Libya

Libyan coastguards rescue 119 illegal immigrants off western shores

  • 3 April 2017 - 22:48
Libyan coastguards rescue 119 illegal immigrants off western shores

The Libyan Coast Guard patrols have saved about 119 illegal immigrants off Millitah district's shores in western Libya, according to sources from the Libyan Navy. The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, said the boat, on which the migrants were, was wooden and once water leaked into...

Tobruk HoR Speaker appoints Head of Gaddafi’s People’s Assembly as Arab affairs adviser

  • 3 April 2017 - 22:41
Tobruk HoR Speaker appoints Head of Gaddafi’s People’s Assembly as Arab affairs adviser

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aguilah Saleh, has appointed the Head of the People's Assembly of Gaddafi's regime, Mohammed Belgasim Al-Zaway, as his adviser on Arab affairs. The new appointment came as decree number 21 for 2017 issued by the HoR Speaker,...

Haftar and French ambassador discuss anti-terrorism policy

  • 2 April 2017 - 21:32
Haftar and French ambassador discuss anti-terrorism policy

The French ambassador in Libya, Brigitte Curmi, met with the leader of eastern forces of Operation Dignity in Rajma on Sunday. Curmi discussed with Haftar the fight on terrorism and the mutual relations between the two countries. According to the media adviser of Haftar, Fathi...

Libyan southern clans reach peace agreement in Italy

  • 2 April 2017 - 15:29
Libyan southern clans reach peace agreement in Italy

Several representatives of the tribes living in the south of Libya signed a peace agreement after over three days of secret negotiations in the Italian Interior Ministry, media reported Sunday. According to the Italian La Stampa newspaper, Toubou and Awlad Sulaiman ethnic groups agreed to...

Clashes erupt in Wershefana, western Tripoli

  • 2 April 2017 - 13:01
Clashes erupt in Wershefana, western Tripoli

Clashes have erupted this morning between two conflicting armed groups from the locals of Wershefana district, western Tripoli, media sources reported. The sources added that the two sides of the clashes in Wershefana are Moamar Al-Dawi brigade and Abdelhamid Al-Hemali brigade. "Several...

Tripoli International Fair’s 45th exhibition year begins

  • 2 April 2017 - 12:40
Tripoli International Fair’s 45th exhibition year begins

Many activists and officials at the Tripoli International Fair lit Saturday night the torch of the 45th exhibition that has kicked off on Sunday morning and is scheduled to last till April 12. The Tripoli International Fair will include participants from local companies in all kinds of...

AFP photographer arrested by Benghazi authorities for second time

  • 2 April 2017 - 12:33
AFP photographer arrested by Benghazi authorities for second time

AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was detained late Saturday for the second time in several days by security services there, his family said. Doma was released Wednesday night after being held for 24 hours over his coverage of a public concert to mark...

Japan provides 679.500 US dollars to support Libyan IDPs over 12 months

  • 2 April 2017 - 12:12
Japan provides 679.500 US dollars to support Libyan IDPs over 12 months

Japan, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has committed USD 679,500 to support a 12–month project addressing the immediate needs of internally displaced families in Libya. The project, Direct Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in Libya, will provide much needed items to some...

Spanish ships rescue 200 migrants off Libyan coast

  • 1 April 2017 - 22:34
Spanish ships rescue 200 migrants off Libyan coast

A Spanish humanitarian aid agency's ship rescued on Saturday over 200 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast as they were on their hazardous journey to Italy. The crew members of the ship from the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms said that two migrant-crowded boats were rescued 22 miles off...

Zintan Military Council rejects Operation Dignity’s appointment of pro-Gaddafi officials

  • 1 April 2017 - 21:44
Zintan Military Council rejects Operation Dignity’s appointment of pro-Gaddafi officials

The Military Council of Zintan city has rejected the appointment of pro-Gaddafi ex-officials by Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya. The council held meetings last week for the city's military officers and then decided to denounce the decision of Haftar's eastern command...