Archive for 2018

CEO of Afriqiyah Airways resigns over damage of planes in Tripoli clashes

  • 16 January 2018 - 21:27
CEO of Afriqiyah Airways resigns over damage of planes in Tripoli clashes

The CEO of the Libyan airliner, Afriqiyah Airways, Mohammed Al-Furtiya, has resigned over the clashes that took place in Mitiga Airport on Monday. Al-Furtiya said Monday he quit his post following the clashes that damage most of the fleet of the airliner, which announced suspension of flights...

Algerian Sonatrach and Libyan NOC to jointly operate oilfields on mutual borders

  • 16 January 2018 - 18:23
Algerian Sonatrach and Libyan NOC to jointly operate oilfields on mutual borders

Algerian Sonatrach signed Monday an agreement with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) to run a number of oilfields located on the borders between the two countries, according to a statement on the NOC website. According to the agreement was a further step on the ground after a study that...

Dollar sharply drops in Libya black market

  • 16 January 2018 - 14:53
Dollar sharply drops in Libya black market

The Libyan Dinar has gained the most value in the last five months on Tuesday as the black market started offering selling $1 for LYD7.80. The Libyan dinar has been for the last three months at least steadily valueless at 9.80 and 9.50 dinars per one dollar in the black market, leaving the...

Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

  • 16 January 2018 - 13:12
Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

The staffer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Rania Kharma who was kidnapped days ago in southern Libya was freed by Sabha police department on Tuesday. According to local sources from Sabha, the police department and personnel coordinated with the elders of Sabha and talked...

Death toll of Tripoli Mitiga Airport clashes hit 20 and 60 injuries: Health Ministry says

  • 15 January 2018 - 20:19
Death toll of Tripoli Mitiga Airport clashes hit 20 and 60 injuries: Health Ministry says

The Libyan Health Ministry of the Tripoli-based government reported Monday evening that 20 people were killed and 60 others injured in the fierce fighting that erupted this morning around Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. The figures were posted by the Health Ministry on its Facebook page, saying that...

Libya wins first CHAN match 3-0 against Equatorial Guinea

  • 15 January 2018 - 20:14
Libya wins first CHAN match 3-0 against Equatorial Guinea

The Mediterranean Knights, Libya national football team, beat Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the opening matches of Group 3 at CHAN on Monday. Saleh Taher scored the opening goal when he nudged the ball between the legs of a hesitant Cambio in the Equatorial Guinea goal. Mohamed Aleyat, who set...

UAE accuses Qatar warplanes of intercepting civilian flights

  • 15 January 2018 - 17:11
UAE accuses Qatar warplanes of intercepting civilian flights

Authorities in Qatar have denied that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two Emirati aircraft after the United Arab Emirates said that its civilian jets were accompanied by warplanes. Qatar's foreign ministry released a statement on Monday saying the claim was false. UAE's state news agency...

State of emergency declared in Libya’s capital over clashes at Mitiga Airport

  • 15 January 2018 - 13:19
State of emergency declared in Libya’s capital over clashes at Mitiga Airport

The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced the state of emergency in Tripoli until clashes at the Mitiga Airport end. Till this moment, the clashes between the Special Deterrence Force in the airport and the Brigade 33 of Tajura have left over 11 killed and...

Tripoli Field Hospital: Three killed, six injured in Libyan capital’s heavy clashes

  • 15 January 2018 - 11:27
Tripoli Field Hospital: Three killed, six injured in Libyan capital’s heavy clashes

Sources from the local media in Libya reported the Tripoli Field Hospital as saying that three people were killed and over six others were injured in the clashes around Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. According to the sources, a civilian was killed among the three reported by the hospital. The...

Violent clashes erupt in Libya’s capital Tripoli as armed brigade attack Mitiga prison

  • 15 January 2018 - 09:29
Violent clashes erupt in Libya’s capital Tripoli as armed brigade attack Mitiga prison

Violent clashes have erupted Monday morning in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, as armed brigades attack Mitiga prison inside Mitiga Airport in Sooq Jumua area. According to social  media, all schools returned the students to their homes, the roads surrounding the fight in the beach road and...