Libya

Fayez Al-Serraj meets with Head of Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission

  • 24 April 2017 - 12:05
Fayez Al-Serraj meets with Head of Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Sunday with the Head of the Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission, Milad Al-Hejrasi, in Tripoli to discuss the current operations against smuggling in the country. Al-Hejresi reviewed the successful operations done in coordination with air...

Girl hangs herself dead as mysterious suicides sweep eastern Libya

  • 23 April 2017 - 10:18
Girl hangs herself dead as mysterious suicides sweep eastern Libya

A female student at Omar Al-Mukhtar university's art and humanities faculty in Al-Bayda city, eastern Libya, hanged herself in one of the toilets in the faculty on Saturday, according to sources from the university. The university student who was named with the initials (M.A.A) was rushed to the...

Italy provides Libya with two rescue boats

  • 22 April 2017 - 12:05
Italy provides Libya with two rescue boats

The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy Force as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean, Euronews reported. The step comes as part of an agreement between the Libyan and Italian coastguards in which Italy...

Trump: US will have no role in restoring stability and peace to Libya

  • 22 April 2017 - 11:50
Trump: US will have no role in restoring stability and peace to Libya

The US President, Donald Trump, said on Thursday he did not believe the US should continue to play a role in stabilizing Libya, where violence and political instability has reigned since the overthrow of the country's dictator, Moamar Gaddafi, CNN repoted. Trump said during a joint news...

Russian UN ambassador: Lifting arms embargo on Libya is “premature”

  • 20 April 2017 - 15:09
Russian UN ambassador: Lifting arms embargo on Libya is “premature”

The “uncertain” political situation as well as a dire security situation in Libya make any proposals concerning the full or even partial lifting of the arms embargo imposed against the nation “premature,” Russia’s incumbent UN envoy, Pyotr Ilyichev, said, Russia Today wrote. “Given...

Operation Dignity conducts airstrikes on Derna

  • 20 April 2017 - 15:04
Operation Dignity conducts airstrikes on Derna

The warplanes of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar conducted airstrikes on Fatayeh district in Derna on Wednesday. The airstrikes caused damages to a civilian house and other material damages near the impact of the bombs, according to the sources, which said no casualties were...

Al-Sweihli and British Ambassador to Libya discussed solution to political limbo

  • 20 April 2017 - 15:01
Al-Sweihli and British Ambassador to Libya discussed solution to political limbo

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, met Wednesday with the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, in the presence of the HSC's first deputy in Tripoli. The meeting discussed the mutual relations between the two countries as well as the support for the...

Russia ready to broker solution to Libya’s political conflict, Bogdanov says.

  • 19 April 2017 - 13:34
Russia ready to broker solution to Libya’s political conflict, Bogdanov says.

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, met on Tuesday with a delegation of officials from Libya's Misurata city in Moscow. "The Russian side stressed the necessity to establish inclusive intra-Libyan dialogue with involvement of representatives of main political forces, tribal...

Tarhouna municipality says murder of 15 persons in the city is “internal affair”

  • 19 April 2017 - 12:38
Tarhouna municipality says murder of 15 persons in the city is “internal affair”

Tarhouna municipality has issued a statement saying that the incident of killing 15 persons in the city is an internal issue and the city's security department can solve it alone. The killed persons were all from one singles family, the family of Besyousa. "The situation is stable ans...

Libyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shores

  • 19 April 2017 - 11:55
Libyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shores

Libyan fishermen found bodies of 28 immigrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. The 28 migrants, including four women, were found after sunset by the...