Libya

Transparency International: Libya one of five most corrupted countries worldwide

  • 25 January 2017 - 20:20
Transparency International: Libya one of five most corrupted countries worldwide

The Transparency International Organization placed Libya in the 170th position out of 176 countries on the list of most corrupted countries in the world, named Corruption Perception Index 2016. The index that was published by Transparency International on Wednesday showed that Libya has...

Eastern Haftar-led forces claim control of besieged Ganfouda, Benghazi, Shura Council denies

  • 25 January 2017 - 20:14
Eastern Haftar-led forces claim control of besieged Ganfouda, Benghazi, Shura Council denies

East Libyan forces said on Wednesday they had taken complete control of a long contested district, Ganfouda, in Benghazi, after dozens of families and captives trapped by fighting left the area, according to Reuters. Local sources from the Benghazi Shura Council confirmed to local media...

Russia is preparing to sell arms to Haftar via Algeria, MEE reveals

  • 25 January 2017 - 15:11
Russia is preparing to sell arms to Haftar via Algeria, MEE reveals

Russia has agreed to arm the Operation Dignity forces of Khalifa Haftar in the eastern region and Algeria, a key mediator in the region, has also thrown its weight behind this Haftar-Russian deal, according to the Middle East Eye (MEE). “We must face the facts. We are not going to wait forever...

Libyan Political Agreement amended, Presidential Council, GNA to be reshuffled

  • 24 January 2017 - 18:40
Libyan Political Agreement amended, Presidential Council, GNA to be reshuffled

The Libyan dialogue committee agreed Tuesday, in Tunisia, to decrease the number of the Presidential Council’s members from nine to three, whom it said will be tasked with working according to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The amendments, which took place in the final day of the...

Lebanese court exonerates Hannibal Gaddafi from charges of demeaning judiciary

  • 24 January 2017 - 15:14
Lebanese court exonerates Hannibal Gaddafi from charges of demeaning judiciary

The Lebanese judiciary has found Hannibal Gaddafi, son of deceased dictator, Moamar Gaddafi, not guilty for the charges of insulting and demeaning the Lebanese judicial system. The verdict was announced by the Lebanese judge, Ghassan Al-Khori, who said that all charges related to this case are...

Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya linked to Berlin truck attacks, officials

  • 24 January 2017 - 10:21
Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya linked to Berlin truck attacks, officials

New York Times - The decision to bomb terrorist training camps in Libya last week was made after U.S. intelligence officials determined that they were connected to the bloody Berlin truck attack last month, officials said. Tunisian-born terrorist Anis Amri ploughed a 20-ton truck through a...

US conducts fresh airstrikes on IS spots near Sirte

  • 23 January 2017 - 19:48
US conducts fresh airstrikes on IS spots near Sirte

The spokesman of the Government of National Accord’s Defence Ministry, Mohammed Al-Ghusri, said that US fighter aircraft carried out airstrikes on Monday in Libya targeting IS locations near Bawabat Al-Qarza, 50 km southern Sadada Bridge. Al-Ghusri added on Monday that the airstrikes were...

High Council of State rejects discussions over reshuffling

  • 23 January 2017 - 16:36
High Council of State rejects discussions over reshuffling

The High Council of State (HCS) was cited by close sources that it had rejected any discussions about reshuffling its members by the meeting of the political dialogue members in Tunisia. The HCS's delegate to the meeting that is taking place in Tunisia said the council won't agree to discuss...

Nigeria warns nationals of death penalty if they travel to Libya

  • 23 January 2017 - 12:44
Nigeria warns nationals of death penalty if they travel to Libya

The Nigerian government has warned citizens of the country against embarking on a trip to troubled Libya henceforth The warning came from the office of the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora Nigerians have been warned against going to...

Italy: All our Tripoli embassy personnel are safe

  • 22 January 2017 - 20:32
Italy: All our Tripoli embassy personnel are safe

The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed that nobody from the diplomats and staffers of the embassy in Tripoli was hurt in the car bombing that took place on Saturday night close to the embassy building. The Italian Foreign Ministry praised the Libyan security of the diplomatic missions for...