Libya

Roadworks underway on the reopened coastal road between Azzawiya and Wershefana

  • 29 August 2016 - 20:22
Roadworks underway on the reopened coastal road between Azzawiya and Wershefana

General Electricity Company workers have started service works for the road light poles on the newly reopened coastal road between Janzour and Azzawiya. On Sunday, the General Electricity Company added that the work teams are doing their best to finish the roadworks as fast as possible for...

Libya shuts down embassy in Chad over expulsion of its diplomats

  • 29 August 2016 - 10:35
Libya shuts down embassy in Chad over expulsion of its diplomats

Libya's embassy in Chad closed its doors until a further notice after the Foreign Ministry of Chad demanded the deportation of twelve of Libyan diplomats from the embassy and the consulate in the capital N'Djamena. The Chadian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the Libyan government saying...

Libyan forces to announce liberation of Sirte after retaking over 70% of neighbourhoods 1&3

  • 29 August 2016 - 09:38
Libyan forces to announce liberation of Sirte after retaking over 70% of neighbourhoods 1&3

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation of the Government of National Accord, led by forces from Misurata city, announced Sunday capturing over 70% of neighbourhood 1 after fierce and close clashes with IS militants, who fought like they got nothing to lose, yet at last were cornered...

Over 700 immigrants rescued off Libyan coast by Italian coastguards

  • 29 August 2016 - 09:30
Over 700 immigrants rescued off Libyan coast by Italian coastguards

Over 700 immigrants escaping war-torn Libya have been rescued in the Mediterranean sea Monday. Refugees fleeing the troubled country on small inflatable dinghies were rescued by emergency teams as they sailed toward the Italian coast, about 17 miles north of Sabratha, Libya, earlier this...

22 fighters from Libyan forces killed in Sunday clashes in Sirte

  • 28 August 2016 - 17:21
22 fighters from Libyan forces killed in Sunday clashes in Sirte

22 fighters of the Libyan forces of to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord's Al-Bunyan AL-Marsous operation were killed and 120 others wounded in clashes Sunday with the so-called Islamic State group in Sirte, a medical source said. A field hospital for the Misrata-led forces...

Libyan forces: Final battle to retake whole Sirte began

  • 28 August 2016 - 10:48
Libyan forces: Final battle to retake whole Sirte began

The media office of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation confirmed that their forces started Sunday removing the sand barricades from the entrance of the neighbourhood 3 before they storm it and root IS militants out of it. This comes as the final stage of the battle against IS in Sirte...

Boycotter Gotrani joins GNA, calls for reshuffle of cabinet

  • 28 August 2016 - 09:59
Boycotter Gotrani joins GNA, calls for reshuffle of cabinet

The deputy head of the Presidential Council (PC) and second boycotter to the the Government of National Accord (GNA), Ali Gotrani, said he conditionally rejoined the PC to satisfy the HoR and its members' desire. In a statement on Saturday, Gotrani said he is going to rejoin the PC and hold...

Al-Nathory: HoR appointed Egyptian army to secure Libya’s eastern borders

  • 27 August 2016 - 18:48
Al-Nathory: HoR appointed Egyptian army to secure Libya’s eastern borders

The Chief of Staff of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Abdelrazik Al-Nathory, said Saturday that the army forces of the HoR gave the Egyptian Army the command of protecting the joint borders between Libya and Egypt from the sea to the Libya-Sudan ones. “Our army and that of Egypt...

Libyan Justice and Construction Party hails convening of the HoR

  • 27 August 2016 - 16:11
Libyan Justice and Construction Party hails convening of the HoR

Justice and Construction Party in Libya has welcomed the convening of the House of Representatives on last Monday after a long delay and lack of quorum. “We welcome the convening of the House of Representatives after the absurd break that lasted several months. Also, we call on its members...

Kobler condemns shooting at Doctors Without borders’ boat

  • 27 August 2016 - 10:50
Kobler condemns shooting at Doctors Without borders’ boat

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has slammed at the attack on the boat of the Doctors without Borders (Bourbon Argos) off the Libyan coast on Thursday. On Twitter, Kobler said "I condemn the attack on boat of the Doctors without Borders." Adding that there must be a guaranteed protection...