Libya

Libyan HoR member Abu Shagour resigns

  • 28 August 2017 - 19:37
Libyan HoR member Abu Shagour resigns

The member of the Libyan Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Mustafa Abu Shagour resigned on Sunday due to the "obstructing policy to word the Libyan political Agreement by the HoR." Abu Shagour said on his Facebook page that his resignation isn't an evasion from responsibility, but a...

Libyan naval force seizes Liberian-flagged oil vessel, detains Filipino crew

  • 28 August 2017 - 18:43
Libyan naval force seizes Liberian-flagged oil vessel, detains Filipino crew

Libyan naval forces on Sunday seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker and detained its mainly Filipino crew on suspicion of smuggling oil off the Abu Kammash area west of the capital Tripoli, a naval spokesman said. Libyan coast guards often seize tankers suspected of smuggling oil and gasoline off...

IS terrorists make new video from Libya

  • 28 August 2017 - 13:58
IS terrorists make new video from Libya

A video posted by IS Amaq News Agency had shown patrols for the terrorists in Abu Grein in Sirte and Al-Jufra in central Libya. The video also showed masked militants stopping cars and vehicles in night and day checkpoints on desert roads. The new appearance of the terrorists of IS comes...

Libya, Sudan agree on more cooperation in border security

  • 28 August 2017 - 09:49
Libya, Sudan agree on more cooperation in border security

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Sunday has underscored his country’s keenness to achieve security and stability in Libya describing ties between the two countries as “eternal and historical”. Speaking at a joint press conference at the end of the talks with the visiting Prime...

Italy, Libya renew in Rome commitment to blocking sea route and ending illegal immigration crisis

  • 26 August 2017 - 21:27
Italy, Libya renew in Rome commitment to blocking sea route and ending illegal immigration crisis

Migrants seeking to enter Italy via Libya and the Mediterranean had better shelve the idea. Italy is working hard to block the Libyan route. Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti met Libyan mayors on Saturday to renew a commitment to fight migration and people trafficking as part of an...

EU Delegation in Libya to work from Tripoli soon

  • 26 August 2017 - 18:33
EU Delegation in Libya to work from Tripoli soon

The GNA Minister of Foreign and International Cooperation Mohamed Siala on Thursday met the EU Ambassador to Libya Bettina Muscheidt, Libyan News Agency (LANA)reported. Muscheidt told the Libyan news agency after the meeting that she was in Libya to prepare for the return of the EU mission to...

Clashes erupt on Libya-Chad border, nine killed

  • 26 August 2017 - 11:19
Clashes erupt on Libya-Chad border, nine killed

Two fighters from a brigade called "Salam" in Al-Kufra city in the Libyan southeast were killed in clashes with Chadian rebel groups on the border crossing in the desert city. The clashes that erupted in the early hours of Saturday also left about 7 Chadian rebels killed, according to Facebook...

British Foreign Minister visits Haftar in Benghazi, urges him to stick to ceasefire

  • 25 August 2017 - 14:12
British Foreign Minister visits Haftar in Benghazi, urges him to stick to ceasefire

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya's conflict. Johnson's visit is the latest show of growing Western...

Clashes erupt over cash in banks in Libya’s Al-Khoms city

  • 24 August 2017 - 15:25
Clashes erupt over cash in banks in Libya’s Al-Khoms city

Clashes broke out Thursday morning over the arrival of cash in Sahari Bank in Al-Khums city center. The clashes erupted between central security and anti-crime forces from one side and gunmen and ordinary residents on the other. According to Libyan local media, one person from the...

Shipment of hashish drug seized in Libya’s coastal city Zuwara

  • 24 August 2017 - 10:39
Shipment of hashish drug seized in Libya’s coastal city Zuwara

Upon a tip-off, investigation and security personnel seized Wednesday night a car laden with massive amounts of hashish drug in Zuwara. The security personnel said that after seizing the drugs, the driver or the smuggler who was in the car managed to get away as he escaped to southeastern the...