Libya

Nigeria warns nationals of death penalty if they travel to Libya

  • 23 January 2017 - 12:44
Nigeria warns nationals of death penalty if they travel to Libya

The Nigerian government has warned citizens of the country against embarking on a trip to troubled Libya henceforth The warning came from the office of the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign affairs and diaspora Nigerians have been warned against going to...

Italy: All our Tripoli embassy personnel are safe

  • 22 January 2017 - 20:32
Italy: All our Tripoli embassy personnel are safe

The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed that nobody from the diplomats and staffers of the embassy in Tripoli was hurt in the car bombing that took place on Saturday night close to the embassy building. The Italian Foreign Ministry praised the Libyan security of the diplomatic missions for...

Cairo meeting ends with Libya’s neighbours excluding any foreign intervention in Libya

  • 22 January 2017 - 18:41
Cairo meeting ends with Libya’s neighbours excluding any foreign intervention in Libya

Libya's neighbouring countries have rejected any foreign intervention into the country as the fighting between various armed factions rages on. The 10th ministerial meeting of Libya’s neighbouring countries, held in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, reaffirmed the need of maintaining...

Russia denies talks with Haftar over creating military bases in east Libya

  • 22 January 2017 - 17:32
Russia denies talks with Haftar over creating military bases in east Libya

Russia has denied conducting any talks about installing military bases in Libya's eastern region in coordination with eastern commander of the Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar. "Russia is not conducting talks on creating military bases in Libya," Viktor Ozerov, the head of the Russian...

Car bomb explodes near Italian Embassy in Tripoli

  • 21 January 2017 - 22:04
Car bomb explodes near Italian Embassy in Tripoli

A car bomb has exploded outside the building of the Planning Ministry of the Government of National Accord in Tripoli's city center. According to eyewitnesses the car exploded around 8.00pm. According to Libyan media outlets, the bodies driver and another person were recovered from the...

EU ponders setting up aid programme in Libyan waters to crack down on migrants flow

  • 21 January 2017 - 21:26
EU ponders setting up aid programme in Libyan waters to crack down on migrants flow

AFP - The EU could soon step up training and equipping Libya’s coast guard to crack down on migrant smuggling in Libya's waters, according to an EU proposal. Malta, which holds the current rotating EU presidency, is pitching the idea as a short-term measure to try to prevent a new spate of...

US takes Libya off the list of zones with loose rulers for drone strikes

  • 21 January 2017 - 19:03
US takes Libya off the list of zones with loose rulers for drone strikes

The Obama administration has removed the former IS stronghold in Libya, Sirte, from a list of combat zones where United States counter-terrorism drone strikes are authorized without obeying special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths, officials said on Friday, reported the New York...

Cairo prepares for meeting between Haftar and Al-Serraj

  • 21 January 2017 - 13:34
Cairo prepares for meeting between Haftar and Al-Serraj

According to high-profile Egyptian sources, Cairo will host a meeting between the leader of the Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar, and the Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj. "the meeting will try to build bridges between the two parties and...

Egypt hosts Libya’s neighbouring countries meeting to resolve political conflict

  • 21 January 2017 - 13:15
Egypt hosts Libya’s neighbouring countries meeting to resolve political conflict

Libyan Neighbouring Countries Tenth Meeting has kicked off in Cairo, Egypt, in the presence of Foreign Ministers from Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia Chad and Nigeria. The meeting, which will discuss the possible ways out of the current Libyan political stalemate, is also attended by...

Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

  • 21 January 2017 - 11:15
Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

A car bomb exploded Friday near a mosque in Libya's city of Benghazi, wounding 12 people including a former interior minister and his son, medical and security sources said. Ashour Shuwayel, who served as an interior minister in the government of former prime minister Ali Zeidan, and his son...