Libya

Libya and Liberia restore diplomatic ties after 5 years of severance

  • 1 December 2016 - 17:14
Libya and Liberia restore diplomatic ties after 5 years of severance

The Government of the Republic of Liberia and the Government of National Accord of Libya have resumed diplomatic relations between their two countries. Liberia’s intention to restore diplomatic relations with Libya is in the spirit of the Malabo Declaration of November 2016 and the cordial...

National Committee for Human Rights: Siege on Derna is a war crime

  • 1 December 2016 - 16:59
National Committee for Human Rights: Siege on Derna is a war crime

The Libyan National Committee for Human Rights expressed great concern for the continuing suffering of Derna residents due to the siege laid on the city by the Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces. In a statement on Thursday, the committee confirmed that using starvation and deprivation...

High Council of Revolution founded to vie for power in Tripoli

  • 1 December 2016 - 16:55
High Council of Revolution founded to vie for power in Tripoli

The former Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government, Omar Al-Hassi, announced Wednesday the forming of the High Council of Revolution under the slogan "Gathering of Free Patriots." In a press conference, Al-Hassi, said the council aims at uniting the efforts in a bid to make...

Benghazi medical center rocked by blasts

  • 1 December 2016 - 16:32
Benghazi medical center rocked by blasts

The Benghazi Medical Center has been rocked by a blast in the surgery department of the building. Sources from the center said two explosive devices went off simultaneously in the surgery section and caused a lot of damage to the building but no human casualties. The spokesman of the...

Libyan Relief Agency sends humanitarian aids to Sirte IDPs

  • 30 November 2016 - 19:57
Libyan Relief Agency sends humanitarian aids to Sirte IDPs

The Libyan Relief Agency has sent a convoy of humanitarian aids to the displaced families from Sirte with the cooperation of Sirte Crisis Committee. The IDPs who received the aids are taking refuge in Tripoli and its suburbs, personnel from the agency said. the member of the Libyan...

Haftar has high-profile meetings in Russia

  • 30 November 2016 - 18:53
Haftar has high-profile meetings in Russia

The leader of Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar, is currently in Moscow for talks with Russia’s Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss armament support and training. Haftar was in Moscow in June to discuss weapons supplies, including aircraft spares,...

Human trafficking from Libya to Europe surging, becoming deadlier

  • 30 November 2016 - 18:34
Human trafficking from Libya to Europe surging, becoming deadlier

Migrants heading to Italy from Libya in leaky boats and inflatable dinghies have broken an annual arrivals record, Italian authorities said this week, underscoring the rising popularity of an increasingly deadly journey that nowadays aims not for land, but for a frigid mid-sea rescue, The...

Libyan Wings to fly to Istanbul five times a week

  • 30 November 2016 - 18:32
Libyan Wings to fly to Istanbul five times a week

Libyan Wings has announced that it will expand its network by operating additional flights to Istanbul, Turkey, from December 5th. The Tripoli-based carrier will operate services to Istanbul five times a week, the former capital of Turkey. An official at the airliner told Libyan Express...

UN delegate to Libya forced to leave Tobruk city by protesters

  • 29 November 2016 - 20:38
UN delegate to Libya forced to leave Tobruk city by protesters

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, was forced to leave the city of Tobruk in eastern Libya by angry protesters who demnded he should leave before he could enter the city. Kobler arrived Tuesday in Tobruk airport and was welcomed by the First Deputy Speaker of the House of...

Greece plays a mediator between Libya and Egypt

  • 29 November 2016 - 19:16
Greece plays a mediator between Libya and Egypt

  The Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, said his country is trying to obtain the role of a mediator between Libya and Egypt and help in the implementation of the Skhirat-signed political agreement. In a joint presser Monday with the Foreign Minister of the Government of National...