Libya

Egypt hosts Libya’s neighbouring countries meeting to resolve political conflict

  • 21 January 2017 - 13:15
Egypt hosts Libya’s neighbouring countries meeting to resolve political conflict

Libyan Neighbouring Countries Tenth Meeting has kicked off in Cairo, Egypt, in the presence of Foreign Ministers from Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia Chad and Nigeria. The meeting, which will discuss the possible ways out of the current Libyan political stalemate, is also attended by...

Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

  • 21 January 2017 - 11:15
Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

A car bomb exploded Friday near a mosque in Libya's city of Benghazi, wounding 12 people including a former interior minister and his son, medical and security sources said. Ashour Shuwayel, who served as an interior minister in the government of former prime minister Ali Zeidan, and his son...

Italy contacts Trump’s administration over solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 19 January 2017 - 22:40
Italy contacts Trump’s administration over solution to Libya’s crisis

Italian diplomats and officials have contacted the new administration of the US President-elect, Donald Trump, and discussed the possible coordination between Italy and the US in finding a solution to the Libyan current crisis, La Stampa, the Italian newspaper, reported Thursday. La...

US airstrikes on Libya’s southwestern Sirte district kills 80 IS radicals

  • 19 January 2017 - 18:40
US airstrikes on Libya’s southwestern Sirte district kills 80 IS radicals

The US said Thursday that it had carried out two airstrikes targeting two IS camps in southwest Sirte in Libya, killing 80 IS terrorists, without nay women or children among them, according to CNN. The mission, which was confirmed in a later Pentagon statement and is expected to be the last,...

US delegate to Libya urges world powers to end Libya’s political impasse

  • 19 January 2017 - 12:03
US delegate to Libya urges world powers to end Libya’s political impasse

The United States delegate to Libya, Jonathan Winer, has urged the world and regional countries to help Libya out of its current political stalemate. Winer tweeted on Thursday that Libya is now in need for what he described a a grand bargain to help implement the Libyan Political Agreement...

Water supplies return to Tripoli after a week of outage

  • 19 January 2017 - 11:04
Water supplies return to Tripoli after a week of outage

The residents of Tripoli had to endure a full week of water outage amid the ongoing dilemmas of power outage and cooking gas shortage. On Thursday morning, sources from the capital said water has returned to some of the areas and according to the Man-Made River system, water supplies will...

Italy to resume giving Schengen visa for Libyans from Tripoli

  • 18 January 2017 - 21:16
Italy to resume giving Schengen visa for Libyans from Tripoli

The Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, said his country's embassy in Tripoli will start granting Libyans Schengen visas in February. In a meeting with the Head of the High Council of State, Abdel Rahman Al-Swehli, Perrone explained that in addition to opening the embassy for...

Al-Serraj and Mogherini discuss more EU support for GNA

  • 18 January 2017 - 20:02
Al-Serraj and Mogherini discuss more EU support for GNA

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Tuesday with the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, to discuss the security situation in Libya. According to a statement on the EU Mission to...

UN delegate to Libya hindered from landing in Tobruk

  • 18 January 2017 - 19:58
UN delegate to Libya hindered from landing in Tobruk

The UN delegate to Libya and the Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler was denied access to land his UN plane in Tobruk airport on Wednesday morning. On Twitter Wednesday, Kobler said he felt sorry that his UN plane was not allowed to land in Tobruk for his meeting with the Tobruk-based House of...

Malta warns that EU-Libyan coastguards must stop migrant boats

  • 18 January 2017 - 13:25
Malta warns that EU-Libyan coastguards must stop migrant boats

Malta Today - The Maltese government has presented home affairs ministers of the EU with a “non-paper” – diplomatic-speak for a political memo – calling for joint patrols with the Libyan navy in a bid to stop the influx of migrants through the Central Mediterranean route. Malta has...