Libya

At least 7 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sabha

  • 19 November 2016 - 12:00
At least 7 people were killed in tribal clashes in Sabha

Clashes between tribal armed groups in Libya's southern city, Sabha, erupted on Friday killing over 7 people and injuring at least 25 others. The Sabha Medical Center declared the state of emergency calling on all medical staff to be present to help treat the casualties, said the spokesman...

Tunisia set to hold a meeting on Libya’s crisis

  • 18 November 2016 - 15:22
Tunisia set to hold a meeting on Libya’s crisis

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said his country is consulting with Algeria to hold an urgent meeting on Libya. In an interview with the Tunisian television, Jhinaoui said that Tunisia deals with Libya’s Government of National Accord led by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj...

Strike of Libyan Ground Handling Company workers cripples nation-wide airports

  • 17 November 2016 - 11:19
Strike of Libyan Ground Handling Company workers cripples nation-wide airports

For the second day in a raw, the workers of the Libyan Ground Handling Company have gone on sit-ins at Mitiga airport in Tripoli, Misurata airport, Sabha and Benghazi airports. The head of the documentation and information unit at the company, Sohaib Firjani, told the press Thursday that a...

20 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

  • 17 November 2016 - 10:23
20 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

At least 20 fighters from Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity forces have been killed and 40 injured in two days of fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi, a hospital official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a car bombing near a vegetable market at the eastern entrance to Benghazi left 14...

Libyan forces kill 15 IS militants as they mobilize fighters for final battle

  • 16 November 2016 - 19:06
Libyan forces kill 15 IS militants as they mobilize fighters for final battle

The member at the media office of the Government of National Accord's military operation to liberate Sirte from IS terrorists, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Saleh Al-Taweel, said their forces have now surrounded all of the seaside Jizah neighbourhood, leaving IS remaining militants in limbo. "Now they...

Kobler and Mogherini discuss support for GNA

  • 16 November 2016 - 15:21
Kobler and Mogherini discuss support for GNA

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Twitter Wednesday that he told the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, how grateful he is for the EU's support for the political process in...

100 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 16 November 2016 - 08:51
100 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

About 100 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after a dinghy capsized off Libya's coast on Tuesday, according to rescue teams in search for survivors. International organisations' rescuers and the Italian coastguards said on Tuesday that they had recovered seven bodies and rescued 23...

Sarkozy received millions of euros from Gaddafi to fund his 2007 campaign

  • 16 November 2016 - 08:21
Sarkozy received millions of euros from Gaddafi to fund his 2007 campaign

France 24 - Just days before a crucial French presidential primary, former President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing fresh allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime. An investigation into the case, involving...

Series of explosions in Azzawiya city, western Tripoli

  • 15 November 2016 - 17:43
Series of explosions in Azzawiya city, western Tripoli

A number of unknown armed people have reportedly exploded a bakery, a restaurant and a foreign security building in the city of Azzawiya, 45 km western of the capital. The mayor of Azzawiya, Abdelkareem Al-Abah told the press Tuesday that two of the buildings were owned by residents from...

Car bomb in eastern Benghazi injures 14 people

  • 15 November 2016 - 15:47
Car bomb in eastern Benghazi injures 14 people

Medical sources from Benghazi said a car bomb blast injured 14 people in Budezida district and they were sent to Al-Jalaa Hospital. Eyewitnesses confirmed on Tuesday that the car bomb exploded near the gate of a market for vegetables in Benghazi’s eastern part, wounding over 14...