Libya

Eastern forces prepare to move war to Tripoli

  • 16 January 2017 - 20:14
Eastern forces prepare to move war to Tripoli

The spokesman of Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar and appointed by Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said their next target is Tripoli after finishing war on terrorism in Benghazi. "Tripoli and all of the western region will be our next target and the...

Italy sends aids to Haftar-held areas in eastern Libya for first time

  • 16 January 2017 - 19:56
Italy sends aids to Haftar-held areas in eastern Libya for first time

The Foreign Minister of Italy, Angelino Alfano, said his country is going to send humanitarian aids to the eastern region areas controlled by Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces. Speaking on Italian TV, Angelino Alfano added that Italy believes that Libya is one united people, that is...

Libya takes part in Paris Middle East Summit

  • 15 January 2017 - 21:45
Libya takes part in Paris Middle East Summit

A major international conference to try to kick-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians is under way in the French capital, Paris. Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, according to the BBC. The Libyan...

At least 100 immigrants feared dead as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 15 January 2017 - 13:48
At least 100 immigrants feared dead as boat capsized off Libyan coast

At least 100 migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. The Italian coastguard, which is conducting a search, said eight bodies had been recovered from the water, and four people had been rescued, wrote Metro news. But dozens were still believed to be missing as...

Mig 23 of Haftar’s air force crashes down in western Benghazi

  • 15 January 2017 - 13:36
Mig 23 of Haftar’s air force crashes down in western Benghazi

A Mig 23 for Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity crashed down in the western frontline of Benghazi conflict. No more details were given about the reason of the...

Salvation Government conducts a coup on GNA, takes Defence Ministry HQ

  • 14 January 2017 - 14:53
Salvation Government conducts a coup on GNA, takes Defence Ministry HQ

The National Salvation Government(NSG) of the dismissed General National Congress had retaken three government buildings controlled by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli The NSG of Khalifa Al-Ghawiel announced in a presser on Thursday at the newly retaken building...

Malta warns of Russia’s military support for eastern Libyan ‘warlord’

  • 14 January 2017 - 12:36
Malta warns of Russia’s military support for eastern Libyan ‘warlord’

A Russia-backed Libyan warlord could start a “civil war” in Libya, increasing refugee flows to the EU, Malta has warned. The danger comes as the Libyan commander, Khalifa Haftar, advances on Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised government, Malta’s foreign minister, George Vella, told...

15 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya for ransom, say Egyptian sources

  • 12 January 2017 - 12:15
15 Egyptians kidnapped in Libya for ransom, say Egyptian sources

Fifteen migrant workers from Egypt were kidnapped and tortured in Libya last week with their kidnappers demanding from their families a ransom of 300,000 Libyan dinars to release them or they would be killed, Hamada Salah, a brother of one of the kidnapped, told Egyptian news website Ahram...

Head of Presidential Council arrives in Egypt to discuss support for GNA

  • 11 January 2017 - 19:28
Head of Presidential Council arrives in Egypt to discuss support for GNA

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt, on a formal visit to discuss more support by the country to his government. According to Al-Sharq Al-Awasat news agency, the meetings of Al-Serraj...

Haftar discusses military support on Russian aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean

  • 11 January 2017 - 19:12
Haftar discusses military support on Russian aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean

  Operation Dignity leader in the east, Khalifa Haftar has visited the Russian aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, as it was en route from the coast off Syria through the Mediterranean to Russia, reported Russian media and news agencies on Wednesday morning. Haftar discussed - via...