Libya

170 Senegalese immigrants repatriated home from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

  • 17 February 2017 - 17:12
170 Senegalese immigrants repatriated home from Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

After the wave of Nigerians this week, 170 Senegalese migrants who were in detention centres in Tripoli have been sent back to their country, according to AfricaNEws. The group made up entirely of men took the plane early on Thursday at the Mitiga airport east of Tripoli within the framework...

Italy wins Libyan mayors’ consent regarding deal to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

  • 17 February 2017 - 16:08
Italy wins Libyan mayors’ consent regarding deal to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti has met with the mayors of ten towns in Libya’s southern desert region to convince them to overcome differences and back the struggle against migrant smuggling through Libyan territory into Europe. “The meeting took place in Rome,” the Interior...

National Salvation Government PM: Flights from Tripoli International Airport to take off by mid-March

  • 17 February 2017 - 14:10
National Salvation Government PM: Flights from Tripoli International Airport to take off by mid-March

The Prime Minister of the National Salvation Government (NSG), a rival government to the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, inaugurated Thursday evening the reopening of the Tripoli International Airport, saying flights will start taking off by March 15-20. The...

NATO says Libya requested security training for military, defence sectors

  • 16 February 2017 - 18:28
NATO says Libya requested security training for military, defence sectors

NATO's chief said on Thursday that he had received a formal request from Libya to help strengthen its security institutions and that the alliance is looking into exactly what can be done. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the 28 allies could help build up the Libyan...

Constitution Drafting Assembly member slams deliberate negligence to Libya’s constitution

  • 16 February 2017 - 13:24
Constitution Drafting Assembly member slams deliberate negligence to Libya’s constitution

The member of the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) Nadia Omran, has revealed that there is a deliberate negligence for the swift completion of the Libyan constitution, which she said would be the best solution for Libya’s current status quo, if completed. Omran told Press Solidarity on...

Libyans celebrate sixth anniversary of 17 February revolution on Friday

  • 16 February 2017 - 12:20
Libyans celebrate sixth anniversary of 17 February revolution on Friday

Friday, 17 February, 2017 will be the day in which Libyans will commemorate the sixth anniversary of their 17 February revolution that toppled over the tyrant reign of Muamar Gaddafi and ended up killing him On October 20, 2011. Signs of ceremony are everywhere in Libya’s cities and...

UN concerned over formation of parallel military bodies in Libya, Kobler says

  • 16 February 2017 - 12:13
UN concerned over formation of parallel military bodies in Libya, Kobler says

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said that the efforts to form parallel military forces in Libya that could hinder the implementation of the country’s peace process are a cause of concern. "Attempts to create parallel bodies and obstruct the implementation of the Libyan Political...

Operation Dignity warplanes attack Benghazi Defence Brigades at Jufra airbase

  • 15 February 2017 - 14:54
Operation Dignity warplanes attack Benghazi Defence Brigades at Jufra airbase

The warplanes of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya have conducted several airstrikes on Jufra airbase, targeting locations for the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) in there. According to official sources from the Benghazi Defence Brigades, the Khalifa Haftar-led air force carried out...

Tripoli International Airport to reopen Thursday

  • 15 February 2017 - 12:16
Tripoli International Airport to reopen Thursday

The Tripoli International Airport is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, sources from the National Salvation Government (NSG) of Khalifa Al-Ghweil reported. According to the sources, the NSG will hold the reopening ceremony on Thursday one day before the sixth anniversary of the 17 February...

Haftar rejects meeting with GNA Prime Minister, Al-Serraj in Cairo

  • 14 February 2017 - 22:42
Haftar rejects meeting with GNA Prime Minister, Al-Serraj in Cairo

The leader of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity, which is an operation appointed by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Khalifa Haftar, refused to meet the Government of National Accord's Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Sirraj, in Cairo, Egypt. The meeting, according to Egyptian...