Libya

Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya linked to Berlin truck attacks, officials

  • 24 January 2017 - 10:21
Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya linked to Berlin truck attacks, officials

New York Times - The decision to bomb terrorist training camps in Libya last week was made after U.S. intelligence officials determined that they were connected to the bloody Berlin truck attack last month, officials said. Tunisian-born terrorist Anis Amri ploughed a 20-ton truck through a...

US conducts fresh airstrikes on IS spots near Sirte

  • 23 January 2017 - 19:48
US conducts fresh airstrikes on IS spots near Sirte

The spokesman of the Government of National Accord’s Defence Ministry, Mohammed Al-Ghusri, said that US fighter aircraft carried out airstrikes on Monday in Libya targeting IS locations near Bawabat Al-Qarza, 50 km southern Sadada Bridge. Al-Ghusri added on Monday that the airstrikes were...

High Council of State rejects discussions over reshuffling

  • 23 January 2017 - 16:36
High Council of State rejects discussions over reshuffling

The High Council of State (HCS) was cited by close sources that it had rejected any discussions about reshuffling its members by the meeting of the political dialogue members in Tunisia. The HCS's delegate to the meeting that is taking place in Tunisia said the council won't agree to discuss...

Nigeria warns nationals of death penalty if they travel to Libya

  • 23 January 2017 - 12:44
Nigeria warns nationals of death penalty if they travel to Libya

The Nigerian government has warned citizens of the country against embarking on a trip to troubled Libya henceforth The warning came from the office of the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora Nigerians have been warned against going to...

Italy: All our Tripoli embassy personnel are safe

  • 22 January 2017 - 20:32
Italy: All our Tripoli embassy personnel are safe

The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed that nobody from the diplomats and staffers of the embassy in Tripoli was hurt in the car bombing that took place on Saturday night close to the embassy building. The Italian Foreign Ministry praised the Libyan security of the diplomatic missions for...

Cairo meeting ends with Libya’s neighbours excluding any foreign intervention in Libya

  • 22 January 2017 - 18:41
Cairo meeting ends with Libya’s neighbours excluding any foreign intervention in Libya

Libya's neighbouring countries have rejected any foreign intervention into the country as the fighting between various armed factions rages on. The 10th ministerial meeting of Libya’s neighbouring countries, held in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, reaffirmed the need of maintaining...

Russia denies talks with Haftar over creating military bases in east Libya

  • 22 January 2017 - 17:32
Russia denies talks with Haftar over creating military bases in east Libya

Russia has denied conducting any talks about installing military bases in Libya's eastern region in coordination with eastern commander of the Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar. "Russia is not conducting talks on creating military bases in Libya," Viktor Ozerov, the head of the Russian...

Car bomb explodes near Italian Embassy in Tripoli

  • 21 January 2017 - 22:04
Car bomb explodes near Italian Embassy in Tripoli

A car bomb has exploded outside the building of the Planning Ministry of the Government of National Accord in Tripoli's city center. According to eyewitnesses the car exploded around 8.00pm. According to Libyan media outlets, the bodies driver and another person were recovered from the...

EU ponders setting up aid programme in Libyan waters to crack down on migrants flow

  • 21 January 2017 - 21:26
EU ponders setting up aid programme in Libyan waters to crack down on migrants flow

AFP - The EU could soon step up training and equipping Libya’s coast guard to crack down on migrant smuggling in Libya's waters, according to an EU proposal. Malta, which holds the current rotating EU presidency, is pitching the idea as a short-term measure to try to prevent a new spate of...

US takes Libya off the list of zones with loose rulers for drone strikes

  • 21 January 2017 - 19:03
US takes Libya off the list of zones with loose rulers for drone strikes

The Obama administration has removed the former IS stronghold in Libya, Sirte, from a list of combat zones where United States counter-terrorism drone strikes are authorized without obeying special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths, officials said on Friday, reported the New York...