Libya

EU extends sanctions on Aqilah Saleh, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, Nuri Abu Sahmain for six more months

  • 1 October 2016 - 09:11
EU extends sanctions on Aqilah Saleh, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, Nuri Abu Sahmain for six more months

The European Council has prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months to come. On April 1st, 2016, the EU Council added three persons - Aqilah Saleh, the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, the Prime Minister of the General...

Amnesty International: Over 130 families trapped in Benghazi’s Ganfudah need immediate assistance

  • 30 September 2016 - 14:41
Amnesty International: Over 130 families trapped in Benghazi’s Ganfudah need immediate assistance

Over 130 families have been stranded and besieged in Ganfuda district in Benghazi, where they have to put up day after another with the airstrikes of Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation warplanes, and the warplanes of the foreign countries i his support. Amnesty International said Thursday that...

Jonathan Winer urges Sirte residents not to rush back to the city till demining works finish

  • 29 September 2016 - 19:30
Jonathan Winer urges Sirte residents not to rush back to the city till demining works finish

The US special delegate to Libya Jonathan Winer urged Sirte dislocated citizens not to rush back into their houses in the city before demining works were completed. Winer tweeted on Thursday that war on IS has left Sirte ransacked adding that the city needs a lot of help after it gets...

Libya’s Jewish community leader, Luzon, says David Gerbi not entitled to speak for the community

  • 29 September 2016 - 13:59
Libya’s Jewish community leader, Luzon, says David Gerbi not entitled to speak for the community

Raphael Luzon, the head of Jews of Libya abroad, told Ean Libya News Portal on Thursday that David Gerbi, who went into exile in Italy at age 12 after the 1967 Six-Day War spurred attacks on Tripoli Jews is not a member at the Jewish community and has no official title whatsoever to allow him to...

Al-Serraj: New GNA cabinet is open for all Libyan political figures to join

  • 29 September 2016 - 12:24
Al-Serraj: New GNA cabinet is open for all Libyan political figures to join

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC) and Prime Minister of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, has disclosed thar he is working with PC members to create an inclusive and comprehensive cabinet to be presented to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives...

Breish: The meeting in Tunisia has done the opposite of unifying the Libyan Investment Authority

  • 28 September 2016 - 16:59
Breish: The meeting in Tunisia has done the opposite of unifying the Libyan Investment Authority

Following reports of a meeting convened by the so-called LIA steering committee in Tunisia on Sunday, AbdulMagid Breish, the Chairman and CEO of the LIA in Tripoli, said: “It is deeply disappointing to see reports of the steering committee’s meeting circulating in the media. “On 24...

Kobler denounces siege on Benghazi, Derna civilians, calls for end of summary execution of IS terrorists in Sirte

  • 28 September 2016 - 13:56
Kobler denounces siege on Benghazi, Derna civilians, calls for end of summary execution of IS terrorists in Sirte

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, said at the Human Rights Council in Geneva that more than 100 families are currently trapped Benghazi in areas of fighting - mainly in Ganfudah, facing constant bombing and shortages of food, medical care and electricity. Kobler added Wednesday that the...

Haftar asks Russia to lift arms embargo and to apply the Syrian scenario in Libya

  • 28 September 2016 - 12:31
Haftar asks Russia to lift arms embargo and to apply the Syrian scenario in Libya

Leader of Dignity Operation, Khalifa Haftar, who leads forces loyal to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, has reached out to Russia asking it to end its arms embargo on Libya. Sputnik reported a Russian diplomatic source on Wednesday as saying that Khalifa Haftar, who recently took...

Kobler urges west to support Libya’s GNA, asks them to keep the ban on arms

  • 28 September 2016 - 09:33
Kobler urges west to support Libya’s GNA, asks them to keep the ban on arms

The Head of UNSMIL called on Tuesday on countries to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya and do more to halt banned arms shipments there. The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, also referred to the current "positive signs" of management of Libya's oil sector and of...

France vows full support for UN-backed GNA in Libya

  • 28 September 2016 - 09:27
France vows full support for UN-backed GNA in Libya

French President, Francois Hollande, warned Tuesday that Libya must not turn into another Syria, and he vowed to support the country’s fragile unity government, whose prime minister is visiting Paris. Hollande saluted the push by Libyan forces to liberate the city of Sirte from Islamic...