Libya

Libyan PM asks Russia to end current military escalation in southern region

  • 27 April 2017 - 19:58
Libyan PM asks Russia to end current military escalation in southern region

The Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj asked Russia to help end Libya's domestic conflict on Tuesday, when meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Bogdanov headed a visit to Tripoli and described it as "a continuation of Al-Serraj's visit to Russia and to...

EU studies giving armed motorboats to Libyan coast guards

  • 27 April 2017 - 11:37
EU studies giving armed motorboats to Libyan coast guards

Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants, The Associated Press wrote. The Associated Press added that the German government says a "request list" for Libya's coast guard also includes ambulances,...

Kobler meets Al-Serraj in Tripoli to discuss political process

  • 26 April 2017 - 14:41
Kobler meets Al-Serraj in Tripoli to discuss political process

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj in Tripoli on Tuesday to inform him about the results of his meeting at the UN Security Council in New York. The two officials also talked about the support for the Libyan Political Process...

Libya repatriates 253 Nigerian nationals in coordination with IOM

  • 26 April 2017 - 11:32
Libya repatriates 253 Nigerian nationals in coordination with IOM

About 253 Nigerian illegal immigrants were deported to their country from Tripoli's Mitiga airport on Tuesday as part of a repatriation programme supervised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) The Nigerian nationals arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA)...

US senior lawmakers reject Trump’s “no role in Libya” comment, urge for more engagement

  • 25 April 2017 - 22:53
US senior lawmakers reject Trump’s “no role in Libya” comment, urge for more engagement

Senior lawmakers on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's declaration that the United States has "no role" in Libya, citing the threat of regional instability to U.S. national security interests, According to the American website, The Washington Free Beacon. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman...

Two Libyan commanders discuss migration issues with EU officials in Brussels

  • 25 April 2017 - 21:30
Two Libyan commanders discuss migration issues with EU officials in Brussels

Two Libyan commanders were in Brussels on Tuesday (25 April) to discuss migration with the European Commission as part of a broader effort to stop people from fleeing into Europe, Euobserver reported. According to Euobserver, a senior EU commission official told MEPs on Monday that a "huge...

After deadly self-killing incidents in east Libya, suicides shift to western region

  • 25 April 2017 - 13:21
After deadly self-killing incidents in east Libya, suicides shift to western region

A young man aged 20 years old killed himself in an act of suicide in Zliten, western Libya on Monday. This new suicide case is the first in the western region of Libya after about 12 persons hanged themselves in Al-Bayda city in eastern Libya since the start of this month, according to sources...

ICC unseals arrest warrant for Gaddafi’s loyalist Al-Tuhamy Kahled

  • 25 April 2017 - 11:20
ICC unseals arrest warrant for Gaddafi’s loyalist Al-Tuhamy Kahled

The International Criminal Court on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for the former head of Libya's Internal Security Agency, saying he was suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in repressing opposition to former ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Reuters reported. In a...

Libyan Prime Minster Al-Sirraj to meet US President in June, reports

  • 24 April 2017 - 22:06
Libyan Prime Minster Al-Sirraj to meet US President in June, reports

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sirraj, has received an invitation to meet US President Donald Trump and his administration at the White House in June, a senior Libyan government source told The New Arab. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli may...

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...