Libya

Maltese authorities charge Libyan hijackers with terrorism

  • 25 December 2016 - 22:55
Maltese authorities charge Libyan hijackers with terrorism

The Maltese authorities have charged the two Libyan hijackers of the Afriqiyah Airways plane with terrorism, saying they could face prison for life, according to Maltese press. The Maltese press and news outlets also reported Sunday that the two Libyans refused to answer any questions in the...

IS suicide attack kills fighter from Libyan forces in Sirte

  • 25 December 2016 - 20:15
IS suicide attack kills fighter from Libyan forces in Sirte

IS militants carry a suicide attack in Sirte southern suburbs and kill one of the Misurata-led fighters. Media sources said after the IS attackers killed the Libyan Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous fighter, they were killed on the spot. Sirte has been liberated from all of the IS militants recently...

Libyan Wings airliner launches new Misurata-Carthage flights

  • 25 December 2016 - 20:01
Libyan Wings airliner launches new Misurata-Carthage flights

The Libyan Tripoli-based Libyan Wings airliner said Sunday it had launched a new flights route from Misurata Airport to Carthage Airport in Tunisia. The route will see two flights a week; on Mondays and Thursdays starting January 05, 2017. An official at the airliner told Libyan Express...

Special Deterrence Force frees abducted Syrian boy, arrests kidnap gang

  • 24 December 2016 - 21:22
Special Deterrence Force frees abducted Syrian boy, arrests kidnap gang

The Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) revealed Saturday that it had earlier freed a Syrian boy from his kidnappers, adding that the culprits were arrested and identified. "We arrested four kidnappers; Abu Bakir Al-Gadiri, Essam Fikini, Tariq Al-Zarouk Radwan, and Ammar Abdullah...

Hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane returns to Tripoli

  • 24 December 2016 - 21:06
Hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane returns to Tripoli

The hijacked Afriqiyah Airways plane with the 111 passengers involved in the air hijack in Malta yesterday returned to Tripoli early this morning. The passengers left Malta around 4am Saturday on board an Afriqiyah Airways airline and taken to Tripoli, their original destination. A...

Human Rights Watch urges Libya to provide medical care for civilians fleeing Sirte

  • 24 December 2016 - 17:31
Human Rights Watch urges Libya to provide medical care for civilians fleeing Sirte

Libyan authorities should ensure the safety of and urgently provide medical care for more than 120 women and children being held in a Misrata prison after recently fleeing fighting in Sirte, Human Rights Watch said Saturday. The authorities should work with the United Nations and humanitarian...

Two hijackers of Afriqiyah Airways plane surrender in Malta

  • 23 December 2016 - 18:58
Two hijackers of Afriqiyah Airways plane surrender in Malta

The two Libyan nationals who hijacked an Afriqiyah plane en route to Malta have surrendered to the Maltese security, officials said. The two hijackers have been identified as Ahmed Ali and Musa Shaha, who asked for asylum in Malta once the hijacked plane landed. The hijackers demanded...

Nigerians deported from Libya recount horrifying ordeals

  • 22 December 2016 - 20:22
Nigerians deported from Libya recount horrifying ordeals

Some Nigerians who were deported from Libya on Tuesday have lamented what they called inhuman treatment meted to them in Libyan detention facilities. They described such treatment as not only dehumanizing but one which sparked of hatred for Nigerians even as they expressed delight that they...

Four children killed when fuel tank truck caught fire in Misurata

  • 22 December 2016 - 17:54
Four children killed when fuel tank truck caught fire in Misurata

Fiver persons, a driver of a school bus and four schoolchildren, were killed in a Misurata petroleum station when a fuel tank truck caught fire on Thursday afternoon. The school bus was full of children coming back from school and ready for the weekend, when the driver stopped to fill the bus...

Libyan air force jet crashes in Tarhouna city, pilots killed

  • 22 December 2016 - 17:52
Libyan air force jet crashes in Tarhouna city, pilots killed

A military warplane (MIG-23) of the Government of National Accord's air force crashed in Tarhouna on Thursda. The two pilots onboard the aircraft were killed in the crash, according to GNA sources. They sources said the warplane took off from Tripoli on a reconnaissance...