Libya

UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

  • 11 May 2017 - 10:31
UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

US-made warplanes are being used in Libya in violation of the UN arms embargo on the country, TIME magazine reported Tuesday, saying they were sent by the UAE. "At least six American-made turboprop planes were supplied to an eastern authority - the chief rival to the UN-backed government in...

Serbian Ambassador to Libya dies in car accident in Tunisia

  • 10 May 2017 - 15:23
Serbian Ambassador to Libya dies in car accident in Tunisia

The Serbian Ambassador to Libya Oliver Potezica has died in a hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, of injuries that he received in a traffic accident in this Tunisian town. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic confirmed the news on Wednesday. The daily Vecernje Novosti reported, citing sources, that...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade tells GNA Foreign Minister to resign over Haftar statement

  • 9 May 2017 - 22:47
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade tells GNA Foreign Minister to resign over Haftar statement

The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, which is led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, has issued a statement denouncing and criticizing the statements of the Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohammed Sayala, and called on him to resign. Sayala told reporters in Algeria on Monday...

GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

  • 9 May 2017 - 22:38
GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

Libya's foreign minister, Mohammed Sayala, has named Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), as the head of the country's army - provided that he recognises the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only authority. Haftar, whose...

ICC prosecutor considers opening investigation into crimes against migrants in Libya

  • 9 May 2017 - 12:14
ICC prosecutor considers opening investigation into crimes against migrants in Libya

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor expressed alarm on Monday at the inhumane detention of thousands of vulnerable migrants in Libya and said she was examining whether an investigation could be opened into crimes against them, Reuters reported. Libya is the main gateway for...

UN delegate to Libya proposes road map for peace in Libya

  • 9 May 2017 - 11:14
UN delegate to Libya proposes road map for peace in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya and Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has announced a new road map for peace to end Libya's current political deadlock and to strike comprehensive accord among all Libyan conflicting parties. On his Twitter page, Kobler wrote Monday that the "road map for peace in...

Almost 200 illegal migrants feared dead off Libya’s Zawiya shores

  • 9 May 2017 - 10:55
Almost 200 illegal migrants feared dead off Libya’s Zawiya shores

Almost 200 people are feared to have died in two Mediterranean Sea migrant shipwrecks during the weekend. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya said that seven people were rescued off the north-western city of Zawiya, and one of them said 113 others were missing. The...

Amnesty International: Militia abductions in Libya include university professor as latest victim

  • 8 May 2017 - 15:38
Amnesty International: Militia abductions in Libya include university professor as latest victim

The continuing rise in abductions at the hands of militias highlights how the absence of the rule of law in Libya is fueling chaos and lawlessness and leaving civilians in the country living in fear, said Amnesty International Monday. According to the report, Kidnappings of civilians by...

Mitiga airport authorities ban entries of five countries’ nationals to Tripoli

  • 8 May 2017 - 12:15
Mitiga airport authorities ban entries of five countries’ nationals to Tripoli

The authorities of the Tripoli-based Mitiga airport have issued a statement on Sunday banning five countries' nationals from obtaining entry visas to western Libya. The statement says that the nationals of Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Bangladesh won't be allowed to obtain entry stamps at the...

Tripoli Security Dept. prohibits entering of vehicles into Corniche

  • 8 May 2017 - 11:37
Tripoli Security Dept. prohibits entering of vehicles into Corniche

The Tripoli Security Department in cooperation with the Central Tripoli Municipality blocked last Thursday the entrances of the downtown Corinche by concrete barriers from Waddan Hotel to the Tripoli port roundabout. The move aims to allow the pedestrians to feel free while walking on the...