Libya

Haftar-led forces lose 10 fighters in western Benghazi clashes

  • 2 March 2017 - 12:16
Haftar-led forces lose 10 fighters in western Benghazi clashes

Ten fighters for the Khalifa Haftar-led forces of Operation Dignity were killed and others wounded in clashes against Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council (BMSC) in western Benghazi. Sources from the Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC) said two fighters from 17 Brigade and one from 198 Tanks Brigade...

Sayala says neighbouring countries are vital for establishing reconciliation in Libya

  • 2 March 2017 - 11:19
Sayala says neighbouring countries are vital for establishing reconciliation in Libya

The Foreign Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Sayala has expressed how vital the neighbouring countries are in establishing grounds for national reconciliation among Libyan factions. According to the Libyan News Agency, Sayala met with his Algerian...

Russia slams NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya ahead of Al-Serraj’s visit

  • 1 March 2017 - 19:03
Russia slams NATO’s 2011 intervention in Libya ahead of Al-Serraj’s visit

The Kremlin has revived its criticism of the U.S.-led intervention in Libya, days ahead of a possible visit by the war-torn north African country’s prime minister, state news agency Itar-Tass reports. The NATO operation in 2011 helped topple Libyan authoritarian leader Muammar al-Qaddafi...

Our intelligence doing a ‘great job’ in Libya, says Italian PM

  • 28 February 2017 - 04:25
Our intelligence doing a ‘great job’ in Libya, says Italian PM

Italian intelligence services are doing a "great job" in Libya to help combat migrant traffickers and fight ISIS, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Monday, presenting the annual intelligence report. "The responsibilities that Italy has taken on as leader in the Libyan theatre have seen great work,...

European Parliament President urges EU to open refugee reception centers in Libya

  • 27 February 2017 - 20:16
European Parliament President urges EU to open refugee reception centers in Libya

Politico - European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has called for the EU to set up refugee reception centers in Libya and to implement a “Marshall Plan” for Africa in order to curb migration to the bloc, Die Zeit reported Monday. The Libyan centers should not become “concentration...

Western countries condemn Tripoli clashes

  • 27 February 2017 - 13:42
Western countries condemn Tripoli clashes

The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States have issued a joint statement to reiterate commitment to preserving the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and national cohesion of Libya and support for the Libyan Political Agreement of 17...

Libyan GNA’s Prime Minister visits Russia soon

  • 27 February 2017 - 13:08
Libyan GNA’s Prime Minister visits Russia soon

Fayez Seraj, the Libyan Prime Minister of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is scheduled to arrive in Moscow within days, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. The visit is seen as a step towards overcoming a deadlock in the...

Car bombing kills top eastern military men

  • 26 February 2017 - 22:14
Car bombing kills top eastern military men

A car bomb exploded in Gawarcha, Benghazi on Sunday killing two leaders of Saaqa Brigade of Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar. Mahmoud Werfalli and another leader were killed in car bombing. According to sources, four other officials were killed as their convoy blasted on...

UNSMIL welcomed Abu Salim ceasefire in Tripoli

  • 26 February 2017 - 13:06
UNSMIL welcomed Abu Salim ceasefire in Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has deplored the outbreak of violence in Abu-Selim, Tripoli that resulted in many casualties. The Mission commended the Presidency Council and community leaders’ efforts to reach a ceasefire agreement and prevent further escalation. The...

Human Rights Watch urges eastern authorities to immediately repeal travel ban

  • 25 February 2017 - 17:21
Human Rights Watch urges eastern authorities to immediately repeal travel ban

Human Rights Watch has urged Libyan officials in the east, especially the eastern military governor Abdelrazik Al-Nadori, to immediately repeal the new travel ban on men and women between the ages of 18 and 45 which obliges them to obtain security permits before travel. Human Rights Watch...