Libya

Libya Supreme Court rules in favor for constitution referendum

  • 15 February 2018 - 18:26
Libya Supreme Court rules in favor for constitution referendum

Libya’s Supreme Court blocked legal challenges from lower courts to a draft constitution devised by the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) on Wednesday, paving the way for a possible referendum on the document and a move toward elections.   Members of the CDA had voted last...

Egypt claims destroying 10 “terrorist vehicles” on border with Libya

  • 15 February 2018 - 15:09
Egypt claims destroying 10 “terrorist vehicles” on border with Libya

    The Egyptian army announced on Thursday thwarting a new "infiltration attempt" across the border with Libya.   “The air force succeeded in foiling an infiltration attempt by 10 4x4 vehicles loaded with arms and ammunition on the western border with Libya,”...

UNHCR evacuated 1000 migrants from Libya in three months

  • 15 February 2018 - 14:40
UNHCR evacuated 1000 migrants from Libya in three months

Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second...

Libya HoR Speaker accuses Turkey of supporting terrorism in Benghazi

  • 13 February 2018 - 12:49
Libya HoR Speaker accuses Turkey of supporting terrorism in Benghazi

The speaker of Libya’s eastern parliament accused Turkey of supporting what he called terrorists who bombed a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi last month and killed about 35 people, the Russian Sputnik reported. “Terrorist organisations are behind this, unfortunately with...

Libya Defence Minister: We helped eliminate terror and end Benghazi battle

  • 11 February 2018 - 20:20
Libya Defence Minister: We helped eliminate terror and end Benghazi battle

The Defence Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mihdi Al-Barghathi said Saturday that his ministry and the GNA helped end terrorism and Benghazi battle.   "If it wasn't for Defence Ministry of the GNA, the trawlers would be arriving in Benghazi every day and...

US President extends US sanctions on Libya

  • 11 February 2018 - 11:41
US President extends US sanctions on Libya

   US President Donald Trump on Friday extended the state of emergency that imposed unilateral sanctions on Libya, a measure ordered by former President Barack Obama nearly seven years ago. "The sanctions were put in place to address what Obama considered a threat to U.S. national...

IS car bomb attack injures three at eastern Sirte checkpoint

  • 10 February 2018 - 21:32
IS car bomb attack injures three at eastern Sirte checkpoint

A car bomb attack rocked the 90 checkpoint in eastern Sirte, Libya, on Saturday, reported sources on local media. The sources added that the attack left three security personnel injured at the checkpoint from a brigade of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces. Sirte Military Operation...

WHO holds workshop for developing Libya’s health sector

  • 10 February 2018 - 20:35
WHO holds workshop for developing Libya’s health sector

 The World Health Organization, in collaboration with the Libyan ministry of health and the National Center of Disease Control (NCDC), conducted, on Sunday 4 February 2017, a Health Consultative workshop on the antimicrobial resistance in Libya. It brought together 25 participants from...

Another Benghazi mosque bombing, two killed and 140 injured

  • 10 February 2018 - 12:09
Another Benghazi mosque bombing, two killed and 140 injured

Two explosive devices placed in Saad Ben Obada mosque in Benghazi's Majouri area rocked the peacefulness of the city and killed 2 people and injured over 140. The bombing was not claimed by anyone, while the US, UN, Turkey and other countries and organizations condemned the mosque bombing in...

Salabi to Bashagha: Misurata is the cornerstone for resolving Libya’s crisis

  • 8 February 2018 - 22:29
Salabi to Bashagha: Misurata is the cornerstone for resolving Libya’s crisis

The boycotting member of the House of Representatives Fathi Bashagha revealed that he and the member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) Ali Salabi discussed Tawergha IDPs' issue on the phone on Wednesday. The HoR member tweeted that Salabi reaffirmed that comprehensive...