Libya

Western powers vow to help GNA exact authority all across Libya

  • 31 October 2016 - 17:30
Western powers vow to help GNA exact authority all across Libya

Many western and Arab countries have concluded their London-based meeting on Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) support by voicing their assistance to Fayez Al-Serraj to restore order in all parts in the country, Reuters reported. "In London, officials from the United States,...

One fighter killed as Libyan forces near liberation of Sirte

  • 31 October 2016 - 14:52
One fighter killed as Libyan forces near liberation of Sirte

A source from the field hospital in Sirte has reported that they had received one killed fighter and a number of injuries after fierce clashes with IS militants inside their last spot in Sirte, the seaside Jizah district. “Many other fighter were injured in a new push by the Misurata-led...

London meeting on US support to Libya’s GNA kicks off

  • 31 October 2016 - 11:52
London meeting on US support to Libya’s GNA kicks off

A meeting held in the England's capital, London, and attended by the US Secretary of State John Kerry, kicked off Monday with the presence of the Head of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj. The London meeting is discussing the economic downfall in Libya as well as the...

16 migrant bodies wash up on Zuwara shores

  • 30 October 2016 - 16:41
16 migrant bodies wash up on Zuwara shores

The head of the media office, Al-Khamis Al-Bosaifi, of the Libyan Red Crescent in Zuwara city confirmed that 16 bodies of illegal immigrants were found washed up on the shores of Zuwara Sunday morning. He added that the bodies ere unidentified as the bodies were decomposed in what appeared...

Fierce clashes continue in Azzawiya in western Tripoli, 6 killed

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:24
Fierce clashes continue in Azzawiya in western Tripoli, 6 killed

Armed violent clashes have continued in Azzawiya city in western Tripoli since Friday morning. The clashes between Henish and Khadrawi armed groups from Azzawiya city continued on Sunday in Jamal Abdelnaser St., Buildings area, and Al-Rayhana roundabout as well as the park in downtown the...

Tunisia says ready to reopen embassy in Tripoli

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:18
Tunisia says ready to reopen embassy in Tripoli

The Tunisian government has disclosed that it is ready to reopen its embassy in Tripoli if the Libyan authorities provide guarantees for the safety of the diplomatic attache. The Tunisian Foreign Minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, said Sunday that his country was one of the first countries to...

25 year-old man is behind three-day clashes in Azzawiya city

  • 30 October 2016 - 14:04
25 year-old man is behind three-day clashes in Azzawiya city

His name is Ibrahim Henish from Azzawiya city. He is the youngest in the family and was born in 1990 in downtown Azzawiya, northwestern Tripoli. The clashes in Azzawiya that have so far killed over 6 and injured scores are all between Henish militia and other forces and armed groups in the...

Martin Kobler denounces killing of civilians, assassinations in Benghazi

  • 30 October 2016 - 10:49
Martin Kobler denounces killing of civilians, assassinations in Benghazi

The Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said killing 10 people in cold blood and then tossing them into a landfill is absolutely a heinous crime. Kobler said late on Saturday that the perpetrators must be held accountable and must be brought to justice, calling...

US envoy to Libya urges Libyan forces to uproot IS from Sirte

  • 30 October 2016 - 10:46
US envoy to Libya urges Libyan forces to uproot IS from Sirte

The US envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, urged the Libyan forces fighting IS militants in Sirte to step up the fight so that they gain more ground and uproot the radical group from the entire city. Winer tweeted Sunday that after the liberation of Sirte from IS radicals, the Libyan forces have...

Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others

  • 29 October 2016 - 20:10
Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others

A booby-trapped car exploded on Saturday evening in downtown Benghazi district of al-Kesh which is lined with busy cafes. The blast killed the head of an independent anti-corruption organisation, Mohammed Bougages, who was sitting in a cafe, and five others, officials said. At least 10...