Libya

Libyan dialogue in Malta: HoR must conduct constitutional amendment

  • 12 November 2016 - 12:08
Libyan dialogue in Malta: HoR must conduct constitutional amendment

The political dialogue members, who convened a two-day meeting in Valletta, Malta, called on the House of Representatives to conduct the needed constitutional amendment as per the political agreement it signed in Skhirat - Morocco - on December 17, 2015. In a statement made by the dialogue...

Martin Kobler: Some parties endeavouring to create parallel state institutions in Tripoli

  • 10 November 2016 - 12:24
Martin Kobler: Some parties endeavouring to create parallel state institutions in Tripoli

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, expressed grave concern over the current situation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. During the African Union mini-Summit on Libya, Kobler indicated that there are some political parties trying to create parallel institutions in the capital, which he...

ICC Prosecutor: Libyan crisis is our priority for 2017, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be handed to ICC

  • 10 November 2016 - 12:05
ICC Prosecutor: Libyan crisis is our priority for 2017, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be handed to ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that it will make the situation in Libya a priority in 2017. The ICC prosecutor said Wednesday that there must be an end to the widespread violence, lawlessness and impunity in the country and the tragic consequences of the conflict borne by...

Libyan political rivals meet in Malta to shake off the country’s impasse

  • 10 November 2016 - 11:34
Libyan political rivals meet in Malta to shake off the country’s impasse

The UNSMIL media center has disclosed that the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue (LPD) will kick off a two-day meeting Thursday. "The meeting will be aimed at ending the impasse and agreeing on steps towards advancing the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA)." The...

Primary Education in Libya, Report

  • 9 November 2016 - 20:42
Primary Education in Libya, Report

Among all the crises that the Libyan people have to suffer nowadays, there exists another well-forgotten issue that has devastating long-term impacts on the future of the Libyan children – primary education. The country has been in a constant failure since the beginning of the...

One fighter killed as Libyan forces toughen siege of IS in Sirte

  • 9 November 2016 - 17:49
One fighter killed as Libyan forces toughen siege of IS in Sirte

One fighter from Al-Bunyan Al-Marous forces was killed and other were injured due to heavy clashes with IS militants, who are holding onto their last area in the seaside Jizah neighbourhood, the spokesman of the Misurata Central Hospital, Akram Gliwann said. He added that the injured people were...

Operation Dignity spokesman hails logistic, political support from Egypt and UAE

  • 9 November 2016 - 15:20
Operation Dignity spokesman hails logistic, political support from Egypt and UAE

The spokesman of the Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, has praised Egypt for its support and provision of ammunition and equipment to the Operation Dignity forces in their war in Benghazi and the eastern region. Al-Masmari told Youm 7 Egyptian newspaper that the Egyptian...

African Union leaders set off initiative to end Libya’s political stalemate

  • 9 November 2016 - 13:31
African Union leaders set off initiative to end Libya’s political stalemate

The African Union leaders have started a high-ranking meeting in the AU headquarters to address the Libyan crisis and try to resolve it for good. The President of Chad, Current Chairpeson of the African Union, Idriss Deby inaugurated first sitting of the High-Profile African Summit on Libya...

HoR member wants GNA’s Defence Minister sued

  • 9 November 2016 - 11:04
HoR member wants GNA’s Defence Minister sued

The member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Tariq Al-Jurooshi, has urged the Defence Minister of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), Mihdi Al-Barghathi, to turn himself in to the HoR's authorities. "We guarantee he would receive a fair trial." Al-Jurooshi...

Ban Ki-moon appoints new Deputy Head for UNSMIL

  • 9 November 2016 - 10:01
Ban Ki-moon appoints new Deputy Head for UNSMIL

The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, announced Wednesday the appointment of Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland as his new Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Irish diplomat will also serve as United Nations...