Libya

Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

  • 25 July 2017 - 20:21
Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

A cultural salon took place in London on July 21 and revolved around the national integrity of Arab Jews and their integration to their countries from which they were forced out. The Chairman of the Libyan Jews Union, Raphael Luzon said at the salon that he rejects being described as a Zionist...

Eastern government deputy prime minister says Al-Nadori is disturbing local sectors

  • 25 July 2017 - 19:28
Eastern government deputy prime minister says Al-Nadori is disturbing local sectors

The deputy prime minister of the east-based Interim Government in eastern Libya, Abdel Salam Al-Badri, said the control of the eastern military governor Abdelrazik Al-Nadori, has troubled the work of the local sectors. Al-Badri told a media outlet that Al-Nadori’s intervention in appointing...

Qatar-boycotting states place Libyan media agencies, TV channels on terror list

  • 25 July 2017 - 10:23
Qatar-boycotting states place Libyan media agencies, TV channels on terror list

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and Bahrain, announced in a joint statement overnight placing new Libyan entities on the black list - the list of terrorist organisations funded by Qatar - as part of what they described their commitment to fighting terror. The new list includes six Libyan entities -...

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 278 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

  • 24 July 2017 - 21:24
Libyan Coast Guard rescues 278 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

Libya's coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children on Monday off the shores of two different towns west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said, Reuters reported. The coastal towns to the west of Tripoli - Zawiya, Sabratha, and Zuwarah - are common departure...

Tobruk municipality declares humanitarian emergency

  • 24 July 2017 - 21:20
Tobruk municipality declares humanitarian emergency

The Tobruk municipality in the eastern Libyan region declared a humanitarian crisis in a meeting with other municipal councils' officials in Tobruk on Monday. The municipality said that the city is on the verge of a human disaster as water shortages continue to increase as the city's water...

Presidential Guard will withdraw all weapons from Tripoli

  • 24 July 2017 - 19:51
Presidential Guard will withdraw all weapons from Tripoli

The Commander of the Presidential Guard of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Najmi Al-Nakoa, said that all the unauthorised weapons will be withdrawn from the individuals in Tripoli. Al-Nakoa added on Monday in a meeting with security officials from western Libya that light, medium and...

Al-Serraj and Haftar confirm meeting in Paris on Tuesday

  • 24 July 2017 - 10:25
Al-Serraj and Haftar confirm meeting in Paris on Tuesday

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj will hold talks near Paris on Tuesday, July 25, with Khalifa Haftar, the military commander of Operation Dignity based in the country's east, the French presidency said. French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting, the presidency said...

Libyan eastern commander ignores UN probe, conducts summary executions of over dozen persons (Video inside)

  • 23 July 2017 - 20:28
Libyan eastern commander ignores UN probe, conducts summary executions of over dozen persons (Video inside)

A video was posted on social media on Sunday showing the infamous IS-styled commander of the eastern Saiqa Force of Operation Dignity Mahmoud Al-Werfalli conducting with fighters under his command summary execution of over a dozen persons. The shocking video that was posted today showed...

Hundreds of IS corpses await deportation to their countries of origin

  • 23 July 2017 - 19:45
Hundreds of IS corpses await deportation to their countries of origin

Seven months after Libyan forces defeated Islamic State in the coastal city of Sirte, hundreds of bodies of foreign militants still lie stored in freezers as authorities negotiate with other governments to decide what to do with them, local officials say, reported Reuters. The corpses have been...

Six Libyan eastern fighters killed in clashes in Benghazi

  • 22 July 2017 - 21:02
Six Libyan eastern fighters killed in clashes in Benghazi

Fighting between the self-styled Libyan National Army and rival armed groups in Benghazi killed six troops and wounded eight as the LNA advanced into the last pockets of resistance in eastern Libya's largest city, a commander said on Saturday. The LNA, led by Khalifa Haftar, also carried out air...