Libya

Former Operation Dignity official Al-Barasi condemns Haftar’s attempt to kidnap him

  • 13 February 2017 - 19:58
Former Operation Dignity official Al-Barasi condemns Haftar’s attempt to kidnap him

The former senior leader of Operation Dignity, which is led by Khalifa Haftar, Colonel Faraj Al-Barasi, was not abducted by the armed groups of Operation Dignity, said Colonel Abdelsalam Al-Barasi, adding he deplores these terrorists and criminal acts. According to Al-Nabaa TV, Al-Barasi has...

UN Secretary General says Fayyad is “right choice” for Libya delegate

  • 13 February 2017 - 18:02
UN Secretary General says Fayyad is “right choice” for Libya delegate

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he believed former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad was the right person to be the world body's envoy to Libya after the United States raised objections to the choice, Reuters reported. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki...

GNA Prime Minister to propose mini-government with Haftar as commander of Libya’s army

  • 13 February 2017 - 15:13
GNA Prime Minister to propose mini-government with Haftar as commander of Libya’s army

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, is going to propose an initiative for forming a mini-government as part of a transitional phase, aiming at getting Libya out of its current political impasse, reliable sources...

British Ambassador Millett seconds Presidential Council’s rejection of Libyan National Guard

  • 13 February 2017 - 15:11
British Ambassador Millett seconds Presidential Council’s rejection of Libyan National Guard

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett has said that he agrees with the Presidential Council on rejecting the endorsement and acceptance of the newly formed Libyan National Guard. Millett tweeted Monday morning, "Endorse PC statement that so-called #Libya National Guard is illegitimate...

Gaddafi asked Mohammed Al Maktoum to help Libya create Dubai-style city

  • 13 February 2017 - 15:03
Gaddafi asked Mohammed Al Maktoum to help Libya create Dubai-style city

The former Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, once sought the help of Dubai’s ruler to build a modern city similar to Dubai in the Libya, but the plans stalled due to corruption and inner fighting, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said according to a report by Reuters. “Gaddafi called me...

Hungary says to reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

  • 12 February 2017 - 22:50
Hungary says to reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

The Hungarian Ambassador to Libya met with the Presidential Council's Deputy Head, Ahmed Mitig, in Tripoli and discussed the reopening of the Hungarian Embassy in the capital soon. Mitig also discussed with Hungary's Ambassador the joint interests and the relations as well as the cooperation...

HoR member accuses Italy of shooting down Haftar’s helicopter, Italian Embassy finds it ridiculous

  • 12 February 2017 - 18:13
HoR member accuses Italy of shooting down Haftar’s helicopter, Italian Embassy finds it ridiculous

The Italian Embassy in Libya has expressed bewilderment about the accusations of the House of Representatives' member Ibrahim Al-Zaghid, who accused Italy of downing an mi-35 helicopter in Hun, central Libya on Friday. Al-Zaghid accused Italy on Libya Channel TV of shooting down the...

Presidential Council: Libyan National Guard are outlaw armed groups and must be evicted out of Tripoli

  • 12 February 2017 - 12:59
Presidential Council: Libyan National Guard are outlaw armed groups and must be evicted out of Tripoli

The Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord has described the newly formed Libyan National Guard (LNG) as outlaw groups that aim at destabilizing Tripoli and creating parallel official bodies to the Presidential Guard. “The so-called LNG, which is formed by...

Residents of Hun, central Libya, evacuate houses after Operation Dignity bombing ultimatum

  • 12 February 2017 - 12:00
Residents of Hun, central Libya, evacuate houses after Operation Dignity bombing ultimatum

Scores of the residents living in Hun town, near Jufra city in central Libya have started to evacuate their houses following a threat by the Operation Dignity spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, who vowed to bomb the town and its Wahat hotel on the pretext of being a harbor to Benghazi Defence...

GECOL connects eastern and western power networks, expects less outages

  • 12 February 2017 - 11:44
GECOL connects eastern and western power networks, expects less outages

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has announced that its maintenance teams have managed to restore the link between the eastern and western power networks after over two years of separation. An official at the GECOL, Abdelrahman Al-Jalli, explained on Saturday that the...