Libya

UAE Foreign Minister tells Al-Serraj his country feels responsible for establishing stability in Libya

  • 24 September 2016 - 14:37
UAE Foreign Minister tells Al-Serraj his country feels responsible for establishing stability in Libya

The Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Friday with the UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah Ben Zayed, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York, US. The Director of the Media Office of Al-Serraj stated that the Emirati Foreign Minister...

10 fighters killed as Libyan forces step up fight in last IS hideouts in Sirte

  • 24 September 2016 - 14:25
10 fighters killed as Libyan forces step up fight in last IS hideouts in Sirte

Misurata Central Hospital confirmed that it received 10 killed fighters from the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, adding that it also received 65 injured fighters due to the clashes with IS militants in Jizah district along the sea in Sirte. In a press release on Friday, the spokesman of the...

Italian probe arrives in Libya’s Ghat to investigate abduction of its nationals

  • 23 September 2016 - 16:14
Italian probe arrives in Libya’s Ghat to investigate abduction of its nationals

Libyan officials say a team of five Italian investigators has arrived in a town near the Algerian border where two Italians and a Canadian were abducted at gunpoint earlier this week. Hassan Osman Eissa of the Ghat municipal council says the team met local authorities Thursday, adding that...

Al-Serraj ready to open talks with Haftar to bring Libya’s political and economic stalemate to an end

  • 23 September 2016 - 16:09
Al-Serraj ready to open talks with Haftar to bring Libya’s political and economic stalemate to an end

Fayez Al-Serraj, the Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, said Thursday that he was open to communicate with the leader of the HoR-backed Dignity Operation Khalifa Haftar, who had launched an offensive on oil facilities and took...

UK Ambassador to Libya: HoR is the only legislative authority in Libya

  • 22 September 2016 - 17:12
UK Ambassador to Libya: HoR is the only legislative authority in Libya

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, said Thursday that the House of Representatives (HoR) is the only legislative authority in Libya. "The Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) is very clear in separating the authorities and whose article 12 says the HoR is the (sole legislative...

Dignity Operation’s warplanes strike Derna, no casualties reported

  • 22 September 2016 - 17:10
Dignity Operation’s warplanes strike Derna, no casualties reported

The warplanes of the Khalifa Haftar-led Dignity Operation forces have carried out airstrikes on Thursday targeting the sports compound and the residential area known as Korean Buildings in Derna city. Sources from Derna Shura Council reported that Dignity Operation air force targeted...

Aqilah Saleh: High Council of State wants to carry out a coup on the legitimate HoR

  • 22 September 2016 - 10:35
Aqilah Saleh: High Council of State wants to carry out a coup on the legitimate HoR

The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Aqilah Saleh, considered the statement, made by the Chairman and members of the High Council of State (HCS) on Wednesday, an attempt to carry out a coup on the sole legitimate authority in Libya - the HoR. "The HoR is the only legitimacy there...

Al-Makhzum: Foreign countries’ support for Dignity Operation’s battle is blatant intervention in Libya’s affairs

  • 22 September 2016 - 09:37
Al-Makhzum: Foreign countries’ support for Dignity Operation’s battle is blatant intervention in Libya’s affairs

The first deputy of the High Council of State (HCS) Saleh Al-Makhzum, said Wednesday that the sovereignty of the Libyan state must be respected and all formal cooperation and deals with between Libya and other countries must be through the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of...

Coastal road linking Azzawiya and Tripoli reopens

  • 21 September 2016 - 17:56
Coastal road linking Azzawiya and Tripoli reopens

After being closed for hours, the coastal road that links Tripoli with Azzawiya was reopened in the area that extends from Al-Sumood checkpoint to Bridge 17 in Janzour district, eyewitnesses reported. The eyewitnesses added that the road is safe and secured and the movement of cars is...

High Council of State urges Presidential Council to swiftly announce new GNA cabinet

  • 21 September 2016 - 17:29
High Council of State urges Presidential Council to swiftly announce new GNA cabinet

In a presser on Wednesday, the High Council of State (HCS) called on the Presidential Council to immediately resume nominating new cabinet and to announce it after discussion with the HCS and the members of the pro-political-agreement Tobruck-based House of Representatives. The HCS also...