Libya

Operation Dignity spokesman: 16 bodies of migrants found on Libya’s border with Egypt

  • 6 September 2017 - 10:41
Operation Dignity spokesman: 16 bodies of migrants found on Libya’s border with Egypt

Libyan security forces of the eastern so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Tuesday that bodies of 16 migrants had been found in the desert near Libya's border with Egypt. The spokesman o the self-styled LNA, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said the bodies were found about 310 km southwest of the coastal...

Migrant Offshore Aid Station group suspends work off Libya to help Rohingya at Bay of Bengal

  • 5 September 2017 - 11:23
Migrant Offshore Aid Station group suspends work off Libya to help Rohingya at Bay of Bengal

A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean for three years is suspending operations after months of rising tensions with Italian and Libyan authorities. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) will instead sending its rescue ship, Phoenix, to the Bay of...

French Foreign Minister pushes from Tripoli rivals to rally around Paris joint declaration

  • 4 September 2017 - 21:06
French Foreign Minister pushes from Tripoli rivals to rally around Paris joint declaration

France's Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian arrived in Libya on Monday to meet rival political leaders and offer support for a deal aimed at stabilising the strife-torn Libya. In Tripoli, Le Drian met The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Serraj and planned to hold talks with...

Libyan eastern so-called army spokesman: IS terrorists moving to northern Libya

  • 4 September 2017 - 09:57
Libyan eastern so-called army spokesman: IS terrorists moving to northern Libya

Libya's east-based self-styled army spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said on Sunday that Islamic State (IS) terrorists are attempting to move from the south to coastal areas in northern Libya. Al-Mismari posted on Facebook on Sunday that the terrorist group is attempting from time to time to move in...

IS militants control Wadi Al-Ahmar near Sirte

  • 3 September 2017 - 19:29
IS militants control Wadi Al-Ahmar near Sirte

According to reports from Sirte, IS militants have seized control of an about 100-km area to the east of Sirte - Wadi Al-Ahmar and have set up checkpoints and started detaining residents in the area already. Sources from the area reported to local media in Libya that IS arrived last Friday in...

Civil, tribal, regional war is looming in Libya

  • 3 September 2017 - 10:54
Civil, tribal, regional war is looming in Libya

The commander of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar has issued an order banning all officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidential Council led by Fayez Al-Serraj from entering or working in the east of Libya, where he has the upper grip. The decision...

MSF demands Libya end arbitrary detention of migrants and asylum seekers

  • 2 September 2017 - 11:00
MSF demands Libya end arbitrary detention of migrants and asylum seekers

Libyan authorities must immediately end the arbitrary detention of refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, decrying the dire, unhealthy, and abusive conditions in detention...

Three Azerbaijani nationals released from Libya prison

  • 2 September 2017 - 10:57
Three Azerbaijani nationals released from Libya prison

Three Azerbaijani citizens (Namiq Salmanov, Movlud Rashidbayli and Farid Aliyev), who were imprisoned in Libya, were released on Aug. 31, 2017 following long negotiations held by Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry with the relevant structures of Libya, the ministry told APA. The above-mentioned...

Wishing you a blessed Eid.. May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life

  • 31 August 2017 - 20:59
Wishing you a blessed Eid.. May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life

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Manchester bomber’s brother to be tried in Libya

  • 31 August 2017 - 15:14
Manchester bomber’s brother to be tried in Libya

 Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi, will be tried in Libya over his suspected role in the attack, the BBC has been told. The 20-year-old was arrested in Libya shortly after the suicide attack in May that killed 22 people. Libya's chief investigator...