Libya

Tunisia voices support for UNSMIL’s action plan in Libya

  • 23 September 2017 - 12:52
Tunisia voices support for UNSMIL’s action plan in Libya

Tunisia’s foreign minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, used his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Friday to give strong backing to the special envoy’s action plan for Libya. Mr Jhinaoui said Tunis was coordinating closely with Egypt and Algeria as Libya’s neighbours to back...

US welcomes UN envoy’s action plan in Libya, rejecting support for individuals outside the plan

  • 23 September 2017 - 10:46
US welcomes UN envoy’s action plan in Libya, rejecting support for individuals outside the plan

The United States has welcomed the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. "We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General...

Clashes in Libya’s Sabratha cease after killing of civilians

  • 23 September 2017 - 10:18
Clashes in Libya’s Sabratha cease after killing of civilians

After a bombshell fell on a car of a civilian family leading to the death of the husband and the injury of the wife - some reports say she died, the clashes in Sabratha came to a devised ceasefire by the efforts of neighboring cities. After six days of deadly clashes between Fighting IS...

Eastern forces in Libya claim digging out a mass grave in Sabri, Benghazi

  • 21 September 2017 - 17:48
Eastern forces in Libya claim digging out a mass grave in Sabri, Benghazi

The Operation Dignity's Saiqa Special Forces in eastern Libya have allegedly found a mass grave containing 80 bodies at a site of ancient ruins near the Sidi Khribesh lighthouse in Benghazi’s Sabri district. According to Mari Al-Houti, the head of investigations with Saiqa, the Red Crescent...

Over 100 illegal immigrants feared dead off Libya coast

  • 21 September 2017 - 17:38
Over 100 illegal immigrants feared dead off Libya coast

Over 100 migrants have been reported missing following a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, the Libyan Navy said, based on survivors' reports. A Libyan Navy spokesman, admiral Ayob Amr Ghasem, contacted by ANSA, said that ''over 100 migrants were reported missing'' after a boat sank in front of the...

Al-Serraj addresses UN General Assembly, brings nothing new but calls for more support

  • 21 September 2017 - 10:37
Al-Serraj addresses UN General Assembly, brings nothing new but calls for more support

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj said that international support is essential to ensure progress in the country. "The Political Agreement which had been reached between the different parties after two years of negotiations remains...

UN action plan in Libya explained by Ghassan Salame

  • 20 September 2017 - 22:28
UN action plan in Libya explained by Ghassan Salame

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UN delegate to Libya Ghassan Salame launches action plan to end stalemate

  • 20 September 2017 - 22:07
UN delegate to Libya Ghassan Salame launches action plan to end stalemate

The UN delegate to Libya , Ghassan Salame, set out an “action plan” on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York that proposes amending a 2015 peace deal that quickly stalled. Salame, who took up his post in August, proposed reducing the unwieldy GNA Presidency Council to three...

3 civilians killed by landmine bast in Benghazi

  • 20 September 2017 - 21:06
3 civilians killed by landmine bast in Benghazi

A medical source from Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi reported Tuesday on a local TV Channel in Libya that three civilians were killed by a landmine blast in Al-Sabri, Benghazi. The source said the blast took place as the three people were going inside a building in the neighborhood, adding that...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade changes stance, vows to protect September 25 march

  • 20 September 2017 - 10:54
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade changes stance, vows to protect September 25 march

The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade - one of the key security apparatuses in the Libyan capital - has changed its stance on the upcoming demonstrations of September 25, vowing to protect the freedom of speech and expression. In a post on Facebook by the brigade's commander, Haithem Al-Tajouri,...