Libya

Member of Tripoli Municipality: Ceasefire in Tripoli reached

  • 2 December 2016 - 19:59
Member of Tripoli Municipality: Ceasefire in Tripoli reached

The member of the Tripoli Municipality, Nasir Al-Kraw, told Tanasuh TV that the clashing militias and armed forces in Tripoli have come to an agreement to cease their fire and return their armed vehicles to their locations. Al-Kraw added on Friday evening that the implementation of the ceasefire...

Murder of Fatwa House cleric Al-Omrani behind Tripoli clashes

  • 2 December 2016 - 17:52
Murder of Fatwa House cleric Al-Omrani behind Tripoli clashes

Intelligence sources told the Libyan Express that the reason behind the clashes in the capital is the person, Haitham Al-Zintani, who has appeared in a video confessing to the killing of the Fatwa House member, cleric Nadir Al-Omrani. The sources, who asked to remain unnamed, said Al-Zintani...

Clashes for power continue in Tripoli, 8 dead and dozens injured

  • 2 December 2016 - 16:37
Clashes for power continue in Tripoli, 8 dead and dozens injured

Clashes in downtown Tripoli are continuing for the second day in a row between armed forces in the capital. On Friday, armed forces of Special Deterrence Force attacked the building of the Sixth Force in Zawiyat Al-Dahmani and brought to the ground amid horror and panic among the residents,...

Exclusive: Tripoli on the brink of total militia war

  • 1 December 2016 - 20:05
Exclusive: Tripoli on the brink of total militia war

On Thursday, fighters from the armed brigade led by "Ghaniwa" opened fire on the armed brigade in control of Al-Naser Park nearby the Guest Palaces Compound in Bab Ben Ghashir area, downtown Tripoli. The other armed brigade also started firing at the Ghaniwa militia fighters and sounds...

Libya and Liberia restore diplomatic ties after 5 years of severance

  • 1 December 2016 - 17:14
Libya and Liberia restore diplomatic ties after 5 years of severance

The Government of the Republic of Liberia and the Government of National Accord of Libya have resumed diplomatic relations between their two countries. Liberia’s intention to restore diplomatic relations with Libya is in the spirit of the Malabo Declaration of November 2016 and the cordial...

National Committee for Human Rights: Siege on Derna is a war crime

  • 1 December 2016 - 16:59
National Committee for Human Rights: Siege on Derna is a war crime

The Libyan National Committee for Human Rights expressed great concern for the continuing suffering of Derna residents due to the siege laid on the city by the Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces. In a statement on Thursday, the committee confirmed that using starvation and deprivation...

High Council of Revolution founded to vie for power in Tripoli

  • 1 December 2016 - 16:55
High Council of Revolution founded to vie for power in Tripoli

The former Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government, Omar Al-Hassi, announced Wednesday the forming of the High Council of Revolution under the slogan "Gathering of Free Patriots." In a press conference, Al-Hassi, said the council aims at uniting the efforts in a bid to make...

Benghazi medical center rocked by blasts

  • 1 December 2016 - 16:32
Benghazi medical center rocked by blasts

The Benghazi Medical Center has been rocked by a blast in the surgery department of the building. Sources from the center said two explosive devices went off simultaneously in the surgery section and caused a lot of damage to the building but no human casualties. The spokesman of the...

Libyan Relief Agency sends humanitarian aids to Sirte IDPs

  • 30 November 2016 - 19:57
Libyan Relief Agency sends humanitarian aids to Sirte IDPs

The Libyan Relief Agency has sent a convoy of humanitarian aids to the displaced families from Sirte with the cooperation of Sirte Crisis Committee. The IDPs who received the aids are taking refuge in Tripoli and its suburbs, personnel from the agency said. the member of the Libyan...

Haftar has high-profile meetings in Russia

  • 30 November 2016 - 18:53
Haftar has high-profile meetings in Russia

The leader of Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar, is currently in Moscow for talks with Russia’s Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss armament support and training. Haftar was in Moscow in June to discuss weapons supplies, including aircraft spares,...