Libya

UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

  • 12 June 2017 - 22:26
UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday to extend authorization for another year so as to allow the European Union to seize illegal weapons on the high seas off the coast of Libya. The 15-member UN body “decides to extend the authorizations as set out in Resolution...

UNHCR: Over 2.500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast at the weekend

  • 12 June 2017 - 17:34
UNHCR: Over 2.500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast at the weekend

The U.N. refugee agency called on Sunday for European countries to help Italy cope with an increasing flow of migrants after some 2,500 were rescued at the weekend and dozens were reported missing at sea after leaving Libya. Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of eight migrants from an...

Haftar dissolves Zintan-based brigade after freeing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

  • 12 June 2017 - 13:38
Haftar dissolves Zintan-based brigade after freeing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

The commander of the western military zone of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity, Edris Madi, ordered the brigade of Abu BakirAl-Seddiq be dissolved on Monday. The order comes two days after the brigade announced releasing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi from Zintan, saying he is free and his whereabouts...

Former Tripoli mayor and Irish-Libyan national blacklisted by Saudi Arabia

  • 12 June 2017 - 13:01
Former Tripoli mayor and Irish-Libyan national blacklisted by Saudi Arabia

An Irish national has been placed on a terror blacklist by Saudi Arabia for the alleged backing of Islamic terror groups, the Irish Independent reported. Mahdi al-Harati (44), who is originally from Firhouse, Dublin, is one of 59 alleged Islamic terrorists who has reportedly been blacklisted by...

8 migrants drowned, 100 missing as boat capsizes off Libya’s shores

  • 11 June 2017 - 13:23
8 migrants drowned, 100 missing as boat capsizes off Libya’s shores

At least eight migrants drowned when their Europe-bound boat sank off Libya's coast and at least 100 people are missing, a coastguard official said on Saturday. The eight bodies were on an inflatable craft that can carry up to 120 passengers, said Colonel Fathi al-Rayani, head of the coastguard...

Car bomb attack rocks Benghazi, eastern Libya

  • 11 June 2017 - 13:15
Car bomb attack rocks Benghazi, eastern Libya

Over five people were injured as a car bomb detonated at the same minute the convoy of Benghazi mayor was passing through in northwestern the city. Benghazi mayor, Abdel Rahman Al-Abar, was also injured, but according to media sources citing Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi, his injury is not...

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi freed from Zintan, arrives in eastern Libya

  • 10 June 2017 - 18:46
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi freed from Zintan, arrives in eastern Libya

The son of the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam, was freed from Zintan in the western mountain region in Libya and had arrived in eastern Libya, Al-Bayda city. Saif is now among his uncles and relatives in Al-Bayda and will soon deliver a speech to the Libyan people,...

UAE violates UN arms embargo on Libya by providing air power aids for Haftar’s forces in east Libya

  • 10 June 2017 - 17:07
UAE violates UN arms embargo on Libya by providing air power aids for Haftar’s forces in east Libya

The United Arab Emirates' assistance that violates a U.N. arms embargo has significantly boosted air power for forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, a report by U.N. investigators published on Friday said, according to what Reuters quoted. Air power has helped Haftar's eastern-based...

At least 900 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, Italian Coast Guard says

  • 10 June 2017 - 15:19
At least 900 migrants rescued off Libyan coast, Italian Coast Guard says

More than 900 migrants have been rescued off the coast of Libya during the past 48 hours while trying to reach Italy, the Italian coastguard said on Friday. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that it saved 716 of the migrants, and had found one body. "Around 800 people were rescued today...

Libyan figures, entities among blacklist of Qatari funded names

  • 10 June 2017 - 12:52
Libyan figures, entities among blacklist of Qatari funded names

The blacklist of terrorists and terror entities that was issued by the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt naming what they said the names and organisations funded for doing terror work by Qatar included four Libyan names and one entity. The blacklist included Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the Chairman...