Libya

14 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

  • 14 November 2016 - 16:51
14 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

Media sources have reported that Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation forces have been clashed with fighters from the Benghazi Shura Council over the last couple of hours in Gawarcha district in Benghazi. 14 Operation Dignity forces have been killed so far and more than 33 others have been...

Kobler in Cairo after meeting Aqilah Saleh in UAE

  • 14 November 2016 - 10:19
Kobler in Cairo after meeting Aqilah Saleh in UAE

The Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to meet Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian Foreign Minister. The meeting on Monday will also be attended by the EU Commissioner for Immigration Affairs. The meeting will touch upon the latest news and...

Presidential Council appoints new ministers

  • 14 November 2016 - 10:12
Presidential Council appoints new ministers

The UN-brokered Presidential Council (PC) appointed Sunday Osama Saleh as a Minister of Finance for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as per the PC law (no.12) for 2016. The PC also appointed a number of deputies. It assigned the deputy of the Ministry of Finance to Abu Bakir...

MSF volunteers rescue 1400 migrants off Libya’s coast

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:47
MSF volunteers rescue 1400 migrants off Libya’s coast

Doctors without Borders (MSF) saved over 1400 illegal migrants off the Libyan coast on Saturday. “The migrants were boarding six dinghies and one rickety boat.” Italian coastguards reported as they gave a hand to the MSF volunteers in the wide sea. They added that 797 migrants, 205 of...

Thai authorities warn nationals of being lured to work in Libya

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:31
Thai authorities warn nationals of being lured to work in Libya

Thai Employment Department director-general Singhadet Chu-amnat said on Sunday that the Labour Ministry had issued a warning to job seekers not to travel to Libya during this time because the country was plagued with violent incidents from a civil war. He said people acting as illegal...

Family in rubble following foreign airstrike on Benghazi’s Ganfudah

  • 12 November 2016 - 19:02
Family in rubble following foreign airstrike on Benghazi’s Ganfudah

Sources from Ganfudah neighbourhood in Benghazi told Libyan Al-Nabaa TV channel that UAE warplanes have carried out an airstrike on the civilians trapped in there, killing a father of a family and injuring his daughter. The sources confirmed that the bombing targeted the family's house...

Tunisian Defence Ministry: Army busts 8 infiltrators on borer with Libya

  • 12 November 2016 - 17:34
Tunisian Defence Ministry: Army busts 8 infiltrators on borer with Libya

The Tunisian Defence Ministry declared Saturday that its marine units that are positioned at the surveillance spot in Ras Ajdair intercepted 8 persons after they infiltrated into Tunisia from Libya by sea. Ras Ajdair is a border city with Libya and has lately seen many attempts by IS...

US plans to trace IS escapees who fled conflict Sirte battle

  • 12 November 2016 - 16:47
US plans to trace IS escapees who fled conflict Sirte battle

The Pentagon has tracked scores of Islamic State militants escaping fierce fighting in Libya’s coastal city of Sirte and has begun laying the groundwork for expanded air attacks to follow and kill them, part of a final push by the Obama administration to blunt multiplying militant threats...

Libyan dialogue in Malta: HoR must conduct constitutional amendment

  • 12 November 2016 - 12:08
Libyan dialogue in Malta: HoR must conduct constitutional amendment

The political dialogue members, who convened a two-day meeting in Valletta, Malta, called on the House of Representatives to conduct the needed constitutional amendment as per the political agreement it signed in Skhirat - Morocco - on December 17, 2015. In a statement made by the dialogue...

Martin Kobler: Some parties endeavouring to create parallel state institutions in Tripoli

  • 10 November 2016 - 12:24
Martin Kobler: Some parties endeavouring to create parallel state institutions in Tripoli

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, expressed grave concern over the current situation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. During the African Union mini-Summit on Libya, Kobler indicated that there are some political parties trying to create parallel institutions in the capital, which he...