Libya

Water supplies back to normal in Tripoli

  • 19 December 2016 - 21:37
Water supplies back to normal in Tripoli

Sources at the Great Man-Made River in the south said that water supplies have returned to normal in the capital and its suburbs. "Water is now 100% OK in the capital and there no complains about shortages." The sources said Monday. The residents of most areas in Tripoli and in its...

Haftar visits Algeria in his gasp for support for military rule in Libya

  • 19 December 2016 - 13:16
Haftar visits Algeria in his gasp for support for military rule in Libya

Eastern commander of Operation Dignity forces loyal to Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Haftar, was received on Sunday in Algiers by the minister of Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, who recalled his country’s position in favor of a political solution in Libya,...

Seven Operation Dignity forces killed in suicide bombing in Benghazi

  • 18 December 2016 - 21:01
Seven Operation Dignity forces killed in suicide bombing in Benghazi

At least seven people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber targeted forces loyal to Libya's eastern government in Benghazi on Sunday, medical and security officials said, Reuters reported. Islamic State said it carried out the bombing, in the besieged district of Ganfudah,...

UN congratulates Libyans on triumph over IS in Sirte

  • 18 December 2016 - 19:34
UN congratulates Libyans on triumph over IS in Sirte

The United Nations and the Untied Nations Mission in Libya congratulated Libyans and the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord on the victory in Sirte over the terrorists of IS. "It is a huge step forward in the path of freeing Libya from IS terrorism." The UN described the...

Libya officially declares liberation of Sirte from IS terror group

  • 18 December 2016 - 12:39
Libya officially declares liberation of Sirte from IS terror group

Libya’s unity government leader Fayez al-Sarraj on Saturday officially announced the end of military operations in Sirte, after the liberation from ISIS group forces of what was the last significant territory they held in the country. However prime minister-designate Sarraj warned that the...

Libya needs stronger support in security and migration issues

  • 17 December 2016 - 14:27
Libya needs stronger support in security and migration issues

National leaders meeting in Brussels on 15 December called on the EU to boost its effort to strengthen Libya's security. The EU's naval mission in the central Mediterranean - EUNAVFOR MED, dubbed 'Sophia' - will continue its training of Libya's coastguard, while parallel initiatives "need to be...

Libya’s HoR Speaker enlists Russia’s assistance and influence

  • 16 December 2016 - 17:02
Libya’s HoR Speaker enlists Russia’s assistance and influence

Libya’s development requires the experience and assistance of Russia and the country intends to promote bilateral cooperation with Moscow in various spheres, including the military one, Libyan House of Representatives Speaker Aqilah Saleh told Sputnik Friday. "Libya is a rich country, which...

US Operation Odyssey Lightning continues in Libya despite liberation of Sirte from IS

  • 15 December 2016 - 21:52
US Operation Odyssey Lightning continues in Libya despite liberation of Sirte from IS

Marine Times - U.S. forces remain at the ready to fight Islamic State militants in Libya, even after the fall of the terrorist group’s last remaining stronghold in Sirte and the apparent conclusion of U.S. airstrikes. Since Aug. 1, the U.S. military has conducted hundreds of precision air...

Khalifa Haftar orders mobilization of troops “to liberate Tripoli”

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:57
Khalifa Haftar orders mobilization of troops “to liberate Tripoli”

The leader of the Operation Dignity in the east that is backed by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Haftar, has called on his followers from all kinds of military ranks and fighters to prepare for the attack on Tripoli. "I hereby urge all of the military officials and fighters...

UN report: Migrants in Libya experience rape, enslavement and torture

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:51
UN report: Migrants in Libya experience rape, enslavement and torture

The New Arab - Migrants arriving in Libya are being subjected to torture, rape, enslavement and other violations, according to a United Nations report published Tuesday. The UN urged Libya to improve conditions for migrants in detention. "The situation of migrants in Libya is a human rights...