Libya

Political activist Salah Al-Bakoush kidnapped in Tripoli

  • 28 January 2017 - 17:22
Political activist Salah Al-Bakoush kidnapped in Tripoli

Political activist and former political adviser for the General National Congress of Libya, Salah Al-Bakoush, was kidnapped from nearby his house in Tripoli's Hay Demashik district on Friday. According to his family and relatives, he was kidnapped when he was on his way back home. No...

Libya’s Audit Bureau: All state institutions will recover starting this February

  • 28 January 2017 - 14:36
Libya’s Audit Bureau: All state institutions will recover starting this February

The Head of the Libyan Audit Bureau, Khalid Shakshak, revealed Friday that all of the state institutions will see a remarkable recovery starting from February 03. "Every family will receive 2000 dollars by the official currency rates ($1 = LYD 1.40) via an electronic card that is going to be...

90 bodies of IS terrorists found near Sirte after US airstrike

  • 28 January 2017 - 13:13
90 bodies of IS terrorists found near Sirte after US airstrike

Libyan forces say they have found about 90 bodies of militants at an IS camp hit by US air strikes last week. The forces posted pictures of camouflaged desert hideouts and said the sites were being used for training. Shells, suicide belts and booby traps had been recovered there, they...

African Summit discusses Libyan crisis in Brazzaville

  • 28 January 2017 - 13:09
African Summit discusses Libyan crisis in Brazzaville

The African Summit on Libya began Friday in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo with participation of the Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman. The delegation accompanying the Vice - President of the Republic at the summit includes the State Foreign Minister, Kamal...

Truth about retaking Benghazi’s Ganfouda by Haftar’s Operation Dignity forces

  • 26 January 2017 - 18:01
Truth about retaking Benghazi’s Ganfouda by Haftar’s Operation Dignity forces

After nearly three years of fierce clashes between the forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar and the fighters of Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council in Benghazi in general and Ganfouda area in particular, the former said his forces have captured the district, without giving...

Donald Trump to stop issuing US visas for Libyan citizens among other countries

  • 26 January 2017 - 17:19
Donald Trump to stop issuing US visas for Libyan citizens among other countries

An eight-page document that appears to be a draft executive order suggests President Donald Trump will suspend the Syrian refugee programme and stop issuing visas for countries deemed to pose a threat to the security of the US, reported the BBC on Thursday. According to some reports, Trump...

Haftar’s Operation Dignity ordered explosion near Italian Embassy, SDF says

  • 26 January 2017 - 11:57
Haftar’s Operation Dignity ordered explosion near Italian Embassy, SDF says

The Spokesman of the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) Ahmed Salim revealed Wednesday night that the two persons who executed the explosion nearby the Italian Embassy in Al-Dahra, Tripoli, are two military men linked to Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity. Speaking on the phone...

Car bomb blows up in downtown Benghazi, at least six wounded

  • 26 January 2017 - 11:36
Car bomb blows up in downtown Benghazi, at least six wounded

A car bomb went off in Jamal Abdulnaser street nearby an area called the military shops in downtown Benghazi on Wednesday night, local media reported. The Libyan News Agency (LANA), which is based in Al-Bayda, reported that the blast was due to an explosive device in a car near the shops in...

EU pushed to support new measures to help stem migrants flow from Libya

  • 25 January 2017 - 22:58
EU pushed to support new measures to help stem migrants flow from Libya

The European Commission is urging European leaders to endorse sweeping measures to help stop tens of thousands of desperate people from leaving Libya in search of better lives in Europe, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. The commission said in documents published Tuesday that the...

Emirati espionage suspect killed in Tripoli, reveals Libya’s Public Prosecutor

  • 25 January 2017 - 21:38
Emirati espionage suspect killed in Tripoli, reveals Libya’s Public Prosecutor

  The UAE's national, who was arrested late in 2015 in Tripoli Mitiga Airport on counts of spying for his country in Tripoli, was killed by an intelligence member in Tripoli, revealed Al-Sidiq Al-Sour, the Head of Investigation and Interrogation Department at the Libyan Attorney...