Libya

IOM: Most immigrants setting off from Libya don’t want to reach Europe

  • 23 November 2016 - 15:21
IOM: Most immigrants setting off from Libya don’t want to reach Europe

The International Organization for Migration says a new survey shows that most immigrants who cross the Mediterranean from Libya, and increasingly die trying, actually don't want to reach Europe. The IOM spokesman Joel Millman says human smugglers have forced out many migrants — at times...

1400 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

  • 23 November 2016 - 15:12
1400 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

Italy's coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of about 1,400 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean. The coast guard said it had coordinated rescue operations off the Libyan coast earlier on Tuesday as hundreds were in desperate need of help on 11 overcrowded boats. It also...

Five fighters killed as Libyan forces prepare to liberate Sirte

  • 22 November 2016 - 20:04
Five fighters killed as Libyan forces prepare to liberate Sirte

The field hospital in Sirte reported five fighters from the Misurata-led forces as killed and others injured in Tuesday clashes with IS militants in the seaside Jizah neighbourhood. The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, appointed by the Presidential Council to liberate Sirte, have...

Sabha warring tribes reach a truce

  • 22 November 2016 - 19:15
Sabha warring tribes reach a truce

Member of Sanha Municipality, Ghadfi Abu Saada, confirmed that the Gaddadfah and Awlad Sulaiman tribes have come to a ceasefire agreement starting 6:00 pm...

US, Algeria discuss Libya’s political stalemate in Algiers

  • 22 November 2016 - 13:26
US, Algeria discuss Libya’s political stalemate in Algiers

The Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, met Monday with the US ambassador in Algeria Joan A. Polaschik to discuss the situation in Libya. The US ambassador to Algeria said America welcomes Algeria's contribution in the settlement of...

Uneasy calm in Sabha after clashes cease

  • 21 November 2016 - 19:36
Uneasy calm in Sabha after clashes cease

Sabha has seen uneasy calm since last night after a truce was reached by the interference of some parties in the city. The two tribes ceased their fire after four days of bloody fighting in the city. "In the coming two days an official signing of the truce between Awlad Sulaiman and Gaddadfah...

Death toll of Benghazi car bombing hits 7

  • 21 November 2016 - 17:07
Death toll of Benghazi car bombing hits 7

Medical sources from Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi said the number of the killed persons in the car bombing Monday morning has reached 7 people, including 3 children. The sources added that the number of injuries has also increased reaching over 20 people due to the suicide bombing that took...

Car bombing kills two, injures over 17 in Benghazi

  • 21 November 2016 - 15:05
Car bombing kills two, injures over 17 in Benghazi

A car bomb went off on Monday in the parking lot of the Benghazi Al-Jalaa Hospital, killing two and injuring over 17 people, medical official from the hospital told the press. The official added that the death toll is likely to rise as many of the injuries are considered very...

Kidnapped Libyan Fatwa House member killed, confesses the killer

  • 21 November 2016 - 14:25
Kidnapped Libyan Fatwa House member killed, confesses the killer

The Tripoli Investigation General Department posted Monday morning a video displaying the confession of Haitham Al-Zintani - 30 years old - saying how he kidnapped sheikh Nader Al-Omrani and then killed him. The culprit who lives in Hadba area, like the deceased sheikh, said he was helped in...

Justice and Construction Party urges PC to end Sabha tribal feud

  • 20 November 2016 - 21:50
Justice and Construction Party urges PC to end Sabha tribal feud

The Justice and Construction Party said Saturday that the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord must speed up a solution for the ongoing clashes in Sabha in order to save lives and restore security. In a statement, the party expressed sorrow for the dead and...