Ahmed Elumami

In risk to peace plan, rivalries hobble Libya's economy

Sep 09 2021

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya must reunify its fragmented economy and public finances if it stands any hope of ending a decade of violent division, but moves towards that goal are making slow progress.

Worst Tripoli fighting in a year shows limits of Libya peace push

Sep 03 2021

TRIPOLI Fighting broke out in Tripoli early on Friday between rival armed forces, the heaviest clashes in the Libyan capital since the conflict between eastern and western factions paused a year ago.

Libya PM unaware of Russia, Turkey deal on foreign fighters

Jul 16 2021

NEW YORK Libya's unity government Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah said on Friday he was unaware of any understanding between Russia and Turkey on a withdrawal of their foreign fighters, but that such a move would be welcomed.

UPDATE 1-Libya central bank audit may boost reunification hopes -sources

Jul 07 2021

LONDON/TRIPOLI, July 7 An international audit of Libya's two parallel central bank branches will recommend steps on Thursday that could lead to their eventual reunification, two sources familiar with the matter said.

U.N.-backed Libya talks fail to reach consensus on elections

Jul 02 2021

GENEVA (Reuters) -U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at paving the way for elections in Libya in late December failed to find common ground, the deputy of the United Nations mission in Libya said on Friday night after weeklong talks near Geneva.

Deadly landmine legacy in Tripoli shows stakes of Libya talks

Jun 23 2021

TRIPOLI The death of Sadeeq Ferjani from a booby trap left by fighters in his home in southern Tripoli is a reminder of the deadly stakes at play in Libya as international powers meet in Berlin to discuss the crisis.

Libyan unity PM declares coast road open but eastern forces still block it

Jun 20 2021

MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) -The head of Libya's unity government on Sunday declared the main coast road across its inactive front line reopened, but eastern-based forces allowed no traffic through, underscoring unresolved divisions that threaten a fragile peace process.

Libyan townsfolk hope unity rule will end their isolation

May 27 2021

BANI WALID, Libya In Libya's Bani Walid, flags of ousted autocrat Muammar Gaddafi still fly in some places and streets are ragged with neglect, but its residents have new hope for their town and country.

Libya government, Haftar's forces dim hopes of salvaging U.N. ceasefire talks

Feb 19 2020

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

Tripoli government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port

Feb 18 2020

TRIPOLI/CAIRO Libya's internationally recognized government on Tuesday suspended talks hosted by the United Nations to halt warfare over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, killing three people and almost hitting a highly explosive gas tanker.

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