Libya

Boss of Operation Dignity senior commander rejects his resignation

  • 18 May 2017 - 13:42
Boss of Operation Dignity senior commander rejects his resignation

The commander of the Saiqa forces of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Idris Abu Khamada, has rejected the resignation filed by the senior commander, Mahmoud Al-Werfalli on Monday. Abu Khamada said Al-Werfalli is one of the vital pillars of the forces and will not give up on...

Russian warships to carry out rocket tests off Libyan coast, report says

  • 18 May 2017 - 10:12
Russian warships to carry out rocket tests off Libyan coast, report says

 Russian warships are planning to carry out live rocket tests in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya later this month, prompting the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to warn aircraft passing through the airspace of the war-torn north African nation, Newsweek reported on...

1268 Nigerian migrants deported from Libya in one year

  • 17 May 2017 - 14:40
1268 Nigerian migrants deported from Libya in one year

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said 1,268 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya from December 15, 2016 to May 16, 2017. Mustapha Maihaja, the Director General, NEMA, made the disclosure while receiving a fresh batch of 258 Nigerians who arrived on Tuesday in Lagos. The...

Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

  • 17 May 2017 - 14:19
Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

Operation Dignity leaders and fighters in eastern Libya, especially in Benghazi, have thrown an anniversary party to celebrate the third year of the operation that saw the destruction of Benghazi, displacement of over half of the city's population and the killing of huge numbers of residents both...

UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

  • 17 May 2017 - 10:28
UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

The British police said Tuesday they dropped a bid to prosecute a Libyan man over the 1984 killing of a London policewoman, who was shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy, according to the Associated Press. The Libyan suspect was arrested in November 2015 in what police said was a significant...

Al-Sweihli and German Ambassador to Libya discuss political limbo

  • 16 May 2017 - 23:38
Al-Sweihli and German Ambassador to Libya discuss political limbo

The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, has met with the German Ambassador to Libya, Christian Buck, in Tripoli. The meeting that took place Tuesday discussed issues of joint interests between Libya and Germany and the latter's support for Libya on...

Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

  • 16 May 2017 - 19:19
Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, handed over Monday four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration with the Libyan coastguard. The crews were trained in Italy "to monitor Libyan territorial waters...and contribute, together...

Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:27
Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

A popular strongman in the military forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya has resigned after he has been accused of multiple war crimes and IS-style field executions. Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, displayed a recorded video resignation on Monday saying he will no longer be...

Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:11
Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

The Algerian government is mulling over resumption of flights and sea journeys to Libya after the latter's authorities had lodged a request urging the Algerian authorities to do so, according to the Algerian Elmihwer newspaper. Algeria has agreed to resume the flights with Libya after the visit...

1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard Express 1 livestock carrier

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:07
1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard Express 1 livestock carrier

A consignment of approximately 1,900 heavy Irish bulls is expected to depart for Libya today on-board the dedicated Express 1 livestock carrier, according to Agriland. The group of bulls, consisting of a range of breeds, has been gathered by Supreme Livestock for private Libyan buyers. The...