Libya

Warship shells Benghazi’s Ganfudah shores, Saraya Media Center reports

  • 16 October 2016 - 17:13
Warship shells Benghazi’s Ganfudah shores, Saraya Media Center reports

The Media Arm of Benghazi Shura Council, Saraya Media Center, has reported that Shura Council fighters clashed with an unknown warship off Ganfudah shores in Benghazi. The center added Sunday that the warship had earlier on the morning shelled some bombs on the Ganfudah shores. "An UAE...

Libyan forces capture key Sirte’s Campo neighbourhood from IS grip

  • 16 October 2016 - 13:00
Libyan forces capture key Sirte’s Campo neighbourhood from IS grip

The Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous declared Campo (Al-Manara) neighbourhood void of IS militants as they captured it Sunday morning, the media office of the operation announced. The Misurata-led forces attacked IS radicals from the western frontline and alongside Jizah...

Fight erupts between armed groups in Tripoli over power

  • 16 October 2016 - 10:51
Fight erupts between armed groups in Tripoli over power

Sources from Tripoli reported heavy fighting and fire exchange using heavy and light arms on Sunday dawn in different areas inside the capital. The sources, who asked to remain unidentified, said the clashes between armed forces were heard in Abu Sitta Navy Base, where the Presidential...

US concerned about GNC coup on legitimate government in Libya

  • 16 October 2016 - 09:36
US concerned about GNC coup on legitimate government in Libya

The United States expressed Saturday its great concern about the coup in Libya that was done by the dismissed General National Congress and its Salvation Government. "We are in true support for the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, which is the legitimate choice of the Libyans and...

Egypt wants Libya to compensate for 307 thousand workers who left Libya since 2011 revolution

  • 15 October 2016 - 18:55
Egypt wants Libya to compensate for 307 thousand workers who left Libya since 2011 revolution

Egypt has requested compensation payment for 307,217 workers who were working in Libya and left the country against their will between the years of 2011 and 2015. The Egyptian Minister of Labour, Mohammed Saafan, said Saturday that their ministry registered 307,217 nationals who had to leave...

Kobler condemns GNC coup on legitimacy, says GNA is the sole legitimate body in Libya

  • 15 October 2016 - 14:58
Kobler condemns GNC coup on legitimacy, says GNA is the sole legitimate body in Libya

The Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, has expressed his strong support for the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) saying it is the sole legitimate authority under the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). Kobler condemned on...

Libya’s Presidential Council condemns GNC coup and violation of legitimacy

  • 15 October 2016 - 11:40
Libya’s Presidential Council condemns GNC coup and violation of legitimacy

The UN-brokered Presidential Council (PC) issued early on Saturday a statement condemning the coup act that was carried out by an armed group to back the dismissed General National Congress and Salvation Government’s attempt to take over the headquarters of the High Council of...

UK Defence Ministry compensates Cambridge victims of Libyan soldiers’ sexual assaults

  • 15 October 2016 - 11:20
UK Defence Ministry compensates Cambridge victims of Libyan soldiers’ sexual assaults

The British Ministry of Defence has paid compensation to people sexually abused by Libyan soldiers in Cambridge back in 2014. Over 300 Libyan cadets had been brought to the UK in 2014 for training at Bassingbourn barracks, Cambridgeshire as part of the British government’s offer to put 2,000...

General National Congress takes control of High Council of State’s HQ in Tripoli by force

  • 15 October 2016 - 11:01
General National Congress takes control of High Council of State’s HQ in Tripoli by force

Dismissed General National Congress and its Salvation Government has reportedly retaken the Rixos Headquarters where the UN-brokered High Council of State has been located. The GNC and the SG immediately announced the state of emergency in Tripoli along with the help of the forces that paved...

HoR Chief of Staff confesses Egyptian Army is positioned on Libyan soil to protect eastern borders

  • 15 October 2016 - 10:50
HoR Chief of Staff confesses Egyptian Army is positioned on Libyan soil to protect eastern borders

The Chief of Staff of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and Dignity Operation forces of Khalifa Haftar, Abdelraziq Al-Nathory, has said the Egyptian Army is protecting the entire eastern borders of Libya positioning itself as far as some 40 km into the Libyan soil. In a press...