Libya

Car bomb in eastern Benghazi injures 14 people

  • 15 November 2016 - 15:47
Car bomb in eastern Benghazi injures 14 people

Medical sources from Benghazi said a car bomb blast injured 14 people in Budezida district and they were sent to Al-Jalaa Hospital. Eyewitnesses confirmed on Tuesday that the car bomb exploded near the gate of a market for vegetables in Benghazi’s eastern part, wounding over 14...

Whose side is Russia taking in Libya?

  • 15 November 2016 - 11:47
Whose side is Russia taking in Libya?

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reportedly spoken on the phone with the Deputy Head of the UN-brokered Presidential Council (PC), Ahmed Mitig, and discussed the support needed for the council and the Government of National Accord. According to sources from the PC,...

US warplanes bomb IS militants in south Libya

  • 15 November 2016 - 09:43
US warplanes bomb IS militants in south Libya

US fighter aircraft carried out Monday night three airstrikes targeting houses in Al-Firda, Brak Al-Shatti, southern Libya, said the spokesman of the Third Force appointed to secure the southern region, Mohammed Gliwan. "There were prominent IS leaders in the house." Gliwan added. Three...

Three arms cashes captured by Tunisian forces on Libyan border

  • 14 November 2016 - 18:38
Three arms cashes captured by Tunisian forces on Libyan border

The Tunisian forces have seized three large arms caches near the border with Libya on Saturday and Sunday, the Tunisian Interior Ministry reported. The caches, which include Kalashnikov rifles, rockets and landmines, were found in the border city of Ben Guerdane, which has seen many skirmishes...

14 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

  • 14 November 2016 - 16:51
14 Operation Dignity fighters killed in Benghazi clashes

Media sources have reported that Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation forces have been clashed with fighters from the Benghazi Shura Council over the last couple of hours in Gawarcha district in Benghazi. 14 Operation Dignity forces have been killed so far and more than 33 others have been...

Kobler in Cairo after meeting Aqilah Saleh in UAE

  • 14 November 2016 - 10:19
Kobler in Cairo after meeting Aqilah Saleh in UAE

The Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has arrived in Cairo, Egypt, to meet Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian Foreign Minister. The meeting on Monday will also be attended by the EU Commissioner for Immigration Affairs. The meeting will touch upon the latest news and...

Presidential Council appoints new ministers

  • 14 November 2016 - 10:12
Presidential Council appoints new ministers

The UN-brokered Presidential Council (PC) appointed Sunday Osama Saleh as a Minister of Finance for the Government of National Accord (GNA) as per the PC law (no.12) for 2016. The PC also appointed a number of deputies. It assigned the deputy of the Ministry of Finance to Abu Bakir...

MSF volunteers rescue 1400 migrants off Libya’s coast

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:47
MSF volunteers rescue 1400 migrants off Libya’s coast

Doctors without Borders (MSF) saved over 1400 illegal migrants off the Libyan coast on Saturday. “The migrants were boarding six dinghies and one rickety boat.” Italian coastguards reported as they gave a hand to the MSF volunteers in the wide sea. They added that 797 migrants, 205 of...

Thai authorities warn nationals of being lured to work in Libya

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:31
Thai authorities warn nationals of being lured to work in Libya

Thai Employment Department director-general Singhadet Chu-amnat said on Sunday that the Labour Ministry had issued a warning to job seekers not to travel to Libya during this time because the country was plagued with violent incidents from a civil war. He said people acting as illegal...

Family in rubble following foreign airstrike on Benghazi’s Ganfudah

  • 12 November 2016 - 19:02
Family in rubble following foreign airstrike on Benghazi’s Ganfudah

Sources from Ganfudah neighbourhood in Benghazi told Libyan Al-Nabaa TV channel that UAE warplanes have carried out an airstrike on the civilians trapped in there, killing a father of a family and injuring his daughter. The sources confirmed that the bombing targeted the family's house...