Libya

EU court lifts sanctions on Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha

  • 29 March 2017 - 12:56
EU court lifts sanctions on Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha

Europe's second-highest court on Tuesday lifted sanctions on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arguing the changed situation in Libya no longer justified the measures, Reuters reported. As part of sanctions imposed in 2011 over serious human rights violations in Libya, Aisha...

Libyan political activist, Salah Al-Bakoush, freed after 2 months of abduction

  • 28 March 2017 - 14:38
Libyan political activist, Salah Al-Bakoush, freed after 2 months of abduction

The Libyan political activist and the member of the Libyan Political Dialogue process, Salah Al-Bakoush, has been freed after two months of kidnap. According to sources, Al-Bakoush was abducted by armed groups led by Mohammed Salim Damona, who was evicted from the Guest Palaces in Rixos...

Russia’s Libya presence is giving the US a splitting headache

  • 28 March 2017 - 12:41
Russia’s Libya presence is giving the US a splitting headache

CNN - Russia's ambitions in the Middle East reach far beyond Syria, according to US officials. From Afghanistan to Libya, US Pentagon officials are increasingly concerned by mounting Russian military and diplomatic activity they believed is aimed at undermining the US and NATO. Some of...

Libya to pay Jodranian private hospitals $300 million in treatment debts

  • 28 March 2017 - 12:22
Libya to pay Jodranian private hospitals $300 million in treatment debts

Libya has been told it owes Jordanian hospitals approximately $300 million in unpaid debts for treating its citizens. During a visit by a Libyan delegation last week, the Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association informed the group of the debts which the delegation agreed to pay. A...

Arab Summit calls for political solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 27 March 2017 - 16:14
Arab Summit calls for political solution to Libya’s crisis

The Arab Countries taking part in the ministerial meeting at the Arab Summit in Amman, Jordan called on Monday for more support for the Libyan Government of National Accord, which was formed under the supervision of the UN and the Arab League. The meeting called for a political solution for...

Qatar hosts Libyan PM to reiterate its support for unity government in Libya

  • 27 March 2017 - 14:19
Qatar hosts Libyan PM to reiterate its support for unity government in Libya

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in Qatar on Saturday on a formal visit to Doha to meet Qatari officials. The Qatari Foreign Minister, Abdel Rahman Al Thani, received the Libyan delegation headed by Al-Serraj at the Royal Palace and...

1200 migrants rescued off Libyan shores, MSF says

  • 26 March 2017 - 20:53
1200 migrants rescued off Libyan shores, MSF says

Humanitarian ships rescued almost 1,200 migrants who were crossing the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend on an array of small, tightly packed boats, Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday. A young woman was found unconscious on one of the vessels and later died, the group said. Some 412...

Libyan tribes and women delegation urges UN to take disinterested approach to Libya’s crisis

  • 26 March 2017 - 15:59
Libyan tribes and women delegation urges UN to take disinterested approach to Libya’s crisis

A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process, Inter Press Service reported. The delegation from the National Movement for Libya (NML) met with UN officials and U.S. government representatives while...

Coastal road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya reopened

  • 26 March 2017 - 13:56
Coastal road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiya reopened

The sand barriers that were blocking the coastal road in Sayyad area in Janzour district "Bridge 17", western Tripoli, were removed and the road was reopen from Tripoli to Ras Ajdair. The Ministries of Defence, Interior, and mayors from Tripoli Municipality and Libyan western cities were...

US military to keep troops on Libyan ground to take out IS targets, US General says

  • 25 March 2017 - 13:51
US military to keep troops on Libyan ground to take out IS targets, US General says

The U.S. military will keep an unspecified number of ground troops in Libya to help friendly forces further degrade the Islamic State faction there, and officials are seeking new leeway to target al Qaida loyalists in Somalia, the top commander overseeing operations in Africa said Friday,...