Libya

US airstrikes on Sirte killed 6 IS militants, Libyan forces announce

  • 27 September 2016 - 13:41
US airstrikes on Sirte killed 6 IS militants, Libyan forces announce

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous air force sources revealed Tuesday that the US had carried out two airstrikes on Monday targeting remnants of IS militants in the surrounding of the 600 Buildings neighbourhood in downtown Sirte. The sources added that the US airstrikes killed 6 IS radicals and destroyed...

HoR Speaker says GNA is illegitimate, calls for ignoring its decisions

  • 27 September 2016 - 10:02
HoR Speaker says GNA is illegitimate, calls for ignoring its decisions

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aqilah Saleh, called on all the state institutions to abstain from implementing the decisions made by the ministers and officials of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), pointing out that it is not legitimate, while Al-Thanni government...

After New York, Al-Serraj flies to France while Libya’s crises remain in limbo

  • 26 September 2016 - 15:16
After New York, Al-Serraj flies to France while Libya’s crises remain in limbo

On Monday morning, the Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in Paris to meet French officials to discuss the current Libyan crises as well as the mutual relations with France. According to the Libyan News Agency (LANA),...

Tripoli municipality warns of contamination in city’s shores

  • 26 September 2016 - 10:03
Tripoli municipality warns of contamination in city’s shores

The Tripoli municipality has confirmed that there different contamination substances alongshore the city's beaches. In a statement on Monday, the municipality said the beaches in Tripoli and the seawater are not healthy for swimming or any other entertainment acts, or even founding...

High Council of State to discuss sovereign posts with HoR

  • 26 September 2016 - 09:24
High Council of State to discuss sovereign posts with HoR

The second deputy head of the High Council of State, Mohammad Emmazeb, urged Sunday the head of the committee responsible for implementing the political agreement to start discussing article 15 of the agreeement with the pro-GNA members of the House of Representatives in no more than 30...

Q&A with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA in Tripoli

  • 25 September 2016 - 18:00
Q&A with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA in Tripoli

Here’s the question-and-answer session with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in Tripoli: Q: Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, Chairman of the so-called LIA “steering committee”, has said that the “the governance and control of the LIA is clear.” Do you...

Canada confirms one citizen is taken as a hostage in Libya

  • 25 September 2016 - 17:55
Canada confirms one citizen is taken as a hostage in Libya

Canada confirmed on Sunday it has become aware of a citizen taken hostage in Libya and is "diligently pursuing all appropriate channels to obtain more information." Libyan authorities said last week a Canadian and two Italians had been kidnapped in the country's southwestern desert,...

Italian fuel tanker arrives in Khaleej Station’s floating dock to help generate more power

  • 25 September 2016 - 17:55
Italian fuel tanker arrives in Khaleej Station’s floating dock to help generate more power

An Italian fuel vessel has arrived in the Khaleej steam plant's floating dock in Al-Gabiba district, Sirte bringing on board a second fuel shipment. The head of the media office of the Sirte Municipality said the vessel is loaded with about 37 thousand m2, which will be used to activate the...

IOM: 2.917 migrants died trying to cross the sea from Libya to Europe in 2016

  • 25 September 2016 - 09:14
IOM: 2.917 migrants died trying to cross the sea from Libya to Europe in 2016

The Libyan Coast Guard (LCG) has reported that 12,582 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan shores in 2016 to date. According to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), in 2016 (as of 21 September) 130,567 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central...

Two Indian teachers freed from IS in Sirte return home

  • 24 September 2016 - 17:29
Two Indian teachers freed from IS in Sirte return home

Two Indian teachers, who were rescued last week after over a year-long captivity by IS terrorists in Libya, returned home on Saturday. T. Gopikrishna and C. Balram Kishan reached here from New Delhi in the early hours. They merely said they were happy to reunite with their families,...