Libya

GNA Interior Ministry denies resignation of Minister Al-Khuja

  • 19 February 2017 - 18:49
GNA Interior Ministry denies resignation of Minister Al-Khuja

The media bureau of the Government of National Accord's Interior Ministry has denied the claims about the resignation of the Interior Minister, Aref Al-Khuja, from his post. The Head of the media bureau, Mohammed Al-Zuwam, said that the news of Al-Khuja's resignation that was spread on media...

US military obtained critical intelligence from January strikes on IS in Libya

  • 19 February 2017 - 13:31
US military obtained critical intelligence from January strikes on IS in Libya

Senior U.S. military officials say the massive airstrikes that killed more than 80 Islamic State militants in southern Libya last month generated critical computer data, documents and information from prisoner interrogations that the U.S. can use to track and target more fighters, according to...

UN delegate to Libya: People trapped in Ganfudah must be allowed a safe way out

  • 19 February 2017 - 13:24
UN delegate to Libya: People trapped in Ganfudah must be allowed a safe way out

The UNSMIL Head, Martin Kobler, said Sunday that civilians caught in the fight in Benghazi's Ganfudah must be allowed to leave through safe corridors. https://twitter.com/KoblerSRSG/status/833072390997471232 On Twitter, Kobler said the persons arrested by Operation Dignity forces of...

Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia hold tripartite meeting to resolve Libya’s political hiccup

  • 18 February 2017 - 21:10
Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia hold tripartite meeting to resolve Libya’s political hiccup

A tripartite meeting that will include Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria and aim to find a solution to the Libyan crisis will be held on Sunday instead of March 1st, Tunisian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. “After consultations with the Egyptian and Algerian foreign ministers, it was decided...

Russian and French foreign ministers discuss Libya in Munich

  • 18 February 2017 - 21:02
Russian and French foreign ministers discuss Libya in Munich

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, have discussed the crisis in Libya on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Russian ministry said Saturday, according to Sputnik. "The heads of Foreign Policy Ministries...

Italy to investigate private rescue vessels off Libyan coast

  • 18 February 2017 - 15:00
Italy to investigate private rescue vessels off Libyan coast

AFP - The fleet of privately-run aid vessels rescuing migrants off the Libyan coast and bringing them to Italy is "of interest" to Italian investigators, a Sicilian prosecutor told AFP on Friday. Catania prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro said the boats were not currently suspected of illegal activity...

British Defence Secretary warns Russia against intervening in Libya

  • 18 February 2017 - 12:04
British Defence Secretary warns Russia against intervening in Libya

The British Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has warned Russia against interfering in Libya, as Britain and its Nato allies consider sending more aid to help the fragmented country rebuild its armed forces, according to the Telegraph. The Defence Secretary said Russia was “testing” the...

170 Senegalese immigrants repatriated home from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

  • 17 February 2017 - 17:12
170 Senegalese immigrants repatriated home from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

After the wave of Nigerians this week, 170 Senegalese migrants who were in detention centres in Tripoli have been sent back to their country, according to AfricaNEws. The group made up entirely of men took the plane early on Thursday at the Mitiga airport east of Tripoli within the framework...

Italy wins Libyan mayors’ consent regarding deal to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

  • 17 February 2017 - 16:08
Italy wins Libyan mayors’ consent regarding deal to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has met with the mayors of ten towns in Libya’s southern desert region to convince them to overcome differences and back the struggle against migrant smuggling through Libyan territory into Europe. “The meeting took place in Rome,” the Interior...

National Salvation Government PM: Flights from Tripoli International Airport to take off by mid-March

  • 17 February 2017 - 14:10
National Salvation Government PM: Flights from Tripoli International Airport to take off by mid-March

The Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government (NSG), a rival government to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, inaugurated Thursday evening the reopening of the Tripoli International Airport, saying flights will start taking off by March 15-20. The...