Libya

Al-Sweihli discusses reconciliation with Misurata leaders

  • 10 November 2017 - 11:47
Al-Sweihli discusses reconciliation with Misurata leaders

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli has held a meeting with the political and military leaderships in Misurata on Thursday, in the aim of uniting the parties and renouncing conflicts, in addition to finding a way out of the crisis. Al-Sweihli also agreed with...

ICC fugitive said to have kidnapped female inmate from Benghazi prison

  • 9 November 2017 - 23:23
ICC fugitive said to have kidnapped female inmate from Benghazi prison

Mahmoud Al-Werfalli - a war criminal wanted by the International Criminal Court for extrajudical killings - has been reported by local media that he kidnapped a female inmate from Kwefiya prison in Benghazi on wednesday. Just hours after the ICC Prosecutor called on Khalifa Haftar to surrender...

Amnesty Switzerland: Migrants evacuated from Libya should be allowed to resettle in Switzerland

  • 9 November 2017 - 20:13
Amnesty Switzerland: Migrants evacuated from Libya should be allowed to resettle in Switzerland

Ahead of a meeting of the Central Mediterranean Contact Group (CMCG) in Bern on Monday, Amnesty Switzerland has called to make it easier for migrants to be evacuated from Libya and resettled in Switzerland and other European countries, Swissinfo reported. On Thursday, the Swiss section of the...

Egypt’s President: ISIS militants resorting to Libya after defeat in Iraq and Syria

  • 9 November 2017 - 12:25
Egypt’s President: ISIS militants resorting to Libya after defeat in Iraq and Syria

Egypt’s president said the defeat of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria was likely to have forced militants to seek a safe haven in neighboring Libya, from which they will later cross into his country where his security forces have been battling militants in the Sinai peninsula...

ICC demands Haftar to surrender “fugitive criminal” Al-Werfalli

  • 8 November 2017 - 22:27
ICC demands Haftar to surrender “fugitive criminal” Al-Werfalli

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Wednesday urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to hand over a commander wanted for war crimes including the cold-blooded execution of 33 people. Fatou Bensouda delivered her appeal before the UN Security Council, whose members Russia and Egypt...

Coalition of forces controls key crimes hub south-west of Tripoli

  • 8 November 2017 - 15:54
Coalition of forces controls key crimes hub south-west of Tripoli

A coalition of forces from Tripoli, Zintan and Gharyan as well as other districts has seized control of the area known as Aziziyah in south-western Tripoli – which is part of Wershifana province. According to local media, the forces were fighting armed groups and gangs of crimes and abduction...

EU Delegation to Libya returns soon to work from Tripoli

  • 8 November 2017 - 13:49
EU Delegation to Libya returns soon to work from Tripoli

The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Libya Bettina Muscheidt has revealed in a meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord Mohammed Sayala that they will reopen the border assistance mission’s bureau in Libya’s capital Tripoli soon, not specifying a...

Turkey to open consulate in Benghazi, says ambassador to Libya

  • 8 November 2017 - 08:48
Turkey to open consulate in Benghazi, says ambassador to Libya

Turkish ambassador to Libya Ahmet Dogan has stated that the workers of the Turkish company Enka will keep on working in the Ubari gas steam station despite the kidnap of four of its personnel last Friday. Dogan said in a meeting with the Head of the High Council of State, Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli,...

Clashes resume in Benghazi despite claims of liberation by Haftar

  • 7 November 2017 - 23:05
Clashes resume in Benghazi despite claims of liberation by Haftar

On Monday, three fighters from the forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar were killed and others were injured as clashes renewed in Sidi Kharabish in Benghazi. The clashes broke out between Haftar's fighters and Benghazi Shura Council fighters, who are still holding out in their last...

149 Nigerians return home from Libya with IOM’s help

  • 7 November 2017 - 12:05
149 Nigerians return home from Libya with IOM’s help

149 Nigerian returnees who had been stranded in Libya, returned home bringing the total number brought back to the country in the last five weeks to 975. Comprising 29 females, 115 males and five children, the returnees were assisted by the International Organisation for Migration,...