Libya

Haftar’s son hires US lobbying firm to strengthen his family image in Washington for possible Libya rule

  • 6 November 2017 - 19:32
Haftar’s son hires US lobbying firm to strengthen his family image in Washington for possible Libya rule

The former political adviser to Khalifa Haftar, Mohamed Buisier, said Khalid Haftar (the son of Khalifa Hafter) paid $120.000 for a six-month contract with US-based Grassroots Political Consulting LLC to advocate for his family at the US Congress. Buisier added on his Facebook that the deal...

Over five migrants drowned as boat capsized off western Libyan shores

  • 6 November 2017 - 16:39
Over five migrants drowned as boat capsized off western Libyan shores

At least five migrants died and an unknown number were feared missing after their boat capsized off western Libya on Monday, Libyan coastguard officials and a charity said. The rubber boat was carrying about 140 people when it overturned close to the border between Libyan and international...

Libyan deputy interior minister escapes assassination in Benghazi

  • 5 November 2017 - 22:05
Libyan deputy interior minister escapes assassination in Benghazi

The deputy interior minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in eastern Libya, Faraj Egayem, has escaped an assassination attempt after a car bomb ran into his convoy in Sidi Khalifa area, Benghazi. The assassination failed on Sunday afternoon and Egayem was seen later in a video on...

Turkish Prime Minister and Al-Serraj discuss abducted Enka workers in Ubari

  • 5 November 2017 - 21:09
Turkish Prime Minister and Al-Serraj discuss abducted Enka workers in Ubari

The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and his Libyan counterpart of the Government of National Accord Fayez al-Sarraj talked over the phone late Saturday to discuss the situation of three Turkish nationals abducted Friday in southwestern Libya. According to a statement from Turkish Prime...

Manchester bomber’s remains flown to Libya after UK mosques rejected them

  • 5 November 2017 - 21:03
Manchester bomber’s remains flown to Libya after UK mosques rejected them

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi has been buried in Libya after UK mosques refused to deal with his body.   Abedi killed 22 people and injured 120 when he detonated a bomb outside the Ariana Grande concert in May.   MI5 chiefs 'missed key warnings' about Manchester Arena bomber...

Italy seizes over smuggled 100 tonnes of diesel on a ship coming from Libya

  • 4 November 2017 - 22:21
Italy seizes over smuggled 100 tonnes of diesel on a ship coming from Libya

Italian police said on Saturday they had seized more than 100 tonnes of contraband diesel from a ship which set sail from Libya and arrested the captain for smuggling and money-laundering, Reuters said. The ship, which was flying a Togolese flag, carried the fuel in several hidden cisterns,...

Libyan accused in 2012 Benghazi attack appears before US judge

  • 4 November 2017 - 12:55
Libyan accused in 2012 Benghazi attack appears before US judge

 A Libyan accused of involvement in the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic complex in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador, appeared Friday before a federal judge in Washington. Mustafa Al-Imam, who authorities said is approximately 46 years old, had been days...

Three Turks, one German workers kidnapped in Libya

  • 4 November 2017 - 10:19
Three Turks, one German workers kidnapped in Libya

Gunmen in Libya’s Ubari city kidnapped Friday four workers from the Turkish company Enka. The unknown gunmen abducted at gunpoint three Turkish men and one German man all working on operating the Ubari gas steam station in southern Libya, said Omar Gogi, deputy municipal head. He also added...

UK requests extradition of Manchester bomber Hasham Abedi

  • 2 November 2017 - 11:51
UK requests extradition of Manchester bomber Hasham Abedi

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber is set to face trial for mass murder in the UK as Brit cops have requested him to extradited from Libya, it has been confirmed. Hasham Abedi, 20, was arrested in the north African state shortly after his older brother Salman Abedi launched a suicide...

23 deaths, 15 injuries across Libya in October 2017, UNSMIL documents

  • 1 November 2017 - 21:59
23 deaths, 15 injuries across Libya in October 2017, UNSMIL documents

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented in October 38 civilian casualties - 23 deaths and 15 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 11 men killed and seven injured, three women killed and three injured, and nine children killed (six...