Libya

115 migrants rescued and 25 others drowned after boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 4 March 2017 - 12:39
115 migrants rescued and 25 others drowned after boat capsized off Libyan coast

Up to 25 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean are feared dead following a search operation off the coast of Libya that ended with the rescue of 115 others, according to local authorities. Libya's coastguard said the victims' rubber boat sank around 3am (05:00 GMT) on Friday, some five...

Benghazi Defence Brigades launches offensive on Operation Dignity-controlled oil terminals

  • 3 March 2017 - 20:14
Benghazi Defence Brigades launches offensive on Operation Dignity-controlled oil terminals

Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) launched Friday an offensive on Operation Dignity forces in Ras Lanuf oil terminal in a bid to seize it from the Khalifa Haftar-led forces . Many fighters from Operation Dignity were killed in the new abrupt advance of the BDB's forces. BDB controlled the...

EU Parliament President’s notion of locking migrants up in Libya highly condemned by EU officials

  • 2 March 2017 - 19:57
EU Parliament President’s notion of locking migrants up in Libya highly condemned by EU officials

EU Reporter - The newly-elected President of the Eurpplean Parliament was asked by Barbara Spinelli MEP during the Point of Order to clarify his comments in which Tajani suggested to Funke Mediengruppe the possibility of “millions of refugees reaching Europe in the next 20 years”. Tajani’s...

Media reporter of Benghazi Shura Council killed in Operation Dignity strike

  • 2 March 2017 - 19:28
Media reporter of Benghazi Shura Council killed in Operation Dignity strike

Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council (BMSC) said its reporter who works for Saraya Media Centre died of wounds after being injured in airstrikes on 12 Buildings area in Benghazi by Operation Dignity. Essam Maghrabi, A.K.A. Nibras, was injured by shrapnel two days ago when Operation Dignity...

Libyan PM arrives in Moscow to discuss Russia’s support for fragile GNA

  • 2 March 2017 - 18:56
Libyan PM arrives in Moscow to discuss Russia’s support for fragile GNA

Russia is hosting the head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government, part of efforts to expand its clout in the fractured country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday with Faez Sarraj, the prime minister of the unity government in Tripoli. Lavrov said that Russia, a “good and...

Arrests and clashes in northern Tripoli

  • 2 March 2017 - 14:01
Arrests and clashes in northern Tripoli

The coastal road that lies between Allous and Qasir Akhyar districts in northern Tripoli was shut down by protesters from the area. Eyewitnesses told the media that the cars had to drive away from the road and use other roads to avoid passing by the protests. According to the media, the...

Haftar-led forces lose 10 fighters in western Benghazi clashes

  • 2 March 2017 - 12:16
Haftar-led forces lose 10 fighters in western Benghazi clashes

Ten fighters for the Khalifa Haftar-led forces of Operation Dignity were killed and others wounded in clashes against Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council (BMSC) in western Benghazi. Sources from the Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC) said two fighters from 17 Brigade and one from 198 Tanks Brigade...

Sayala says neighbouring countries are vital for establishing reconciliation in Libya

  • 2 March 2017 - 11:19
Sayala says neighbouring countries are vital for establishing reconciliation in Libya

The Foreign Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Sayala has expressed how vital the neighbouring countries are in establishing grounds for national reconciliation among Libyan factions. According to the Libyan News Agency, Sayala met with his Algerian...

Russia slams NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya ahead of Al-Serraj’s visit

  • 1 March 2017 - 19:03
Russia slams NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya ahead of Al-Serraj’s visit

The Kremlin has revived its criticism of the U.S.-led intervention in Libya, days ahead of a possible visit by the war-torn north African country’s prime minister, state news agency Itar-Tass reports. The NATO operation in 2011 helped topple Libyan authoritarian leader Muammar al-Qaddafi...

Our intelligence doing a ‘great job’ in Libya, says Italian PM

  • 28 February 2017 - 04:25
Our intelligence doing a ‘great job’ in Libya, says Italian PM

Italian intelligence services are doing a "great job" in Libya to help combat migrant traffickers and fight ISIS, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Monday, presenting the annual intelligence report. "The responsibilities that Italy has taken on as leader in the Libyan theatre have seen great work,...