Libya

Donald Trump says IS has taken over oil ports in Libya

  • 7 September 2016 - 17:25
Donald Trump says IS has taken over oil ports in Libya

Donald Trump said again on Tuesday that the Islamic State has "taken over" oil supplies in Libya, though the terror group appears never to have controlled the country's oil nor had the ability to profit from it. A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag...

Tunisia proposes a Pan-Arab initiative to resolve Libya’s crisis

  • 7 September 2016 - 17:07
Tunisia proposes a Pan-Arab initiative to resolve Libya’s crisis

Tunisia's ambassador in the Arab League, Najib Al-Munif, proposed an initiative at the end of the 146th Arab League summit that aims to boost the Arab League's role in resolving the Libyan political crisis by sending in a ministerial committee to sit and resolve the rift between Libyan...

Libyan forces seize key positions from IS in neighbourhood (3) Sirte

  • 6 September 2016 - 20:09
Libyan forces seize key positions from IS in neighbourhood (3) Sirte

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA), announced advancing into more parts of the last IS hideout in Sirte, neighbourhood (3). The Misurata-led forces captured Tuesday the building of the civil court and the savings...

Four Dignity Operation fighters killed by a landmine in Gawarcha, Benghazi

  • 6 September 2016 - 19:22
Four Dignity Operation fighters killed by a landmine in Gawarcha, Benghazi

Sources from the Benghazi Shura Council reported Tuesday that four fighters from Dignity Operation forces of Khalifa Haftar were killed and others were wounded by a landmine blast in Gawarcha frontline in the war-torn city. The sources, which asked to remain unidentified, also said that...

Khalifa Haftar says Egypt and Chad are his top supporters

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:14
Khalifa Haftar says Egypt and Chad are his top supporters

  Dignity Operation leader Khalifa Haftar said in an interview with Russian news agency Sputnik that Chad and Egypt are the top supporting countries giving him military and other forms of support, while other neighbouring countries are very hesitant. On Monday, Sputnik reported Haftar as...

Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:09
Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle

Libyan forces took hold Monday of the seaside Jizah naighbourhood after heavy clashes and became inches away from the last nooks IS militants are holed inside. The media office posted Monday photos showing the Jizah neighbourhood and showing the advance of the Misurata-led forces appointed...

French Defense Minister warns that IS militants might spill from Libya into Egypt and Tunisia

  • 5 September 2016 - 19:55
French Defense Minister warns that IS militants might spill from Libya into Egypt and Tunisia

The French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday that it is quite likely that IS radical groups remaining in Libya would flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being pushed and defeated in their Libyan stronghold of Sirte, "We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread...

Eid Al-Adha sparks wrath among Libyans over cash shortages and government carelessness

  • 5 September 2016 - 13:08
Eid Al-Adha sparks wrath among Libyans over cash shortages and government carelessness

Cash shortage has never been this tough on Libyans as nowadays as it coincides with the coming of Eid Al-Adha , when people are obliged to buy sheep as "a sacrifice" as part of Islamic traditions and worshiping rituals. This need for buying is met with tight-wad banking experience and acute...

Presidential Council welcomes release of adviser Zubi

  • 5 September 2016 - 13:01
Presidential Council welcomes release of adviser Zubi

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord issued a statement Monday welcoming the release of the member of the General National Congress, adviser Sulaiman Zubi, from Zintan after two years of forced disappearance. The statement of the Presidential Council also...

HoR Speaker appoints new dialogue committee, asks UNSMIL to recognise it

  • 5 September 2016 - 09:49
HoR Speaker appoints new dialogue committee, asks UNSMIL to recognise it

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agilah Saleh, has sent a letter to the Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, asking him to only deal with the new dialogue committee appointed by him as per decrees (2/3) for this year. The spokesman of the HoR in Tobruk,...