Libya

Chief of the Russian Armed Forces arrives in Tobruk to meet Khalifa Haftar

  • 11 January 2017 - 17:14
Chief of the Russian Armed Forces arrives in Tobruk to meet Khalifa Haftar

The chief of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, has reportedly arrived in Tobruk in a bid to meet the leader of the Operation Dignity forces in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar. No more details were reported, but according to local Libyan news operators, the meeting is part of discussions...

Eastern HoR considers replacing Libya’s national anthem, flag

  • 11 January 2017 - 12:09
Eastern HoR considers replacing Libya’s national anthem, flag

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) said it had received a letter from HoR members urging for the replacement of the current national anthem and flag in the country because, they said, they are slowing down the current efforts for achieving nationwide reconciliation. The HoR members...

Russian warships doing military drills in the Libyan water coordinated with Haftar’s forces

  • 10 January 2017 - 20:38
Russian warships doing military drills in the Libyan water coordinated with Haftar’s forces

An official at the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that the Russian Navy has warned the Libyan airplanes of flying over the (Point.33) area above Sirte city in the Libyan territorial waters. The official, who asked to remain anonymous, told Libyan Press Solidarity on Tuesday...

Libya’s western region threatened by imminent blackout

  • 10 January 2017 - 16:16
Libya’s western region threatened by imminent blackout

According to officials at Al-Zawiya oil refinery , an armed militia shut the gas pipeline that is feeding the power generator at Al-Hersha power plant, which feeds large parts of western Libya including Al-Zawiya and Tripoli. "If the militia did not open the pipeline and allowed the power...

Italy reopens embassy in Tripoli, GNA Foreign Minister announces

  • 9 January 2017 - 18:18
Italy reopens embassy in Tripoli, GNA Foreign Minister announces

Italy's Ambassador to Libya will present his credentials to the Foreign Ministry and Administration of Diplomatic Affairs of the Government of National Accord and will resume work in the embassy in Tripoli on Tuesday, The GNA Foreign Minister, Mohammed Sayala said Monday. In a joint press...

Pro-Haftar TV channel airs IS radical’s confession saying Tunisian journalists missing in Libya were killed

  • 8 January 2017 - 17:43
Pro-Haftar TV channel airs IS radical’s confession saying Tunisian journalists missing in Libya were killed

The two Tunisian journalists who went missing in 2014 were killed by IS militants in Derna, said a suspected IS radical on pro-Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity TV channel, Libya Al-Hadath. IS had claimed in January 2015 to have executed blogger Sofiene Chourabi and photographer Nadhir Ktari...

UN funds installation of solar power panels in Tripoli hospitals as Libya’s power crisis deepens

  • 8 January 2017 - 13:27
UN funds installation of solar power panels in Tripoli hospitals as Libya’s power crisis deepens

Solar power panels have been installed at the Abu Sleem Accidents and Emergency hospital in the capital Tripoli to offer steady electricity for the hospital’s Intensive Care unit. Similar installations will be offered to three other hospitals in Tripoli: Ali Omar Askar Neuro Surgery,...

Hamas denies Libya’s eastern government accusations of spying on Operation Dignity military

  • 8 January 2017 - 11:56
Hamas denies Libya’s eastern government accusations of spying on Operation Dignity military

The spokesman of the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, Fawzi Barhoum, denied the allegations on Libyan media outlets and social media that said the movement is somehow connected to the Libyan internal conflict. "We decline to be accused by Al-Thinni-led eastern Transitional Government...

Commander of Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council Wissam Ben Hamid isn’t dead

  • 7 January 2017 - 21:44
Commander of Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council Wissam Ben Hamid isn’t dead

Sources from the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) confirmed that the commander of the council, Wissam Ben Hamid is not dead as said by the media outlets of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity. The sources told the Libyan Express that the news about Ben Hamid being killed by...

Libyans commemorate IS suicide attack on Zliten coastguards center

  • 7 January 2017 - 19:28
Libyans commemorate IS suicide attack on Zliten coastguards center

The city of Zliten in central Libya is commemorating the tragic massacre that was carried out by IS militants on the Zliten Coast Guard Police Center on January 07, 2016. On January 07, 2016, a truck driven by an IS assailant stormed into the Zliten Coast Guard Police Center, then the...