Libya

GNA says it will present new cabinet to the HoR

  • 24 August 2016 - 16:50
GNA says it will present new cabinet to the HoR

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Wednesday that it will present a new Cabinet for approval by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives after it gave the GNA a vote of no confidence on Monday. In a Wednesday statement, the Presidential Council, led by Fayez...

Sudan summons Libya’s Ambassador over Sudanese nationals stuck in Ganfuda

  • 24 August 2016 - 11:13
Sudan summons Libya’s Ambassador over Sudanese nationals stuck in Ganfuda

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sudan, Abdulghani Al-Nayeem, summoned the Libyan Ambassador to Sudan Muhammad Amer Soula, in Khartoum. The two officials discussed the conditions of the Sudanese nationals trapped now in Ganfuda, Benghazi and how to get them out through safe...

Libya signs a deal with EU to train Coastguards in a bid to cut off migration influx

  • 24 August 2016 - 10:31
Libya signs a deal with EU to train Coastguards in a bid to cut off migration influx

EU navies are to start training the Libyan coastguard in a bid to curb migration from the divided north African nation. The agreement was signed in Rome on Tuesday (23 August) by Italian rear admiral Enrico Credendino, who heads the EU’s anti-smuggler operation, Sophia, and by Libyan commodore...

Mitig prepares for meeting to include all parties with UNSMIL’s military advisor Paolo Serra

  • 23 August 2016 - 21:00
Mitig prepares for meeting to include all parties with UNSMIL’s military advisor Paolo Serra

The deputy head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, Ahmed Mitig, met Tuesday with the military advisor of the UNSMIL, Paolo Serra and discussed the security preparations in the country. The official website of the GNA reported that a forum to include...

US uses marine gunships in the fight against IS in Sirte

  • 23 August 2016 - 15:34
US uses marine gunships in the fight against IS in Sirte

Fighting against the Islamic State group in Libya intensified this weekend as U.S. Marines flying AH-1W Cobra attack helicopters flew over the city of Sirte to provide close-air support for friendly militias on the ground. Between Friday and Sunday, U.S. airstrikes destroyed 25 enemy fighting...

Libyan forces capture money, gold and arms in IS Hisbah building, Sirte

  • 23 August 2016 - 10:01
Libyan forces capture money, gold and arms in IS Hisbah building, Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous found large amounts of gold, money, Tunisian currency, phone airtime cards and weapons at the Hisbah headquarters (Court) of IS terrorists in Sirte. This discovery of those sums of money and gold came on Monday after the Misurata-led forces uprooted...

House of Representatives rejects GNA’s cabinet

  • 22 August 2016 - 18:30
House of Representatives rejects GNA’s cabinet

Tobruk-based House of Representatives voted on Monday against a motion of confidence in the Tripoli-based administration, in a rare session of the parliament based in the east of the country. Spokesman of the HoR, Abdallah Bilhig, said 101 members were attending Monday's session, with 61...

Dignity Operation’s warplanes kill 5 Sudanese nationals in Ganfuda

  • 22 August 2016 - 12:11
Dignity Operation’s warplanes kill 5 Sudanese nationals in Ganfuda

Five members of a North Darfur family were killed in an air raid in Benghazi in Libya on Friday. A Sudanese friend of the victims told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that a fighter jet dropped two bombs on a residential building in the Ganfuda district in Benghazi at 4 am. "Father Mohamed...

Libya is major sea route to Europe for illegal migrants, IOM reported

  • 22 August 2016 - 11:54
Libya is major sea route to Europe for illegal migrants, IOM reported

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that Libya is a major country for immigration to Europe from North Africa. According to the organisation, some 77,000 people reached Europe through Libya during the first seven months of 2016, including more than 7,000 unaccompanied...

General Electricity Company employees urge Presidential Council to pay them their salaries

  • 22 August 2016 - 11:42
General Electricity Company employees urge Presidential Council to pay them their salaries

The General Electricity Company employees went on a sit-in on Sunday to demand their salaries, which have not been paid for them since last March, saying they will go on a strike if their salaries were not paid immediately. The employees called on the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered...