Libya

100 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 16 November 2016 - 08:51
100 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

About 100 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after a dinghy capsized off Libya's coast on Tuesday, according to rescue teams in search for survivors. International organisations' rescuers and the Italian coastguards said on Tuesday that they had recovered seven bodies and rescued 23...

Sarkozy received millions of euros from Gaddafi to fund his 2007 campaign

  • 16 November 2016 - 08:21
Sarkozy received millions of euros from Gaddafi to fund his 2007 campaign

France 24 - Just days before a crucial French presidential primary, former President Nicolas Sarkozy is facing fresh allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime. An investigation into the case, involving...

Series of explosions in Azzawiya city, western Tripoli

  • 15 November 2016 - 17:43
Series of explosions in Azzawiya city, western Tripoli

A number of unknown armed people have reportedly exploded a bakery, a restaurant and a foreign security building in the city of Azzawiya, 45 km western of the capital. The mayor of Azzawiya, Abdelkareem Al-Abah told the press Tuesday that two of the buildings were owned by residents from...

Car bomb in eastern Benghazi injures 14 people

  • 15 November 2016 - 15:47
Car bomb in eastern Benghazi injures 14 people

Medical sources from Benghazi said a car bomb blast injured 14 people in Budezida district and they were sent to Al-Jalaa Hospital. Eyewitnesses confirmed on Tuesday that the car bomb exploded near the gate of a market for vegetables in Benghazi’s eastern part, wounding over 14...

Whose side is Russia taking in Libya?

  • 15 November 2016 - 11:47
Whose side is Russia taking in Libya?

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reportedly spoken on the phone with the Deputy Head of the UN-brokered Presidential Council (PC), Ahmed Mitig, and discussed the support needed for the council and the Government of National Accord. According to sources from the PC,...

US warplanes bomb IS militants in south Libya

  • 15 November 2016 - 09:43
US warplanes bomb IS militants in south Libya

US fighter aircraft carried out Monday night three airstrikes targeting houses in Al-Firda, Brak Al-Shatti, southern Libya, said the spokesman of the Third Force appointed to secure the southern region, Mohammed Gliwan. "There were prominent IS leaders in the house." Gliwan added. Three...

Three arms cashes captured by Tunisian forces on Libyan border

  • 14 November 2016 - 18:38
Three arms cashes captured by Tunisian forces on Libyan border

The Tunisian forces have seized three large arms caches near the border with Libya on Saturday and Sunday, the Tunisian Interior Ministry reported. The caches, which include Kalashnikov rifles, rockets and landmines, were found in the border city of Ben Guerdane, which has seen many skirmishes...

14 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

  • 14 November 2016 - 16:51
14 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

Media sources have reported that Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation forces have been clashed with fighters from the Benghazi Shura Council over the last couple of hours in Gawarcha district in Benghazi. 14 Operation Dignity forces have been killed so far and more than 33 others have been...

Kobler in Cairo after meeting Aqilah Saleh in UAE

  • 14 November 2016 - 10:19
Kobler in Cairo after meeting Aqilah Saleh in UAE

The Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to meet Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian Foreign Minister. The meeting on Monday will also be attended by the EU Commissioner for Immigration Affairs. The meeting will touch upon the latest news and...

Presidential Council appoints new ministers

  • 14 November 2016 - 10:12
Presidential Council appoints new ministers

The UN-brokered Presidential Council (PC) appointed Sunday Osama Saleh as a Minister of Finance for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as per the PC law (no.12) for 2016. The PC also appointed a number of deputies. It assigned the deputy of the Ministry of Finance to Abu Bakir...