Europe Split on Response to Libyan General's Tripoli Offensive
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to "immediately end" his offensive to capture Tripoli from the country's UN-backed government, while Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called for a ceasefire. France, however, has reportedly blocked an EU statement calling on the Libyan general to end his offensive.
Deutsche Welle, 11 April 2019
The chancellor has urged Libya's Khalifa Haftar to "immediately end" operations to capture Tripoli. Amid signs of growing tensions in Europe, France has blocked an EU statement… Read more »
Forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar and Libya’s UN-based government fight for control of the capital.
VOA, 11 April 2019
Fighting between rival Libyan governments for control of Tripoli worsened Wednesday as the United Nations Security Council gets ready to meet on the crisis. Read more »
RFI, 11 April 2019
At least 56 people have been killed and 266 wounded in Libya's capital Tripoli, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. UN chief Antonio Guterres has also warned of… Read more »
VOA, 9 April 2019
The United Nations said Tuesday that a national conference for Libya scheduled for Sunday to bring warring parties together is unlikely to go ahead due to the military escalation… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 9 April 2019
Some 47 people have been killed since Sunday in Libyan General Haftar's push to take Tripoli. After talks planned for the weekend were postponed, DW spoke to the Red Cross to find… Read more »
Khalifa Haftar was one of the young military officers who supported Muammar Gaddafi in 1969 as Libya overthrew its monarchy. He was captured by Chadian forces and abandoned by ... Read more »
Libyan authorities have closed the only functioning airport in Tripoli after an airstrike, as a battle for the capital continues between rival forces in the country. Forces loyal ... Read more »