Libya

EU holds ceremoney for finishing the training of first batch of Libyan coastguards

  • 8 February 2017 - 15:22
EU holds ceremoney for finishing the training of first batch of Libyan coastguards

The EU Operation Sophia has held a ceremony onboard Saint Georgio Warship in the open sea to celebrate the end of the training of the first batch of Libyan coastguards. The first batch contains over 70 coastguards and they have been on the EU-sponsored programme for over three...

HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country

  • 8 February 2017 - 00:30
HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country

The EU's plan to build a camp for asylum seekers in Libya is a cynical attempt to take advantage of political instability in the country, Libyan member of the House of Representatives, Said Amgib, told Sputnik. According to Sputnik, HoR member Amgib criticized the deal, which he said would...

UAE on verge of sending Mirage 2000s to support Haftar’s looming war on western Libya

  • 7 February 2017 - 16:30
UAE on verge of sending Mirage 2000s to support Haftar’s looming war on western Libya

New satellite photos of Al Khadim air base taken in December 2016 clearly indicate that the United Arab Emirates is on the verge of deploying fighter jets to Libya, War is Boring news website wrote on Monday. The news website added that the Emirati planes would back up Libyan general Khalifa...

Italy says ready to open consulate in eastern Libya

  • 7 February 2017 - 13:27
Italy says ready to open consulate in eastern Libya

The Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Perrone, said his country is ready to open a consulate in eastern Libya to facilitate cooperation with the region's command and to facilitate visa procedures for easterners. Perrone visited Tobruk on Monday to meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives...

Sudanese twin sisters detained in Libya for links to IS, father tells Sudanese press

  • 7 February 2017 - 13:18
Sudanese twin sisters detained in Libya for links to IS, father tells Sudanese press

Father of a deceased Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer on Monday has revealed that the twin sisters who flew from Khartoum to join the ranks of the group in Syria have been detained in Libya, according to Sudanese Tribune. A Sudanese baby repatriated to Sudan after the death of his parents in...

UNSMIL documents 28 civilian casualties in Libya last January

  • 7 February 2017 - 13:15
UNSMIL documents 28 civilian casualties in Libya last January

During January, UNSMIL documented 28 civilian casualties, including 16 deaths and 12 injuries in hostilities across Libya. Victims included 5 children killed and 3 injured, 10 men killed and 9 injured, and one woman killed. Despite harsh winter conditions, migrants continue to embark on...

Colorado State University Libyan student returns to the US after Trump’s ban halted

  • 6 February 2017 - 22:28
Colorado State University Libyan student returns to the US after Trump’s ban halted

A Colorado State University graduate student separated from her family because of President Trump's travel ban is back in Fort Collins, AP reported. According to AP, Hanan Isweiri had traveled to Libya with her 1-year-old son to visit her sick mother and attend her father's funeral. She...

Civilians injured as clashes renew in western Tripoli’s Janzour district

  • 6 February 2017 - 18:39
Civilians injured as clashes renew in western Tripoli’s Janzour district

Clashes between Fursan Janzour Brigade (Janzour Knights) and armed groups from Wershefana have renewed in Janzour and Sayyad, western Tripoli. According to reports, civilians were injured as the armed groups affiliated with the Tribes Army from Wershefana attacked the districts of Janzour...

300 Sirte displaced families return home

  • 6 February 2017 - 17:57
300 Sirte displaced families return home

300 families from Sirte, who were displaced in different cities in Libya during the war on IS militants, returned to District 700 of the city, said a member of the organising committee appointed by Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation. The member added that the 300 families returned to their...

Italian Ambassador to Libya visits east to meet HoR Speaker

  • 6 February 2017 - 15:57
Italian Ambassador to Libya visits east to meet HoR Speaker

The Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Perrone, arrived Monday in Tobruk as part of his first visit to the eastern region of Libya, nearly a month after the Italian embassy reopened in Tripoli. This visit by an Italian official to the east of Libya is the first of its kind since the fall of...