Libya is an Arab state in northern Africa. Its capital is Tripoli. It is a member of the UN and OPEC. The political and economic situation in Libya has been unstable since the overthrow and murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Human rights lawyers suing the European Union over Libyan migrant drownings in the Mediterranean believe their legal case is “extremely strong” and the facts proving the bloc’s responsibility are “established beyond any doubt.”
A plan by Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar to wipe out “terrorists” has sparked concern in Moscow as it is unclear who is considered a target. It comes as the UN warns that Libya is on the verge of a new civil war.
Footage online seems to show the capture of the “Portuguese mercenary” pilot whose fighter jet was downed by the Libyan National Army. He is seen being questioned after his plane was shot down, and later reveals his alleged name.
The pilot of a fighter jet shot down south of Tripoli by the Libyan National Army is allegedly a Portuguese fighting in Libya as a “mercenary,” Haftar’s forces claim, as photos of the captured pilot covered in blood emerge online.
The UK government used more than £11 million in public funds to fight a lawsuit that sought compensation and an apology for the government’s role in the 2004 rendition of Libyan militant Abdel Hakim Belhaj.