Libya

NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:22
NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

NATO has said it would assist Libya’s Presidential Council to rebuild the country’s defense departments. The announcement was made by Jens Stoltenberg, the organization’s Secretary General at a press conference with Italian Premier Paulo Gentiloni, last week in Rome. The organization...

MSF rescue ship finds four immigrants’ bodies in empty dinghy off Libyan shores, as dozens of feared dead

  • 1 May 2017 - 13:31
MSF rescue ship finds four immigrants’ bodies in empty dinghy off Libyan shores, as dozens of feared dead

Rescuers said they had found four bodies off the Libyan coast and an empty rubber dinghy, signalling another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean. The crew of the Prudence, a rescue ship chartered by medical charity MSF found the four corpses about 42 nautical miles off the coast, Medecins...

EU to cooperate with Libya on rebuilding state institutions, report says

  • 30 April 2017 - 22:01
EU to cooperate with Libya on rebuilding state institutions, report says

Together with its Mediterranean and European partners, Malta stands ready to engage in doing whatever it takes, in consultation and cooperation with Libyan authorities, to help re-build the fundamental components of the Libyan State, minister for home affairs and national security Carmelo Abela...

UN delegate to Libya says Sundanese rebel groups have presence in Libya

  • 30 April 2017 - 21:30
UN delegate to Libya says Sundanese rebel groups have presence in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Sunday that Sudanese rebel groups are present in Libya. After his meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, Kobler called for putting an end to operations by all rebel or foreign groups in Libya, Anadolu Agency...

Libyan eastern and western governments agree on Sunday-Monday holiday

  • 29 April 2017 - 21:23
Libyan eastern and western governments agree on Sunday-Monday holiday

The Presidential Council and the eastern government of the House of Representatives both decided to have two days as a public holiday to celebrate Labourers' Day in Libya. The PC and the HoR both issued statements saying that Sunday and Monday are to be a public holiday in Libya. This is...

UN delegate to Libya to visit Sudan for discussions on Libyan crisis

  • 29 April 2017 - 19:41
UN delegate to Libya to visit Sudan for discussions on Libyan crisis

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, will visit Khartoum on Sunday for talks on the conflict in Libya, the Sudanese foreign ministry said. Kobler, on his first visit to Sudan, is expected to meet Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and other senior officials in...

Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange

  • 29 April 2017 - 19:39
Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange

Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday, according to Reuters. The spokesman for the Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qassem,...

Top Duma official to visit eastern Libya upon HoR Speaker’s invitation

  • 27 April 2017 - 21:25
Top Duma official to visit eastern Libya upon HoR Speaker’s invitation

The Russian Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday that the Chief of the Defense Commission at the Russian Duma, Vladimir Shamanov, is going to visit eastern Libyan in the coming few days. According to the newspaper, Shamanov has been invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives...

Libyan PM asks Russia to end current military escalation in southern region

  • 27 April 2017 - 19:58
Libyan PM asks Russia to end current military escalation in southern region

The Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj asked Russia to help end Libya's domestic conflict on Tuesday, when meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Bogdanov headed a visit to Tripoli and described it as "a continuation of Al-Serraj's visit to Russia and to...

EU studies giving armed motorboats to Libyan coast guards

  • 27 April 2017 - 11:37
EU studies giving armed motorboats to Libyan coast guards

Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants, The Associated Press wrote. The Associated Press added that the German government says a "request list" for Libya's coast guard also includes ambulances,...