Libya

US airstrikes on Libya’s southwestern Sirte district kills 80 IS radicals

  • 19 January 2017 - 18:40
US airstrikes on Libya’s southwestern Sirte district kills 80 IS radicals

The US said Thursday that it had carried out two airstrikes targeting two IS camps in southwest Sirte in Libya, killing 80 IS terrorists, without nay women or children among them, according to CNN. The mission, which was confirmed in a later Pentagon statement and is expected to be the last,...

US delegate to Libya urges world powers to end Libya’s political impasse

  • 19 January 2017 - 12:03
US delegate to Libya urges world powers to end Libya’s political impasse

The United States delegate to Libya, Jonathan Winer, has urged the world and regional countries to help Libya out of its current political stalemate. Winer tweeted on Thursday that Libya is now in need for what he described a a grand bargain to help implement the Libyan Political Agreement...

Water supplies return to Tripoli after a week of outage

  • 19 January 2017 - 11:04
Water supplies return to Tripoli after a week of outage

The residents of Tripoli had to endure a full week of water outage amid the ongoing dilemmas of power outage and cooking gas shortage. On Thursday morning, sources from the capital said water has returned to some of the areas and according to the Man-Made River system, water supplies will...

Italy to resume giving Schengen visa for Libyans from Tripoli

  • 18 January 2017 - 21:16
Italy to resume giving Schengen visa for Libyans from Tripoli

The Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, said his country's embassy in Tripoli will start granting Libyans Schengen visas in February. In a meeting with the Head of the High Council of State, Abdel Rahman Al-Swehli, Perrone explained that in addition to opening the embassy for...

Al-Serraj and Mogherini discuss more EU support for GNA

  • 18 January 2017 - 20:02
Al-Serraj and Mogherini discuss more EU support for GNA

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Tuesday with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to discuss the security situation in Libya. According to a statement on the EU Mission to...

UN delegate to Libya hindered from landing in Tobruk

  • 18 January 2017 - 19:58
UN delegate to Libya hindered from landing in Tobruk

The UN delegate to Libya and the Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler was denied access to land his UN plane in Tobruk airport on Wednesday morning. On Twitter Wednesday, Kobler said he felt sorry that his UN plane was not allowed to land in Tobruk for his meeting with the Tobruk-based House of...

Malta warns that EU-Libyan coastguards must stop migrant boats

  • 18 January 2017 - 13:25
Malta warns that EU-Libyan coastguards must stop migrant boats

Malta Today - The Maltese government has presented home affairs ministers of the EU with a “non-paper” – diplomatic-speak for a political memo – calling for joint patrols with the Libyan navy in a bid to stop the influx of migrants through the Central Mediterranean route. Malta has...

Another blackout sweeps through Libya from west to east

  • 18 January 2017 - 11:51
Another blackout sweeps through Libya from west to east

The Libyan western cities and some of the eastern districts have plunged into a total blackout once again due to shortage of fuel to operate the power plants' generators and some damages as well as technical issues in other power stations. This blackout has started since the early evening of...

British Ambassador to Libya arrives in Tobruk to meet HoR Speaker

  • 17 January 2017 - 17:21
British Ambassador to Libya arrives in Tobruk to meet HoR Speaker

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, arrived Tuesday in Tobruk, eastern Libya, to meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agilah Saleh. The meeting is supposed to discuss the implementation of the Skhirat-signed political agreement. According to sources from...

Libyan political figure, Belhaj, wins UK Supreme Court ruling to sue former UK Foreign Secretary

  • 17 January 2017 - 14:23
Libyan political figure, Belhaj, wins UK Supreme Court ruling to sue former UK Foreign Secretary

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled Tuesday that a former Libyan opposition figure, Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, who is the Head of Al-Watan Political Party in Libya now, can sue the former Foreign Secretary of the UK, Jack Straw, according to the ruling published on the Supreme Court's...