Libya

Sudanese Islamist leader’s second son killed in strikes on IS in Libya, reports

  • 20 February 2017 - 15:37
Sudanese Islamist leader’s second son killed in strikes on IS in Libya, reports

Sudan Tribune - Second son of the late leader of Jamaat Ansar al Sunnah in Sudan, Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamzah, has been killed during an air raid against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Sirte town, 500 kilometres east of the Libyan capital Tripoli. Mohamed Khalifa Siddig, an expert on Islamic groups...

Al-Serraj escapes assassination attempt on Libya’s capital highway

  • 20 February 2017 - 14:55
Al-Serraj escapes assassination attempt on Libya’s capital highway

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj escaped an assassination attempt  about an hour ago today as his convoy was driving on Tripoli's highway.According to sources contacting the Libyan Express, Al-Serraj's convoy, which...

Eastern military governor bans Libyan women from traveling without male escort

  • 19 February 2017 - 21:16
Eastern military governor bans Libyan women from traveling without male escort

  A tendentious decision to ban Libyan women from traveling without being escorted by a male from their first degree relatives was taken on Sunday by the Military Governor of the eastern region of Libya, Abdel Razik Al-Nadori. Abdel Razik Al-Nadori was appointed by the Tobruk-based...

GNA Interior Ministry denies resignation of Minister Al-Khuja

  • 19 February 2017 - 18:49
GNA Interior Ministry denies resignation of Minister Al-Khuja

The media bureau of the Government of National Accord's Interior Ministry has denied the claims about the resignation of the Interior Minister, Aref Al-Khuja, from his post. The Head of the media bureau, Mohammed Al-Zuwam, said that the news of Al-Khuja's resignation that was spread on media...

US military obtained critical intelligence from January strikes on IS in Libya

  • 19 February 2017 - 13:31
US military obtained critical intelligence from January strikes on IS in Libya

Senior U.S. military officials say the massive airstrikes that killed more than 80 Islamic State militants in southern Libya last month generated critical computer data, documents and information from prisoner interrogations that the U.S. can use to track and target more fighters, according to...

UN delegate to Libya: People trapped in Ganfudah must be allowed a safe way out

  • 19 February 2017 - 13:24
UN delegate to Libya: People trapped in Ganfudah must be allowed a safe way out

The UNSMIL Head, Martin Kobler, said Sunday that civilians caught in the fight in Benghazi's Ganfudah must be allowed to leave through safe corridors. https://twitter.com/KoblerSRSG/status/833072390997471232 On Twitter, Kobler said the persons arrested by Operation Dignity forces of...

Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia hold tripartite meeting to resolve Libya’s political hiccup

  • 18 February 2017 - 21:10
Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia hold tripartite meeting to resolve Libya’s political hiccup

A tripartite meeting that will include Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria and aim to find a solution to the Libyan crisis will be held on Sunday instead of March 1st, Tunisian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. “After consultations with the Egyptian and Algerian foreign ministers, it was decided...

Russian and French foreign ministers discuss Libya in Munich

  • 18 February 2017 - 21:02
Russian and French foreign ministers discuss Libya in Munich

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, have discussed the crisis in Libya on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Russian ministry said Saturday, according to Sputnik. "The heads of Foreign Policy Ministries...

Italy to investigate private rescue vessels off Libyan coast

  • 18 February 2017 - 15:00
Italy to investigate private rescue vessels off Libyan coast

AFP - The fleet of privately-run aid vessels rescuing migrants off the Libyan coast and bringing them to Italy is "of interest" to Italian investigators, a Sicilian prosecutor told AFP on Friday. Catania prosecutor Carmelo Zuccaro said the boats were not currently suspected of illegal activity...

British Defence Secretary warns Russia against intervening in Libya

  • 18 February 2017 - 12:04
British Defence Secretary warns Russia against intervening in Libya

The British Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, has warned Russia against interfering in Libya, as Britain and its Nato allies consider sending more aid to help the fragmented country rebuild its armed forces, according to the Telegraph. The Defence Secretary said Russia was “testing” the...