Libya

Tunisian airliners consider resuming flights to Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

  • 13 July 2017 - 11:38
Tunisian airliners consider resuming flights to Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

A Tunisian delegation from the Civil Aviation Authority met with the Chief of the Tripoli-based Mitiga Airport, Lotfi Nasnosh, and had a walk around the facilities of the airport to see if it is secure and ready for the resumption of Tunisian airliners' flights after over two years of...

Haftar meets US ambassador and AFRICOM commander in east Libya

  • 12 July 2017 - 21:30
Haftar meets US ambassador and AFRICOM commander in east Libya

The commander of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, has met with the US ambassador to Libya, Peter W. Bodde, and the commander of US AFRICOM, General Thomas D. Waldhauser in Al-Rajma - the headquarters of Haftar's so-called National Army in eastern Libya. The meeting that took...

Frontex: More immigrants are dying off Libyan shores due to overcrowded boats

  • 12 July 2017 - 21:03
Frontex: More immigrants are dying off Libyan shores due to overcrowded boats

The EU's border agency, Frontex, says more people are dying at sea because boats disembarking from Libya are dangerously overloaded, EUObserver reported. Speaking to MEPs on Wednesday (12 July), Frontex executive director Fabrice Leggeri said that the crowded conditions are among the reasons...

Political Gathering of the Deputies of Misurata condemns east Tripoli clashes

  • 12 July 2017 - 13:12
Political Gathering of the Deputies of Misurata condemns east Tripoli clashes

The Political Gathering of the Deputies of Misurata (PGDM) issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the clashes of Garabulli, eastern Tripoli, saying the fighting was completely unjustified. The statement said the fighting that broke out on Sunday is condemned by the PGDM as it led to killing...

Sectarianism sweeps through Libya as eastern government slams Amazigh’s Islamic doctrine as heretic

  • 12 July 2017 - 11:13
Sectarianism sweeps through Libya as eastern government slams Amazigh’s Islamic doctrine as heretic

As early as last week, the Supreme Awaqaf Committee for religious affairs at the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni - part of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives - issued a fatwa that said Ibadis (Muslims following a different doctrine from Sunnis and Shiites) are infidels and other...

UNSMIL’s “Liberation” of Benghazi

  • 12 July 2017 - 09:57
Mohamed Ramadan

On Wednesday 5th July 2017, Khalifa Haftar appeared on TV and announced the “complete undiminished liberation” of Benghazi, the exact Arabic words he used were “تحريراً غير منقوص”. Six days later, the fighting is still raging not only in the heart of Benghazi’s Old Town,...

Belhaj’s case at the UK Supreme Court turning nightmarish, UK press reports

  • 11 July 2017 - 19:26
Belhaj’s case at the UK Supreme Court turning nightmarish, UK press reports

The current Chairman of Watan Political Party in Libya, Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, who were victims of a joint MI6-CIA “rendition” operation, have been plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare by the attempt to have their claim against the former foreign secretary Jack Straw...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade controls Garabulli after three days of clashes

  • 11 July 2017 - 17:21
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade controls Garabulli after three days of clashes

Pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) issued a statement on Tuesday announcing full control of eastern Tripoli Garabulli and Gawea districts after three days of clashes. "We are now in full control of Garabulli and all vital facilities and checkpoints in...

Eastern forces already devised plan to control Tripoli, says spokesman

  • 11 July 2017 - 12:14
Eastern forces already devised plan to control Tripoli, says spokesman

The spokesman of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismary, revealed on Monday that they had already placed military tactics for the control of Libya's capital, Tripoli, and all of the western region. "We are going to control the western region and its ports...

Health Ministry: 4 deaths, 21 injuries in east Tripoli clashes

  • 11 July 2017 - 11:35
Health Ministry: 4 deaths, 21 injuries in east Tripoli clashes

The Health Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli announced Monday that the aftermath of the clashes in Garabulli and Gawea areas on both Sunday and Monday led to the killing of four people and injuring of 21. The Health Ministry also said on Facebook that the...