Muammar Gaddafi died the death he had predicted – fighting to the last against his own people, who rose up against him after more than four decades of authoritarian rule. This does not mean, however, that the country's woes are finally over. Col. Gaddafi's death is expected to bring an end to the fighting between pro- and anti-Gadaffi forces, which began on February 15. But it's less clear if Libya can now be declared fully liberated.
As a permanent UN Security Service member state, Russia will not endorse a possible NATO operation in Libya, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.
Washington sanctioned the Libyan Speaker and President of the House of Representatives Agila Saleh Issa for stalling the formation of the country's Government of National Accord.
The agreement on the national unity government in Libya was imposed by the international community, ignoring the results of a political process in the country that has taken place over the past few years, former Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told Sputnik.
Washington has sanctioned Khalifa Ghawi for undermining Libya's stability.
The British top diplomat arrived in Libya for talks with the head of the country's government of national accord.
Satellite images confirm what has been rumored for weeks: Western special operations forces have been deployed to the Benina air base, located near Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya. US intelligence firm Stratfor maintains that they were sent by Paris.
The Libyan crisis should be resolved in coordination with the country's authorities, and another military intervention can destroy Libya's statehood and turn it into a terrorist bridgehead, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.
France is conducting covert operations against Daesh in Libya, local media reported Wednesday.
The formation of a consensus government will move Libya to a political settlement and help it restore the urgently-needed statehood, the German foreign minister said.
Western military intervention in Libya to stop its seizure by Daesh militants would be perceived as "intrusive and neocolonial", according to Dr Arturo Varvelli, Head of Terrorism and Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), as he told Sputnik it could instead strengthen Daesh’s control.
German’s federal states are appealing to the German Government to step in and take action over EU citizens claiming social assistance, which they claim is draining them of resources and causing the system to collapse amid the refugee crisis.
Efforts to put an end to the violence and political instability in Libya have been dealt a huge blow after the country’s internationally recognized parliament rejected a UN-backed plan for a national unity government.
US Special Operations Command is paying increased attention to Libya and working out ways to keep the country from becoming a new Daesh stronghold, its commander said Wednesday.
The UN Support Mission in Libya condemned on Thursday the kidnapping of children from Libyan town of Surman, and called for their immediate release.
Three weeks after Libya’s warring factions signed an agreement to form a unity government, EU Foreign Affairs chief Federica Mogherini is in the country trying to build support for the new leaders. The move comes amid concerns over a lack of NATO support for Libya’s fight against Daesh.
Libya's self-proclaimed government in Tripoli is grateful to Russia for its consent and readiness to help the crisis-hit Libya in its fight against terrorism, Prime Minister Khalifa Ghawi told Sputnik on Tuesday.
The defense ministers of Russia and France agreed that Daesh was the common enemy and expressed concern over the expansion of the activities of the terrorist group in North Africa.
The formation of a national unity government may pave the way toward asking Russia to conduct airstrikes on Daesh positions.
Representatives of Libya's political forces could form a national unity government before Christmas, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Monday.
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