Libya

Two IOM workers kidnapped in southern Libya

  • 13 January 2018 - 14:46
Two IOM workers kidnapped in southern Libya

Staffers from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) were abducted Saturday in and area between Sabha and Brak Al-Shatti in southern Libya. Sources on local media reported that the IOM personnel were kidnapped by unknown gunmen and contact was lost with them on their way to...

Over 2 million voters registered in Libya for 2018 elections

  • 13 January 2018 - 14:05
Over 2 million voters registered in Libya for 2018 elections

The Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced Friday that over two million voters had registered to cast ballots in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, which are scheduled to take place by the end of September 2018. The HNEC said in a statement the...

Gunmen attack Libya’s Defence Minister’s house, Al-Sirraj condemns

  • 13 January 2018 - 11:33
Gunmen attack Libya’s Defence Minister’s house, Al-Sirraj condemns

On Friday dawn, three cars stopped by the house of the Defence Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Al-Mihdi Al-Barghathi in Janzour district in Tripoli and fired RPGs and machine gunshots. The gunmen fled immediately after targeting the house with RPGs and gunfire,...

US hails destruction of Libya’s chemical stockpile

  • 11 January 2018 - 22:11
US hails destruction of Libya’s chemical stockpile

The United States congratulated on Thursday Libya for destroying its remaining chemical weapons stockpile. The White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement that the United States congratulates Libya for destroying the last remnants of its Gaddafi-era chemical weapons...

IS suicide attack failed near Libya’s Sirte

  • 11 January 2018 - 14:38
IS suicide attack failed near Libya’s Sirte

Security forces at Abu Grein checkpoint near Sirte failed an IS suicide attack as they arrested a man with a car filled with an explosive material ready for detonation. According to local media, the man was apprehended Thursday before he arrived at the checkpoint and upon investigation he said...

Tanzanian-flagged ship carrying explosive material seized in Greece en route to Libya

  • 11 January 2018 - 12:54
Tanzanian-flagged ship carrying explosive material seized in Greece en route to Libya

Greece seized a Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for Libya and carrying materials used to make explosives, the Greek coastguard said on Wednesday. Reuters reported that Greek authorities found 29 containers carrying materials including ammonium nitrate, non-electric detonators and 11 empty...

The US puts Libya on NO-GO List

  • 11 January 2018 - 12:16
The US puts Libya on NO-GO List

The US State Department has announced new travel advisory system that would be aiming at providing its citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information across the globe. The No-Go List had a system that ranked the countries in a travel advisory, providing levels of...

Libyan Audit Bureau slams CBL as careless towards economic reform

  • 11 January 2018 - 10:41
Libyan Audit Bureau slams CBL as careless towards economic reform

The Libyan Audit Bureau has criticized in a Wednesday statement the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), the Ministry of Finance and the Presidential Council over their “not serious” tackling of the country’s economic situation. The Audit Bureau said it had sent more than one letter to the...

Two IS militants arrested in Libya’s capital

  • 10 January 2018 - 21:04
Two IS militants arrested in Libya’s capital

The Tripoli-based Special Deterrent Force (SDF) arrested Monday two Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Tripoli.   The SDF said on its Facebook page that the two terrorists confessed that they were on the verge of detonating a bomb in of Tripoli's neighbourhoods....

UN will help Libya hold elections by end of 2018, official says

  • 10 January 2018 - 17:21
UN will help Libya hold elections by end of 2018, official says

Jeffrey Feltman, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, said the U.N. saw elections this year as a route to a “peaceful and inclusive end to the transition phase”. “The goal is a Libyan goal: to end the transition phase with an inclusive peaceful process that produces a...