Libya's internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) has called on US President Donald Trump to stop foreign support for "aspiring military dictator" Khalifa Haftar as his forces continue their all-out offensive to take over the capital Tripoli.
At least 50 refugees drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe, the United Nations migration agency said.
The French government, which is accused of tacitly supporting Libya’s renegade general Khalifa Haftar, has called for an “unconditional” ceasefire between his militia and government forces near the capital, Tripoli.
Britain’s Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt has expressed regrets that his country’s policy on Libya has failed since London and allies in the NATO military alliance launched an invasion in 2011 to oust long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi.
Over a month into the battle for Libya’s capital, Tripoli, General Khalifa Haftar and his troops are determined to “uproot” their enemy and continue their offensive during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The Libyan coast guard stopped 113 migrants trying to reach Italy over the past two days, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as boat departures resume following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Libya.
Libya's the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for strongman general, Khalifa Haftar, for allegedly ordering deadly airstrikes against civilian areas.
The United Nations (UN)’s envoy to Libya says self-styled commander Khalifa Haftar attempted a “coup” by issuing an arrest warrant against Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and other officials in the country’s internationally-recognized government.
Libya’s UN-backed government says its military has shot down a fighter jet belonging to the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), led by strongman Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting for the control of the capital Tripoli.
Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said Sunday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities.