Libya

Second round of Libyan dialogue begins with dispute over methods of choosing Presidential Council

  • 16 October 2017 - 15:43
Second round of Libyan dialogue begins with dispute over methods of choosing Presidential Council

The second round of talks between the dialogue committees of the House of Representatives of Tobruk (HoR) and the High Council of State of Tripoli began on Sunday in Tunis to define draft changes to the Libyan political agreement forged in Skhirat, Morocco, in December 2015. The initiative takes...

Moroccan migrants go on hunger strike in Tripoli detention

  • 15 October 2017 - 18:57
Moroccan migrants go on hunger strike in Tripoli detention

Tripoli branch of the Counter Illegal Immigration Center said that Moroccan nationals held in a detention center in Tripoli started Friday an open hunger strike to protest the delay of their repatriation to their home country. The Counter Illegal Immigration Center said in a statement that the...

Fatah member Dahlan found neck-deep in crimes alongside Saif Gaddafi in Libya

  • 14 October 2017 - 20:23
Fatah member Dahlan found neck-deep in crimes alongside Saif Gaddafi in Libya

The Palestinian Fatah member Mohammed Dahlan has been investigated by the International Criminal Court for his involvement with Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Abdullah Al-Sonoussi and other Libyan officials in crimes in the country, documents seen by the Middle East Eye had disclosed. The ICC's...

Libyan commander of eastern forces claims 95% of Libya soil under his control

  • 14 October 2017 - 16:23
Libyan commander of eastern forces claims 95% of Libya soil under his control

The commander of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar said his self-styled national army is now in control of most parts of the country. Only a few areas remain outside of their control, Haftar added on Saturday in a speech to security and military officials in...

Libyan strongman Haftar appears to have regained relations with Syria’s Al-Assad

  • 14 October 2017 - 13:58
Libyan strongman Haftar appears to have regained relations with Syria’s Al-Assad

The commander of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, appears to have instructed the government of eastern Libya – Interim Government of Abdullah Al-Thinni – to regains some sort og relations with Syria’s regime led by Bashar Al-Assad. According to local sources from...

Turkey expresses support for UN action plan in Libya

  • 14 October 2017 - 13:25
Turkey expresses support for UN action plan in Libya

Turkey backs a UN plan to resume the political process in Libya, the Turkish envoy to the North African state said Friday. Emrullah Isler, who is also a lawmaker with Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said Ankara would stand against any foreign intervention in...

UN World Food Program sends aids to war-ravaged Sabratha in Libya

  • 14 October 2017 - 11:57
UN World Food Program sends aids to war-ravaged Sabratha in Libya

United Nations relief agencies have upped their response in western Libya’s Sabratha region following intensification of conflict that has already driven over 15,000 people from their homes. “Because of the conflict, many of the normal systems that people depend on to meet their daily needs...

606 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast, arrived in Sicily

  • 14 October 2017 - 11:17
606 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast, arrived in Sicily

A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group SOS Méditerranée says they include 241 children and 11 pregnant women. Many of the women from sub-Saharan...

UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

  • 12 October 2017 - 20:44
UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

High commissioner of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Thursday that serious violations were "endemic" in many detention centres in Libya, but said he was "optimistic" that authorities were intent on improving the situation. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who...

Libyan Prime Minister visits war-ravaged Sabratha to salute Haftar-led forces’ control

  • 11 October 2017 - 21:49
Libyan Prime Minister visits war-ravaged Sabratha to salute Haftar-led forces’ control

The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, has visited the coastal city of Sabratha to hail the control of Al-Wadi Operations Room and the Salafist, Khalifa Haftar-loyalist Anti-IS Operations Room's control of the...