …

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