Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi

2018/09/11 – Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi held talks in Libya on Monday with Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar.

The meeting in Benghazi was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, said the ministry.

The two men « had a long and cordial conversation which relaunched close relations with Italy, in a climate of consolidated trust, » the foreign ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi »

Tunisia returns Russian military equipment seized en route to Libya’s Haftar

2018/09/02 – The Tunisian authorities have decided to return Russian military equipment which was seized en route to the renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, Almesryoon.com reported on Friday. The goods were discovered when a Panamanian-registered ship called into the Tunisian port of Sfax for repairs. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia returns Russian military equipment seized en route to Libya’s Haftar »

The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister

As part of this GRI series, Nicolò Donà dalle Rose dissects major conflicts around the world and provides reflections on potential future developments. This issue focuses on the appointment of Italy’s new Minister of Defense and its impact on Italian involvement in Libya and Lebanon, as well as Italy’s broader foreign policy stance. Continuer à lire … « The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister »

Army besieges IS suspects in central Libya

2018/07/12 – Libya’s eastern-based army, led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, on Tuesday surrounded a group of militants suspected to be Islamic State (IS) terrorists near central Jufra district. Continuer à lire … « Army besieges IS suspects in central Libya »

UAE is funding campaigns to select pro-Haftar candidates for Libya 2018 elections

2018/06/04 – The United Arab Emirates is putting crazy money on the table and for one goal only: funding campaigns for elections candidates in Libya who are pro-Khalifa Haftar, The New Arab reported, citing Libyan sources. Continuer à lire … « UAE is funding campaigns to select pro-Haftar candidates for Libya 2018 elections »

Groups, councils in western Libya reject Paris summit

2018/05/29 – Thirteen councils and armed groups based in western Libya have voiced their rejection of a French initiative ostensibly aimed at achieving reconciliation between Libya’s rival political camps. Continuer à lire … « Groups, councils in western Libya reject Paris summit »

Libya – Tobruk-based Parliament Denies French Initiative to Resolve Libyan Crisis

2018/05/21 – Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament denied on Sunday the existence of a new French initiative aimed at resolving the country’s crisis. Official parliamentary spokesman Abdullah Balihak described as baseless reports that said that the parliament had received such an initiative. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Tobruk-based Parliament Denies French Initiative to Resolve Libyan Crisis »