Libya

Tripoli Supreme Court declined Presidential Council’s appeal to halt the verdict on annulled LIA steering committee

  • 24 May 2017 - 18:39
Tripoli Supreme Court declined Presidential Council’s appeal to halt the verdict on annulled LIA steering committee

Tripoli Supreme Court has declined the appeal of the Presidential Council (PC) of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) that was meant to reconsider the decree (No.115 of 2016) that saw the illegal appointment of the steering committee for the Libyan Investment Authority...

At least 34 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned off Libyan coast

  • 24 May 2017 - 17:30
At least 34 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned off Libyan coast

At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned on Wednesday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said. One of a group of boats listed suddenly, sending about 200 people tumbling into the...

Haftar’s warplanes conduct airstrikes on Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous locations in central Libya

  • 24 May 2017 - 11:44
Haftar’s warplanes conduct airstrikes on Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous locations in central Libya

About a dozen airstrikes were conducted overnight on locations fro brigades from Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation in Jufra, Hun, Wahat Hotel, Sokna and other places. According to Bushra News Agency, a number of civilian casualties were reported alongside the great damage that has been...

Libyan attacker of Manchester Arena returned from Libya days before explosion

  • 24 May 2017 - 11:10
Libyan attacker of Manchester Arena returned from Libya days before explosion

The man British police say blew himself up as a packed concert was letting out in Manchester, England Monday night had recently returned to the U.K. from Libya days before the attack, according to his friends. Salman Abedi, 22, — who was born in Britain to Libyan parents — had traveled to...

US ambassador voices renewed support for Libyan Government of National Accord

  • 23 May 2017 - 22:54
US ambassador voices renewed support for Libyan Government of National Accord

The U.S. ambassador to Libya pledged Washington's support for its U.N.-backed government and urged rival factions to avoid civil war, as he made a brief visit to the country on Tuesday for the first time in nearly three years. Peter Bodde, who is based in Tunis, and Marine General Thomas...

AFRICOM Commander arrives in Tripoli to discuss current conflicts

  • 23 May 2017 - 15:18
AFRICOM Commander arrives in Tripoli to discuss current conflicts

The Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas Waldhauser, has arrived in Libya's capital. Tripoli on Tuesday. Waldhauser was received by the Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Serraj, and a number of the PC members. AFRICOM Commander will be...

Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission gives 24 hours for wholesalers to spread stored goods in markets

  • 23 May 2017 - 12:55
Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission gives 24 hours for wholesalers to spread stored goods in markets

Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission and Brigade 301 Infantry toured on Monday the hub of goods stores in Kraimiya, Tripoli to check whether the imported commodities have been distributed in the markets or not by the wholesalers. The Head of the commission, Milad Al-Hajrasi, was seen in a video...

Operation Dignity air-raids Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous positions in Hun town

  • 23 May 2017 - 11:34
Operation Dignity air-raids Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous positions in Hun town

The fighter aircraft of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity carried out airstrikes on different locations for the brigades of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Hun and Sokna towns, Al-Jufra city in central Libya. The very early attacks on Tuesday were confirmed by a tweet for the Spokesman of the...

Libya Quartet meeting convenes on Tuesday in Brussels

  • 22 May 2017 - 23:19
Libya Quartet meeting convenes on Tuesday in Brussels

The Secretary-General of the Arab Legue, Ahmed Abo El-Gheit, to arrive in Brussels on Tuesday in order to participate in the Libya Quartet meeting, media sources reported. The meeting aims to continue coordination and consultancy between the Arab League, United Nations, European Union,...

Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder Libyan suspect accused of clashing with Libyans studying in UK

  • 22 May 2017 - 19:37
Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder Libyan suspect accused of clashing with Libyans studying in UK

Wife of the main suspect in the murder of Yvonne Fletcher, Saleh Mabrouk, had been accused of clashing with Libyan dissidents in Britain, The Telegraph reported Sunday. Kamila Otman was said to have opposed Libyan students living in the UK who supported the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in...