Libya

Operation Dignity: No peaceful demonstrations without prior permit

  • 12 May 2017 - 16:45
Operation Dignity: No peaceful demonstrations without prior permit

The so-called General Command of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya has banned peaceful demonstrations in the all Libyan regions, saying such kinds of protests should be permitted by security clearances first. The spokesman of the Operation Dignity forces, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said - according...

Illicit gun trade on secret social media group booming in Libya

  • 11 May 2017 - 21:46
Illicit gun trade on secret social media group booming in Libya

The illegal gun trade in Libya has been booming in recent years, and online sales have helped drive that growth, Guns.com cited a study released earlier this month. A wide range of small arms are available for sale on closed social media groups, according to the report, entitled Web...

Libyan coastguards rescue 400 migrants off Sabratha shores

  • 11 May 2017 - 12:02
Libyan coastguards rescue 400 migrants off Sabratha shores

The Libyan naval and coastguard patrols rescued Wednesday about 400 illegal immigrants off the shores of Sabratha city. According to the coastguard sources, the migrants were all stuffed in a rickety wooden boat and were in danger of drowning when the patrols rescued them. The...

UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

  • 11 May 2017 - 10:31
UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

US-made warplanes are being used in Libya in violation of the UN arms embargo on the country, TIME magazine reported Tuesday, saying they were sent by the UAE. "At least six American-made turboprop planes were supplied to an eastern authority - the chief rival to the UN-backed government in...

Serbian Ambassador to Libya dies in car accident in Tunisia

  • 10 May 2017 - 15:23
Serbian Ambassador to Libya dies in car accident in Tunisia

The Serbian Ambassador to Libya Oliver Potezica has died in a hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, of injuries that he received in a traffic accident in this Tunisian town. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic confirmed the news on Wednesday. The daily Vecernje Novosti reported, citing sources, that...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade tells GNA Foreign Minister to resign over Haftar statement

  • 9 May 2017 - 22:47
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade tells GNA Foreign Minister to resign over Haftar statement

The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, which is led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, has issued a statement denouncing and criticizing the statements of the Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohammed Sayala, and called on him to resign. Sayala told reporters in Algeria on Monday...

GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

  • 9 May 2017 - 22:38
GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

Libya's foreign minister, Mohammed Sayala, has named Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), as the head of the country's army - provided that he recognises the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only authority. Haftar, whose...

ICC prosecutor considers opening investigation into crimes against migrants in Libya

  • 9 May 2017 - 12:14
ICC prosecutor considers opening investigation into crimes against migrants in Libya

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor expressed alarm on Monday at the inhumane detention of thousands of vulnerable migrants in Libya and said she was examining whether an investigation could be opened into crimes against them, Reuters reported. Libya is the main gateway for...

UN delegate to Libya proposes road map for peace in Libya

  • 9 May 2017 - 11:14
UN delegate to Libya proposes road map for peace in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya and Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has announced a new road map for peace to end Libya's current political deadlock and to strike comprehensive accord among all Libyan conflicting parties. On his Twitter page, Kobler wrote Monday that the "road map for peace in...

Almost 200 illegal migrants feared dead off Libya’s Zawiya shores

  • 9 May 2017 - 10:55
Almost 200 illegal migrants feared dead off Libya’s Zawiya shores

Almost 200 people are feared to have died in two Mediterranean Sea migrant shipwrecks during the weekend. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya said that seven people were rescued off the north-western city of Zawiya, and one of them said 113 others were missing. The...