Libya

Human Rights Watch demands eastern government repeal its Fatwa against religious minority in Libya

  • 20 July 2017 - 18:35
Human Rights Watch demands eastern government repeal its Fatwa against religious minority in Libya

The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya’s competing governments should repeal a discriminatory religious edict accusing `Ibadi faith followers in Libya of “deviance” and adherence to an “infidel” doctrine, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The government linked to the...

Eastern secondary school final exams troubled by questions leak

  • 20 July 2017 - 13:22
Eastern secondary school final exams troubled by questions leak

The eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni that is based in Al-Bayda city said that it had opened thorough investigation into the leaks of exam questions in the subjects of the first day of exam last Tuesday. The deputy education minister of the government, Agoup Abdullah Agoup, said on...

China weighs in on Libyan crisis, calls for peaceful settlement of conflicts

  • 19 July 2017 - 17:20
China weighs in on Libyan crisis, calls for peaceful settlement of conflicts

China is willing to make joint efforts with regional partners to seek a political settlement in the Libyan crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, Xinhua reported. Wang made the remarks after talks with visiting Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Libya's...

UNHCR wants to dissuade West African migrants from going to Libya

  • 19 July 2017 - 13:39
UNHCR wants to dissuade West African migrants from going to Libya

West Africa migrants and asylum-seekers must be dissuaded from going to Libya, the main point of departure for Europe but where they often face abuse and detention at the hands of traffickers, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed to donors...

Salabi calls for elections laws before polls

  • 19 July 2017 - 12:35
Salabi calls for elections laws before polls

The Libyan religious cleric Ali Salabi said Tuesday that before talking about elections, there must be an elections law in Libya that can regulate the process. Salabi added on Tuesday that in order for the road map of Al-Serraj to be considered, Libyans must go back to the judiciary system and...

GNA Prime Minister receives credentials of Sweden, Belgium ambassadors

  • 19 July 2017 - 10:47
GNA Prime Minister receives credentials of Sweden, Belgium ambassadors

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj received Monday the credentials of Swedish and Belgian ambassadors, Fredrik Florén and Michel Tilemans in a row. The ceremony took place in the Red Castle Museum Building in Tripoli in the presence of the ministers of the Government of...

US-led airstrike kills several civilians in Syrai’s Dayr Al-Zawr

  • 18 July 2017 - 22:43
US-led airstrike kills several civilians in Syrai’s Dayr Al-Zawr

Several civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a number of aerial attacks in Syria's troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airstrikes targeted...

EU extends its mission’s mandate in Libya says human traffickers will be sanctioned

  • 18 July 2017 - 22:19
EU extends its mission’s mandate in Libya says human traffickers will be sanctioned

The European Union (EU) has decided to extend its Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) for a further notice in Libya in order to end illegal immigration and terrorism in the country. The EU foreign ministers decided in a meeting on Monday in Brussels that the results of Operation Sophia personnel,...

UN demands eastern forces probe summary executions and suspend Al-Werfalli for his crimes

  • 18 July 2017 - 18:00
UN demands eastern forces probe summary executions and suspend Al-Werfalli for his crimes

The United Nations (UN) urged on Tuesday the eastern forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar to investigate summary executions of prisoners, voicing concern about the fate of those still in their custody, Reuters reported. Operation Dignity leader Haftar has gained ground with Egyptian...

Qatari Foreign Minister praises Al-Serraj’s road map as solution to division

  • 18 July 2017 - 12:24
Qatari Foreign Minister praises Al-Serraj’s road map as solution to division

  The Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman has said that Al-Serraj’s road map is an outlet for the division that is going on in Libya now. On their official Twitter account on Sunday, the Qatari FM added that the road map of the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez...