Libya

Ras Ajdair border between Libya and Tunisia is open, officials say denying rumors

  • 10 April 2017 - 14:35
Ras Ajdair border between Libya and Tunisia is open, officials say denying rumors

The Ras Ajdair border crossing between Libya and Tunisia is still open from both sides with normal travelling movement, according to officials working at the border from both countries. On Sunday rumors spread on social media saying that the Tunisian part of the border had been shut...

Presidential Council condemns suicide attacks on Egyptian churches

  • 10 April 2017 - 14:29
Presidential Council condemns suicide attacks on Egyptian churches

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has condemned in the strongest terms the two terror attacks that struck a church in Tanta and another in Alexandria, Egypt. The Presidential Council offered heart-felt condolences in a statement on Sunday to the...

Libya and Uganda in hot legal argument over UTL

  • 9 April 2017 - 18:38
Libya and Uganda in hot legal argument over UTL

The Libyan government has issued a warning to the Ugandan government over the latter's move to repossess shares of the Libyan government in Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL). "The Libyan government counsel in Uganda, made the remark shortly after the Ugandan government made the decision to take...

Benghazi Defence Brigades to hand over Al-Jufra airbase to GNA’s General Staff

  • 9 April 2017 - 01:08
Benghazi Defence Brigades to hand over Al-Jufra airbase to GNA’s General Staff

The Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) have announced in a statement on Saturday that they are going to hand over the airbase of Al-Jufra city to the General Staff of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The BDB added in the statement that their forces have gone back to their...

French Prime Minister urges NOC to succumb to Presidential Council’s decisions in oil sector

  • 8 April 2017 - 21:19
French Prime Minister urges NOC to succumb to Presidential Council’s decisions in oil sector

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve Friday in Tunis underlined France’s stance on the control of the Libyan oil saying that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) must align with UN-backed Presidency Council (PC). he Tunisian capital as a gesture of support for the weak UN-sponsored Libya...

Al-Serraj discussed US Libya policy with top US officials

  • 8 April 2017 - 14:12
Al-Serraj discussed US Libya policy with top US officials

The head of the U.N.-backed Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has met in Stuttgart, Germany with top U.S. officials, in hopes of finding a way forward for what one analyst is calling “the Obama administration’s Iraq.” Chuck Prichard, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command, told VOA...

Libyan coastguards kill four human-traffickers off western shores

  • 6 April 2017 - 22:12
Libyan coastguards kill four human-traffickers off western shores

Four suspected migrant traffickers were killed in an exchange of fire with Libyan coastguards off the western town of Zawiya on Thursday, the navy said. Navy spokesperson General Ayoub Qassem told AFP that the traffickers were on a vessel escorting a migrant boat headed across the...

Clashes erupt for Tamanhent airbase in southern Libya

  • 6 April 2017 - 12:37
Clashes erupt for Tamanhent airbase in southern Libya

Eastern forces of the Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar said on Wednesday that they had carried out airstrikes and a ground attack on an airbase controlled by the Third Force. The attack and airstrikes prompted a pledge of retaliation from the Government of National Accord in Tripoli,...

35 African nationals who were captives for IS in Sirte released from Misurata prison

  • 6 April 2017 - 11:55
35 African nationals who were captives for IS in Sirte released from Misurata prison

Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December, Reuters reported. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped...

Abdul Rahman Al-Sweihli elected again as Head of High Council of State

  • 5 April 2017 - 15:57
Abdul Rahman Al-Sweihli elected again as Head of High Council of State

Abdul Rahman Al-Sweihli was elected again as the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) after he won achieving 66 votes while his opponent from Construction and Justice Party Abdelsalam Ghweila came second with only 22 votes, in an election ceremony that was aired live from the HCS...