Libya

Sectarianism sweeps through Libya as eastern government slams Amazigh’s Islamic doctrine as heretic

  • 12 July 2017 - 11:13
Sectarianism sweeps through Libya as eastern government slams Amazigh’s Islamic doctrine as heretic

As early as last week, the Supreme Awaqaf Committee for religious affairs at the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni - part of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives - issued a fatwa that said Ibadis (Muslims following a different doctrine from Sunnis and Shiites) are infidels and other...

UNSMIL’s “Liberation” of Benghazi

  • 12 July 2017 - 09:57
Mohamed Ramadan

On Wednesday 5th July 2017, Khalifa Haftar appeared on TV and announced the “complete undiminished liberation” of Benghazi, the exact Arabic words he used were “تحريراً غير منقوص”. Six days later, the fighting is still raging not only in the heart of Benghazi’s Old Town,...

Belhaj’s case at the UK Supreme Court turning nightmarish, UK press reports

  • 11 July 2017 - 19:26
Belhaj’s case at the UK Supreme Court turning nightmarish, UK press reports

The current Chairman of Watan Political Party in Libya, Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, who were victims of a joint MI6-CIA “rendition” operation, have been plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare by the attempt to have their claim against the former foreign secretary Jack Straw...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade controls Garabulli after three days of clashes

  • 11 July 2017 - 17:21
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade controls Garabulli after three days of clashes

Pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) issued a statement on Tuesday announcing full control of eastern Tripoli Garabulli and Gawea districts after three days of clashes. "We are now in full control of Garabulli and all vital facilities and checkpoints in...

Eastern forces already devised plan to control Tripoli, says spokesman

  • 11 July 2017 - 12:14
Eastern forces already devised plan to control Tripoli, says spokesman

The spokesman of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismary, revealed on Monday that they had already placed military tactics for the control of Libya's capital, Tripoli, and all of the western region. "We are going to control the western region and its ports...

Health Ministry: 4 deaths, 21 injuries in east Tripoli clashes

  • 11 July 2017 - 11:35
Health Ministry: 4 deaths, 21 injuries in east Tripoli clashes

The Health Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli announced Monday that the aftermath of the clashes in Garabulli and Gawea areas on both Sunday and Monday led to the killing of four people and injuring of 21. The Health Ministry also said on Facebook that the...

US ponders reopening embassy in Tripoli, consulate in Benghazi and intelligence sharing with Libya

  • 11 July 2017 - 10:55
US ponders reopening embassy in Tripoli, consulate in Benghazi and intelligence sharing with Libya

A new diplomatic and military policy for Libya that could significantly expand US involvement in the country could be finalized by the Trump administration in the next few weeks, according to two US officials, the CNN reported. The policy, if approved, would aim to further the existing US goal...

UNSMIL concerned over clashes in east Tripoli

  • 10 July 2017 - 15:46
UNSMIL concerned over clashes in east Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said Sunday that it was concerned of the clashes that erupted in eastern Tripoli on Sunday between forces aligned with the Salvation Government and forces of the Government of National Accord. UNSMIL tweeted that the clashes in Garabulli...

Violent clashes rage on in Garabulli, eastern Tripoli, deaths reported

  • 9 July 2017 - 23:03
Violent clashes rage on in Garabulli, eastern Tripoli, deaths reported

Two foreign workers have been reported dead and three others wounded as a random rocket fell on their house in Gawea area near Garabulli district, eastern Tripoli, where clashes are raging on between forces from Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and others related to Government of National Accord...

Libyan Military Appointed Mayors chasing it’s Frozen Assets in Geneva

  • 9 July 2017 - 22:21
Libyan Military Appointed Mayors chasing it’s Frozen Assets in Geneva

A delegation of mayors of municipal councils of eastern region of Libya visited Geneva to “request unfreezing of Libyan financial assets”. The delegation was led by Ms. Fawziyah el-Ferjani, the “director of international relations at the office of the military governor of Derna - Ben...