Libya

UK Foreign Minister visits Tripoli, pledges £9m to help Libya fight human trafficking

  • 23 August 2017 - 19:07
UK Foreign Minister visits Tripoli, pledges £9m to help Libya fight human trafficking

The Foreign Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson arrived in Tripoli and met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, on Wednesday. The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Mellitt also attended the meeting. Johnson renewed UK's support for Libya's Presidential Council efforts to...

Chad expels Qatari diplomats over accusation of destabilising country through Libya

  • 23 August 2017 - 19:00
Chad expels Qatari diplomats over accusation of destabilising country through Libya

Chad is shuttering Qatar's embassy and giving its diplomats 10 days to leave the country, accusing the Gulf Arab state of trying to destabilize the central African nation via its northern neighbor Libya, it said on Wednesday. It is not the first African state to move against Qatar following its...

IS attack on Jufra checkpoint in Libya leaves 11 dead

  • 23 August 2017 - 18:57
IS attack on Jufra checkpoint in Libya leaves 11 dead

The spokesman of Libya’s self-styled national army in the east says Islamic State militants beheaded 11 people in an attack on a checkpoint, the Associated Press said. Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Mosmari said in a Facebook post that two of those killed Wednesday were civilians, while the rest were...

Al-Serraj warns Europe of terrorists disguised as migrants, The Times reports

  • 23 August 2017 - 11:42
Al-Serraj warns Europe of terrorists disguised as migrants, The Times reports

Europe will be increasingly at risk from terrorists posing as migrants unless western capitals help Libya to stem the numbers crossing the Mediterranean, the country’s prime minister has told The Times. Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the United Nations-backed unity government based in Tripoli,...

Libyan former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed in Tripoli

  • 22 August 2017 - 22:17
Libyan former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed in Tripoli

According to sources from the media, the former Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, has been released from his detention in Tripoli. Zeidan was arrested from his hotel in Dahra in Tripoli on August 14 by security forces allied to the Presidential Council, citing an arrest warrant by the Tripoli...

Amnesty International: Tawergha people’s return to their city still blocked

  • 22 August 2017 - 19:37
Amnesty International: Tawergha people’s return to their city still blocked

Six years since the Tawargha people were displaced from their hometown by Misurata forces in August 2011, the community of about 40,000 people are still unable to return safely to their homes, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Two months ago, in June 2017, a political agreement was signed...

HoR member Baira says Speaker is an obstacle

  • 22 August 2017 - 18:44
HoR member Baira says Speaker is an obstacle

Member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Abu Bakr Baira stated that the Speaker of the HoR Aquilah Saleh should be replaced. Baira added that the presidency of the HoR is to blame for the deterioration of the parliament and the division among the members. In a TV interview...

Armed group from Libya’s Sabratha is stopping immigration boats in the Mediterranean

  • 22 August 2017 - 18:39
Armed group from Libya’s Sabratha is stopping immigration boats in the Mediterranean

An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said. The revelation throws new light on the sharp...

Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants

  • 22 August 2017 - 09:48
Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants

The Tripoli-based Libyan Criminal Court (LCC) has started trying terrorists from the IS group who were involved in explosions in Tripoli in Corinthia Hotel and other incidents like murdering security personnel and targeting embassies. The Special Deterrent Force in Tripoli said the IS militants'...

Arab-European Center concerned over abduction of Libyan former PM Ali Zidan

  • 21 August 2017 - 21:06
Arab-European Center concerned over abduction of Libyan former PM Ali Zidan

The Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law expressed great concern over the abduction of the former Prime Minister Ali Zidan in Libya's capital Tripoli last week. On Monday, the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law said it had contacted some officials...