Libya

Wishing you a blessed Eid.. May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life

  • 31 August 2017 - 20:59
Wishing you a blessed Eid.. May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life

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Manchester bomber’s brother to be tried in Libya

  • 31 August 2017 - 15:14
Manchester bomber’s brother to be tried in Libya

 Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, will be tried in Libya over his suspected role in the attack, the BBC has been told. The 20-year-old was arrested in Libya shortly after the suicide attack in May that killed 22 people. Libya's chief investigator...

Two killed from Haftar’s forces in car bomb blast near Sirte

  • 31 August 2017 - 14:04
Two killed from Haftar’s forces in car bomb blast near Sirte

At least two troops with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces were killed on Thursday when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in the area of Nawfiliya, a local witness said. Haftar’s Libyan National Army is one of the most powerful armed brigades in Libya, where rival factions...

Italian foreign ministry denies AP report about paying Libyan militias to block migrants

  • 30 August 2017 - 20:24
Italian foreign ministry denies AP report about paying Libyan militias to block migrants

The foreign ministry on Wednesday denied an Associated Press report that Rome backed an accord between Tripoli and Libya militia previously implicated in migrant trafficking in order to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean, ANSA reported. "The Italian government does not negotiate with...

Backed by Italy, Libya enlists help of militias to stop migrants

  • 30 August 2017 - 20:20
Backed by Italy, Libya enlists help of militias to stop migrants

Under a deal backed by Italy, Libya’s struggling government in Tripoli has paid militias implicated in trafficking to now prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, one reason for a dramatic drop in the traffic, militia and security officials told The Associated Press. The...

Libyan Coast Guard rescues almost 500 immigrants west of Tripoli

  • 29 August 2017 - 19:02
Libyan Coast Guard rescues almost 500 immigrants west of Tripoli

Libya's coastguard rescued nearly 500 migrants on Tuesday at sea west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said, underlining the challenge of trying to slow an exodus from Africa and the Middle East, Reuters reported. The migrants included people from sub-Saharan countries, Egypt, Morocco and...

EU President urges for Turkey-EU-style migration deal in Libya

  • 29 August 2017 - 10:55
EU President urges for Turkey-EU-style migration deal in Libya

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has called on EU leaders to set aside €6 billion in financial aid for Libya to stop migrants from entering Europe via the central Mediterranean. "‘We have to launch a large EU plan for Africa,’ European Parliament president added. “Europe...

Libyan HoR member Abu Shagour resigns

  • 28 August 2017 - 19:37
Libyan HoR member Abu Shagour resigns

The member of the Libyan Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Mustafa Abu Shagour resigned on Sunday due to the "obstructing policy to word the Libyan political Agreement by the HoR." Abu Shagour said on his Facebook page that his resignation isn't an evasion from responsibility, but a...

Libyan naval force seizes Liberian-flagged oil vessel, detains Filipino crew

  • 28 August 2017 - 18:43
Libyan naval force seizes Liberian-flagged oil vessel, detains Filipino crew

Libyan naval forces on Sunday seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker and detained its mainly Filipino crew on suspicion of smuggling oil off the Abu Kammash area west of the capital Tripoli, a naval spokesman said. Libyan coast guards often seize tankers suspected of smuggling oil and gasoline off...

IS terrorists make new video from Libya

  • 28 August 2017 - 13:58
IS terrorists make new video from Libya

A video posted by IS Amaq News Agency had shown patrols for the terrorists in Abu Grein in Sirte and Al-Jufra in central Libya. The video also showed masked militants stopping cars and vehicles in night and day checkpoints on desert roads. The new appearance of the terrorists of IS comes...