Kobler in final Cairo talksBy Jamie Prentis. Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry reiterated the view, saying working with the UN on the Libya situation was important and beneficial. On his Twitter feed, Kobler said it was “great” to meet Shoukry and “hear his thoughts on keeping Libya’s political process moving”. Their discussions followed a meeting between Kobler and Egypt’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy, who heads his government’s Libya file. Kobler described it as an in-depth review of the Libya situation with a good friend of the UN.
June 15, 2017 15:45 UTC
In a statement, the civil societies said they talked with the "Who Enters Tawergha is Safe" organizers in Misrata city. This came during a meeting with the President of the High Council of State, Abdul Rahman Al-Swehli. Shareef added that the operation was carried out professionally thanks to the cooperation and assistance of the Libyan authorities. --------------------------------------Members of the House of Representatives (HoR), in support of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) declared the formation of a new parliamentary bloc in support of the LPA within the Hor. --------------------------------------The United Nations envoy in Libya, Martin Kobler, said his mission in Libya was nearing completion.
June 15, 2017 13:52 UTC
Macron in Morocco to discuss Libya, QatarRabat, Morocco | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron was in Morocco Wednesday on a 24-hour visit for talks on battling terrorism as well as the Libyan conflict and Qatar’s dispute with its Gulf neighbours. Ahead of the visit, the French presidency said Macron would discuss with Mohammed VI the dispute between Qatar and several countries, as both Paris and Rabat are keen on mediating a solution to the crisis. “President Macron has spoken with all the heads of state of the region and called for appeasement. This efforts could converge with the mediation that Morocco wants to attempt,” the Elysee Palace said ahead of the visit. pic.twitter.com/IfqYLywACp — Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 14, 2017The post Macron in Morocco to discuss Libya, Qatar appeared first on The Independent Uganda:.
June 14, 2017 20:03 UTC
the Stabilisation Facility for Libya, held a meeting in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Wednesday to discuss ways of funding the UN-installed Presidential Council (PC), led by Fayaz Sirraj, to deal with the daily needs of local residents. In a press conference following the meeting, EU Ambassador Bettina Muscheidt announced a contribution of 5 million euro to the LSF. “The international community supports Libyan efforts in ending conflict through a political solution for the country. In their first meeting in Tunisia, Germany pledged 10 million euros for two years, the United States pledged 2 million dollars for the first year, Italy 2 million euros for the first year, the United Kingdom 1 million dollars for the first year, Qatar 2 million dollars, Norway 1 million dollars, and Switzerland 250,000 dollars. The French government also donated a million dollars to the LSF.
June 14, 2017 15:56 UTC
It slammed the list as aiming at betraying the nation and undermining the Palestinian Cause for the benefit of the enemy. The FH also denounced naming the Libyan Mufti Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani and the Libyan cleric Ali Salabi, the Egyptian cleric Yousif Al-Qaradawi and others. ------------------------------------The head of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, stated last Tuesday that Libya's oil production will reach 1 million barrels per day by the end of 2017. These additions are expected to end the deficit which has been effecting the general electricity grid in Libya for years. On the other hand Curmi reiterated France’s continuing support of the UN proposed government and the Libyan Political Agreement.
June 14, 2017 13:44 UTC
Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has agreed with the German oil firm, Wintershall, on an interim deal to resume oil production, a step forward to resolve a contract dispute that has been blocking almost 160.000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil output, according to a statement by the NOC. The NOC added that it is targeting an increase in oil output to one million bpd by next July after the resumption of production in Wintershall's oilfields and elsewhere across Libya. "The interim agreement gives Wintershall an amount of production sufficient to cover its costs, with all remaining production being allocated to NOC, and the two parties will attempt to resolve their dispute regarding the legal framework governing the oil operations." Wintershall owns two concession areas in eastern Sirte (NC 96 and NC 97) as per a contract signed in 1966. In 1996, the production rates of the two areas reached about 100.000 bpd.
June 14, 2017 13:41 UTC
Dignity Operation has asked the Chief of Sabratha Military Council, Colonel Tahir Al-Gharabli, to join their forces to topple the UN-installed Presidency Council, it was disclosed. Colonel Tahir Al-Gharabli said in a press statement that “Dignity Operation militias” asked him and other military officers under his command to join them to launch an attack on Tripoli to overthrow Fayaz Sirrja-led Presidency Council, but he refused. Al-Gharabli denounced the list and said his name was added because of his rejection to join Dignity Operation. He called on the military officers to be steadfast and not to give up to “the pressures and plots” practiced by Khalifa Haftar’s militias. Earlier, the Defense and National Security Committee of House of Representatives issued a “terrorism” list that included 75 lawmakers, politicians, military officers, clerics, activists and journalists; all are foes of Dignity Operation.
June 13, 2017 18:00 UTC
Libyan authorities deported on Monday 24 Tunisian nationals after being arrested while trying to sail to Italy from the country’s western shores. The Tunisian Embassy in Tripoli said its 24 nationals had entered Libya from Ras Ajdir border crossing in a legal way, but they were arrested on May 10 before making their illegal journey to Italy. The illegal Tunisian immigrants were flown back to their country through Tripoli-based Mitiga Airport. The Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights said in a recent report that 820 Tunisians had reached the Italian soil in illegal journeys in 2016. Human smuggling has become a flourishing business in Libya due to the ongoing political and security chaos.
June 13, 2017 17:26 UTC
The United Nations Security Council has extended the ban on smuggling arms to Libya by sea routes, approving an EU unit to be tasked to intercept any dubious ships moving toward Libya for another year to come. EU Operation Sophia was also tasked with new missions, namely; to stop and inspect ships in the international waters if they were believed to be smuggling arms to Libya.
June 13, 2017 14:03 UTC
All because eastern Libya is our thing, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, whisper! He is only funded by the UAE and Saudi Arabia, that is fine! Maybe because the UAE and Saudi Arabia are neck-deep in providing military and financial support for them to topple over the February revolution and any subsequent free state! The UAE had built up an air base at Al Khadim in eastern Libya as well as providing Haftar and his forces with fighter aircraft and military vehicles. The United Arab Emirates is also in full control of a number of Libyan media outlets and they represent 70% of Libyan media, an Emirati news website disclosed in April 2016.
June 13, 2017 10:18 UTC
xThe children of Egyptian Christians killed by ISIS in 2015 have found hope and support through the church community around them. Focus on the Family Middle EastTwo years have passed since 21 Egyptian Christians were beheaded by ISIS on a beach in Libya. As persecution in Egypt continues, the families of those martyred in 2015 have continued in faith and hope. Even at the time, staff reported that: 'We saw a living Bible in how these precious men and women responded to their pain, loss, and adversity.' The report said that the Christians grieved in 2015 have shared their pain with those killed in more recent attacks.
June 13, 2017 09:22 UTC
The member of the Libyan Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA), Nadia Omran, has slapped the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aqilah Saleh, as someone who is inhibiting the drafting process and is playing a role beyond his authorities when ordering to dissolve the CDA. He and the HoR are not entitled to interfere in the CDA work as per the constitutional declaration." Omran said. "That is all added to the financial shortage and lack of payments for the salaries of the CDA members for 19 months." Omran added.
June 12, 2017 16:07 UTC
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gaddafi was captured by rebel fighters in November 2011 and taken to ZintanSaif al-Islam Gaddafi is reported to have been freed from jail in Libya after six years. Is Saif al-Islam Gaddafi really free? Image copyright Reuters Image caption Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was a vehement defender of his father, threatening opponents, as rebels overran Libya in 2011If he has left Zintan, the most commonly-held belief is that he went to eastern Libya. Profile: Saif al-Islam GaddafiWhat do Libyans think of Gaddafi now? Saif al-Islam Gaddafi would also be supported by armed blocs who believe they could be stronger against their rivals with him by their side.
June 12, 2017 15:58 UTC
The High Council of State (HCS), an advisory body formed under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement, urged Monday the UN-installed Presidency Council to take the necessary measures to stop the intervention of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt in the internal affairs of Libya. The UN report indicated on Friday that the United Arab Emirates had violated the UN arms embargo on Libya by providing air power for the forces of Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya. The High Council of State called on the Presidency Council to report this intervention to the UNSC and the international community to stop the two countries from meddling in the affairs of Libya. The United Arab Emirates and Egypt are sending arms and ammunition to Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army to fight his opponents under the pretext of fighting terrorism. The HCS confirmed that Libya was hit with terrorism and it has never been a source of it.
June 12, 2017 15:00 UTC