Libya

Two Libyan commanders discuss migration issues with EU officials in Brussels

  • 25 April 2017 - 21:30
Two Libyan commanders discuss migration issues with EU officials in Brussels

Two Libyan commanders were in Brussels on Tuesday (25 April) to discuss migration with the European Commission as part of a broader effort to stop people from fleeing into Europe, Euobserver reported. According to Euobserver, a senior EU commission official told MEPs on Monday that a "huge...

After deadly self-killing incidents in east Libya, suicides shift to western region

  • 25 April 2017 - 13:21
After deadly self-killing incidents in east Libya, suicides shift to western region

A young man aged 20 years old killed himself in an act of suicide in Zliten, western Libya on Monday. This new suicide case is the first in the western region of Libya after about 12 persons hanged themselves in Al-Bayda city in eastern Libya since the start of this month, according to sources...

ICC unseals arrest warrant for Gaddafi’s loyalist Al-Tuhamy Kahled

  • 25 April 2017 - 11:20
ICC unseals arrest warrant for Gaddafi’s loyalist Al-Tuhamy Kahled

The International Criminal Court on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for the former head of Libya's Internal Security Agency, saying he was suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in repressing opposition to former ruler Muammar Gaddafi, Reuters reported. In a...

Libyan Prime Minster Al-Sirraj to meet US President in June, reports

  • 24 April 2017 - 22:06
Libyan Prime Minster Al-Sirraj to meet US President in June, reports

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez al-Sirraj, has received an invitation to meet US President Donald Trump and his administration at the White House in June, a senior Libyan government source told The New Arab. The head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli may...

Fayez Al-Serraj meets with Head of Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission

  • 24 April 2017 - 12:05
Fayez Al-Serraj meets with Head of Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Sunday with the Head of the Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission, Milad Al-Hejrasi, in Tripoli to discuss the current operations against smuggling in the country. Al-Hejresi reviewed the successful operations done in coordination with air...

Girl hangs herself dead as mysterious suicides sweep eastern Libya

  • 23 April 2017 - 10:18
Girl hangs herself dead as mysterious suicides sweep eastern Libya

A female student at Omar Al-Mukhtar university's art and humanities faculty in Al-Bayda city, eastern Libya, hanged herself in one of the toilets in the faculty on Saturday, according to sources from the university. The university student who was named with the initials (M.A.A) was rushed to the...

Italy provides Libya with two rescue boats

  • 22 April 2017 - 12:05
Italy provides Libya with two rescue boats

The Italian Coast Guard has donated two rescue boats to the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy Force as part of an agreement to fight the trafficking of migrants across the Mediterranean, Euronews reported. The step comes as part of an agreement between the Libyan and Italian coastguards in which Italy...

Trump: US will have no role in restoring stability and peace to Libya

  • 22 April 2017 - 11:50
Trump: US will have no role in restoring stability and peace to Libya

The US President, Donald Trump, said on Thursday he did not believe the US should continue to play a role in stabilizing Libya, where violence and political instability has reigned since the overthrow of the country's dictator, Moamar Gaddafi, CNN repoted. Trump said during a joint news...

Russian UN ambassador: Lifting arms embargo on Libya is “premature”

  • 20 April 2017 - 15:09
Russian UN ambassador: Lifting arms embargo on Libya is “premature”

The “uncertain” political situation as well as a dire security situation in Libya make any proposals concerning the full or even partial lifting of the arms embargo imposed against the nation “premature,” Russia’s incumbent UN envoy, Pyotr Ilyichev, said, Russia Today wrote. “Given...

Operation Dignity conducts airstrikes on Derna

  • 20 April 2017 - 15:04
Operation Dignity conducts airstrikes on Derna

The warplanes of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar conducted airstrikes on Fatayeh district in Derna on Wednesday. The airstrikes caused damages to a civilian house and other material damages near the impact of the bombs, according to the sources, which said no casualties were...