Libya

Italy persuades Haftar into supporting GNA

  • 15 June 2016 - 13:30
Italy persuades Haftar into supporting GNA

The Italian News Agency, Aki, unveiled Tuesday that Italy is exerting huge efforts to try and persuade Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Dignity Operation (Karama), into recognizing the Government of National Accord (GNA). In a Rome-hosted forum Tuesday, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Al-Serraj urges Libyans to unite in support of Sirte battle

  • 15 June 2016 - 11:53
Al-Serraj urges Libyans to unite in support of Sirte battle

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Libyan Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, urged Libyans to rally around the battle against ISIS terrorists in Sirte, so that "we all get the edge of this uniting initiative that can bring us all together against the real enemy." He...

UN authorizes sea inspection to crackdown weapons flow into Libya

  • 15 June 2016 - 11:46
UN authorizes sea inspection to crackdown weapons flow into Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday unanimously authorised a crackdown on arms smuggling in the high seas off Libya by allowing the inspection of vessels to seize and dispose of illicit weapons. The European Union proposed the council resolution to expand its naval operation in...

Libya is denied the right to vote in UN General Assembly

  • 14 June 2016 - 21:48
Libya is denied the right to vote in UN General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly has denied Libya the right to vote in its sessions due to nonpayment of the UNGA fees of registration as a member country for the last two years. According to article 8 from the UN Charter, any member country that delays paying the financial dues for the...

Tripoli Appeals Court suspends trial of Abu Salim Massacre convicts

  • 14 June 2016 - 21:42
Tripoli Appeals Court suspends trial of Abu Salim Massacre convicts

Tripoli Appeals Court has suspended the trial of Abu Salim Massacre convicts till next month. The Abu Salim Massacre took place back in June 28, 1996 when 1200 prisoners were...

Italian Coast Guard rescues 1200 illegal immigrants off Sicily

  • 14 June 2016 - 15:15
Italian Coast Guard rescues 1200 illegal immigrants off Sicily

The Italian Coast Guard personnel have rescued about 1200 illegal migrants off Sicily Island coming from Libya. Italian News Agency Aki reported that the 1200 migrants were saved from the sea in 9 separate operations by the Roma branch Coast Guard. In addition, the Libyan Coast Guard...

Misurata hospital receives three bodies and 29 injuries from Misurata forces

  • 14 June 2016 - 14:57
Misurata hospital receives three bodies and 29 injuries from Misurata forces

The accidents and emergencies section at Misurata central hospital announced that it had received three killed fighters and 29 wounded ones from Misurata forces of Albunyan Almarsous operation on Monday dye to clashes with ISIS fighters in Sirte. The media office of Misurata hospital...

Misurata forces clash with ISIS terrorists in Zafaran district

  • 14 June 2016 - 14:46
Misurata forces clash with ISIS terrorists in Zafaran district

Misurata forces appointed by Albunyan Almarsous military operation announced they had clashed with ISIS militants Monday in eastern Sirte in Zaafaran district. The forces said they caused ISIS heavy losses in fighters and vehicles, while they had 10 fighters transferred to Misurata hospital...

Kobler tells Al-Sweihli: Arms ban to be lifted once UN is assured about forces fighting ISIS

  • 14 June 2016 - 14:18
Kobler tells Al-Sweihli: Arms ban to be lifted once UN is assured about forces fighting ISIS

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, stressed that the Security Council would lift the arms embargo on Libya for the Misurata forces under the command of the Presidential Council in their fight against ISIS in Sirte once it guarantees and gets assured that those forces are submitted totally...

Two civilians killed by Dignity Operation’s air raid on Derna

  • 13 June 2016 - 17:11
Two civilians killed by Dignity Operation’s air raid on Derna

Two civilians – a father and his son - were killed Monday in an airstrike by the air force of Khalifa Haftar, the leader of Dignity Operation (Karama) on the main road connecting Al-Heela with Um AL-Ruzum. The spokesman of Derna Shura Council, Hafith Al-Dabea, said the two civilians were...