Libya

Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

  • 16 May 2017 - 19:19
Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, handed over Monday four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration with the Libyan coastguard. The crews were trained in Italy "to monitor Libyan territorial waters...and contribute, together...

Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:27
Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

A popular strongman in the military forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya has resigned after he has been accused of multiple war crimes and IS-style field executions. Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, displayed a recorded video resignation on Monday saying he will no longer be...

Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:11
Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

The Algerian government is mulling over resumption of flights and sea journeys to Libya after the latter's authorities had lodged a request urging the Algerian authorities to do so, according to the Algerian Elmihwer newspaper. Algeria has agreed to resume the flights with Libya after the visit...

1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard Express 1 livestock carrier

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:07
1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard Express 1 livestock carrier

A consignment of approximately 1,900 heavy Irish bulls is expected to depart for Libya today on-board the dedicated Express 1 livestock carrier, according to Agriland. The group of bulls, consisting of a range of breeds, has been gathered by Supreme Livestock for private Libyan buyers. The...

Dutch ambassador arrives in east Libya for talks on political deadlock

  • 15 May 2017 - 22:33
Dutch ambassador arrives in east Libya for talks on political deadlock

On Monday morning, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aqiulah Saleh, met with the Ambassador of Holland to Libya, Eric Strating, in Qubba town. The meeting discussed the Netherlands' support for the Libyan peaceful solution to get out from the current political and economic...

Libyan PM discusses support for Libyan Coast Guard with Italian Interior Minister

  • 15 May 2017 - 18:43
Libyan PM discusses support for Libyan Coast Guard with Italian Interior Minister

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, met Monday with the Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, in Tripoli. The two officials discussed the mutual relations and security cooperation between Libya and Italy as well as...

Presidential Council forms national reconciliation committee

  • 15 May 2017 - 17:10
Presidential Council forms national reconciliation committee

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has issued an ordinance to form a committee tasked with "National Reconciliation Project" across the country. The committee will be formed of 15 members to be chosen on their work ethics and detachment from...

Germany, Italy to set up mission on Libyan borders to stem migrants flow

  • 15 May 2017 - 16:43
Germany, Italy to set up mission on Libyan borders to stem migrants flow

Italy and Germany are reportedly seeking an EU mission to stabilise Libya's 5,000km southern border with neighbouring countries and curb migration, EUobserver reported. German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday (14 May) that the German interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, and his...

Libyan Cement Company plans to soon resume work in Benghazi

  • 14 May 2017 - 22:24
Libyan Cement Company plans to soon resume work in Benghazi

In a meeting held in Amman Jordan at the end of April, the Newly appointed General Manager for the ESDF, Dr Khalid Erkhais, joined with Mr Ahmed Ben Halim, representing the majority owner, in attending the General Assembly meeting of the Joint Libyan Cement Company to decide on finalising...

Al-Sirraj and Tunisian Foreign Minister discuss Tunisian ISIS children in Libya’s prisons

  • 14 May 2017 - 13:11
Al-Sirraj and Tunisian Foreign Minister discuss Tunisian ISIS children in Libya’s prisons

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Gihinawi said Saturday that he agreed with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj to organise another visit to Libyan to discuss the issue of ISIS-born Tunisian children, who are jailed with their mothers. Gihinawi said that when his...