Turkey’s National Security Council condemns the unlawful search of a Turkish-flagged ship by a German frigate as part of EU's Operation Irini, which has the purported aim of enforcing a UN arms embargo against Libya.
Although the negotiations to find a political solution for Libya are ongoing, warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias, including foreign mercenaries, are building a warlike momentum in the region.
The former French president's trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling has been suspended pending health assessment of one of his co-defendants.
UN envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams heads online meeting of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum a week after talks in Tunisia failed to name an executive authority.
Germany's Hamburg frigate, serving under a Greek-commanded EU naval mission, conducted the raid without informing Turkey, as per international maritime law, Turkish security forces say.
Negotiations have given a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel but with wildcards like Haftar still empowered by foreign powers, there is a real risk to Libya’s long term security.
"Ten years of conflict cannot be resolved in one week," said acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams as delegates decide to resume talks online next week to discuss a reformed structure and role for the executive authority.
Officials say mass grave was discovered in Alrabet area of Tarhuna city, a former stronghold of warlord Haftar's militia, as political talks continue in neighbouring Tunisia.
Participants at the talks in Tunisia "agreed that national elections should take place on 24 December 2021," acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams said.
At least 20 more migrants have died in a shipwreck hours after 74 others were drowned in a separate accident off the coast of the Libyan port of Khoms, rescuers say.
At least 74 people have drowned while only 47 were rescued by the Libyan coast guard and fishermen, and 31 bodies were retrieved as the search for the remaining victims continues.
Participants in Tunisia talks agree on a roadmap to elections that outlines steps to unite Libya's institutions, says UN envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams.
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