Turkey and Russia to hold talks on Libya, Syria wars

Russian foreign and defence ministers will meet their counterparts during a visit to Turkey. Russia’s foreign and defence ministers will visit Turkey on Sunday for talks, the two countries’ foreign ministries said on Saturday, with media reports saying discussions would

U.S. looking into reports of Haftar's oil dealings with Venezuela

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is investigating and trying to get to the bottom of reports that Libya’s eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar’s plane was in the Venezuelan capital Caracas last week, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, as

What's behind GNA's decision to launch offensive to seize Sirte?

Analysts question the rationale for offensive but agree Haftar is in the back foot. Weakened but not entirely vanquished – this is the position that Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar currently finds himself in. After launching a military campaign

Bangladeshis killed in Libya were abducted, tortured: Minister

Thirty migrants, 24 of them Bangladeshis, were killed on Wednesday while crossing the Libyan desert in search of work. The 30 migrants killed by traffickers in Libya on Wednesday were abducted while crossing the country and then tortured to extract

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO (Reuters) – As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country. Recent weeks

Libya: World reaction to Haftar's termination of unity gov't deal

Libyan eastern-based commander declared a key political deal was over, vowing to press his assault to seize Tripoli. Libyan eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday he had “a popular mandate” to govern the country, declaring a key political

Can Libya's Khalifa Haftar pull back following Tripoli defeat?

Amid global economic downturn, analysts say it’s unclear if foreign supporters will continue to bankroll the strongman. The campaign will be swift. This was eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s pledge to his supporters at home and abroad when he