Libya

UN delegate to Libya Ghassan Salame visits Zintan

  • 19 August 2017 - 22:01
UN delegate to Libya Ghassan Salame visits Zintan

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame landed in Zintan today to hear from its residents on how best to move the political process forward and build peace and prosperity in Libya. Salame met with the...

Over 4 million euros of cash seized at Misurata Airport

  • 19 August 2017 - 19:12
Over 4 million euros of cash seized at Misurata Airport

The smuggling of 4.5 million euros (over 40 million Libyan dinars) in two bags by businesspersons has been foiled by Misurata Airport security, a source from the airport reported. The source added that the euros were en route from Misurata to Istanbul onboard an Afriqiyah Airways...

HoR members call for immediate release of Libyan former PM Zidan

  • 18 August 2017 - 02:00
HoR members call for immediate release of Libyan former PM Zidan

Members of Libya’s House of Representatives have demanded the “immediate release of former Prime Minister Ali Zidan without restrictions or preconditions. In a statement Wednesday, the HoR members stressed the importance of having the Presidential Council release Zidan, condemning the...

Libyan eastern military says Al-Werfalli is under military investigation

  • 17 August 2017 - 22:44
Libyan eastern military says Al-Werfalli is under military investigation

A statement by the spokesman of Khalifa Haftar-led forces Ahmed Al-Mismari, revealed that the wanted killer by the International Criminal Court (ICC) Mahmoud Al-Warfalli, is under military investigation by the Libyan eastern self-styled army command. "As we carefully observe the warrant issued...

Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha

  • 17 August 2017 - 11:34
Italy sends humanitarian aids to Libya’s Sabratha

Italy sent 11 tonnes of humanitarian aid to a clinic in the Libyan town of Sabratha, 80 km west of Tripoli on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said, according to ANSA. He said this was "further proof of the Italian government's solidarity towards all the Libyan people". Italy is...

Haftar aims at Russian ties in oil sector, report says

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:20
Haftar aims at Russian ties in oil sector, report says

In a sign that Libya’s powerful military is moving closer to Russia, so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar—the man responsible for recapturing the country’s oil ports and essentially restarting production—is meeting top officials in Moscow. Haftar is the key...

Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

  • 17 August 2017 - 10:00
Spanish NGO says its ship seized by Libyan coastguards, ponders suspension of work

The Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms announced Tuesday evening via social networks that its ship, Blue Gulf, had been seized for two hours by the Libya coastguard in international waters and forced to head to Libyan ones, ANSA reported Wednesday. ''Having been released, the Blue Gulf is sailing...

Tarhouna power station burnt by overload

  • 17 August 2017 - 09:50
Tarhouna power station burnt by overload

Tarhouna power station has been burnt over the overload Tuesday, according to Salim Al-Faqih, the official at General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Al-Faqih said that burning of the network was caused by damaged cables, which could not take any more electricity demand by the city. He...

Human Rights Watch deplores Al-Wefrfalli’s crimes, calls for his surrender to ICC: Press Release

  • 16 August 2017 - 09:38
Human Rights Watch deplores Al-Wefrfalli’s crimes, calls for his surrender to ICC: Press Release

Forces loyal to the Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya appear to have executed captured fighters in Benghazi and desecrated corpses, Human Rights Watch said today. Video recordings posted online since January 2017 seem to show LNA fighters carrying out seven distinct unlawful executions of...

UN delegate arrived in Misurata on an unannounced visit

  • 15 August 2017 - 22:22
UN delegate arrived in Misurata on an unannounced visit

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salama arrived in Libya’s northwestern city of Misurata on Tuesday on an unannounced visit. Without giving further details, the UN’s mission in Libya tweeted that Salama had “arrived at Misurata airport to meet with political and community...