Libya

Tawergha displaced population to return to their ransacked city in February 2018, Al-Serraj says

  • 27 December 2017 - 19:10
Tawergha displaced population to return to their ransacked city in February 2018, Al-Serraj says

The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez Serraj said Tuesday that displaced Libyans from Tawergha city, some 240 km east of the capital Tripoli, will return home in February, 2018. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) who allied with the forces of the toppled...

HoR-appointed CBL governor sold gold bars during 2011 revolution, leaks show

  • 27 December 2017 - 14:42
HoR-appointed CBL governor sold gold bars during 2011 revolution, leaks show

The newly appointed governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) by the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk, Mohammed Al-Shukri, has sold gold bars from the CBL during the February revolution in 2011, a leaked document circulated on social media and media outlets in Libya has shown. The...

East Libya to hold conference to gather support for rebuilding war-torn Benghazi

  • 27 December 2017 - 12:24
East Libya to hold conference to gather support for rebuilding war-torn Benghazi

Libya's eastern authorities have announced a conference in March to drum up support to rebuild the city of Benghazi. Benghazi has been heavily damaged during three years of fighting between Operation Dignity forces and local fighters from Benghazi Shura Council. Operation Dignity started in...

Italy eyes relocating 10000 stranded immigrants in Libya to Europe in 2018

  • 26 December 2017 - 21:30
Italy eyes relocating 10000 stranded immigrants in Libya to Europe in 2018

About 10000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said on Sunday. This initiative is going to be part of an attempt by EU countries to address the deteriorating conditions in Libya, where thousands of people...

Libya’s eastern commander carrying out clandestine deals with Israel

  • 25 December 2017 - 17:32
Libya’s eastern commander carrying out clandestine deals with Israel

Libyan social media and media outlets have been talking tirelessly since the weekend about the newly surfaced relationship between the commander of the self-proclaimed Libyan Army in east of the country Khalifa Haftar and Ari Ben-Menashe, who is an Israeli lobbyist. Ben-Menashe is an...

Philippine government rejects Libya’s appeal to lift ban on deployment of workers

  • 25 December 2017 - 14:39
Philippine government rejects Libya’s appeal to lift ban on deployment of workers

The government of the Philippines has rejected the appeal of Libya to lift the existing ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the country, citing safety and security concerns as well as money remittances issue. According to local media in the Philippines, the government said that under...

Head of Libyan Elections Commission: Elections on September 30, Saif Gaddafi can run for president

  • 25 December 2017 - 14:31
Head of Libyan Elections Commission: Elections on September 30, Saif Gaddafi can run for president

The Head of the Libyan High National Election Commission (HNEC) Emad Al-Sayeh confirmed on Sunday that the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections will be held before September 30 in 2018. "The voters' registration process is going well. Around 1 million voters have already been...

Three workers die of inhaling gas at a Libyan oil field

  • 25 December 2017 - 11:46
Three workers die of inhaling gas at a Libyan oil field

Three workers, two of them Sudanese, died in an accident at Libya’s Zelten oil and gas field on Saturday, an oil source said. They died after inhaling gas during maintenance works, the source said, adding that a fourth person was being treated in hospital. The nationality of the third dead was...

Libya’s strongman Haftar contracted Israeli lobbying firm to better his image in US

  • 24 December 2017 - 19:56
Libya’s strongman Haftar contracted Israeli lobbying firm to better his image in US

The political adviser to the Libyan eastern self-styled army commander Khalifa Haftar, Mohamed Buisier, has lashed out at Haftar accusing him of contracting an Israeli owned lobbying firm in Canada in order to advocate in the US for himself as the Libyan leader in the war on terrorism. On his...

US President wishes Libya Prime Minister well on Independence Day

  • 24 December 2017 - 19:38
US President wishes Libya Prime Minister well on Independence Day

The US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord extending his best wishes as Libya celebrates the 66th year of independence on December 24, 2017. “On this occasion, let me underscore that the United States stands with the Libyan people...