Libya

Libyan Deputy Interior Minister tortured by eastern strongman Haftar

  • 23 November 2017 - 14:09
Libyan Deputy Interior Minister tortured by eastern strongman Haftar

The Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Faraj Egayem has been detained by the forces of Libya’s eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar in Al-Marij town after the townsmen handed him over to Haftar’s General Command, sources told a Libyan local TV on Wednesday. Al-Nabaa TV reported that the Deputy...

Egyptian warplanes destroy vehicles laden with weapons on Libyan border

  • 23 November 2017 - 12:29
Egyptian warplanes destroy vehicles laden with weapons on Libyan border

 Egypt's air forces destroyed 10 vehicles laden with smuggled weapons and ammunition on the country's western border with Libya, military spokesman said on Wednesday. The move comes as part of the continued efforts by the air forces in cooperation with the border guard to secure the...

Al-Habari accepts Al-Sarraj’s meeting proposal

  • 23 November 2017 - 00:41
Al-Habari accepts Al-Sarraj’s meeting proposal

The Governor of the Central Bank in Al-Bayda, Ali Al-Habari, agreed to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli, which was called upon by the head of the Presidential Council Faiz Al-Sarraj. On Wednesday, Al-Sarraj, called on the governors of the...

Leaked phone calls show ICC fugitive Al-Werfalli’s defiance to surrender

  • 22 November 2017 - 22:16
Leaked phone calls show ICC fugitive Al-Werfalli’s defiance to surrender

Two leaked phone calls surfaced on social media and locla media outlets over the last few days showed a conversation between the commander at Saiqa Forces of the Operation Dignity in Benghazi, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli and Oun Al-Furjani; the head of Khalifa Haftar's Office. In the conversation,...

France urges UN Security Council to sanction Libya over slave auctions report

  • 22 November 2017 - 20:57
France urges UN Security Council to sanction Libya over slave auctions report

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, confirmed Wednesday that his country called on the United Nations Security Council to review the reports about mistreatment of immigrants in Libya.   Le Drian added that France will further urge the Security Council to place...

UNSMIL welcomes HOR decision on amendment of political agreement

  • 22 November 2017 - 16:00
UNSMIL welcomes HOR decision on amendment of political agreement

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya welcomed the House of Representatives decision to accept the consensual formula to amend the political agreement. The UNSMIL media office explained that it had submitted the latest version to the House of Representatives and the Council of State, based...

Libya’s ambassador to Burkina Faso denies any attacks on embassy officials

  • 22 November 2017 - 15:49
Libya’s ambassador to Burkina Faso denies any attacks on embassy officials

The Libyan ambassador in Burkina Faso, Abdel Rahman El Hadi Khadema, refuted all news about him and the staff of the embassy being attacked by citizens in Burkina Faso or harassed by the authorities there. The Libyan ambassador said to the Libyan news agency that " the news is completely and...

AFRICOM conducts 2 airstrikes in Libya

  • 22 November 2017 - 15:43
AFRICOM conducts 2 airstrikes in Libya

The US military command in Africa (AFRICOM) has carried out two separate airstrikes on November 17 and 19 near the town of Fugaha in the municipality of Jufra, south of central Libya targeting ISIS militants. In a statement, the AFRICOM said the airstrikes were conducted " in coordination with...

The Administrative Control Authority suspends 7 Libyan embassy staffers in Tunisia

  • 22 November 2017 - 15:04
The Administrative Control Authority suspends 7 Libyan embassy staffers in Tunisia

The Administrative Control Authority in Libya announced suspending seven embassy staffers in Tunisia and said they had been placed under interrogation. The Administrative Control Authority said in a statement on Tuesday that the chargé d'affaires, the military attaché and the secretary of ...

HoR approves UN delegate’s amendments to Libyan Political Agreement

  • 21 November 2017 - 20:45
HoR approves UN delegate’s amendments to Libyan Political Agreement

Libya’s eastern-based House of Representatives (HoR) voted on Tuesday to approve some U.N. proposals aimed at unifying the divided North African nation, although major obstacles remain for a deal to stabilize the oil producer. Only a minority of members of the House of Representatives in...