Libya

Armed group in Al-Zawiya city hijacks two UNSMIL cars, detains UN personnel

  • 28 June 2017 - 20:11
Armed group in Al-Zawiya city hijacks two UNSMIL cars, detains UN personnel

An armed group from Al-Zawiya city hijacked two cars from the UNSMIL in Al-Zawiya when they were on their way to Tripoli. According to local media outlets, the convoy was made of three cars, but the armed group managed to detain only two cars and one car ran away to Tripoli. An official...

Hundreds of fighters from Darfur, Chad fueling Libya’s current military strife, report says

  • 28 June 2017 - 20:09
Hundreds of fighters from Darfur, Chad fueling Libya’s current military strife, report says

Hundreds of fighters from Chad and Sudan’s Darfur region are feeding off instability in Libya, battling for rival factions, seeking to build rebel movements and engaging in banditry and arms trafficking, Geneva-based researchers said on Tuesday. Failure to secure peace deals and reintegrate...

Haftar, Saleh to visit Saudi Arabia to resolve Libya’s crisis

  • 28 June 2017 - 15:05
Haftar, Saleh to visit Saudi Arabia to resolve Libya’s crisis

The military commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army and Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, and the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives Aqilah Saleh, are going to visit Saudi Arabia in the coming days, according to diplomatic sources reported by Ean...

Egypt accuses Qatar of funding terrorists in Libya at the UN Security Council

  • 28 June 2017 - 13:23
Egypt accuses Qatar of funding terrorists in Libya at the UN Security Council

Egypt urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to document repeated violations by some countries, especially Qatar, of the sanctions imposed on Libya. Egypt also accused Qatar of arming and financing terrorist groups and organizations in Libya. The accusation and claims came in an open...

25 migrants drowned off Libyan coast, hundreds rescued

  • 28 June 2017 - 11:12
25 migrants drowned off Libyan coast, hundreds rescued

At least 25 migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe were found near Tripoli today, the Libyan Red Crescent said. Some of the corpses were washed ashore on a beach near the Libyan capital, but most were on rocks off the suburb of Tajoura in a state of decomposition, an AFP photographer at the...

GNA demands investigation into arrest of two Libyans in Saudi Arabia

  • 27 June 2017 - 21:01
GNA demands investigation into arrest of two Libyans in Saudi Arabia

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli urged Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to investigate and explain the arrest of two Libyan nationals at Jeddah airport. In a press statement, the Libyan foreign ministry said that it was continuing to follow up the arrest of two...

Egyptian warplanes destroy 12 arms-laden vehicles en route to western Libya

  • 27 June 2017 - 18:12
Egyptian warplanes destroy 12 arms-laden vehicles en route to western Libya

Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman was quoted by Reuters as saying on Tuesday. The air force acted after hearing that "criminal elements" had gathered to try and cross the...

Libyan young man sets himself on fire at Martyrs Square (Video inside)

  • 27 June 2017 - 14:17
Libyan young man sets himself on fire at Martyrs Square (Video inside)

A Libyan young man committed suicide on Monday by setting himself on fire at the crowded Martyrs Square in Tripoli while many people were outside celebrating Eid Al-Fitr. According to the Libyan Emergency and Safety Department in Tripoli, the man was rushed to hospital and then died of his...

Saudi Arabia detains two Libyan military officials doing Umrah in Mecca.

  • 26 June 2017 - 21:54
Saudi Arabia detains two Libyan military officials doing Umrah in Mecca.

Saudi Arabian authorities detained Sunday two Libyan military officials from western Libya - Al-Zawiya city. The two officials are police captain, Mahmoud Ben Rajab, and the central security brigade of Al-Zawiya Mohammed Hussein. Some sources said that the two Libyan officials were arrested...

EU to bear more financial responsibility toward Libyan coast guard to fight illegal immigration

  • 22 June 2017 - 12:34
EU to bear more financial responsibility toward Libyan coast guard to fight illegal immigration

EU leaders will broadly avoid discussing refugee quotas at this week's summit due to internal disagreement but instead focus on stopping people coming to Europe, EUobserver reported. The EU summit talks are part of a desperate plan to curtail the flow of migrants and refugees from Africa, as the...