Libya

Ongoing clashes in Barak Al-Shati airbase in southern Libya

  • 1 January 2017 - 17:31
Ongoing clashes in Barak Al-Shati airbase in southern Libya

The spokesman of the Third Force of the Government of National Accord and which is tasked to secure the south, Mohamed Glewan, said they are circling the airbase of Barak Al-Shati, where a force pro-Haftar's Operation Dignity is positioned, led by Muhammed Ben Nayel. The Third Force was in...

Gaddafi wanted to pay IRA $50 million to assassinate British PM Thatcher

  • 31 December 2016 - 19:56
Gaddafi wanted to pay IRA $50 million to assassinate British PM Thatcher

RT- A senior Libyan official voiced a proposal to give the the Irish Republican Army (IRA) $50 million to murder then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, according to a newly-released Irish state document from 1986. The document details an Irish ambassador’s account of an “urgent”...

Former Greek Ambassador to Libya dies in Brazil

  • 31 December 2016 - 19:41
Former Greek Ambassador to Libya dies in Brazil

Brazilian police suspect a body discovered inside a charred vehicle in Rio de Janeiro is Greece’s ambassador to Brazil who went missing three days ago, television channel Globo reported on Thursday. A police spokesman could not be immediately reached for comment. Ambassador Kyriakos...

US wants to see “effective” unity government in Libya

  • 30 December 2016 - 15:38
US wants to see “effective” unity government in Libya

The United States Special Envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, said Thursday that his country supports the ongoing efforts by the neighbouring countries of Libya to help bring about unity among Libyan factions to implement the Libyan Political Agreement. The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA)was...

Saudi IS recruiter killed in Libya after persuading Indians to join the terror group

  • 30 December 2016 - 15:31
Saudi IS recruiter killed in Libya after persuading Indians to join the terror group

Mid-Day - Ali Al Shahiri, suspected member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) who allegedly brainwashed Mumbra youth Tabrez Tambe to join the terror group, is believed to have been killed in Libya, said sources in the ATS. However, the agency has made no official confirmation on the...

Egyptian President meets HoR Speaker for more support in eastern Libya

  • 28 December 2016 - 19:56
Egyptian President meets HoR Speaker for more support in eastern Libya

Al-Ahram - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Libyan House of Representatives' Speaker Aguila Saleh Issa on Wednesday. Al-Sisi said that Egypt supports the sovereignty of Libya and believes in the importance of maintaining the unity and integration of its territories,...

Eleven dead bodies of migrants found on Tripoli’s beaches

  • 28 December 2016 - 19:49
Eleven dead bodies of migrants found on Tripoli’s beaches

AFP - The bodies of 11 migrants who died trying to make the perilous journey to Europe have washed up on beaches around Libya's capital Tripoli, the Red Crescent said Wednesday. "Teams from the Tripoli branch of the Libyan Red Crescent recovered 11 bodies washed up around Tripoli," Red Crescent...

Pro-Haftar forces assault southern Sabha checkpoint, Third Force thwarts attack

  • 27 December 2016 - 20:52
Pro-Haftar forces assault southern Sabha checkpoint, Third Force thwarts attack

The spokesperson of the Third Force's media office, Muhammad Qliwan, said their forces are in control of the Gwirat Al-Maal checkpoint in the southern entrance to Sabha city in southern Libya. Qliwan added Tuesday that after clashing with forces led by Mohammed Ben Nayel, who is a...

Russia eyes Haftar as Libyan strongman as it did with al-Assad in Syria

  • 27 December 2016 - 19:24
Russia eyes Haftar as Libyan strongman as it did with al-Assad in Syria

Russia threw its weight behind a powerful Libyan army commander, Khalifa Haftar, who's in conflict with the UN-backed Government of National Accord in there, saying he must have a role in the leadership of the crisis-wracked state, The Sydney Morning Herald said Tuesday. Russian Deputy...

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemns airstrikes on Hoon , warns Operation Dignity of such violations

  • 26 December 2016 - 21:51
Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous condemns airstrikes on Hoon , warns Operation Dignity of such violations

A spokesperson for the military operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous has condemned in a presser the crime of bombing the Misurata-based brigade in Hoon, Jufra on Monday by Operation Dignity warplanes. The spokesperson said on Monday evening that the Government of National Accord's operation...