Libya

Manchester bomber was radicalised in Britain, brother confesses in Libya

  • 8 June 2017 - 21:07
Manchester bomber was radicalised in Britain, brother confesses in Libya

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was radicalised while living in the UK two years before his deadly attack, The Libyan Deterrent Force announced. Abedi’s brother Hashem, who was arrested in Tripoli in the wake of last month’s attack, knew the 22-year-old was planning something,...

Hamas declines Haftar’s accusations that it sent fighters to Libya

  • 8 June 2017 - 21:00
Hamas declines Haftar’s accusations that it sent fighters to Libya

The Palestinian resistance group, Hamas, has denied the claims of the leader of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar that it had sent fighters to Libya. Khalifa Haftar accused the Gaza-based resistance group of sending members of its armed wing to fight in Libya on behalf of Qatar. "Hamas...

Germany to provide $3.9 million to Libya to improve migrants camps

  • 8 June 2017 - 14:24
Germany to provide $3.9 million to Libya to improve migrants camps

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Libya to announce a new tranche of aid to Libya, Deutsche Welle reported. Germany will provide 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) to Libyan authorities to improve conditions at migrants camps in the North African country,...

Workers protest at Sharara oilfield halts Libya’s largest oil production source

  • 8 June 2017 - 14:20
Workers protest at Sharara oilfield halts Libya’s largest oil production source

A new workers’ protest in Libya has shut down the country’s largest oilfield, creating yet another hurdle for a war-torn country as it struggles to rebuild its oil output, OilPrice reported. The demonstrators shuttered the 270,000-barrel per day Sharara oilfield on Wednesday, a source at the...

Libyan eastern government to arrest GNA ministers if entered eastern region

  • 8 June 2017 - 14:18
Libyan eastern government to arrest GNA ministers if entered eastern region

The Libyan eastern government in Bayda decided to arrest any ministers or officials from the Government of National Accord (GNA) if they entered the eastern region. The decision was taken by the Prime Minister of the government, Abdullah Al-Thinni, ordering the interior and security forces at...

Italian official: Terrorists among migrants arriving in Italy from Libya

  • 7 June 2017 - 21:41
Italian official: Terrorists among migrants arriving in Italy from Libya

An Italian Senator said the Palermo General Prosecutor confirmed that there are terrorists arriving in Italy onboard boats coming from Libya. "Terrorists are spilling to southern Europe from the immigration route from Libyan shores." The Italian official was cited as saying. Italian Aki news...

Ould Cheikh Ahmed to replace Martin Kobler as Head of UNSMIL, reports

  • 7 June 2017 - 13:01
Ould Cheikh Ahmed to replace Martin Kobler as Head of UNSMIL, reports

According to local media sources in Libya, the UN is expected to appoint a new Head for the UNSMIL to replace Martin Kobler. According to the sources, the potential new envoy to Libya is probably Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the current UN delegate to Yemen. Earlier this year, the UN...

Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says

  • 6 June 2017 - 21:43
Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says

The Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdelbasit Al-Badri, said the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) wants to file a lawsuit against Qatar at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he said the crimes it committed against Libya and Libyan people. "We are trying to do...

Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt foreign ministers to hold tripartite meeting on Libyan crisis

  • 5 June 2017 - 18:24
Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt foreign ministers to hold tripartite meeting on Libyan crisis

The foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt will hold a tripartite meeting on Monday and Tuesday here to discuss the situation in Libya, an Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Sunday, Xinhua reported. "This meeting is also part of continuous consultations between Algeria, Tunisia...

Libya’s eastern government cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

  • 5 June 2017 - 12:34
Libya’s eastern government cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

The eastern government of Libya which is chaired by Abdullah Al-Thinni and based in Al-Bayda severed all diplomatic relations with the Gulf state, Qatar on Monday. This decision came after a similar action was taken by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen, which all cut diplomatic ties...