Libya

GNA Defence Ministry’s spokesman: Haftar’s doom is looming

  • 18 April 2017 - 17:17
GNA Defence Ministry’s spokesman: Haftar’s doom is looming

The spokesman of the Defence Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Muhammed Al-Ghasri, has said that the doom of the leader of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya has become very discernible. Al-Ghasri told Arabi21 that the end of Haftar has already started in the fight that is...

Operation Dignity spokesman: Third Force has connections with Al-Qaeda

  • 18 April 2017 - 17:08
Operation Dignity spokesman: Third Force has connections with Al-Qaeda

Speaking on the Russian Sputnik Radio on Monday, the spokesman of Operation Dignity forces, led by Khalifa Haftar. Ahmed Al-Mesmari, has accused the Third force of being a part of Al-Qaeda, adding that their forces will keep on fighting them until they push them out of the southern region. "Our...

Aid workers rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast on Easter

  • 17 April 2017 - 22:36
Aid workers rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast on Easter

Thousands of illegal migrants have been rescued from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest weekends of the year for rescue workers, according to reports of different agencies. Over 2,000 people were saved on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday, the Italian Coast Guard said. Also, at least...

Former Libyan UN Ambassador Dabbashi says PC, HoR should admit inefficiency

  • 17 April 2017 - 14:53
Former Libyan UN Ambassador Dabbashi says PC, HoR should admit inefficiency

The former Libyan Ambassador at the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, has said that the Presidential Council and the House of Representatives should admit their inability to lead the country and be convinced that the only way out of the current political stalemate in Libya is a call for...

Kobler urges Presidential Council to end human trafficking in Libya

  • 17 April 2017 - 14:44
Kobler urges Presidential Council to end human trafficking in Libya

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has urged the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to take serious steps to put a decisive end to the growing tragedy of human trafficking in Libya. He also urged the PC and its Head Fayez Al-Serraj to make efforts to establish...

PC forms committee to coordinate communication among fight parties in southern Libya

  • 16 April 2017 - 18:26
PC forms committee to coordinate communication among fight parties in southern Libya

The Presidential Council has formed a committee to coordinate communication channels between the fighting parties in southern Libya after the ceasefire in the region did not hold long. According to sources, the PC asked the committee, headed by the Local Governing Minister, Badad Ganso, to...

Libyan Prime Minister reprimands intl community for allowing military violence in Libya’s south

  • 16 April 2017 - 11:50
Libyan Prime Minister reprimands intl community for allowing military violence in Libya’s south

Fayez Al-Serraj, the Head of the Presidential Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has sent an open letter to the UN Secretary General, Arab League Secretary General, EU High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and others...

Sabha municipal council denies holding slave markets

  • 15 April 2017 - 23:05
Sabha municipal council denies holding slave markets

The municipal council of Sabha in the south of Libya has denied that it ever held a market for selling African immigrants as salves in the city. The denial statement came by the municipal council as a response to the report of the International Organisation for Migration, which accused the...

UN Secretary-General warns that Libya is risking return to wide conflict

  • 15 April 2017 - 14:15
UN Secretary-General warns that Libya is risking return to wide conflict

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported. The U.N. chief expressed alarm in a report to the U.N. Security...

Teen hangs himself in Al-Bayda to raise suicide cases to over 10, as Charlie Charlie game blamed

  • 15 April 2017 - 14:10
Teen hangs himself in Al-Bayda to raise suicide cases to over 10, as Charlie Charlie game blamed

An adult aged 20 years old has committed suicide by hanging himself in Al-Bayda city in eastern Libya, bringing the number of hangings to 10 in a month period. According to medical sources, the boy was brought to the Thawra Hospital in the city after he had killed himself by a hanging...