Libya

UN report says trial of Gaddafi’s son and regime officials “flawed”

  • 21 February 2017 - 14:22
UN report says trial of Gaddafi’s son and regime officials “flawed”

The UN claimed on Tuesday that the trial in Libya of Saif Islam Gaddafi, the son of the killed Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, and other members of his regime failed to meet international fair trial standards. The United Nations said in a report on Tuesday that the case is the "most...

Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore Al-Zawiya in western Libya

  • 21 February 2017 - 13:09
Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore Al-Zawiya in western Libya

The bodies of 74 migrants washed ashore on the Libyan coast after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, aid workers said Tuesday. The Libyan Red Crescent said the bodies were recovered in the northwestern coastal city of Zawiya. Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International...

Two killed in clashes between armed forces in Zliten, northwestern Libya

  • 20 February 2017 - 22:03
Two killed in clashes between armed forces in Zliten, northwestern Libya

Two people were killed and over three others were injured in clashes that broke out in Zliten city on Monday afternoon between the Joint Security Room in Zliten and another force, said to be from Misurata city. Misurata city is nearby Zliten with some 60-70 kilometers away. According to...

Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt sign a deal to settle down Libya’s political crisis

  • 20 February 2017 - 18:58
Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt sign a deal to settle down Libya’s political crisis

The Foreign Minister of Tunisian, Khemaies Jhinaoui, has signed a deal together with Algerian Minister of Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, and the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukri, to settle down Libya's political crisis. They all agreed to continue to...

Al-Serraj wants Russia to persuade Haftar to be part of Libya’s GNA

  • 20 February 2017 - 15:45
Al-Serraj wants Russia to persuade Haftar to be part of Libya’s GNA

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, said he would like to see Russia helping his government to overcome crisis in Libya. Fayez Al-Serraj told Reuters on Sunday that he is hopeful that Russia might act as an intermediary between him and...

Sudanese Islamist leader’s second son killed in strikes on IS in Libya, reports

  • 20 February 2017 - 15:37
Sudanese Islamist leader’s second son killed in strikes on IS in Libya, reports

Sudan Tribune - Second son of the late leader of Jamaat Ansar al Sunnah in Sudan, Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamzah, has been killed during an air raid against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sirte town, 500 kilometres east of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Mohamed Khalifa Siddig, an expert on Islamic groups...

Al-Serraj escapes assassination attempt on Libya’s capital highway

  • 20 February 2017 - 14:55
Al-Serraj escapes assassination attempt on Libya’s capital highway

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj escaped an assassination attempt  about an hour ago today as his convoy was driving on Tripoli's highway.According to sources contacting the Libyan Express, Al-Serraj's convoy, which...

Eastern military governor bans Libyan women from traveling without male escort

  • 19 February 2017 - 21:16
Eastern military governor bans Libyan women from traveling without male escort

  A tendentious decision to ban Libyan women from traveling without being escorted by a male from their first degree relatives was taken on Sunday by the Military Governor of the eastern region of Libya, Abdel Razik Al-Nadori. Abdel Razik Al-Nadori was appointed by the Tobruk-based...

GNA Interior Ministry denies resignation of Minister Al-Khuja

  • 19 February 2017 - 18:49
GNA Interior Ministry denies resignation of Minister Al-Khuja

The media bureau of the Government of National Accord's Interior Ministry has denied the claims about the resignation of the Interior Minister, Aref Al-Khuja, from his post. The Head of the media bureau, Mohammed Al-Zuwam, said that the news of Al-Khuja's resignation that was spread on media...

US military obtained critical intelligence from January strikes on IS in Libya

  • 19 February 2017 - 13:31
US military obtained critical intelligence from January strikes on IS in Libya

Senior U.S. military officials say the massive airstrikes that killed more than 80 Islamic State militants in southern Libya last month generated critical computer data, documents and information from prisoner interrogations that the U.S. can use to track and target more fighters, according to...