Libya

Tunisian President: Libyans should hold onto political agreement

  • 8 August 2017 - 10:38
Tunisian President: Libyans should hold onto political agreement

The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has said his country is in full support of all agreements made by Libyan conflicting parties that lead to stability and security. In a meeting with the Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, Essebsi said...

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 155 migrants off Tripoli shores

  • 8 August 2017 - 09:52
Libyan Coast Guard rescues 155 migrants off Tripoli shores

Libyan coastguards rescued Monday 155 people, including 18 women and 10 children, near the capital city of Tripoli. The migrants came from several countries, including Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan as well as sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, according to Italian media reports. Libya has...

UN, international and national organizations call for end of Derna siege in east Libya

  • 7 August 2017 - 19:18
UN, international and national organizations call for end of Derna siege in east Libya

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, has expressed concerns over reports of severe shortages of basic necessities, including life saving medical supplies due to the siege laid on Derna in east Libya by the forces of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity. “I urge all parties...

British Special Force troops operate in Libya to block IS regrouping, combat human traffickers

  • 7 August 2017 - 10:12
British Special Force troops operate in Libya to block IS regrouping, combat human traffickers

80 members of the Special Boat Service, supported by 40 British specialists, have been deployed with US, French and Italian forces in a top-secret operation to deny IS any opportunity to establish a base in Libya, Daily Express reported on Sunday. According to the Daily Express report, the force...

Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:39
Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

The relatives of the Libyan nationals who are detained by Saudi Arabian authorities have blocked the pipelines of cars and aircraft fuel that lie between Al-Zawiya oil refinery and Tripoli in protest of the silence and negligence of the Government of National Accord (GNA) toward their...

Libyan coastguards rescue 137 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

  • 6 August 2017 - 19:42
Libyan coastguards rescue 137 immigrants off west Tripoli shores

Libya's coastguard intercepted 137 migrants including 5 women and 3 children on Sunday, August 6, as they attempted to reach Europe, a migration official told Agence France-Presse. Amine al-Boussefi, head of a government agency in Tripoli tackling clandestine migration, said "137 migrants were...

Mass grave found in Libya’s Sirte

  • 6 August 2017 - 17:05
Mass grave found in Libya’s Sirte

A mass grave for 25 decomposed bodies was found Friday behind the building of Military Police in Sirte, central Libya, according to the spokesman of Sirte municipality, Mohammed Al-Ameel. Al-Ameel told a Libyan local TV channel that the bodies were for persons killed during the war on IS...

New UN delegate to Libya said UNSMIL to resume work from Tripoli

  • 5 August 2017 - 19:18
New UN delegate to Libya said UNSMIL to resume work from Tripoli

The new UN envoy to Libya on Saturday started his first visit to the conflict-plagued North African country with a pledge to "respect" its sovereignty and unity. Ghassan Salame, a Lebanese academic and former culture minister, takes over from Martin Kobler with the task of leading political...

UNHCR documents 240.000 Libyan IDPs

  • 5 August 2017 - 19:15
UNHCR documents 240.000 Libyan IDPs

The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) has documented about 240.000 Libyan internally displaced persons (IDPs) from June 24 to August 012017. The UNHCR said in a monthly report on Libya this Friday, it had only received 23% of the scheduled funds allocated by UN Development...

Report scandalizes Israeli military support for Haftar in east Libya

  • 5 August 2017 - 15:34
Report scandalizes Israeli military support for Haftar in east Libya

A well-informed Israeli source - who requested anonymity, considering the matter is censored by the Israeli military - tells me that the IDF has bombed Islamic State military positions (Google translation) in Libya on behalf of strongman General Khalifa Haftar (read a more comprehensive profile...