Libya

16 migrant bodies wash up on Zuwara shores

  • 30 October 2016 - 16:41
16 migrant bodies wash up on Zuwara shores

The head of the media office, Al-Khamis Al-Bosaifi, of the Libyan Red Crescent in Zuwara city confirmed that 16 bodies of illegal immigrants were found washed up on the shores of Zuwara Sunday morning. He added that the bodies ere unidentified as the bodies were decomposed in what appeared...

Fierce clashes continue in Azzawiya in western Tripoli, 6 killed

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:24
Fierce clashes continue in Azzawiya in western Tripoli, 6 killed

Armed violent clashes have continued in Azzawiya city in western Tripoli since Friday morning. The clashes between Henish and Khadrawi armed groups from Azzawiya city continued on Sunday in Jamal Abdelnaser St., Buildings area, and Al-Rayhana roundabout as well as the park in downtown the...

Tunisia says ready to reopen embassy in Tripoli

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:18
Tunisia says ready to reopen embassy in Tripoli

The Tunisian government has disclosed that it is ready to reopen its embassy in Tripoli if the Libyan authorities provide guarantees for the safety of the diplomatic attache. The Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, said Sunday that his country was one of the first countries to...

25 year-old man is behind three-day clashes in Azzawiya city

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:04
25 year-old man is behind three-day clashes in Azzawiya city

His name is Ibrahim Henish from Azzawiya city. He is the youngest in the family and was born in 1990 in downtown Azzawiya, northwestern Tripoli. The clashes in Azzawiya that have so far killed over 6 and injured scores are all between Henish militia and other forces and armed groups in the...

Martin Kobler denounces killing of civilians, assassinations in Benghazi

  • 30 October 2016 - 10:49
Martin Kobler denounces killing of civilians, assassinations in Benghazi

The Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said killing 10 people in cold blood and then tossing them into a landfill is absolutely a heinous crime. Kobler said late on Saturday that the perpetrators must be held accountable and must be brought to justice, calling...

US envoy to Libya urges Libyan forces to uproot IS from Sirte

  • 30 October 2016 - 10:46
US envoy to Libya urges Libyan forces to uproot IS from Sirte

The US envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, urged the Libyan forces fighting IS militants in Sirte to step up the fight so that they gain more ground and uproot the radical group from the entire city. Winer tweeted Sunday that after the liberation of Sirte from IS radicals, the Libyan forces have...

Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others

  • 29 October 2016 - 20:10
Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others

A booby-trapped car exploded on Saturday evening in downtown Benghazi district of al-Kesh which is lined with busy cafes. The blast killed the head of an independent anti-corruption organisation, Mohammed Bougages, who was sitting in a cafe, and five others, officials said. At least 10...

10 bodies were found in a landfill in Benghazi, where Haftar’s Operation Dignity operate

  • 29 October 2016 - 17:07
10 bodies were found in a landfill in Benghazi, where Haftar’s Operation Dignity operate

Ten bodies of civilians were found tossed on Zait St. in Benghazi, in a landfill. Some of the bodies were seen with torture signs and some others were even without arms and legs, Benghazi Shura Council sources reported. The bodies were found overnight between Thursday and Friday in Benghazi's...

Five killed in heavy street clashes in western Tripoli

  • 29 October 2016 - 12:31
Five killed in heavy street clashes in western Tripoli

Azzawiya city went into uneasy calm this Saturday morning after heavy clashes in the city center on Friday. The clashes were between armed groups from Azzawiya, western Tripoli, and both armed groups used medium and heavy weapons as well as artillery shelling in the city's downtown. "Even...

US aims at breaking Libyan political stalemate in forthcoming Washington meeting

  • 29 October 2016 - 09:41
US aims at breaking Libyan political stalemate in forthcoming Washington meeting

The United States is going to convene a meeting in Washington next week about the Libyan political impasse, reported a top US official on Saturday. The official went on to add that the US is going to try and resolve the indecisiveness of the Libyan political parties toward the UN-backed...