Libya

Western Coast Guard intercepted 300 immigrants northern Sabratha

  • 1 September 2016 - 12:25
Western Coast Guard intercepted 300 immigrants northern Sabratha

The Coast Guard in the western region at Azzawiya Refinery intercepted 300 illegal immigrants on Wednesday. The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, said among the immigrants there were 5 women who were on two dinghies in northern Sabratha. Qasim added that 169 immigrants of African...

HoR Chief of Staff appoints Brigadiers Gen. as Mayor of Al-Kufra

  • 1 September 2016 - 10:05
HoR Chief of Staff appoints Brigadiers Gen. as Mayor of Al-Kufra

Abdelrazik Al-Nathory, the military governor of the east and Chief of Staff of the HoR army, appointed Brigadier Gen. Al-Mabrook Al-Ghazwi as the mayor of Al-Kufra city to replace the elected mayor Muftah Khalil. Al-Ghazwi was appointed after another military rank refused to take the job amid...

After Tunisia, Algeria moves to build a separation barrier on border with Libya

  • 31 August 2016 - 19:08
After Tunisia, Algeria moves to build a separation barrier on border with Libya

Sources from Algeria reported Wednesday that the Algerian government had started building a sand barrier on the borders with Libya and Tunisia so that it can separate itself from the danger and security threats, according to the sources. The sources added that the barrier-wall will be up to...

Presidential Council’s delegation headed by Al-Serraj visits Sirte

  • 31 August 2016 - 17:02
Presidential Council’s delegation headed by Al-Serraj visits Sirte

A delegation headed by Fayez Al-Serraj, th Head of the Presidential Council, along with his deputy Ahmed Mitig visited Wednesday morning Sirte and met with the senior leaders of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, which is formed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), sources told...

Libyan forces find fuel, ammo, and armoured vehicles storage in freed Neighbourhood 1

  • 30 August 2016 - 17:41
Libyan forces find fuel, ammo, and armoured vehicles storage in freed Neighbourhood 1

The Libyan forces of the UN-backed Government of National Accord along with the engineers unit found in the liberated Neighbourhood 1 on Tuesday more than one storage for fuel, ammunition and armoured vehicles as well as heavy and medium weapons left by IS militants after they were defeated and...

Five Dignity Operation fighters killed in clashes with Benghazi Shura Council

  • 30 August 2016 - 17:19
Five Dignity Operation fighters killed in clashes with Benghazi Shura Council

Media sources reported Tuesday that clashes between Dignity Operation forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, and Benghazi Shura Council renewed on the western frontline. The sources indicated that five fighters from Dignity Operation were killed and others were injured in the fierce clashes that...

Final chemical weapons in Libya shipped to Germany on board Danish vessel

  • 30 August 2016 - 16:02
Final chemical weapons in Libya shipped to Germany on board Danish vessel

Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country, officials said Tuesday, under a UN-backed plan to ensure the arsenal could not fall into the wrong hands. The move will ease fears that extremists like the Islamic State group could gain access to the weapons in Libya,...

Roadworks underway on the reopened coastal road between Azzawiya and Wershefana

  • 29 August 2016 - 20:22
Roadworks underway on the reopened coastal road between Azzawiya and Wershefana

General Electricity Company workers have started service works for the road light poles on the newly reopened coastal road between Janzour and Azzawiya. On Sunday, the General Electricity Company added that the work teams are doing their best to finish the roadworks as fast as possible for...

Libya shuts down embassy in Chad over expulsion of its diplomats

  • 29 August 2016 - 10:35
Libya shuts down embassy in Chad over expulsion of its diplomats

Libya's embassy in Chad closed its doors until a further notice after the Foreign Ministry of Chad demanded the deportation of twelve of Libyan diplomats from the embassy and the consulate in the capital N'Djamena. The Chadian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the Libyan government saying...

Libyan forces to announce liberation of Sirte after retaking over 70% of neighbourhoods 1&3

  • 29 August 2016 - 09:38
Libyan forces to announce liberation of Sirte after retaking over 70% of neighbourhoods 1&3

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation of the Government of National Accord, led by forces from Misurata city, announced Sunday capturing over 70% of neighbourhood 1 after fierce and close clashes with IS militants, who fought like they got nothing to lose, yet at last were cornered...