Libya

British Foreign Minister meets with Head of Libyan HCS, Al-Sweihli

  • 4 May 2017 - 22:38
British Foreign Minister meets with Head of Libyan HCS, Al-Sweihli

The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, arrived Thursday morning in Tripoli to meet with Libyan Government of National Accord's officials. The UK Foreign Minister met with the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, in the HCS's...

SocGen to pay nearly 1 billion euros to settle LIA lawsuit

  • 4 May 2017 - 15:42
SocGen to pay nearly 1 billion euros to settle LIA lawsuit

The French bank Société Générale avoided a costly and potentially embarrassing court case on Thursday by agreeing to pay nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to settle a long-running dispute with the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). A joint statement on Thursday announced the settlement...

Protesters storm into meeting of Misurata mayor, force him to resign

  • 4 May 2017 - 15:40
Protesters storm into meeting of Misurata mayor, force him to resign

A video that has gone viral on social media showed a number of Misurata residents and political protesters storming into a meeting for the current mayor of the city, Mohammed Eshtiwi. According to the video, the protesters chased the mayor out of the meeting, where he was holding discussions...

Wikileaks founder calls Hillary Clinton “butcher of Libya”

  • 4 May 2017 - 10:40
Wikileaks founder calls Hillary Clinton “butcher of Libya”

Julian Assange, the editor of the whistle-blowing website of Wikileaks, called the former US Foreign Secretary, Hillary Clinton, the butcher of Libya. In a tweet, Assange branded Clinton as the “butcher of Libya” in a scathing response to the former presidential candidate's labeling of...

253 Nigerians deported in cooperation with IOM

  • 3 May 2017 - 14:54
253 Nigerians deported in cooperation with IOM

On Tuesday, 253 Nigerian nationals, who were detained in migrants shelter centers in Libya, were deported on a voluntary programme under the supervision of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The Nigerians were aided by humanitarian assistance before they boarded the plane...

German foreign minister says plan to hold migrants in Libya camps “catastrophic”

  • 3 May 2017 - 12:49
German foreign minister says plan to hold migrants in Libya camps “catastrophic”

A deal between Italy and Libya to hold migrants in camps in the north African country ignores "catastrophic conditions" in Libya and would not curb migration, Germany's foreign minister said on Tuesday, contradicting Berlin's previous support for the plan, Reuters reported. "The camps existing...

Haftar to run for president of Libya in March 2018, agreement with Al-Serraj says

  • 3 May 2017 - 10:05
Haftar to run for president of Libya in March 2018, agreement with Al-Serraj says

Sources reported that the meeting that took place in the UAE between the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Serraj, and the commander of the Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, had been successful. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, added that the two parties...

UK MPs scold government, urge it to pay all victims of Libya-sponsored IRA attack

  • 2 May 2017 - 14:31
UK MPs scold government, urge it to pay all victims of Libya-sponsored IRA attack

The government must set up a fund for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism if a deal with Libya looks unlikely at the end of this year, a Parliamentary committee has said, according to Belfast News Letter. Belfast News Letter added that Libyan officials previously detailed millions of...

Haftar and Al-Serraj arrive in UAE on separate formal visits

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:26
Haftar and Al-Serraj arrive in UAE on separate formal visits

The Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in UAE on Monday to meet with the Emirati officials, according to the Bawabet Al-Wasat news website. Al-Serraj's arrival comes on the same day on which Khalifa...

NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:22
NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

NATO has said it would assist Libya’s Presidential Council to rebuild the country’s defense departments. The announcement was made by Jens Stoltenberg, the organization’s Secretary General at a press conference with Italian Premier Paulo Gentiloni, last week in Rome. The organization...