05 Jul 2022

Protesters storm Libya’s eastern parliament building in Tobruk, local media reports

Local media reported on Friday that hundreds of people stormed Libya;s eastern parliament building in Tobruk. This is the latest clash in a string of conflict between rival leaders’ supporters. The country has been split between warring factions since 2014.  The interim Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh is the had of

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28 Jun 2022

Rival Libyan officials hold UN-led election talks in Switzerland

Two days of talks about constitutional arrangements for elections have begun with two senior Libyan officials. This is the latest effort by the United Nations to close the gaps between the country’s rivals. The two leaders Aguila Saleh, the speaker of the country’s east-based parliament and Khaled al-Meshri, head of

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11 Aug 2021

Scale of Russian mercenary mission in Libya exposed

A new investigation conducted by BBC has revealed the scale of military operations conducted by a Russian mercenary group in Libya’s civil war. The mercenary group, called Wagner, allegedly left a Samsung tablet behind that revealed its key role in the war, as well as traceable fighter codenames. Also on

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17 Dec 2020

U.S. Said to Be Near Charges for Another Suspect in 1988 Lockerbie Plane Crash

US prosecutors are allegedly planning to unseal charges against a suspect involved in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing after locating the top-bomb maker for the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Prosecutors claim that the suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, assembled the device that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over

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04 Jun 2020

Libya conflict: GNA ‘regains full control of Tripoli’ from Gen Haftar

Recently, Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord has established full control of Tripoli after recapturing the capital city’s airport, declaring jurisdiction over the area. General Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been besieging the city for over a year, since April of 2019. However, increased military support from Turkey was a deciding

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19 Mar 2020

Libya-based hackers using coronavirus pandemic to spread mobile surveillance malware

Coronavirus themed emails have been targeting victims less and right, feeding off of global fear. The campaigns use messages and software as well, to trick people into downloading malware and other malicious programs. Kristin Del Rosso and other researchers at Lookout, a cybersecurity company, have uncovered a unique coronavirus attack

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31 Jan 2020

Libya’s Warring Factions Resume Fighting in Threat to Cease-Fire

In Libya, a resumption in fighting threatens to unravel efforts to end a decadelong crisis after two warring factions agreed to a cease-fire. The country has been plagued by a civil war for years, and on Thursday pro-government forces stated that they had shot down a Russian surveillance drone over

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26 Nov 2019

US officials meet Libya’s Haftar to end Tripoli offensive

On Monday, the US state department announced that a delegation including the US ambassador to Libya has met with Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar in order to discuss “steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict.” In April of this year, Haftar launched

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05 Nov 2019

Russia Dominated Syria’s War. Now It’s Sending Mercenaries to Libya.

In the past 6 weeks, Russia has sent around 200 troops to Libya as part of a broad effort to increase its influence in the Middle East and Africa, the New York Times reports. In Libya, the Kremlin has been supporting renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar in his campaign to

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03 Jul 2019

Libya detention centre attack is possible war crime, says UN envoy

On Tuesday, one day after renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it would step up airstrikes on Tripoli, at least 44 people were killed and 130 injured when airstrikes hit a detention centre for migrants and refugees south of Tripoli. UN envoy to Libya Ghassan

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