Libya

166 illegal immigrants rescued off Libya’s coast

  • 14 December 2017 - 15:50
166 illegal immigrants rescued off Libya’s coast

A Libyan coastguard patrol rescued 166 illegal immigrants from different African nationalities off the coast of Garabulli, Libya. The rescue operation was carried out by the boat Sabratha, and among the rescued were "5 women and 14 children," according to the media office of the Libyan Navy...

Central Bank of Libya to give 256 million dinars to commercial banks in the eastern region

  • 14 December 2017 - 15:44
Central Bank of Libya to give 256 million dinars to commercial banks in the eastern region

The head of the crisis committee of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Al-Bayda, Ramzi Al-Agha said that the bank will start distributing 256 million dinars in cash on the branches of commercial banks in the eastern region, next Sunday. Al-Agha said in a post on his official Facebook page that...

Libya’s Foreign Minister: GNA consents to Haftar’s appointment as commander in chief

  • 14 December 2017 - 15:19
Libya’s Foreign Minister: GNA consents to Haftar’s appointment as commander in chief

The minister of foreign affairs in the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohammad Al-Sayala, said that neither the GNA nor its president, Faiz Al-Sarraj, will oppose the appointment of Khalifa Haftar as commander of the military if there is "a general consensus and understanding." Al- Sayala,...

Clashes rock Mitiga Airport in Libya’s capital, a pilot killed

  • 14 December 2017 - 11:59
Clashes rock Mitiga Airport in Libya’s capital, a pilot killed

A military helicopter’s pilot was killed in clashes that broke out in Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport between the Special Deterrent Force and a local brigade from Tajoura province in the capital’s suburbs, according to Al-Mutawaset newspaper. The Special Deterrent Force is the one controlling the...

Russia pondering easing arms embargo on Libya

  • 13 December 2017 - 15:58
Russia pondering easing arms embargo on Libya

Russia is ready to consider easing an arms embargo for Libya, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday. The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord Faiz Al-Sarraj said he was hopeful that a UN-imposed arms embargo...

The Federal Bloc welcomes the prospect of elections

  • 13 December 2017 - 15:49
The Federal Bloc welcomes the prospect of elections

The National Federal Bloc welcomed holding presidential or legislative elections in Libya if there are "guarantees of integrity, transparency and a safe environment for voters." The bloc, in a statement, on Tuesday, called for its supporters to "rush into registration in the voter...

Libyan women call for more involvement in politics

  • 13 December 2017 - 12:31
Libyan women call for more involvement in politics

28 leading Libyan women discussed in a two-day consultative meeting, organized by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the impact of women's participation in the political life in Libya. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, Deputy Special...

Libya attends the OIC emergency summit

  • 13 December 2017 - 11:56
Libya attends the OIC emergency summit

The head of the Government of National Accord, Faiz Al-Sarraj, arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to attend the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit. The OIC pressing meeting was convened by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the American...

Loyalists of eastern commander Haftar mandate him as Libya President

  • 12 December 2017 - 22:33
Loyalists of eastern commander Haftar mandate him as Libya President

Hundreds of men and women as well as children were seen in different parts of eastern Libya, mainly Benghazi, holding slogans and posters in their hands that read "Khalifa Haftar is Libya's President After December 17." Haftar is the commander of Operation Dignity and the self-proclaimed Libyan...

Libya’s strongman aide signs $450.000 deal with US lobbying firm

  • 12 December 2017 - 16:11
Libya’s strongman aide signs $450.000 deal with US lobbying firm

The military governor of eastern Libya Abdelrazik Al-Nadori has signed a one year contract worth 450.000 dollars with a lobbying US firm called Keystone Strategic Advisers, reported Politico on Tuesday. The military official, who is part of Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army in east Libya, signed...