Libya

Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:39
Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

The relatives of the Libyan nationals who are detained by Saudi Arabian authorities have blocked the pipelines of cars and aircraft fuel that lie between Al-Zawiya oil refinery and Tripoli in protest of the silence and negligence of the Government of National Accord (GNA) toward their...

Libyan coastguards rescue 137 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

  • 6 August 2017 - 19:42
Libyan coastguards rescue 137 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

Libya's coastguard intercepted 137 migrants including 5 women and 3 children on Sunday, August 6, as they attempted to reach Europe, a migration official told Agence France-Presse. Amine al-Boussefi, head of a government agency in Tripoli tackling clandestine migration, said "137 migrants were...

Mass grave found in Libya’s Sirte

  • 6 August 2017 - 17:05
Mass grave found in Libya’s Sirte

A mass grave for 25 decomposed bodies was found Friday behind the building of Military Police in Sirte, central Libya, according to the spokesman of Sirte municipality, Mohammed Al-Ameel. Al-Ameel told a Libyan local TV channel that the bodies were for persons killed during the war on IS...

New UN delegate to Libya said UNSMIL to resume work from Tripoli

  • 5 August 2017 - 19:18
New UN delegate to Libya said UNSMIL to resume work from Tripoli

The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity. Ghassan Salame, a Lebanese academic and former culture minister, takes over from Martin Kobler with the task of leading political...

UNHCR documents 240.000 Libyan IDPs

  • 5 August 2017 - 19:15
UNHCR documents 240.000 Libyan IDPs

The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) has documented about 240.000 Libyan internally displaced persons (IDPs) from June 24 to August 012017. The UNHCR said in a monthly report on Libya this Friday, it had only received 23% of the scheduled funds allocated by UN Development...

Report scandalizes Israeli military support for Haftar in east Libya

  • 5 August 2017 - 15:34
Report scandalizes Israeli military support for Haftar in east Libya

A well-informed Israeli source - who requested anonymity, considering the matter is censored by the Israeli military - tells me that the IDF has bombed Islamic State military positions (Google translation) in Libya on behalf of strongman General Khalifa Haftar (read a more comprehensive profile...

Libyans protest against Italian violation of Libya sovereignty

  • 5 August 2017 - 11:27
Libyans protest against Italian violation of Libya sovereignty

Several Libyans took to the streets in Algeria Square in Tripoli and in Martyrs Square as well to protest and condemn the Italian naval mission that arrived in the Libyan waters.   The protesters called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to step down if they are not capable...

Russia planning to resume Gaddafi-era contracts with Libya

  • 5 August 2017 - 10:12
Russia planning to resume Gaddafi-era contracts with Libya

Russia plans to resume contracts with Libya agreed by former leader Muammar Gaddafi. The infrastructure projects have been frozen since Gaddafi’s assassination and the breakout of civil war. "We plan to resign the contracts signed during Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. This includes the previous...

Italy naval mission in Libya deplored from within GNA officials

  • 5 August 2017 - 09:43
Italy naval mission in Libya deplored from within GNA officials

The deputy head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Al-Mijibri, has criticised the conflicting statements of the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, and his Foreign Minister, Mohammed Sayala, about allowing Italian military troops to position...

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi: Italy looks to Libya with a fascist eye

  • 3 August 2017 - 16:40
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi: Italy looks to Libya with a fascist eye

The son of the late Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddaif, Saif Al-Islam, has stated that the Italian policy toward Libya is based on the colonisation and fascist strategy of the past. Saif Gaddafi, according to a report by Libya 24 TV on Thursday, was cited by a close source as saying that Italy...