Libya

Turkey: Libya’s crisis is political, it needs peaceful dialogue without foreign intervention

  • 14 August 2016 - 16:24
Turkey: Libya’s crisis is political, it needs peaceful dialogue without foreign intervention

The Turkish delegate to Libya and vice prime minister, Emrullah İşler, negated his country’s interst in meddling into Libya’s internal affairs saying Turkey sees the dialogue and political agreement as the only way out of the current Libyan crisis. Talking to the Turkish newspaper, Daily...

Italy appoints new ambassador to Libya aiming to reopen embassy soon

  • 14 August 2016 - 13:11
Italy appoints new ambassador to Libya aiming to reopen embassy soon

Speaking to Correiere della Sera on Thursday, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had nominated Giuseppe Perrone to head the Italian embassy in Tripoli. Gentiloni said the embassy in Tripoli will open as soon as security situation in the capital...

Kajman: Killing civilians in Ganfudah is not acceptable, safe passages will soon open

  • 14 August 2016 - 12:50
Kajman: Killing civilians in Ganfudah is not acceptable, safe passages will soon open

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Abdel Salam Kajman said attacking civilians in Ganfudah whether by airstrikes or any other way is rejected even if there is a conflict in the area, pointing out that there are families who have been...

Canadian firm fueled war in Libya’s east by shipping arms via UAE despite UN arms embargo

  • 13 August 2016 - 16:52
Canadian firm fueled war in Libya’s east by shipping arms via UAE despite UN arms embargo

Local media in Canada and CBC has reported that a Canadian company (Streit Group) manufactured dozens of armoured personnel carriers (APCs) that it finally shipped to Libya, despite United Nations embargo on sending weapons to Libya via the UAE. "It is very disappointing and irresponsible as...

Libyan forces announce final battle dubbed “Macmadas” to eradicate IS from Sirte

  • 13 August 2016 - 11:21
Libyan forces announce final battle dubbed “Macmadas” to eradicate IS from Sirte

A senior leader in the Libyan forces military operation Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced on Friday that the Misurata-led forces appointed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord have kicked off the final battle to eliminate IS radical group from the remaining hideouts in the city of Sirte...

Foreign drones bomb Ganfuda district in Benghazi killing number of civilians

  • 13 August 2016 - 09:28
Foreign drones bomb Ganfuda district in Benghazi killing number of civilians

French drones, supporting Dignity Operation led by Khalifa Haftar, bombed civilian houses for foreign workers in Ganfuda district in Benghazi, sources from the city reported. The sources said a French drone carried out three to four airstrikes hitting at the end a house in Ganfuda district...

Kobler: public support for GNA has dwindled sharply

  • 13 August 2016 - 08:56
Kobler: public support for GNA has dwindled sharply

Support for the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord in Libya is "crumbling" amid increased power outages and a weakening currency that is hitting crucial imports, the United Nations' envoy to the embattled north African country told a newspaper. The Government of National Accord (GNA) has...

23 Egyptian nationals kidnapped in Brega, freed and sent back home

  • 13 August 2016 - 08:51
23 Egyptian nationals kidnapped in Brega, freed and sent back home

Egypt’s state television reported Friday that 23 Egyptian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed and returned to their country. The workers, who had been taken hostage 10 days earlier, were freed by “Libyan special forces in coordination with the Egyptian general intelligence service,”...

Libyan forces close in on IS last two hideouts in Sirte, kill senior leader

  • 12 August 2016 - 23:11
Libyan forces close in on IS last two hideouts in Sirte, kill senior leader

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous announced on Friday that the Misurata-led forces killed a senior IS leader, Abu Mohammed (Walid Al-Buaishi) in the clashes that led to liberating IS base in Sirte - Ouagadougou Conference Halls Complex. Abuaishi is from Ajdabiya city in the east, he...

AL-Serraj warns European powers of IS militants infiltrating to Europe on boats

  • 11 August 2016 - 17:29
AL-Serraj warns European powers of IS militants infiltrating to Europe on boats

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has warned European leaders that Islamic State militants are infiltrating the large number of migrants pouring into Italy. The new Prime Minister of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, who was elected earlier this year, is warning European leaders that the fight...