Libya

Eastern government’s PM in Egypt to enlist military support

  • 13 March 2017 - 18:44
Eastern government’s PM in Egypt to enlist military support

The Prime Minister of the so-called Transitional Government of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Abdullah Al-Thinni, has arrived in Egypt's capital, Cairo, in a bid to ask for more military support for the forces of Khalifa Haftar. According to eastern sources, Al-Thinni rushed to...

Russian Foreign Ministry investigates Russian sailors arrested in Libya’s capital

  • 13 March 2017 - 11:33
Russian Foreign Ministry investigates Russian sailors arrested in Libya’s capital

Russia's Embassy in Libya, which is temporarily based in Tunisia, initiated investigation for the circumstances for the detaining of the cargo ship Merle in Libyan territorial waters off Tripoli. The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation...

Al-Sweihli arrives in Qatar for more support to GNA

  • 12 March 2017 - 22:22
Al-Sweihli arrives in Qatar for more support to GNA

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahamn Al-Sweihli, has arrived in Qatar today on a formal visit aiming at receiving more support for the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). Al-Sweihli and his delegation were received by the Libyan ambassador in Qatar,...

France24: Haftar’s forces mobilizing for battle to retake oil terminals

  • 11 March 2017 - 21:37
France24: Haftar’s forces mobilizing for battle to retake oil terminals

France24 TV channel has reported that the forces of Operation Dignity under the command of Khalifa Haftar are mobilizing for a decisive battle at oil crescent. According to the channel, the battle will aim at retaking control of the oil terminals they had lost for Benghazi Defence Brigades...

Water for captives release, Benghazi Defence Brigades and Operation Dignity deal says

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:48
Water for captives release, Benghazi Defence Brigades and Operation Dignity deal says

Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) said the forces of Operation Dignity informed them that Khalifa Haftar had agreed to allow water to enter into the besieged Ganfudah area in western Benghazi, saying it will thereafter release the Operation Dignity fighters in return. "We will set free the...

Russian private company has armed eastern fighters of Haftar’s forces

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:36
Russian private company has armed eastern fighters of Haftar’s forces

Reuters - A force of several dozen armed private security contractors from Russia operated until last month in a part of Libya that is under the control of regional leader Khalifa Haftar, the head of the firm that hired the contractors told Reuters. It is the clearest signal to date that Moscow...

AFRICOM chief says US concerned over Russian meddling in Libya

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:33
AFRICOM chief says US concerned over Russian meddling in Libya

The head of U.S. Africa Command, Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, raised the alarm Thursday about Russian interference in Libya during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, according to Military Times. “It is very concerning, senator," Waldhauser said in response to Arizona Sen. John McCain's...

Watchdog: Britain’s aid programme in Libya might be harmful to migrants

  • 11 March 2017 - 16:28
Watchdog: Britain’s aid programme in Libya might be harmful to migrants

An independent watchdog has warned that the UK's aid programme in Libya could be harming vulnerable migrants, the BBC wrote on Friday. According tp thje BBC, about £9m is spent providing water and sanitation for refugees in detention centres, training Libya's coastguard, and helping...

EU leaders discuss cutting off Libya route in face of migrants

  • 10 March 2017 - 14:26
EU leaders discuss cutting off Libya route in face of migrants

The European Union leaders discussed Thursday in Brussels a plan aimed at cutting off the illegal migration route from Libya to Italy as fears of a hike in immigrants' influx to Europe mount with the coming of summer. According yo the EU statistics, the first two months in 2017 registered higher...

Libyan National Guard positions its forces in downtown Tripoli

  • 10 March 2017 - 13:15
Libyan National Guard positions its forces in downtown Tripoli

The Libyan National Guard of the Salvation Government said it had reopened the roads nearby Riyadiya area in Tripoli's downtown. The area saw protests by residents on Thursday. The residents blocked the roads by sand barriers. The Libyan National Guard also said that its forces...