North Africa

Intel: Pompeo, French counterpart discuss Libya war

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the situation in Libya today with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, a State Department spokeswoman said in a statement.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Jun 2, 2020
al-monitor US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian shake hands at the State Department in Washington, Nov. 14, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Yara Nardi.

Libya’s warring parties agree to resume cease-fire talks, UN says

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said the rival governments would resume talks over securing a lasting truce in the war-torn country.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Jun 2, 2020

US commander suggests sending military trainers to Tunisia after Russia sends aircraft to Libya

Backed by military contractors, Russia deployed military fighter jets to Al Jufra Airfield in Libya, prompting the US Army to consider sending military training personnel to neighboring Tunisia.

Jared Szuba | Libya conflict | Jun 1, 2020

Will Libya cheer up Erdogan?

Ill-calculated moves by rebel commander Khalifa Hifter have played into the hands of Turkey and its allies in the Libyan conflict, leading to the fall of a strategic air base in al-Wattiya; however, the situation is still volatile, and it is early to declare a victory.

Fehim Tastekin | Libya conflict | May 18, 2020

Turkey’s intervention in Libya turns tide to Erdogan’s advantage, for now

Ankara has thrown in its lot with the Government of National Accord for reasons that have more to do with its own interests than Libya’s.

Semih Idiz | Libya conflict | May 15, 2020