Libya

Benghazi: 36 bodies, shot in the head and tortured, found tossed by the roadside

  • 28 October 2017 - 08:48
Benghazi: 36 bodies, shot in the head and tortured, found tossed by the roadside

36 bodies of young men from Benghazi, who were lately abducted by the self-styled Libyan Army Forces led by Khalifa Haftar, were found in Abyar district - some kilometers away from downtown Benghazi - on Thursday evening. The bodies were found with marks of torture and shots in their heads,...

IOM report: number of Libyan IDPs constantly on the rise

  • 26 October 2017 - 23:20
IOM report: number of Libyan IDPs constantly on the rise

International Organization for Migration (IOM) the number of identified returnees had been steadily on the rise across the rounds conducted in 2017 mirrored by a gradual decrease in the number of IDPs identified in the country. Identified IDPs were primarily residing in previously owned...

Libyan arrested in Maltese airport over undeclared 21 kg of Hubble-bubble tobacco

  • 26 October 2017 - 14:47
Libyan arrested in Maltese airport over undeclared 21 kg of Hubble-bubble tobacco

21 kilograms of water-pipe tobacco was seized by Customs yesterday, at the Malta International Airport, when a Libyan passenger, passed through the Green Channel at arrivals. 29-year-old Muftah Said Rahemi was arrested while passing through the Green Channel, after arriving on a flight from...

Libyan eastern forces inches away from conquering Tripoli, spokesman says

  • 26 October 2017 - 10:04
Libyan eastern forces inches away from conquering Tripoli, spokesman says

The spokesman of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said in a press conference Wednesday that their forces are ready to enter western region and “liberate”it from the militias, as he described. Al-Mismari explained that for them Tripoli and other...

Libyan coastguards accused of making illicit money from migrants in the open sea

  • 25 October 2017 - 21:36
Libyan coastguards accused of making illicit money from migrants in the open sea

UK-supported Libyan coastguard forces are making illegal money by stopping migrant vessels, detaining the refugees, exposing them to brutal violence and releasing them only after they pay, according to The Independent citing victim’s accounts. Britain, among other countries, has been...

Three Operation Dignity fighters killed in attack on Ajdabiya checkpoint

  • 25 October 2017 - 13:58
Three Operation Dignity fighters killed in attack on Ajdabiya checkpoint

Three fighters from the 152 Brigade of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar were killed and three others injured in an attack by an armed group on Wednesday morning at the 60 Checkpoint in southern Ajdabiya. According to local media and sources from the city, the attack took the force...

UN delegate in Tripoli to discuss latest round of Libyan talks

  • 24 October 2017 - 22:25
UN delegate in Tripoli to discuss latest round of Libyan talks

The Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame arrived Tuesday morning in Tripoli and met with the Foreign Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord Mohammed Sayala and other officials. Salame also met with the Head of the High Council of State Abdel Rahaman Al-Sweihli in order to discuss...

Assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana linked to Libyan fuel smuggling gangs

  • 23 October 2017 - 22:47
Assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana linked to Libyan fuel smuggling gangs

RaiNews24 has reported an American journalist as having sources linking explosive used to kill the journalist Caruana Galizia with fuel smuggling in Libya. A report by RaiNews24 asserted that the Semtex explosive used in the car bomb which killed Daphne Caruana Galicia came from Libya, reported...

Libyan Premier urges Spain to reopen embassy over enhanced security in Tripoli

  • 23 October 2017 - 21:38
Libyan Premier urges Spain to reopen embassy over enhanced security in Tripoli

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj on Monday called for a prompt return of the Spanish Embassy in Libya to resume its mission. According to the prime minister's media office, Al-Serraj made the remarks during the accreditation of the new Spanish Ambassador to Libya Francisco de...

Egypt says destroyed arms convoy trying to infiltrate through west border with Libya

  • 23 October 2017 - 16:09
Egypt says destroyed arms convoy trying to infiltrate through west border with Libya

Egypt’s military says it has destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed militants in the western desert, after they crossed borders with neighboring Libya. The air attack comes a few days after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen...