Libya

Haftar’s Operation Dignity ordered explosion near Italian Embassy, SDF says

  • 26 January 2017 - 11:57
Haftar’s Operation Dignity ordered explosion near Italian Embassy, SDF says

The Spokesman of the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) Ahmed Salim revealed Wednesday night that the two persons who executed the explosion nearby the Italian Embassy in Al-Dahra, Tripoli, are two military men linked to Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity. Speaking on the phone...

Car bomb blows up in downtown Benghazi, at least six wounded

  • 26 January 2017 - 11:36
Car bomb blows up in downtown Benghazi, at least six wounded

A car bomb went off in Jamal Abdulnaser street nearby an area called the military shops in downtown Benghazi on Wednesday night, local media reported. The Libyan News Agency (LANA), which is based in Al-Bayda, reported that the blast was due to an explosive device in a car near the shops in...

EU pushed to support new measures to help stem migrants flow from Libya

  • 25 January 2017 - 22:58
EU pushed to support new measures to help stem migrants flow from Libya

The European Commission is urging European leaders to endorse sweeping measures to help stop tens of thousands of desperate people from leaving Libya in search of better lives in Europe, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. The commission said in documents published Tuesday that the...

Emirati espionage suspect killed in Tripoli, reveals Libya’s Public Prosecutor

  • 25 January 2017 - 21:38
Emirati espionage suspect killed in Tripoli, reveals Libya’s Public Prosecutor

  The UAE's national, who was arrested late in 2015 in Tripoli Mitiga Airport on counts of spying for his country in Tripoli, was killed by an intelligence member in Tripoli, revealed Al-Sidiq Al-Sour, the Head of Investigation and Interrogation Department at the Libyan Attorney...

Transparency International: Libya one of five most corrupted countries worldwide

  • 25 January 2017 - 20:20
Transparency International: Libya one of five most corrupted countries worldwide

The Transparency International Organization placed Libya in the 170th position out of 176 countries on the list of most corrupted countries in the world, named Corruption Perception Index 2016. The index that was published by Transparency International on Wednesday showed that Libya has...

Eastern Haftar-led forces claim control of besieged Ganfouda, Benghazi, Shura Council denies

  • 25 January 2017 - 20:14
Eastern Haftar-led forces claim control of besieged Ganfouda, Benghazi, Shura Council denies

East Libyan forces said on Wednesday they had taken complete control of a long contested district, Ganfouda, in Benghazi, after dozens of families and captives trapped by fighting left the area, according to Reuters. Local sources from the Benghazi Shura Council confirmed to local media...

Russia is preparing to sell arms to Haftar via Algeria, MEE reveals

  • 25 January 2017 - 15:11
Russia is preparing to sell arms to Haftar via Algeria, MEE reveals

Russia has agreed to arm the Operation Dignity forces of Khalifa Haftar in the eastern region and Algeria, a key mediator in the region, has also thrown its weight behind this Haftar-Russian deal, according to the Middle East Eye (MEE). “We must face the facts. We are not going to wait forever...

Libyan Political Agreement amended, Presidential Council, GNA to be reshuffled

  • 24 January 2017 - 18:40
Libyan Political Agreement amended, Presidential Council, GNA to be reshuffled

The Libyan dialogue committee agreed Tuesday, in Tunisia, to decrease the number of the Presidential Council’s members from nine to three, whom it said will be tasked with working according to the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). The amendments, which took place in the final day of the...

Lebanese court exonerates Hannibal Gaddafi from charges of demeaning judiciary

  • 24 January 2017 - 15:14
Lebanese court exonerates Hannibal Gaddafi from charges of demeaning judiciary

The Lebanese judiciary has found Hannibal Gaddafi, son of deceased dictator, Moamar Gaddafi, not guilty for the charges of insulting and demeaning the Lebanese judicial system. The verdict was announced by the Lebanese judge, Ghassan Al-Khori, who said that all charges related to this case are...

Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya linked to Berlin truck attacks, officials

  • 24 January 2017 - 10:21
Latest US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya linked to Berlin truck attacks, officials

New York Times - The decision to bomb terrorist training camps in Libya last week was made after U.S. intelligence officials determined that they were connected to the bloody Berlin truck attack last month, officials said. Tunisian-born terrorist Anis Amri ploughed a 20-ton truck through a...