Libya

Residents of Hun, central Libya, evacuate houses after Operation Dignity bombing ultimatum

  • 12 February 2017 - 12:00
Residents of Hun, central Libya, evacuate houses after Operation Dignity bombing ultimatum

Scores of the residents living in Hun town, near Jufra city in central Libya have started to evacuate their houses following a threat by the Operation Dignity spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, who vowed to bomb the town and its Wahat hotel on the pretext of being a harbor to Benghazi Defence...

GECOL connects eastern and western power networks, expects less outages

  • 12 February 2017 - 11:44
GECOL connects eastern and western power networks, expects less outages

The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) has announced that its maintenance teams have managed to restore the link between the eastern and western power networks after over two years of separation. An official at the GECOL, Abdelrahman Al-Jalli, explained on Saturday that the...

US concerned over forming Libyan National Guard, says it could destabilize Libya

  • 11 February 2017 - 17:51
US concerned over forming Libyan National Guard, says it could destabilize Libya

The US State Department's Acting spokesman, Mark Toner, said his country is deeply concerned about the massive number of military vehicles that have been paraded in Tripoli on Thursday as part of the a formation of a new military group, called "The Libyan National Guard" (LNG). In a Friday...

Operation Dignity air force vows to bomb Wahat hotel in Hun, Jufra

  • 11 February 2017 - 17:50
Operation Dignity air force vows to bomb Wahat hotel in Hun, Jufra

The spokesman of the Operation Dignity forces, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said Saturday that their fighter jets are going to carry out air raids on Wahat hotel in Hun town and on Jufra city. "We're going to bomb Wahat hotel in Hun as it is used by the Benghazi Defence Brigades as a hideout for...

IOM: UN officials urge for quick procedures to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

  • 11 February 2017 - 12:00
IOM: UN officials urge for quick procedures to cut off migrants’ flow from Libya

A number of high-ranking UN officials called for the need of a comprehensive approach to address the current situation with refugees in Libya and to assist the Libyans affected by the crisis, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement, wrote Sputnik. The statement...

US rejects appointment of Palestinian Salam Fayyad as new delegate to Libya

  • 11 February 2017 - 11:53
US rejects appointment of Palestinian Salam Fayyad as new delegate to Libya

The United States objected on Friday to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' choice of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad as the body's new representative to Libya, Reuters reported. It was unclear whether the objection, expressed in a statement by Nikki Haley, the...

Benghazi Defence Brigades shoot down Operation Dignity helicopter

  • 10 February 2017 - 22:18
Benghazi Defence Brigades shoot down Operation Dignity helicopter

The media center of Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) (Bushra Media) reported Friday that the fighters of the BDB shot down a helicopter for the Operation Dignity while it was carrying out an attack on their positions in Hun, Jufra airbase. The media center added that the pilot was found dead...

The Kremlin says no discussions on Libya were made with EU

  • 10 February 2017 - 15:45
The Kremlin says no discussions on Libya were made with EU

Russia and the European Union did not conduct detailed consultations on the situation in Libya, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik Friday. "There have been no substantive negotiations with the European Union on Libya," Peskov told reporters. Libya has been in a state of...

Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:45
Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

A new military body, the Libyan National Guard (LNG) has been formed and announced in a ceremony on Thursday in Tripoli's Salah Al-Deen district. The LNG said in its announcement statement that it is a military body that is aiming at securing Libya and Libyans apart from the political...

UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:01
UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed a Palestinian politician, Salam Fayyad, in the post of the Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya to replace the German diplomat, Martin Kobler. This appointment was announced by Guterres in an official statement issued and...