Libya

Shooting at Libyan Mufti Al-Ghariani untrue

  • 14 June 2017 - 12:25
Shooting at Libyan Mufti Al-Ghariani untrue

A source told the Libyan Express that the rumors about opening fire at the Libyan Mufti Sadiq Al-Ghariani are not true. The source also told the Libyan Express that Al-Ghariani is safe, declining to say where he is staying at the...

IOM: Over 60.000 Libyan IDPs returned to Sirte after IS defeat

  • 13 June 2017 - 23:34
IOM: Over 60.000 Libyan IDPs returned to Sirte after IS defeat

The UN International Organisation for Migration confirmed that over 60.000 Libyan internally displaced persons (IDPs) had returned to Sirte and the telecommunication as well as mobile and internet networks have been reoporated in the city for the first time in two days. Sirte was the IS...

Manchester bomber has planned attack since last December, report says

  • 13 June 2017 - 12:38
Manchester bomber has planned attack since last December, report says

The bomb attack in Manchester last month which killed 22 people was being planned since December, security officials in Libya have told the BBC. The BBC added that Salman Abedi was being watched in Libya more than a month before the attack. Officials in Tripoli have complained about poor...

Over 160 Senegalese migrants deported from Libya

  • 13 June 2017 - 11:46
Over 160 Senegalese migrants deported from Libya

Hundreds of Senegalese migrants who had been trapped in Libya were recently flown back home. Although the majority of the migrants have returned home heavyhearted, hungry, and broke, they are happy to reunite with their families and friends, especially given the kind of brutal abuse they...

UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

  • 12 June 2017 - 22:26
UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday to extend authorization for another year so as to allow the European Union to seize illegal weapons on the high seas off the coast of Libya. The 15-member UN body “decides to extend the authorizations as set out in Resolution...

UNHCR: Over 2.500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast at the weekend

  • 12 June 2017 - 17:34
UNHCR: Over 2.500 migrants rescued off Libyan coast at the weekend

The U.N. refugee agency called on Sunday for European countries to help Italy cope with an increasing flow of migrants after some 2,500 were rescued at the weekend and dozens were reported missing at sea after leaving Libya. Libyan coastguards recovered the bodies of eight migrants from an...

Haftar dissolves Zintan-based brigade after freeing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

  • 12 June 2017 - 13:38
Haftar dissolves Zintan-based brigade after freeing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

The commander of the western military zone of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity, Edris Madi, ordered the brigade of Abu BakirAl-Seddiq be dissolved on Monday. The order comes two days after the brigade announced releasing Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi from Zintan, saying he is free and his whereabouts...

Former Tripoli mayor and Irish-Libyan national blacklisted by Saudi Arabia

  • 12 June 2017 - 13:01
Former Tripoli mayor and Irish-Libyan national blacklisted by Saudi Arabia

An Irish national has been placed on a terror blacklist by Saudi Arabia for the alleged backing of Islamic terror groups, the Irish Independent reported. Mahdi al-Harati (44), who is originally from Firhouse, Dublin, is one of 59 alleged Islamic terrorists who has reportedly been blacklisted by...

8 migrants drowned, 100 missing as boat capsizes off Libya’s shores

  • 11 June 2017 - 13:23
8 migrants drowned, 100 missing as boat capsizes off Libya’s shores

At least eight migrants drowned when their Europe-bound boat sank off Libya's coast and at least 100 people are missing, a coastguard official said on Saturday. The eight bodies were on an inflatable craft that can carry up to 120 passengers, said Colonel Fathi al-Rayani, head of the coastguard...

Car bomb attack rocks Benghazi, eastern Libya

  • 11 June 2017 - 13:15
Car bomb attack rocks Benghazi, eastern Libya

Over five people were injured as a car bomb detonated at the same minute the convoy of Benghazi mayor was passing through in northwestern the city. Benghazi mayor, Abdel Rahman Al-Abar, was also injured, but according to media sources citing Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi, his injury is not...