Libya

Italian Defence Minister receives Haftar in Rome to help stabilize Libya

  • 27 September 2017 - 10:21
Italian Defence Minister receives Haftar in Rome to help stabilize Libya

Italian officials urged Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar on Tuesday to “contribute effectively” to the U.N. effort to stabilize Libya, and ruled out any military solution to end Libya’s chaos. Haftar met Tuesday with Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti as part of Italy’s efforts...

UN Humanitarian Coordinator condemns continued fighting in Sabratah

  • 26 September 2017 - 10:36
UN Humanitarian Coordinator condemns continued fighting in Sabratah

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Maria Do Valle Ribeiro condemns the continued fighting in the city of Sabratah that has claimed a number of lives, including civilians. According to information received, three civilian men killed and eight others injured, including a woman and an...

Thousands take to public squares in Libya to back up Igtet’s call for reform

  • 25 September 2017 - 20:57
Thousands take to public squares in Libya to back up Igtet’s call for reform

Thousands of Libyans are now demonstrating in different public squares across Libya in support for the reform project of the former Libyan candidate for the post of Prime Minister Basit Igtet. Massive numbers of people took to Martyrs Square in Tripoli, and to the main Misurata, Derna, Al-Zawiya...

Leader of September 25 protest in Libya arrives in Tripoli amid intensified security

  • 25 September 2017 - 10:10
Leader of September 25 protest in Libya arrives in Tripoli amid intensified security

The Libyan former candidate for the Prime Minister position and businessman who lives in Switzerland, Basit Igtet, has arrived this morning in Tripoli's Mitiga Airport. Igtet arrived on the same day (September 25) he is supposed to lead a protest he has been calling for since late June. The...

US kills 17 IS militants in airstrike on Libya desert

  • 24 September 2017 - 21:12
US kills 17 IS militants in airstrike on Libya desert

The US military conducted airstrikes against ISIS fighters in Libya on Friday, the first time it has struck targets in Libya since Donald Trump became President. "In coordination with Libya's Government of National Accord and aligned forces, U.S. forces conducted six precision airstrikes in...

UN delegate to Libya says Gaddafi’s son Saif is welcome to run for president

  • 24 September 2017 - 13:00
UN delegate to Libya says Gaddafi’s son Saif is welcome to run for president

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Ghassan Saalme, has told France 24 in an interview that all Gaddafi regime officials including his son Saif Al-Islam, can be part of the action plan for the solution in Libya. He told France 24 on Saturday that the presidential and parliamentary elections in...

Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration

  • 24 September 2017 - 10:36
Maltese Prime Minister, UN Secretary General discuss Libya and migration

Migration and the situation in Libya dominated a meeting between Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Saturday. Muscat said Libya was an absolute priority to Malta because it was a neighbour state and the effects of the situation could be felt by...

11 killed, over 30 injured in Libya’s Sabratha fighting

  • 24 September 2017 - 00:05
11 killed, over 30 injured in Libya’s Sabratha fighting

11 persons were killed and over 30 others were injured including civilians in the clashes that took place in Sabratha over the last six days. The clashes in Sabratha broke out on Sunday between two armed groups from the city - Fighting IS Operations Room also called Wadi Brigade, and Brigade 48...

UNSMIL announces that Zintan and Tripoli agreed to allow IDPs to return safely to Tripoli

  • 23 September 2017 - 21:38
UNSMIL announces that Zintan and Tripoli agreed to allow IDPs to return safely to Tripoli

As part of its efforts to promote national reconciliation among the Libyans, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) organized a two-day meeting in Tunis on 20 and 21 September, between delegations from Zintan and Tripoli, in order to...

Egypt sentences to death IS militants involved in Copts’ execution in Libya

  • 23 September 2017 - 18:03
Egypt sentences to death IS militants involved in Copts’ execution in Libya

An Egyptian court Saturday condemned to death seven people for membership of the Islamic State group and over the beheading in Libya of 21 Christians, all but one of them from Egypt, judicial officials said. ISIS in Libya posted a video on the internet in February 2015 of the gruesome...