France’s ex-president Sarkozy under formal investigation over allegations of campaign cash from Libya

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, is being formally investigated over claims he accepted ex Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s money to finance his 2007 election, the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office announced. … Read More >France’s ex-president Sarkozy under formal investigation over allegations of campaign cash from Libya

Libya’s UN-backed government warns of new offensive by rival Haftar forces, 2 months after truce was announced

The Tripoli-based UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has instructed its forces to brace for a possible attack by the rival army led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Friday. … Read More >Libya’s UN-backed government warns of new offensive by rival Haftar forces, 2 months after truce was announced

Russia ‘deeply concerned’ about reports of mercenaries from Syria & Libya being sent to fight in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh

Moscow has condemned the alleged use of “foreign mercenaries and terrorists” in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, calling them a threat to the entire region that must “immediately” be withdrawn. … Read More >Russia ‘deeply concerned’ about reports of mercenaries from Syria & Libya being sent to fight in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh

Head of UN Support Mission to Libya: Foreign interference fuelling ongoing war! (E923)

On this episode of Going Underground, we firstly speak to the head of the UN Support Mission to Libya, Stephanie Turco Williams. She discusses the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic in the country, which has been in turmoil since the killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, how foreign interference and arms coming in from abroad are fuelling the ongoing war in Libya … Read More >Head of UN Support Mission to Libya: Foreign interference fuelling ongoing war! (E923)

Egypt’s parliament greenlights deployment of troops abroad to secure ‘western front,’ paving way for intervention in Libyan war

The Egyptian parliament has approved the deployment of armed forces abroad to fight “terrorist groups” and “criminal militias.” The move comes amid repeated threats from Cairo to openly intervene in the Libyan conflict. … Read More >Egypt’s parliament greenlights deployment of troops abroad to secure ‘western front,’ paving way for intervention in Libyan war

Russia & Turkey working on ways to achieve truce in Libya, despite Tripoli’s unwillingness to stop fighting – Lavrov

Moscow and Ankara are discussing ways to reach a ceasefire in Libya, but one of the warring sides – the GNA in Tripoli – is not on board, instead it’s counting on winning militarily, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. … Read More >Russia & Turkey working on ways to achieve truce in Libya, despite Tripoli’s unwillingness to stop fighting – Lavrov

NATO squabbling over Libya continues, as France accuses Turkey of ‘hostile and aggressive’ acts in blocking UN arms embargo

France and Turkey are at loggerheads over Libya. After a confrontation between their navies off the coast of the country, France is now calling Ankara’s “hostile and unacceptable” behavior an obstacle to peace. … Read More >NATO squabbling over Libya continues, as France accuses Turkey of ‘hostile and aggressive’ acts in blocking UN arms embargo