Libya

Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

  • 17 May 2017 - 14:19
Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

Operation Dignity leaders and fighters in eastern Libya, especially in Benghazi, have thrown an anniversary party to celebrate the third year of the operation that saw the destruction of Benghazi, displacement of over half of the city's population and the killing of huge numbers of residents both...

UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

  • 17 May 2017 - 10:28
UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

The British police said Tuesday they dropped a bid to prosecute a Libyan man over the 1984 killing of a London policewoman, who was shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy, according to the Associated Press. The Libyan suspect was arrested in November 2015 in what police said was a significant...

Al-Sweihli and German Ambassador to Libya discuss political limbo

  • 16 May 2017 - 23:38
Al-Sweihli and German Ambassador to Libya discuss political limbo

The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, has met with the German Ambassador to Libya, Christian Buck, in Tripoli. The meeting that took place Tuesday discussed issues of joint interests between Libya and Germany and the latter's support for Libya on...

Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

  • 16 May 2017 - 19:19
Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, handed over Monday four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration with the Libyan coastguard. The crews were trained in Italy "to monitor Libyan territorial waters...and contribute, together...

Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:27
Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

A popular strongman in the military forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya has resigned after he has been accused of multiple war crimes and IS-style field executions. Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, displayed a recorded video resignation on Monday saying he will no longer be...

Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:11
Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

The Algerian government is mulling over resumption of flights and sea journeys to Libya after the latter's authorities had lodged a request urging the Algerian authorities to do so, according to the Algerian Elmihwer newspaper. Algeria has agreed to resume the flights with Libya after the visit...

1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard Express 1 livestock carrier

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:07
1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard Express 1 livestock carrier

A consignment of approximately 1,900 heavy Irish bulls is expected to depart for Libya today on-board the dedicated Express 1 livestock carrier, according to Agriland. The group of bulls, consisting of a range of breeds, has been gathered by Supreme Livestock for private Libyan buyers. The...

Dutch ambassador arrives in east Libya for talks on political deadlock

  • 15 May 2017 - 22:33
Dutch ambassador arrives in east Libya for talks on political deadlock

On Monday morning, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aqiulah Saleh, met with the Ambassador of Holland to Libya, Eric Strating, in Qubba town. The meeting discussed the Netherlands' support for the Libyan peaceful solution to get out from the current political and economic...

Libyan PM discusses support for Libyan Coast Guard with Italian Interior Minister

  • 15 May 2017 - 18:43
Libyan PM discusses support for Libyan Coast Guard with Italian Interior Minister

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, met Monday with the Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, in Tripoli. The two officials discussed the mutual relations and security cooperation between Libya and Italy as well as...

Presidential Council forms national reconciliation committee

  • 15 May 2017 - 17:10
Presidential Council forms national reconciliation committee

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has issued an ordinance to form a committee tasked with "National Reconciliation Project" across the country. The committee will be formed of 15 members to be chosen on their work ethics and detachment from...