Libya

Gunmen murder Chief of Gharyan Security Department

  • 9 July 2017 - 15:13
Gunmen murder Chief of Gharyan Security Department

Unknown gunmen assassinated Saturday the Chief of the Security Department in Gharyan city, Colonel Abdelrazzaq Ameish, while he was on his way back to his house in the city. According to Gharyan municipality, gunmen opened fire on Col. Ameish and left him dead before they drove...

Libyan eastern commander arrives in UAE after alleged victory in Benghazi

  • 8 July 2017 - 22:35
Libyan eastern commander arrives in UAE after alleged victory in Benghazi

The commander of the Operation Dignity forces in eastern Libya - which is backed by the House of Representatives - Khalifa Haftar, arrived Saturday evening in Abu Dhabi and met with the Abu Dhabi's crown prince, Mohammed Ben Zayed. According to pro-Haftar media, he went to the UAE on a...

48 Egyptians found dead in Libyan desert

  • 8 July 2017 - 21:15
48 Egyptians found dead in Libyan desert

48 Egyptian illegal immigrants were found dead in the Libyan desert between Tobruk and Ajdabiya in eastern Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent in Tobruk announced. 19 bodies were recovered from the desert and 29 others were still missing in the desert, the Libyan Red Crescent added. It also said...

Over 40 migrants drown off Libya’s western shores

  • 8 July 2017 - 17:06
Over 40 migrants drown off Libya’s western shores

Libyan coastguards saved 85 migrants off Garabulli shores in eastern Tripoli on Saturday while about 40 more immigrants are believed to have drowned, according to Libyan Coast Guard sources. "Fishing boats spotted the immigrants at sea off Garabulli shores. Due to the heavy load on the rubber...

British police want to interrogate Manchester bomber’s brother in Libya

  • 8 July 2017 - 12:45
British police want to interrogate Manchester bomber’s brother in Libya

Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, did not act alone, police suspect, and detectives are waiting to speak to his brother in Libya. Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson, head of the North West Counter Terrorism Unit, said officers were “engaged” with the authorities in the...

Saudi Arabia detains a third Libyan national from Al-Zawiya city

  • 8 July 2017 - 12:39
Saudi Arabia detains a third Libyan national from Al-Zawiya city

A Libyan national from Al-Zawiya city in western Libya was detained in Jeddah Airport by Saudi Arabian police on Thursday, according to local Libyan media. The person - Hassan Zaayet - is the third Libyan national to be arrested in less than two weeks by Saudi Arabia. According to the...

Fighting rages on in Benghazi after Haftar declared his victory

  • 8 July 2017 - 12:33
Fighting rages on in Benghazi after Haftar declared his victory

East Libyan forces have lost at least 12 men, with 35 wounded, in fighting that raged in Benghazi despite a declaration of victory by their commander, medical and military officials said on Friday, Reuters reported. Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) are trying to sweep...

EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

  • 7 July 2017 - 14:51
EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

European leaders must open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan forces, an Irish doctor has warned. European Union-led attempts to stop refugees crossing the Mediterranean through collaboration with Libyan...

EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

  • 6 July 2017 - 22:47
EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

European leaders must open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan forces, an Irish doctor has warned. European Union-led attempts to stop refugees crossing the Mediterranean through collaboration with Libyan...

EU leaders reaffirm more support to tackle migration from Libya

  • 6 July 2017 - 22:26
EU leaders reaffirm more support to tackle migration from Libya

European Union officials on Thursday reaffirmed the need to tackle Europe's migrant crisis in Libya and surrounding countries, amid continued resistance in Europe to welcome refugees.Italy announced some 30 million euro (US$34 million) in new investments aimed at preventing migrants from ever...