Libya

UN delegate to Libya says Gaddafi’s son Saif is welcome to run for president

  • 24 September 2017 - 13:00
UN delegate to Libya says Gaddafi’s son Saif is welcome to run for president

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Ghassan Saalme, has told France 24 in an interview that all Gaddafi regime officials including his son Saif Al-Islam, can be part of the action plan for the solution in Libya. He told France 24 on Saturday that the presidential and parliamentary elections in...

Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration

  • 24 September 2017 - 10:36
Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration

Migration and the situation in Libya dominated a meeting between Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Saturday. Muscat said Libya was an absolute priority to Malta because it was a neighbour state and the effects of the situation could be felt by...

11 killed, over 30 injured in Libya’s Sabratha fighting

  • 24 September 2017 - 00:05
11 killed, over 30 injured in Libya’s Sabratha fighting

11 persons were killed and over 30 others were injured including civilians in the clashes that took place in Sabratha over the last six days. The clashes in Sabratha broke out on Sunday between two armed groups from the city - Fighting IS Operations Room also called Wadi Brigade, and Brigade 48...

UNSMIL announces that Zintan and Tripoli agreed to allow IDPs to return safely to Tripoli

  • 23 September 2017 - 21:38
UNSMIL announces that Zintan and Tripoli agreed to allow IDPs to return safely to Tripoli

As part of its efforts to promote national reconciliation among the Libyans, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organized a two-day meeting in Tunis on 20 and 21 September, between delegations from Zintan and Tripoli, in order to...

Egypt sentences to death IS militants involved in Copts’ execution in Libya

  • 23 September 2017 - 18:03
Egypt sentences to death IS militants involved in Copts’ execution in Libya

An Egyptian court Saturday condemned to death seven people for membership of the Islamic State group and over the beheading in Libya of 21 Christians, all but one of them from Egypt, judicial officials said. ISIS in Libya posted a video on the internet in February 2015 of the gruesome...

Tunisia voices support for UNSMIL’s action plan in Libya

  • 23 September 2017 - 12:52
Tunisia voices support for UNSMIL’s action plan in Libya

Tunisia’s foreign minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, used his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Friday to give strong backing to the special envoy’s action plan for Libya. Mr Jhinaoui said Tunis was coordinating closely with Egypt and Algeria as Libya’s neighbours to back...

US welcomes UN envoy’s action plan in Libya, rejecting support for individuals outside the plan

  • 23 September 2017 - 10:46
US welcomes UN envoy’s action plan in Libya, rejecting support for individuals outside the plan

The United States has welcomed the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. "We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

Clashes in Libya’s Sabratha cease after killing of civilians

  • 23 September 2017 - 10:18
Clashes in Libya’s Sabratha cease after killing of civilians

After a bombshell fell on a car of a civilian family leading to the death of the husband and the injury of the wife - some reports say she died, the clashes in Sabratha came to a devised ceasefire by the efforts of neighboring cities. After six days of deadly clashes between Fighting IS...

Eastern forces in Libya claim digging out a mass grave in Sabri, Benghazi

  • 21 September 2017 - 17:48
Eastern forces in Libya claim digging out a mass grave in Sabri, Benghazi

The Operation Dignity's Saiqa Special Forces in eastern Libya have allegedly found a mass grave containing 80 bodies at a site of ancient ruins near the Sidi Khribesh lighthouse in Benghazi’s Sabri district. According to Mari Al-Houti, the head of investigations with Saiqa, the Red Crescent...

Over 100 illegal immigrants feared dead off Libya coast

  • 21 September 2017 - 17:38
Over 100 illegal immigrants feared dead off Libya coast

Over 100 migrants have been reported missing following a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, the Libyan Navy said, based on survivors' reports. A Libyan Navy spokesman, admiral Ayob Amr Ghasem, contacted by ANSA, said that ''over 100 migrants were reported missing'' after a boat sank in front of the...