Libya

Tunisian President confirms US use of Tunisia to fly drones over Libya

  • 23 November 2016 - 22:49
Tunisian President confirms US use of Tunisia to fly drones over Libya

The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, confirmed that the US had been for some time flying surveillance drones along border with war-torn Libya. In a TV interview late on Tuesday, Essebsi said the US had flown drones for reconaissance operations on the Tunisian-Libyan border. “This is...

Sabha tribes agree on a three-day ceasefire

  • 23 November 2016 - 20:44
Sabha tribes agree on a three-day ceasefire

The two conflicting tribes of Awlad Sulaiman and Gaddadfah in Sabh have agreed on a ceasefire that will last for three days and will start on Tuesday at 11.00 pm. The truce was reached after the efforts of a committee made up of notables and elders from the southern region and Werfilla tribe,...

Ganfudah besieged residents launch petition asking UK mayors to get them out of Benghazi

  • 23 November 2016 - 20:18
Ganfudah besieged residents launch petition asking UK mayors to get them out of Benghazi

31 civilian families, by the coastal area of Ganfudah in Benghazi, with 390 children and many elders launched Wednesday a petition online asking the London and Edinburgh mayors to help get them out of the district safe and sound. "We are all civilians and take no part in the militant conflict....

IOM: Most immigrants setting off from Libya don’t want to reach Europe

  • 23 November 2016 - 15:21
IOM: Most immigrants setting off from Libya don’t want to reach Europe

The International Organization for Migration says a new survey shows that most immigrants who cross the Mediterranean from Libya, and increasingly die trying, actually don't want to reach Europe. The IOM spokesman Joel Millman says human smugglers have forced out many migrants — at times...

1400 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

  • 23 November 2016 - 15:12
1400 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast

Italy's coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of about 1,400 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean. The coast guard said it had coordinated rescue operations off the Libyan coast earlier on Tuesday as hundreds were in desperate need of help on 11 overcrowded boats. It also...

Five fighters killed as Libyan forces prepare to liberate Sirte

  • 22 November 2016 - 20:04
Five fighters killed as Libyan forces prepare to liberate Sirte

The field hospital in Sirte reported five fighters from the Misurata-led forces as killed and others injured in Tuesday clashes with IS militants in the seaside Jizah neighbourhood. The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation, appointed by the Presidential Council to liberate Sirte, have...

Sabha warring tribes reach a truce

  • 22 November 2016 - 19:15
Sabha warring tribes reach a truce

Member of Sanha Municipality, Ghadfi Abu Saada, confirmed that the Gaddadfah and Awlad Sulaiman tribes have come to a ceasefire agreement starting 6:00 pm...

US, Algeria discuss Libya’s political stalemate in Algiers

  • 22 November 2016 - 13:26
US, Algeria discuss Libya’s political stalemate in Algiers

The Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, met Monday with the US ambassador in Algeria Joan A. Polaschik to discuss the situation in Libya. The US ambassador to Algeria said America welcomes Algeria's contribution in the settlement of...

Uneasy calm in Sabha after clashes cease

  • 21 November 2016 - 19:36
Uneasy calm in Sabha after clashes cease

Sabha has seen uneasy calm since last night after a truce was reached by the interference of some parties in the city. The two tribes ceased their fire after four days of bloody fighting in the city. "In the coming two days an official signing of the truce between Awlad Sulaiman and Gaddadfah...

Death toll of Benghazi car bombing hits 7

  • 21 November 2016 - 17:07
Death toll of Benghazi car bombing hits 7

Medical sources from Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi said the number of the killed persons in the car bombing Monday morning has reached 7 people, including 3 children. The sources added that the number of injuries has also increased reaching over 20 people due to the suicide bombing that took...