Libya

Libya is major sea route to Europe for illegal migrants, IOM reported

  • 22 August 2016 - 11:54
Libya is major sea route to Europe for illegal migrants, IOM reported

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that Libya is a major country for immigration to Europe from North Africa. According to the organisation, some 77,000 people reached Europe through Libya during the first seven months of 2016, including more than 7,000 unaccompanied...

General Electricity Company employees urge Presidential Council to pay them their salaries

  • 22 August 2016 - 11:42
General Electricity Company employees urge Presidential Council to pay them their salaries

The General Electricity Company employees went on a sit-in on Sunday to demand their salaries, which have not been paid for them since last March, saying they will go on a strike if their salaries were not paid immediately. The employees called on the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered...

IS suffers major loss as Libyan forces advance more into its last hideouts

  • 22 August 2016 - 09:16
IS suffers major loss as Libyan forces advance more into its last hideouts

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord said its Misurata-led forces had advanced into the last two spots of IS militants in Sirte in Neighbourhoods 1 and 3. The media office added on its Facebook page that the forces captured the...

Libyan forces kicked off aerial surveillance operation to bust IS escapees

  • 21 August 2016 - 09:47
Libyan forces kicked off aerial surveillance operation to bust IS escapees

Air force units of Libya's Government of National Accord launched an operation on Saturday to cut off potential escape routes for militants holed up in the coastal city of Sirte, Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces said. The forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), on their Facebook page,...

Libya’s Intelligence said it foiled IS attempt to assassinate Al-Serraj

  • 20 August 2016 - 19:50
Libya’s Intelligence said it foiled IS attempt to assassinate Al-Serraj

Libya’s intelligence service said it has foiled a Daesh plot to assassinate Prime Minister of the unity government, Fayez al-Sarraj, in the capital Tripoli. “The intelligence service has recently arrested the head of a Daesh cell who was planning an operation in the government...

Misurata and eastern Abidat tribe agree on ending war in Benghazi, Derna

  • 20 August 2016 - 19:01
Misurata and eastern Abidat tribe agree on ending war in Benghazi, Derna

The elders and notables of Misurata city and those of Abidat eastern tribe have agreed on urging all parties to establish a ceasefire in the eastern cities of Benghazi and Derna. The elders of the two sides urged the Presidential Council of the UN-backed government to form a national...

Al-Serraj urges west to press Libya’s neighbouring countries into protecting joint borders

  • 20 August 2016 - 11:32
Al-Serraj urges west to press Libya’s neighbouring countries into protecting joint borders

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, said Friday that the western countries should put pressure on Chad, Mali and Niger in order to have more security on the borders with Libya. Al-Serraj told a German newspaper Friday...

Kobler: 2.4 million people need urgent humanitarian aids in Libya

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:31
Kobler: 2.4 million people need urgent humanitarian aids in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Friday that the World Humanitarian Day event serves as a strong reminder of the urgent need to address the worsening humanitarian situation across Libya. Kobler added that more than 2.4 million people in Libya are in need of humanitarian...

AFRICOM: Three airstrikes on IS in Sirte Thursday makes US total bombings 65

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:28
AFRICOM: Three airstrikes on IS in Sirte Thursday makes US total bombings 65

The US Command in Africa (AFRICOM) said the US warplanes have carried out 65 airstrikes until last Thursday when it bombed IS locations in Sirte three times. The US, which started bombarding IS in Sirte on August 1st under the request of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, named this...

5 Syrians including children drowned off Libyan coast as boat bound to Europe capsized

  • 20 August 2016 - 10:21
5 Syrians including children drowned off Libyan coast as boat bound to Europe capsized

Three Syrian children drowned along with three adults when a wooden boat trying to carry war refugees to Europe capsized off the coast of Libya, a humanitarian rescue group said on Friday. The bodies of two girls, aged eight months and five years, were pulled out of the sea about 22 nautical...