North Africa

After breaches, UN Security Council urges Libya’s backers to respect arms embargo

The council also called for a cease-fire and extended the UN mission in Libya by another 12 months.

Al-Monitor Staff | Syria Conflict | Sep 16, 2020
al-monitor Fighters loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) open fire from their position in al-Sawani area south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, during clashes with forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Hifter, on June 19, 2019. Despite a UN arms embargo, weapons are still flowing into Libya. Photo by MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP via Getty Images.

Libya’s eastern-based government resigns amid Benghazi protests

Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani submitted the government's resignation on Sunday, a spokesperson for the eastern-based parliament said.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Sep 14, 2020

Wagner has already crashed two Russian fighter jets in Libya, AFRICOM says

Russian regular forces are likely present in Libya, AFRICOM's intelligence director said

Jared Szuba | Libya conflict | Sep 11, 2020

EU stops Libya-bound ship suspected of violating arms embargo

European Union naval authorities inspected the merchant vessel after it departed from an Emirati port carrying suspected military fuel.

Al-Monitor Staff | United Nations | Sep 10, 2020

US B-52 bombers train with Morocco, Tunisia aircraft over Mediterranean

The destroyer USS Roosevelt simulated a hostile ship in a US show of force alongside the North African countries.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | Sep 10, 2020