Libya

UNSMIL welcomes unanimous vote on Libya’s constitution

  • 1 August 2017 - 19:53
UNSMIL welcomes unanimous vote on Libya’s constitution

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has welcomed in a statement Tuesday the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) vote on the constitution draft. The UNSMIL said it appreciates the CDA’s effort and resolve throughout the process of writing, then deliberating and later voting on the...

Constitution Drafting Assembly urges elections committee to conduct poll

  • 1 August 2017 - 19:50
Constitution Drafting Assembly urges elections committee to conduct poll

The High National Elections Committee (HNEC) said it had received a letter from the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) urging it to take the needed measures to enable the Libyan people to vote on the approved Libyan constitution. The letter of the CDA, which was posted on the HNEC’s website,...

Libyan bride-to-be dies at bank door trying to withdraw cash

  • 1 August 2017 - 10:58
Libyan bride-to-be dies at bank door trying to withdraw cash

After waiting for over 10 hours at the closed bank door of Jumhouriya Bank in Sarim Street in Tripoli, Siham Al-Rayani, died of fatigue and the following sudden high blood pressure. Sources and eyewitnesses wrote on social media that Siham Al-Rayani died trying to cash her money out of the bank...

Libyan Amazigh Supreme Council: Haftar’s army is terrorist and racist

  • 1 August 2017 - 10:17
Libyan Amazigh Supreme Council: Haftar’s army is terrorist and racist

The Amazigh Supreme Council (ASC) in Libya has declared that the so-called Libyan Arab Army or as Khalifa Haftar names it the Libyan National Army (LNA) is a terrorist and racially-based militia, and does not represent the Amazigh people of Libya. The Amazigh Supreme Council said so in a...

Irish naval ship rescues over 100 immigrants off Libyan coast

  • 1 August 2017 - 10:06
Irish naval ship rescues over 100 immigrants off Libyan coast

An Irish navy vessel rescued 109 migrants off Libya's coast on Sunday, following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, BBC reported. The LÉ William Butler Yeats took four hours to rescue the migrants off Tripoli, before providing food and medical treatment, the BBC...

Amnesty International: Italy’s move to send warships into Libyan waters “shameful”

  • 31 July 2017 - 19:32
Amnesty International: Italy’s move to send warships into Libyan waters “shameful”

Proposals to send warships to police Libyan territorial waters are a shameful attempt by the Italian authorities to circumvent their duty to rescue refugees and migrants at sea and to offer protection to those who need it, said Amnesty International, ahead of a vote in the Italian parliament...

Libyan constitution draft amended after Saturday attack

  • 31 July 2017 - 19:26
Libyan constitution draft amended after Saturday attack

The Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) posted an amended version of the Libyan constitution draft on Sunday after the first version had been approved on Saturday, with a following attack on its members. The amended draft contained a paramount change in the president nominee article saying that...

IS regrouping in Libya taking advantage of loose security, reports

  • 31 July 2017 - 19:21
IS regrouping in Libya taking advantage of loose security, reports

IS is establishing a new stronghold in Libya as government forces in Iraq and Syria chase the terrorists out of its boltholes in the war-ravaged nations, The Daily Mail reported citing Fox News. Terror experts claim the group is taking advantage of the chaotic security and political situation to...

Al-Serraj visited Algeria to discuss Paris declaration with officials

  • 30 July 2017 - 22:38
Al-Serraj visited Algeria to discuss Paris declaration with officials

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj visited Algeria on Saturday to discuss the latest developments in his chaos-ridden country. Also head of the Presidential Council of the National Unity Government in Libya, al-Serraj said his visit "is part of the regular consultations and...

Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly attack: What happened?

  • 30 July 2017 - 20:15
Libya’s Constitution Drafting Assembly attack: What happened?

The Libyan Express was told by an internal source from the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) of the whole details of the Saturday attack on Al-Bayda headquarters, where the Libyan constitution draft was approved by 43 votes out of 44 attending ones. Two hours before the voting, the CDA HQ was...