Libya

GNA Prime Minister condemns eastern government’s fatwa against Ibadis in Libya

  • 22 July 2017 - 10:34
GNA Prime Minister condemns eastern government’s fatwa against Ibadis in Libya

The prime minister of Libya's internationally-recognised government has decried a religious edict issued by clerics affiliated with a rival government that bans the Ibadi, a Muslim sect to which hundreds of thousands of Libya's Amazigh adhere. Fayez Serraj warned of "endangering social safety"...

Our miserable life in Libya

  • 21 July 2017 - 08:48

  To say the lives of Libyans since their so called revolution in 2011 has been all but an uphill struggle against, sometimes, the impossible is an understatement! Life in Libya has been tremendously reduced to daily suffering despite the wealth of the country and when you recall how easy...

Haftar, Al-Serraj to meet French President in Paris for new shape of Libya, report says

  • 21 July 2017 - 00:18
Haftar, Al-Serraj to meet French President in Paris for new shape of Libya, report says

The commander of eastern forces, Khalifa Haftar, and the Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on July 25, al-Hayat newspaper reported, according to Reuters. Citing unidentified sources,...

Haftar’s forces spokesman denies UN summary executions accusation

  • 20 July 2017 - 21:22
Haftar’s forces spokesman denies UN summary executions accusation

The so-called "Libyan National Army," the main military force in eastern Libya under the rule of Operation Dignity commander, Khalifa Haftar, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the "LNA" to investigate,...

Human Rights Watch demands eastern government repeal its Fatwa against religious minority in Libya

  • 20 July 2017 - 18:35
Human Rights Watch demands eastern government repeal its Fatwa against religious minority in Libya

The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya’s competing governments should repeal a discriminatory religious edict accusing `Ibadi faith followers in Libya of “deviance” and adherence to an “infidel” doctrine, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The government linked to the...

Eastern secondary school final exams troubled by questions leak

  • 20 July 2017 - 13:22
Eastern secondary school final exams troubled by questions leak

The eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni that is based in Al-Bayda city said that it had opened thorough investigation into the leaks of exam questions in the subjects of the first day of exam last Tuesday. The deputy education minister of the government, Agoup Abdullah Agoup, said on...

China weighs in on Libyan crisis, calls for peaceful settlement of conflicts

  • 19 July 2017 - 17:20
China weighs in on Libyan crisis, calls for peaceful settlement of conflicts

China is willing to make joint efforts with regional partners to seek a political settlement in the Libyan crisis, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday, Xinhua reported. Wang made the remarks after talks with visiting Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Libya's...

UNHCR wants to dissuade West African migrants from going to Libya

  • 19 July 2017 - 13:39
UNHCR wants to dissuade West African migrants from going to Libya

West Africa migrants and asylum-seekers must be dissuaded from going to Libya, the main point of departure for Europe but where they often face abuse and detention at the hands of traffickers, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed to donors...

Salabi calls for elections laws before polls

  • 19 July 2017 - 12:35
Salabi calls for elections laws before polls

The Libyan religious cleric Ali Salabi said Tuesday that before talking about elections, there must be an elections law in Libya that can regulate the process. Salabi added on Tuesday that in order for the road map of Al-Serraj to be considered, Libyans must go back to the judiciary system and...

GNA Prime Minister receives credentials of Sweden, Belgium ambassadors

  • 19 July 2017 - 10:47
GNA Prime Minister receives credentials of Sweden, Belgium ambassadors

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj received Monday the credentials of Swedish and Belgian ambassadors, Fredrik Florén and Michel Tilemans in a row. The ceremony took place in the Red Castle Museum Building in Tripoli in the presence of the ministers of the Government of...