Libya

Presidential Council welcomes release of adviser Zubi

  • 5 September 2016 - 13:01
Presidential Council welcomes release of adviser Zubi

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord issued a statement Monday welcoming the release of the member of the General National Congress, adviser Sulaiman Zubi, from Zintan after two years of forced disappearance. The statement of the Presidential Council also...

HoR Speaker appoints new dialogue committee, asks UNSMIL to recognise it

  • 5 September 2016 - 09:49
HoR Speaker appoints new dialogue committee, asks UNSMIL to recognise it

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agilah Saleh, has sent a letter to the Head of the UNSMIL and UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, asking him to only deal with the new dialogue committee appointed by him as per decrees (2/3) for this year. The spokesman of the HoR in Tobruk,...

British warship Diamond arrives off Libya’s coast in a smugglers’ interception mission

  • 5 September 2016 - 09:45
British warship Diamond arrives off Libya’s coast in a smugglers’ interception mission

A British warship will arrive off the Libyan coast in the next few days in a dramatic attempt to intercept and arrest people smugglers as the flow of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Italy reaches record levels. The unprecedented and risky intervention comes as Europe steps up...

Shura Benghazi unveils names of prisoners killed by Dignity Operation airstrike on Ganfudah

  • 4 September 2016 - 20:12
Shura Benghazi unveils names of prisoners killed by Dignity Operation airstrike on Ganfudah

The Benghazi Shura Council has issued a list of the names of the prisoners killed and those who went missing due to the airstrikes of Dignity Operation, led by Khalifa Haftar, on Ganfuda prison and houses in the middle of August. A statement by the council on Saturday said the airstrike that...

Libyan forces corner IS radicals in a couple of nooks inside Neighbourhood 3

  • 4 September 2016 - 11:29
Libyan forces corner IS radicals in a couple of nooks inside Neighbourhood 3

The Misurata-led forces appointed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) announced that they had seized most of the last hideouts of the IS militants in Sirte's Neighbourhood 3, including three state buildings in the area. Meanwhile, Misurata Central Hospital reported that...

Kobler and Messahel discuss Libyan national reconciliation in Algeria

  • 4 September 2016 - 09:43
Kobler and Messahel discuss Libyan national reconciliation in Algeria

The UN delegate to Libya Martin Kobler hailed Saturday in Algiers the "active" and "constructive" role played by Algeria in the restoration of peace and national reconciliation in Libya. "I thank Algeria for its active, strong and constructive role" for the restoration of peace and national...

Libya signs a deal with Italy to cut off immigration via the Mediterranean

  • 4 September 2016 - 09:19
Libya signs a deal with Italy to cut off immigration via the Mediterranean

Italian government confirmed Saturday that it had agreed with Libya's Government of National Accord on a textbook that compels both countries to combat the growing numbers of illegal migrants by taking the necessary measures to stop those crossing the Libyan waters to Europe and particularly to...

Aqilah Saleh: CBL and Libyan Foreign Bank must not deal with Presidential Council

  • 3 September 2016 - 20:54
Aqilah Saleh: CBL and Libyan Foreign Bank must not deal with Presidential Council

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aqilah Saleh, said the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and the Libyan Foreign Bank must immediately stop dealing with the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). In a letter sent to the two banks,...

7 of Libyan forces killed and over 60 injured in clashes with IS in Sirte

  • 3 September 2016 - 18:31
7 of Libyan forces killed and over 60 injured in clashes with IS in Sirte

The Libyan forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have advanced into more parts of the last hideout for IS militants in Sirte, Neighbourhood 3, using heavy shelling and backed up by heavy airstrikes. On the other hand, Misurata Central Hospital reported that Saturday clashes led to the killing of...

Turkish troops enter northern Syria to “battle IS”, Turkish media says

  • 3 September 2016 - 17:24
Turkish troops enter northern Syria to “battle IS”, Turkish media says

Turkey has sent more tanks into northern Syria, in an operation against the Islamic State (IS) group, Turkish media reports say. The tanks crossed the border near the Turkish town of Kilis and journalists later heard firing and saw plumes of smoke rising on Syrian territory. Civilians...