Libya

Libyan writer Hisham Matart wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Return

  • 11 April 2017 - 21:44
Libyan writer Hisham Matart wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Return

  The Libyan writer Hisham Matar has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Return in the category of Biography Books. Matart received his prize on Monday in a ceremonial event. The Arabic version of the English-written “The Return” book will soon be published in Arabic by...

Haftar receives more support in his visit to UAE

  • 11 April 2017 - 13:59
Haftar receives more support in his visit to UAE

The commander of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity under the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Khalifa Haftar visited the United Arab Emirates on Monday and met with the Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, Mohammed Ben Zyed Al Nahyan. Al Nahyan confirmed to Haftar his country's full...

Haftar issues travel ban on six Muslim countries in eastern Libya

  • 11 April 2017 - 13:55
Haftar issues travel ban on six Muslim countries in eastern Libya

The commander of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity under the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Khalifa Haftar, issued on Monday a travel ban that disallows the nationals of six Muslim countries from entering the eastern districts and cities that his forces control in...

IOM: African migrants sold in modern-day slave markets in Libya

  • 11 April 2017 - 13:41
IOM: African migrants sold in modern-day slave markets in Libya

The UN International Organization of Migration (IOM), has revealed that west African illegal migrants are being traded in open slave markets in Libya. Libya has become a major crossing points for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe. Many of those migrants who come from Africa with no...

US President’s Deputy assistant proposes splitting Libya into three

  • 10 April 2017 - 14:47
US President’s Deputy assistant proposes splitting Libya into three

A White House Deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, has reportedly suggested that Libya be split and divided, according to The Guardian. "He also drew the proposed divisions on a napkin during a meeting with a senior European official," The Guardian reported...

Ras Ajdair border between Libya and Tunisia is open, officials say denying rumors

  • 10 April 2017 - 14:35
Ras Ajdair border between Libya and Tunisia is open, officials say denying rumors

The Ras Ajdair border crossing between Libya and Tunisia is still open from both sides with normal travelling movement, according to officials working at the border from both countries. On Sunday rumors spread on social media saying that the Tunisian part of the border had been shut...

Presidential Council condemns suicide attacks on Egyptian churches

  • 10 April 2017 - 14:29
Presidential Council condemns suicide attacks on Egyptian churches

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has condemned in the strongest terms the two terror attacks that struck a church in Tanta and another in Alexandria, Egypt. The Presidential Council offered heart-felt condolences in a statement on Sunday to the...

Libya and Uganda in hot legal argument over UTL

  • 9 April 2017 - 18:38
Libya and Uganda in hot legal argument over UTL

The Libyan government has issued a warning to the Ugandan government over the latter's move to repossess shares of the Libyan government in Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). "The Libyan government counsel in Uganda, made the remark shortly after the Ugandan government made the decision to take...

Benghazi Defence Brigades to hand over Al-Jufra airbase to GNA’s General Staff

  • 9 April 2017 - 01:08
Benghazi Defence Brigades to hand over Al-Jufra airbase to GNA’s General Staff

The Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) have announced in a statement on Saturday that they are going to hand over the airbase of Al-Jufra city to the General Staff of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The BDB added in the statement that their forces have gone back to their...

French Prime Minister urges NOC to succumb to Presidential Council’s decisions in oil sector

  • 8 April 2017 - 21:19
French Prime Minister urges NOC to succumb to Presidential Council’s decisions in oil sector

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve Friday in Tunis underlined France’s stance on the control of the Libyan oil saying that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) must align with UN-backed Presidency Council (PC). he Tunisian capital as a gesture of support for the weak UN-sponsored Libya...