Libya

Kobler denounces siege on Benghazi, Derna civilians, calls for end of summary execution of IS terrorists in Sirte

  • 28 September 2016 - 13:56
Kobler denounces siege on Benghazi, Derna civilians, calls for end of summary execution of IS terrorists in Sirte

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, said at the Human Rights Council in Geneva that more than 100 families are currently trapped Benghazi in areas of fighting - mainly in Ganfudah, facing constant bombing and shortages of food, medical care and electricity. Kobler added Wednesday that the...

Haftar asks Russia to lift arms embargo and to apply the Syrian scenario in Libya

  • 28 September 2016 - 12:31
Haftar asks Russia to lift arms embargo and to apply the Syrian scenario in Libya

Leader of Dignity Operation, Khalifa Haftar, who leads forces loyal to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, has reached out to Russia asking it to end its arms embargo on Libya. Sputnik reported a Russian diplomatic source on Wednesday as saying that Khalifa Haftar, who recently took...

Kobler urges west to support Libya’s GNA, asks them to keep the ban on arms

  • 28 September 2016 - 09:33
Kobler urges west to support Libya’s GNA, asks them to keep the ban on arms

The Head of UNSMIL called on Tuesday on countries to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya and do more to halt banned arms shipments there. The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, also referred to the current "positive signs" of management of Libya's oil sector and of...

France vows full support for UN-backed GNA in Libya

  • 28 September 2016 - 09:27
France vows full support for UN-backed GNA in Libya

French President, Francois Hollande, warned Tuesday that Libya must not turn into another Syria, and he vowed to support the country’s fragile unity government, whose prime minister is visiting Paris. Hollande saluted the push by Libyan forces to liberate the city of Sirte from Islamic...

US airstrikes on Sirte killed 6 IS militants, Libyan forces announce

  • 27 September 2016 - 13:41
US airstrikes on Sirte killed 6 IS militants, Libyan forces announce

Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous air force sources revealed Tuesday that the US had carried out two airstrikes on Monday targeting remnants of IS militants in the surrounding of the 600 Buildings neighbourhood in downtown Sirte. The sources added that the US airstrikes killed 6 IS radicals and destroyed...

HoR Speaker says GNA is illegitimate, calls for ignoring its decisions

  • 27 September 2016 - 10:02
HoR Speaker says GNA is illegitimate, calls for ignoring its decisions

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aqilah Saleh, called on all the state institutions to abstain from implementing the decisions made by the ministers and officials of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), pointing out that it is not legitimate, while Al-Thanni government...

After New York, Al-Serraj flies to France while Libya’s crises remain in limbo

  • 26 September 2016 - 15:16
After New York, Al-Serraj flies to France while Libya’s crises remain in limbo

On Monday morning, the Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in Paris to meet French officials to discuss the current Libyan crises as well as the mutual relations with France. According to the Libyan News Agency (LANA),...

Tripoli municipality warns of contamination in city’s shores

  • 26 September 2016 - 10:03
Tripoli municipality warns of contamination in city’s shores

The Tripoli municipality has confirmed that there different contamination substances alongshore the city's beaches. In a statement on Monday, the municipality said the beaches in Tripoli and the seawater are not healthy for swimming or any other entertainment acts, or even founding...

High Council of State to discuss sovereign posts with HoR

  • 26 September 2016 - 09:24
High Council of State to discuss sovereign posts with HoR

The second deputy head of the High Council of State, Mohammad Emmazeb, urged Sunday the head of the committee responsible for implementing the political agreement to start discussing article 15 of the agreeement with the pro-GNA members of the House of Representatives in no more than 30...

Q&A with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA in Tripoli

  • 25 September 2016 - 18:00
Q&A with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA in Tripoli

Here’s the question-and-answer session with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in Tripoli: Q: Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, Chairman of the so-called LIA “steering committee”, has said that the “the governance and control of the LIA is clear.” Do you...