Libya

US-led airstrike kills several civilians in Syrai’s Dayr Al-Zawr

  • 18 July 2017 - 22:43
US-led airstrike kills several civilians in Syrai’s Dayr Al-Zawr

Several civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a number of aerial attacks in Syria's troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airstrikes targeted...

EU extends its mission’s mandate in Libya says human traffickers will be sanctioned

  • 18 July 2017 - 22:19
EU extends its mission’s mandate in Libya says human traffickers will be sanctioned

The European Union (EU) has decided to extend its Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) for a further notice in Libya in order to end illegal immigration and terrorism in the country. The EU foreign ministers decided in a meeting on Monday in Brussels that the results of Operation Sophia personnel,...

UN demands eastern forces probe summary executions and suspend Al-Werfalli for his crimes

  • 18 July 2017 - 18:00
UN demands eastern forces probe summary executions and suspend Al-Werfalli for his crimes

The United Nations (UN) urged on Tuesday the eastern forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar to investigate summary executions of prisoners, voicing concern about the fate of those still in their custody, Reuters reported. Operation Dignity leader Haftar has gained ground with Egyptian...

Qatari Foreign Minister praises Al-Serraj’s road map as solution to division

  • 18 July 2017 - 12:24
Qatari Foreign Minister praises Al-Serraj’s road map as solution to division

  The Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman has said that Al-Serraj’s road map is an outlet for the division that is going on in Libya now. On their official Twitter account on Sunday, the Qatari FM added that the road map of the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez...

EU moves to block selling dinghies to Libya to curb illegal immigration

  • 18 July 2017 - 07:25
EU moves to block selling dinghies to Libya to curb illegal immigration

EU foreign ministers have agreed to restrict exports of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in a drive to curb the smuggling of migrants. The restrictions will not apply to legitimate Libyan businesses, such as fishing crews, an EU statement said. It is not clear how the EU will...

Egypt says its air force destroyed 15 vehicles laden with arms crossing from Libya’s border

  • 16 July 2017 - 22:38
Egypt says its air force destroyed 15 vehicles laden with arms crossing from Libya’s border

Egypt’s army forces foiled an attempt to smuggle arms into the country through its western border with Libya, the military said Sunday. The Egyptian air forces launched a reconnaissance mission Saturday following intelligence received that "criminals" in 4x4 vehicles were in the process of...

Belgian frigate must depart EU mission off Libyan coast as it is encouraging migrants to take risk, official says

  • 16 July 2017 - 22:00
Belgian frigate must depart EU mission off Libyan coast as it is encouraging migrants to take risk, official says

Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because the presence of such vessels encouraged migrants to make the perilous journey across the central Mediterranean, the migration minister said. Belgium has sent a frigate to take part in...

Al-Serraj calls for elections next March to save Libya from collapse

  • 16 July 2017 - 14:58
Al-Serraj calls for elections next March to save Libya from collapse

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, delivered a statement on Saturday reviewing his government's work in a span of one year since coming to office in Tripoli in April 2016. Al-Serraj proposed in his statement a new road map that necessitates holding parliamentary and...

US to award troops who helped fight IS in Libya’s Sirte with medals

  • 15 July 2017 - 22:08
US to award troops who helped fight IS in Libya’s Sirte with medals

The Pentagon has expanded the criteria for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal to include the U.S. campaign against ISIS in Libya. The geographic criteria for the medal highlights the extent of the American operation to remove ISIS from the Libyan city of Sirte. The U.S....

Benghazi Benina airport operates first international flight to Amman after 3 years of closure

  • 15 July 2017 - 21:49
Benghazi Benina airport operates first international flight to Amman after 3 years of closure

Benghazi's Benina international airport officially reopened for commercial flights amid a heavy security presence on Saturday (July 15) after a three-year closure due to fighting in the city. The first outward bound flights from Benina Airport were to the capital, Tripoli, to Amman, Jordan, and...