Libya

Former UN ambassador Shalgham, HoR Speaker Saleh and HSC Al-Sweihli are new Presidential Council members

  • 1 October 2017 - 22:39
Former UN ambassador Shalgham, HoR Speaker Saleh and HSC Al-Sweihli are new Presidential Council members

The Former Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations Abdel Rahman Shalgham has been nominated for the Head of the new Presidential Council in Tunisia meetings on Sunday, Ean Libya has been informed. According to the exclusive information, the nomination was also given to the current Head of the...

Hamas denies claims of Libyan chief prosecutor that its sleeper cells were arrested in Libya

  • 1 October 2017 - 17:37
Hamas denies claims of Libyan chief prosecutor that its sleeper cells were arrested in Libya

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) denied on Friday claims made by a Libyan official that a terror cell affiliated to the movement was detained in the war-torn country, Safa News Agency reported. Several media outlets reported the head of investigations at Libya’s Attorney...

As political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya

  • 1 October 2017 - 10:51
As political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya

Military conflict and intense fighting have entered the third week in the coastal city of Sabratha, leaving about 26 persons killed, 170 injured and thousands displaced, according to Health Ministry and the Libyan Red crescent. Sabratha is a very crucial regional and coastal city both for Libya...

Malta Today: Libyan nationals seeking asylum in Malta turned drug dealers

  • 30 September 2017 - 22:11
Malta Today: Libyan nationals seeking asylum in Malta turned drug dealers

A police inspector in Malta has stated that a large number of Libyan nationals, seeking asylum in Malta, are involved in the drugs trade, adding on Malta Today website that despite all the efforts to curb it, law enforcement was seemingly unable to stem the influx of drugs from Africa. According...

Refugees transit centre to be operating in Libya by 2018, UN aims

  • 30 September 2017 - 21:19
Refugees transit centre to be operating in Libya by 2018, UN aims

The UN refugee agency is seeking to open a refugee transit centre in Tripoli early next year to resettle or evacuate as many as 5,000 of the most vulnerable refugees out of Libya each year, a senior UN official said on Friday, Reuters reported. It is a small fraction of the total number of...

EU extends sanctions on three Libyan figures hindering Libyan Political Agreement

  • 30 September 2017 - 17:47
EU extends sanctions on three Libyan figures hindering Libyan Political Agreement

In view of the continuing instability and gravity of the situation in Libya, the EU Council has extended the duration of the sanctions against Libya, targeting three persons for a period of six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons:...

Haftar to Corriere della Sera: Military force can bring order to Libya

  • 30 September 2017 - 11:33
Haftar to Corriere della Sera: Military force can bring order to Libya

Libya’s eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar said Friday force must remain an option for imposing order in Libya, though he added that a political solution would be preferable. “It’s obvious that we prefer the political routes, but when these don’t work there must be other...

Two elders bestially murdered en route to broker reconciliation in Libya

  • 30 September 2017 - 11:03
Two elders bestially murdered en route to broker reconciliation in Libya

Two members of the Werfalla Social Council for Reconciliation named Abdullah Nattat and Khames Esbeqa were murdered along with a driver and a bodyguard on the road in northern Mezda district in the west mountain district. The brutal murder of the two elders and their companions took place 10 km...

US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya’s Sirte suburbs kill more terrorists

  • 30 September 2017 - 10:32
US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya’s Sirte suburbs kill more terrorists

The US military has carried out more air strikes against the Islamic State group in Libya, killing several fighters, the US Africa Command said Thursday. The strikes hit Tuesday about 160 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of the Mediterranean city of Sirte, AFRICOM said in a statement. On...

Libya Chief Prosecutor says authorities arrested over 800 wanted IS-linked persons

  • 28 September 2017 - 20:50
Libya Chief Prosecutor says authorities arrested over 800 wanted IS-linked persons

The Head of the Investigation Office at the Public Prosecutor's Office in Tripoli, Al-Sadiq Al-Sour said they have arrested a man suspected of taking part in the Islamic State group’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015, an official said Thursday. Chief Prosecutor...