Libya

US Operation Odyssey Lightning continues in Libya despite liberation of Sirte from IS

  • 15 December 2016 - 21:52
US Operation Odyssey Lightning continues in Libya despite liberation of Sirte from IS

Marine Times - U.S. forces remain at the ready to fight Islamic State militants in Libya, even after the fall of the terrorist group’s last remaining stronghold in Sirte and the apparent conclusion of U.S. airstrikes. Since Aug. 1, the U.S. military has conducted hundreds of precision air...

Khalifa Haftar orders mobilization of troops “to liberate Tripoli”

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:57
Khalifa Haftar orders mobilization of troops “to liberate Tripoli”

The leader of the Operation Dignity in the east that is backed by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Haftar, has called on his followers from all kinds of military ranks and fighters to prepare for the attack on Tripoli. "I hereby urge all of the military officials and fighters...

UN report: Migrants in Libya experience rape, enslavement and torture

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:51
UN report: Migrants in Libya experience rape, enslavement and torture

The New Arab - Migrants arriving in Libya are being subjected to torture, rape, enslavement and other violations, according to a United Nations report published Tuesday. The UN urged Libya to improve conditions for migrants in detention. "The situation of migrants in Libya is a human rights...

Spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous resigns

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:44
Spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous resigns

The spokesman of the military operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous that drove IS out of Sirte recently, Muhammad Al-Ghusri, has resigned from his position. He wrote in his resignation paper on Wednesday that he wanted to quit his job due to health problems and because he thinks he won't be able to...

Libyans meet in Ciro, suggest five-point plan to end country’s political stalemate

  • 14 December 2016 - 19:43
Libyans meet in Ciro, suggest five-point plan to end country’s political stalemate

Libyan representatives from different political parties attended in Egypt a conference on December 12/13 to discuss the Libyan political limbo. The Libyan stakeholders proposed a five-point plan to end the current stalemate in the country. These suggestions include the importance of the...

EU to help deport illegal migrants from Libya to their countries

  • 14 December 2016 - 16:43
EU to help deport illegal migrants from Libya to their countries

Euronews - EU states aim to help Libya deport would-be migrants back home, and to keep open “all available options” on its response to Russia’s actions in Syria. The Libya plan was mentioned in draft conclusions for the EU summit to take place in Brussels on Thursday (15...

Serraj visits Malta to gather support for GNA, Malta expresses will to reopen embassy soon

  • 14 December 2016 - 16:37
Serraj visits Malta to gather support for GNA, Malta expresses will to reopen embassy soon

Times of Malta - Migration and terrorism topped talks held in Valletta this morning between the president of the Libyan presidential council, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. “I take this opportunity to send a message to my Libyan fellows, parties and...

Russian Ambassador to Libya meets with GNA Defence Minister

  • 13 December 2016 - 19:39
Russian Ambassador to Libya meets with GNA Defence Minister

The Defence Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mahdi Al-Barghathi met with the Russian Ambassador to Libya on Monday in Tripoli. The two officials talked about Russia's role in cooperating with the GNA on military levels, according to the media office of the Defence...

2000 Sudanese nationals in dire conditions on Egyptian – Libyan border

  • 13 December 2016 - 19:37
2000 Sudanese nationals in dire conditions on Egyptian – Libyan border

About 2,000 Sudanese are reportedly clamped at the Libyan-Egyptian border crossing of Musaed in difficult humanitarian circumstances. On Sunday, a Sudanese migrant told Radio Dabanga that many Sudanese are still fleeing the insecure situation in eastern Libya. "But those of us who cannot...

Over 1.160 migrants rescued off Libyan shores as woman gives birth to a baby on boat

  • 12 December 2016 - 17:44
Over 1.160 migrants rescued off Libyan shores as woman gives birth to a baby on boat

AFP/Reuters - Charities and Italy's coastguard say they rescued 1,164 refugees from stricken rubber and wooden boats off Libya during thunderstorms as winter approaches. Six persons bound for Europe died. Relief services said migrants of seven boats were rescued from the central Mediterranean on...