The leaders of the terrorist faction known as Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) may be relocating to Libya in order to stage more aggressive attacks against Europe.
On Wednesday, the body tasked with forming a Libyan national unity government was given an extension until Sunday to do so. At the same time, with the US and several European nations itching to 'take action' in the country, members of the country's internationally recognized government are stepping out against such a move.
US envoy to the global coalition against the Islamic State Brett McGurk called Libya "an emerging threat from Africa."
Egypt’s foreign minister has warned the US and Europe not to launch an intervention against Daesh before Libya itself can form a unified stable government.
As Italy is increasingly approaching the prospect of a military operation in Libya, any US-style solution could repeat the NATO-backed toppling of the country's leader Muammar Gaddhafi, which threw the country into chaos in the first place.
Libya's own central bank funds the rival armed factions that have precipitated the country into a bloody civil war, a top UK diplomat said.
Russia will support the UN Security Council’s initiative aimed at lifting the arms embargo against Libya.
As Libya votes to form a national unity government, activist Sukant Chandan speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear about how the NATO bombing – and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton – have plunged the country into chaos.
Libya is scheduled to vote today to form a national unity government.
As Daesh (Islamic State) militants continue to increase their presence in Libya, they have not yet sought to gain control over the country’s oil fields, but rather to disrupt oil production in Libya, political analyst Ethan Chorin, who is currently the CEO of Perim Associates think-tank, told Radio Sputnik.
A court hearing into repression and murder charges of Saadi Gaddafi, a son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, was adjourned until March 13, the Libyan Justice Ministry said Sunday.
Tunisia opposes the deployment of foreign ground troops in Libya.
The United States must act in a more aggressive manner in the fight against the Islamic State, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said.
The popularity of the terrorist organization across the world is rapidly growing, with groups from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, Nigeria and Libya increasingly supporting Daesh activities.
The formation of the unity government in Libya will be an important contribution to the success of fighting Daesh in Libya, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said Friday.
The US and EU are urging Libya's factions to form a national unity government and warning that to do otherwise would invite the rapid expansion of Daesh (Islamic State/ISIL); however, the widely-discussed unity government is merely a fig leaf for another NATO intervention in the region, according to political analyst Salman Rafi Sheikh.
While attacking Daesh-controlled oil facilities in Syria has been said to be effective against the group, repeating the strategy in Libya may have the opposite effect.
As the United States begins to warn of the growing threat of Daesh in Libya, political analyst Hafsa Kara speaks to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear about Washington’s role in destabilizing the North African nation – and the personal involvement of Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
Western military intervention in Libya to stop its seizure by Daesh militants would be perceived as "intrusive and neocolonial", according to Dr Arturo Varvelli, Head of Terrorism and Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), as he told Sputnik it could instead strengthen Daesh’s control.
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, host Brian Becker discusses yesterday's U.S.-dominated anti-Daesh Coalition meeting in Rome.