Haftar’s forces declare war on “terrorism” in south Libya

2019/01/15 – The East-based Libyan self-styled army forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have launched a military operation in southern Libya to secure oil and gas facilities and fight extremists, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

“We announce the start of an operation to liberate the south,” the spokesman Ahmed Mismari told reporters in Benghazi.

He said the operation’s goals included protecting local and foreign oil firms, fighting Islamic State and other extremists, and tackling illegal migration.

He gave few other details about the initiative, but any advance on oilfields in the south by Haftar’s forces could be opposed by Libya’s internationally recognised administration in Tripoli, which lies in the west of the country.

Libyan Express

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La France se déclare disposée à accorder un soutien logistique pour la sécurité libyenne

2019/01/14 – La France est prête à fournir un soutien logistique au ministère libyen de l’Intérieur, a annoncé dimanche l’ambassadrice de France en Libye, Béatrice du Hellen.

Cette diplomate française a tenu ces propos lors d’une rencontre avec le ministre libyen de l’Intérieur Fathi Bashagha, au cours de leurs discussions sur le renforcement de la coopération bilatérale. Continuer à lire … « La France se déclare disposée à accorder un soutien logistique pour la sécurité libyenne »

Security threats lead to evacuation of several headquarters in Libya’s capital

2019/01/11 – Security apparatuses in Libya’s capital Tripoli evacuated on Thursday morning the High Council of State’s (HCS) headquarters at Radisson Blu hotel and the HCS’s secretary office in Tariq Al-Sikka over reports of a security threat, sources from the HCS told The Libya Observer. Continuer à lire … « Security threats lead to evacuation of several headquarters in Libya’s capital »

Libya – Interior Minister discusses with Chinese ambassador return of Chinese companies

2019/10/01 – Interior Minister of PC Fathi Pashagha reaffirmed Libya’s desire to cooperate with China in the security field to raise the efficiency and performance of the Ministry of Interior officers.

The minister’s remarks came at a meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Libya at the ministry’s HQ in Tripoli, during which the Chinese ambassador expressed that the improved security situation in the capital will encourage Chinese companies to return to work from Libya, according to the ministry’s Information Office Facebook.

Safa Alharathy – Libya Observer

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EU to establish new HQ in Libya and Tunisia for border governance and security reform

2019/09/01 – The European Union (EU) have chosen Tripoli and Tunisia as the HQ of the governing board for borders and reform of security services in Libya.

Tunisie-telegraph website reported Monday that the EU will launch the operation in January with a budget of more than 61 million euros, to continue until January 2020.

The operation aims to train 38 Libyan security elements with the participation of 15 countries under the supervision of Italy, according to the Tunisian site.

Libya Observer

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Tripoli: A city of corruption and chaos, The Guardian reports

2018/02/12 – The Guardian has reported that seven years after the fall of Gaddafi and his regime in Libya, the Libyan people in Tripoli are now intimidated by a rule of militias and gangsters who control all of state institutions as well as the UN-brokered government in the capital.  Continuer à lire … « Tripoli: A city of corruption and chaos, The Guardian reports »

Libya, Ukraine review relations

2018/06/11 – The member of the Presidential Council (PC) Abdulsalam Kajman discussed with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Libya Mykola Nahorny the possibility of reopening the Ukrainian Embassy in Tripoli during the coming period, in addition to means to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

The Ukrainian ambassador requested during the meeting held Sunday at the Prime Minister’s Office, the crediting of the Honorary Consul appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, to look into the interests of Ukrainian nationals in Libya.

The meeting also discussed the issue of the Ukrainian sailors who are serving a sentence of imprisonment in Libya and the possibility of completing the period in their country.

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