Libya

Libyans celebrate sixth anniversary of 17 February revolution on Friday

  • 16 February 2017 - 12:20
Libyans celebrate sixth anniversary of 17 February revolution on Friday

Friday, 17 February, 2017 will be the day in which Libyans will commemorate the sixth anniversary of their 17 February revolution that toppled over the tyrant reign of Muamar Gaddafi and ended up killing him On October 20, 2011. Signs of ceremony are everywhere in Libya’s cities and...

UN concerned over formation of parallel military bodies in Libya, Kobler says

  • 16 February 2017 - 12:13
UN concerned over formation of parallel military bodies in Libya, Kobler says

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said that the efforts to form parallel military forces in Libya that could hinder the implementation of the country’s peace process are a cause of concern. "Attempts to create parallel bodies and obstruct the implementation of the Libyan Political...

Operation Dignity warplanes attack Benghazi Defence Brigades at Jufra airbase

  • 15 February 2017 - 14:54
Operation Dignity warplanes attack Benghazi Defence Brigades at Jufra airbase

The warplanes of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya have conducted several airstrikes on Jufra airbase, targeting locations for the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) in there. According to official sources from the Benghazi Defence Brigades, the Khalifa Haftar-led air force carried out...

Tripoli International Airport to reopen Thursday

  • 15 February 2017 - 12:16
Tripoli International Airport to reopen Thursday

The Tripoli International Airport is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, sources from the National Salvation Government (NSG) of Khalifa Al-Ghweil reported. According to the sources, the NSG will hold the reopening ceremony on Thursday one day before the sixth anniversary of the 17 February...

Haftar rejects meeting with GNA Prime Minister, Al-Serraj in Cairo

  • 14 February 2017 - 22:42
Haftar rejects meeting with GNA Prime Minister, Al-Serraj in Cairo

The leader of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity, which is an operation appointed by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet the Government of National Accord's Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sirraj, in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting, according to Egyptian...

Egyptian army enters Libyan territories to free 133 Egyptian nationals from Ajdabiya

  • 14 February 2017 - 19:44
Egyptian army enters Libyan territories to free 133 Egyptian nationals from Ajdabiya

The Egyptian military spokesperson announced on Tuesday that army forces from Egypt were able to free 133 Egyptian nationals, who had previously been kidnapped in Libya. The statement did not give details about the nature of the kidnappers, but described it as “one of the criminal militant...

Haftar’s Operation Dignity floundering as strong military ranks defect

  • 13 February 2017 - 21:13
Haftar’s Operation Dignity floundering as strong military ranks defect

The Operation Dignity leader Khalifa Haftar has been delivered a big blow as one of his forces’ senior leaders, Captain Adel Al-Dersi, announced his defection on air on Monday. Speaking to a local TV channel, Al-Nabaa, Al-Dersi defected from what he called the Libyan National Army, and the...

Former Operation Dignity official Al-Barasi condemns Haftar’s attempt to kidnap him

  • 13 February 2017 - 19:58
Former Operation Dignity official Al-Barasi condemns Haftar’s attempt to kidnap him

The former senior leader of Operation Dignity, which is led by Khalifa Haftar, Colonel Faraj Al-Barasi, was not abducted by the armed groups of Operation Dignity, said Colonel Abdelsalam Al-Barasi, adding he deplores these terrorists and criminal acts. According to Al-Nabaa TV, Al-Barasi has...

UN Secretary General says Fayyad is “right choice” for Libya delegate

  • 13 February 2017 - 18:02
UN Secretary General says Fayyad is “right choice” for Libya delegate

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad was the right person to be the world body's envoy to Libya after the United States raised objections to the choice, Reuters reported. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki...

GNA Prime Minister to propose mini-government with Haftar as commander of Libya’s army

  • 13 February 2017 - 15:13
GNA Prime Minister to propose mini-government with Haftar as commander of Libya’s army

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, is going to propose an initiative for forming a mini-government as part of a transitional phase, aiming at getting Libya out of its current political impasse, reliable sources...