Libya

Khalifa Haftar says Egypt and Chad are his top supporters

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:14
Khalifa Haftar says Egypt and Chad are his top supporters

  Dignity Operation leader Khalifa Haftar said in an interview with Russian news agency Sputnik that Chad and Egypt are the top supporting countries giving him military and other forms of support, while other neighbouring countries are very hesitant. On Monday, Sputnik reported Haftar as...

Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:09
Libyan forces capture seaside Jizah neighbourhood in Sirte battle

Libyan forces took hold Monday of the seaside Jizah naighbourhood after heavy clashes and became inches away from the last nooks IS militants are holed inside. The media office posted Monday photos showing the Jizah neighbourhood and showing the advance of the Misurata-led forces appointed...

French Defense Minister warns that IS militants might spill from Libya into Egypt and Tunisia

  • 5 September 2016 - 19:55
French Defense Minister warns that IS militants might spill from Libya into Egypt and Tunisia

The French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Monday that it is quite likely that IS radical groups remaining in Libya would flee to Egypt or Tunisia after being pushed and defeated in their Libyan stronghold of Sirte, "We should begin to look seriously at the question of the spread...

Eid Al-Adha sparks wrath among Libyans over cash shortages and government carelessness

  • 5 September 2016 - 13:08
Eid Al-Adha sparks wrath among Libyans over cash shortages and government carelessness

Cash shortage has never been this tough on Libyans as nowadays as it coincides with the coming of Eid Al-Adha , when people are obliged to buy sheep as "a sacrifice" as part of Islamic traditions and worshiping rituals. This need for buying is met with tight-wad banking experience and acute...

Presidential Council welcomes release of adviser Zubi

  • 5 September 2016 - 13:01
Presidential Council welcomes release of adviser Zubi

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord issued a statement Monday welcoming the release of the member of the General National Congress, adviser Sulaiman Zubi, from Zintan after two years of forced disappearance. The statement of the Presidential Council also...

HoR Speaker appoints new dialogue committee, asks UNSMIL to recognise it

  • 5 September 2016 - 09:49
HoR Speaker appoints new dialogue committee, asks UNSMIL to recognise it

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agilah Saleh, has sent a letter to the Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, asking him to only deal with the new dialogue committee appointed by him as per decrees (2/3) for this year. The spokesman of the HoR in Tobruk,...

British warship Diamond arrives off Libya’s coast in a smugglers’ interception mission

  • 5 September 2016 - 09:45
British warship Diamond arrives off Libya’s coast in a smugglers’ interception mission

A British warship will arrive off the Libyan coast in the next few days in a dramatic attempt to intercept and arrest people smugglers as the flow of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Italy reaches record levels. The unprecedented and risky intervention comes as Europe steps up...

Shura Benghazi unveils names of prisoners killed by Dignity Operation airstrike on Ganfudah

  • 4 September 2016 - 20:12
Shura Benghazi unveils names of prisoners killed by Dignity Operation airstrike on Ganfudah

The Benghazi Shura Council has issued a list of the names of the prisoners killed and those who went missing due to the airstrikes of Dignity Operation, led by Khalifa Haftar, on Ganfuda prison and houses in the middle of August. A statement by the council on Saturday said the airstrike that...

Libyan forces corner IS radicals in a couple of nooks inside Neighbourhood 3

  • 4 September 2016 - 11:29
Libyan forces corner IS radicals in a couple of nooks inside Neighbourhood 3

The Misurata-led forces appointed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) announced that they had seized most of the last hideouts of the IS militants in Sirte's Neighbourhood 3, including three state buildings in the area. Meanwhile, Misurata Central Hospital reported that...

Kobler and Messahel discuss Libyan national reconciliation in Algeria

  • 4 September 2016 - 09:43
Kobler and Messahel discuss Libyan national reconciliation in Algeria

The UN delegate to Libya Martin Kobler hailed Saturday in Algiers the "active" and "constructive" role played by Algeria in the restoration of peace and national reconciliation in Libya. "I thank Algeria for its active, strong and constructive role" for the restoration of peace and national...