Libya

Al-Sweihli and British Ambassador to Libya discussed solution to political limbo

  • 20 April 2017 - 15:01
Al-Sweihli and British Ambassador to Libya discussed solution to political limbo

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS), Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, met Wednesday with the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, in the presence of the HSC's first deputy in Tripoli. The meeting discussed the mutual relations between the two countries as well as the support for the...

Russia ready to broker solution to Libya’s political conflict, Bogdanov says.

  • 19 April 2017 - 13:34
Russia ready to broker solution to Libya’s political conflict, Bogdanov says.

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, met on Tuesday with a delegation of officials from Libya's Misurata city in Moscow. "The Russian side stressed the necessity to establish inclusive intra-Libyan dialogue with involvement of representatives of main political forces, tribal...

Tarhouna municipality says murder of 15 persons in the city is “internal affair”

  • 19 April 2017 - 12:38
Tarhouna municipality says murder of 15 persons in the city is “internal affair”

Tarhouna municipality has issued a statement saying that the incident of killing 15 persons in the city is an internal issue and the city's security department can solve it alone. The killed persons were all from one singles family, the family of Besyousa. "The situation is stable ans...

Libyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shores

  • 19 April 2017 - 11:55
Libyan fishermen find 28 dead immigrants off Sabratha shores

Libyan fishermen found bodies of 28 immigrants who appeared to have died of thirst and hunger after their boat broke down off the coast of Sabratha city, a ministry of interior official said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. The 28 migrants, including four women, were found after sunset by the...

Season for migration kicks off as weather conditions get warm in Libya

  • 18 April 2017 - 22:44
Season for migration kicks off as weather conditions get warm in Libya

With the weather turning warm and the seas calm, smugglers are more encouraged to send migrants across the Mediterranean come spring. But aid groups say another timetable might be behind a weekend spike: the start of beefed-up Libyan coast guard patrols designed to prevent migrants from reaching...

GNA Defence Ministry’s spokesman: Haftar’s doom is looming

  • 18 April 2017 - 17:17
GNA Defence Ministry’s spokesman: Haftar’s doom is looming

The spokesman of the Defence Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Muhammed Al-Ghasri, has said that the doom of the leader of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya has become very discernible. Al-Ghasri told Arabi21 that the end of Haftar has already started in the fight that is...

Operation Dignity spokesman: Third Force has connections with Al-Qaeda

  • 18 April 2017 - 17:08
Operation Dignity spokesman: Third Force has connections with Al-Qaeda

Speaking on the Russian Sputnik Radio on Monday, the spokesman of Operation Dignity forces, led by Khalifa Haftar. Ahmed Al-Mesmari, has accused the Third force of being a part of Al-Qaeda, adding that their forces will keep on fighting them until they push them out of the southern region. "Our...

Aid workers rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast on Easter

  • 17 April 2017 - 22:36
Aid workers rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast on Easter

Thousands of illegal migrants have been rescued from the sea near Libya during one of the busiest weekends of the year for rescue workers, according to reports of different agencies. Over 2,000 people were saved on Friday and 3,000 on Saturday, the Italian Coast Guard said. Also, at least...

Former Libyan UN Ambassador Dabbashi says PC, HoR should admit inefficiency

  • 17 April 2017 - 14:53
Former Libyan UN Ambassador Dabbashi says PC, HoR should admit inefficiency

The former Libyan Ambassador at the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, has said that the Presidential Council and the House of Representatives should admit their inability to lead the country and be convinced that the only way out of the current political stalemate in Libya is a call for...

Kobler urges Presidential Council to end human trafficking in Libya

  • 17 April 2017 - 14:44
Kobler urges Presidential Council to end human trafficking in Libya

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has urged the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to take serious steps to put a decisive end to the growing tragedy of human trafficking in Libya. He also urged the PC and its Head Fayez Al-Serraj to make efforts to establish...