Libya

Presidential Council condemns abduction of Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani

  • 8 October 2016 - 11:16
Presidential Council condemns abduction of Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani

The Presidential Council condemned on Thursday the abduction of the Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani, who was kidnapped while he was going to pray in a mosque nearby his house in Al-Hadba Al-Khadraa district. The Presidential Council said in a statement that the reoccurrence of abductions and...

Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution

  • 6 October 2016 - 12:13
Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution

The Obama administration has decided to drop charges against an American arms dealer who has been recently accused of selling weapons that were aimed to reach Libyan rebels. Lawyers for the US Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the...

Libyan coastguards rescue 138 illegal migrants including Libyans off Zuwara shores

  • 6 October 2016 - 11:34
Libyan coastguards rescue 138 illegal migrants including Libyans off Zuwara shores

The Libyan Coast Guard in Zuwara announced that it had rescued about 138 illegal immigrants from different African nationalities including Moroccans and three Libyans off Zuwara shores while they were heading to Italy on board rickety boats. The Chief of the Zuwara Coast Guard, Lieutenant...

Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

  • 6 October 2016 - 10:55
Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

Unknown armed men kidnapped on Thursday the member of Fatwa House and Islamic Research and Studies Center, Nadir Omrani, when he was coming out of Fawateer mosque in Fajir (dawn) prayer in Hadba district. Sources said Omrani was kidnapped by armed men who were driving two cars (Toyota and...

IOM issues its September report on situation of migrants in Libya

  • 6 October 2016 - 08:53
IOM issues its September report on situation of migrants in Libya

Following the no-confidence vote from the House of Representatives (HoR), based in the north-eastern city of Tobruk, the UN-backed Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj continues to face difficulty in mobilising support. Serraj has called for national reconciliation and announced...

French Foreign Minister: Al-Serraj government must include Khalifa Haftar

  • 5 October 2016 - 16:22
French Foreign Minister: Al-Serraj government must include Khalifa Haftar

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has called upon the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayz Al-Serraj, to expand his upcoming new cabinet of the Government of National Accord (GNA) so that a place for Khalifa Haftar - the leader of Dignity Operation - is secured. At the...

Libyan and British Civil Aviation Authorities to cooperate in safety measures program

  • 5 October 2016 - 16:18
Libyan and British Civil Aviation Authorities to cooperate in safety measures program

The Minister of Transport at the Government of National Accord (GNA) Milad Matoug, said there will be cooperation between the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority and the British counterpart. Matoug said the c cooperation will be in technical issues at the safety measures. The cooperation is...

Misurata elders and notables say Ganfudah is enduring the same atrocities as Syria’s Aleppo

  • 5 October 2016 - 09:23
Misurata elders and notables say Ganfudah is enduring the same atrocities as Syria’s Aleppo

The Misurata Elders and Notables Council has issued a statement condemning the crimes committed by Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation forces in Ganfudah on Tuesday killing two families and injuring a number of other civilians, let alone the destruction of the people's houses. "Haftar and the...

Dignity Operation spokesman says bombing Ganfudah in Benghazi won’t stop any time soon

  • 5 October 2016 - 09:16
Dignity Operation spokesman says bombing Ganfudah in Benghazi won’t stop any time soon

The Spokesman of Dignity Operation, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said their fighter aircraft will keep on bombing Ganfudah district in western Benghazi as long as the sound of gunshots keep coming from there. Al-Mismari accused Tuesday Amnesty International’s statement on status of Ganfudah of...

Nine civilians killed in a foreign airstrike on Ganfudah, Benghazi

  • 4 October 2016 - 17:03
Nine civilians killed in a foreign airstrike on Ganfudah, Benghazi

Media sources reported that Dignity Operation forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, and backed up by foreign warplanes, carried out at least two airstrikes on residential areas inside the besieged district in Benghazi, Gnafudah. Boshra News Agency, said nine civilians were killed in the airstrikes,...