Libya

Arab Summit calls for political solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 27 March 2017 - 16:14
Arab Summit calls for political solution to Libya’s crisis

The Arab Countries taking part in the ministerial meeting at the Arab Summit in Amman, Jordan called on Monday for more support for the Libyan Government of National Accord, which was formed under the supervision of the UN and the Arab League. The meeting called for a political solution for...

Qatar hosts Libyan PM to reiterate its support for unity government in Libya

  • 27 March 2017 - 14:19
Qatar hosts Libyan PM to reiterate its support for unity government in Libya

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in Qatar on Saturday on a formal visit to Doha to meet Qatari officials. The Qatari Foreign Minister, Abdel Rahman Al Thani, received the Libyan delegation headed by Al-Serraj at the Royal Palace and...

1200 migrants rescued off Libyan shores, MSF says

  • 26 March 2017 - 20:53
1200 migrants rescued off Libyan shores, MSF says

Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday. A young woman was found unconscious on one of the vessels and later died, the group said. Some 412...

Libyan tribes and women delegation urges UN to take disinterested approach to Libya’s crisis

  • 26 March 2017 - 15:59
Libyan tribes and women delegation urges UN to take disinterested approach to Libya’s crisis

A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process, Inter Press Service reported. The delegation from the National Movement for Libya (NML) met with UN officials and U.S. government representatives while...

Coastal road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya reopened

  • 26 March 2017 - 13:56
Coastal road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya reopened

The sand barriers that were blocking the coastal road in Sayyad area in Janzour district "Bridge 17", western Tripoli, were removed and the road was reopen from Tripoli to Ras Ajdair. The Ministries of Defence, Interior, and mayors from Tripoli Municipality and Libyan western cities were...

US military to keep troops on Libyan ground to take out IS targets, US General says

  • 25 March 2017 - 13:51
US military to keep troops on Libyan ground to take out IS targets, US General says

The U.S. military will keep an unspecified number of ground troops in Libya to help friendly forces further degrade the Islamic State faction there, and officials are seeking new leeway to target al Qaida loyalists in Somalia, the top commander overseeing operations in Africa said Friday,...

Russia has special troops on ground in support of Haftar’s eastern forces, US officials

  • 25 March 2017 - 13:08
Russia has special troops on ground in support of Haftar’s eastern forces, US officials

The head of U.S. forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an "undeniable" link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, underscoring U.S. concerns about Moscow's deepening role in Libya, Reuters reported. Earlier this month Reuters reported that Russia appeared...

Amnesty International: Latest migrants’ drowning incident off Libya is shameful failure for the EU

  • 25 March 2017 - 13:06
Amnesty International: Latest migrants’ drowning incident off Libya is shameful failure for the EU

Responding to reports that more than 200 people may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Gauri Van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Deputy Europe Director, said: “The latest tragedy on this deadly crossing highlights the shameful failure of European governments to...

Head of UNSMIL says deeply concerned about human rights violations in Libya

  • 23 March 2017 - 22:57
Head of UNSMIL says deeply concerned about human rights violations in Libya

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler is gravely concerned at continued and persistent reports of serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law being perpetrated across...

Five migrants drown as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

  • 23 March 2017 - 21:38
Five migrants drown as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Reuters - Five migrants were found dead in the sea off Libya on Thursday after the boats they were travelling in sank, likely carrying hundreds more to their deaths, an aid organisation said. Proactiva Open Arms, one of several groups operating in the area, said it was notified that an...