Libya

Salafists loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar control Sabratha, declare war on Tripoli

  • 6 October 2017 - 13:18
Salafists loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar control Sabratha, declare war on Tripoli

After over 15 days of intense fighting in the coastal city of Sabratha, an alliance of Salafists forces, Madkhalists, and forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, who heads Operation Dignity in Benghazi, has announced taking control of the city, pushing the main rival Brigade 48 away from...

Libyan eastern parliament demands an apology from UK Foreign Minister over Sirte gaffe

  • 5 October 2017 - 18:39
Libyan eastern parliament demands an apology from UK Foreign Minister over Sirte gaffe

The foreign affairs committee of Libya’s eastern-based parliament demanded an apology on Thursday from British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over a remark about clearing dead bodies from the former Islamic State stronghold of Sirte. Johnson told members of his Conservative Party earlier this...

Maltese fishing vessel seized in Libya’s Benghazi

  • 5 October 2017 - 11:49
Maltese fishing vessel seized in Libya’s Benghazi

A Maltese vessel has been held in Libya for more than a week, its owner told The Malta Independent. The Maltese flagged fishing vessel Salvatur VI, MFA0172VLT, owned by Salvatur VI Fishing Company Limited), with 1 Italian Captain and 6 Indonesian crew members on board, has been held by the...

UN in Libya condemns IS suicide attack on Misurata

  • 5 October 2017 - 09:24
UN in Libya condemns IS suicide attack on Misurata

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned the suicide attack on Misurata courthouse and underscored that those behind the incident must be held accountable. At least three individuals were killed and more than 35 injured in the attack on Wednesday, the responsibility for...

Clashes erupt in southern Libya capital

  • 4 October 2017 - 23:31
Clashes erupt in southern Libya capital

Clashes erupted in the southern part of the Libyan Capital, mainly near Qasir Ben Ghashir and Bear Al-Aalem between Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and an alliance of brigades led by ex-regime followers and Gaddafi loyalists positioned in camps near the area. According to sources from Qasir...

UK Foreign Minister makes “Dead Bodies” joke, angers Libyans

  • 4 October 2017 - 19:53
UK Foreign Minister makes “Dead Bodies” joke, angers Libyans

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson has been bitterly criticised over his Libya "dead bodies" gaffe at a conference on Tuesday. Johnson said that Sirte might as well become the new Dubai if only the dead bodies are cleared away, laughing at the end of his joke. "British businesses wanted to...

ISIS claims Misurata sucide attack in Libya

  • 4 October 2017 - 14:12
ISIS claims Misurata sucide attack in Libya

Islamic State has claimed an attack in the Libyan city of Misrata in which at least three people were killed on Wednesday, the militant group’s news agency Amaq said. It said fighters loyal to the group had attacked a court building in the city where shooting and an explosion were reported. The...

ISIS militants blast Misurata courts compound, four killed, 15 injured

  • 4 October 2017 - 12:56
ISIS militants blast Misurata courts compound, four killed, 15 injured

Sources from the city and the media office of Al=Bunyan Al-Msrsous said two ISIS militnats carried out an explosion at the Misurata courts compound killing four people and injuring at least 15 others. The explosion took place before midday on Wednesday, and sources added that two attackers were...

Explosion at Misurata courts compund, four killed

  • 4 October 2017 - 12:41
Explosion at Misurata courts compund, four killed

Explosion in Misurata courts compound killed four people and injured over 15. according to local media. This is a breaking news...more details to...

138 Nigerians voluntarily return home from Libya

  • 4 October 2017 - 09:25
138 Nigerians voluntarily return home from Libya

138 Nigerians voluntarily returned to their country from Libya on Tuesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration. It was gathered that the returnees, who were received by the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, were said to have been stranded in Libya...