Libya

Another blackout sweeps through Libya from west to east

  • 18 January 2017 - 11:51
Another blackout sweeps through Libya from west to east

The Libyan western cities and some of the eastern districts have plunged into a total blackout once again due to shortage of fuel to operate the power plants' generators and some damages as well as technical issues in other power stations. This blackout has started since the early evening of...

British Ambassador to Libya arrives in Tobruk to meet HoR Speaker

  • 17 January 2017 - 17:21
British Ambassador to Libya arrives in Tobruk to meet HoR Speaker

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, arrived Tuesday in Tobruk, eastern Libya, to meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agilah Saleh. The meeting is supposed to discuss the implementation of the Skhirat-signed political agreement. According to sources from...

Libyan political figure, Belhaj, wins UK Supreme Court ruling to sue former UK Foreign Secretary

  • 17 January 2017 - 14:23
Libyan political figure, Belhaj, wins UK Supreme Court ruling to sue former UK Foreign Secretary

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled Tuesday that a former Libyan opposition figure, Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, who is the Head of Al-Watan Political Party in Libya now, can sue the former Foreign Secretary of the UK, Jack Straw, according to the ruling published on the Supreme Court's...

Water supplies to return to Tripoli on Wednesday, officials say

  • 17 January 2017 - 13:04
Water supplies to return to Tripoli on Wednesday, officials say

Officials at Hasawna Man-Made River system in Jafara expected the return of water supplies to Tripoli in Wednesday as the eastern water track, which was damaged, has been fixed and they began to fill it with water. "Water will gradually return to all of the areas that are provided by water...

Mobile power plant to arrive in Tripoli from Italy

  • 17 January 2017 - 12:55
Mobile power plant to arrive in Tripoli from Italy

According to sources from the Presidential Council, a mobile power plant with a capacity of 300 megawatts is going to dock in Tripoli port on board an Italian ship coming from Italy. A team of technicians will be present onboard and will be responsible for operating the power plant, which is...

Eastern Libyan army commander signs arms deal with Russia despite UN embargo

  • 16 January 2017 - 20:17
Eastern Libyan army commander signs arms deal with Russia despite UN embargo

The commander of Operation Dignity forces, Khalifa Haftar, who leads the forces of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), signed a deal with the Russian government that would see $2 billion dollars worth arms coming to his self-proclaimed army, an HoR member, Ismaeil Al-Ghoul,...

Eastern forces prepare to move war to Tripoli

  • 16 January 2017 - 20:14
Eastern forces prepare to move war to Tripoli

The spokesman of Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar and appointed by Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said their next target is Tripoli after finishing war on terrorism in Benghazi. "Tripoli and all of the western region will be our next target and the...

Italy sends aids to Haftar-held areas in eastern Libya for first time

  • 16 January 2017 - 19:56
Italy sends aids to Haftar-held areas in eastern Libya for first time

The Foreign Minister of Italy, Angelino Alfano, said his country is going to send humanitarian aids to the eastern region areas controlled by Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces. Speaking on Italian TV, Angelino Alfano added that Italy believes that Libya is one united people, that is...

Libya takes part in Paris Middle East Summit

  • 15 January 2017 - 21:45
Libya takes part in Paris Middle East Summit

A major international conference to try to kick-start peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians is under way in the French capital, Paris. Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict, according to the BBC. The Libyan...

At least 100 immigrants feared dead as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 15 January 2017 - 13:48
At least 100 immigrants feared dead as boat capsized off Libyan coast

At least 100 migrants are feared dead after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. The Italian coastguard, which is conducting a search, said eight bodies had been recovered from the water, and four people had been rescued, wrote Metro news. But dozens were still believed to be missing as...