Libya

Three mourning days in Al-Khoms city over murder of family

  • 27 November 2016 - 22:13
Three mourning days in Al-Khoms city over murder of family

The municipality of Al-Khoms announced Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mourning days and official days off in the city over the murder of the four member of Al-Emimen family on Saturday. Four members from Al-Emimen family were murdered in the district of Sooq Al-Khamis. The father, Ehmaida...

US delegate to Libya says Presidential Guard to secure Tripoli from all threats

  • 27 November 2016 - 19:18
US delegate to Libya says Presidential Guard to secure Tripoli from all threats

The United Sates delegate to Libya, Jonathan Winer said the Presidential Guard of the Government of National Accord will make a radical change in the security of the capital. On Saturday, Winer tweeted that the Presidential Guard must be supported financially as it would be able to work...

Sabha sees relative calm, retrieves normal living routine

  • 27 November 2016 - 18:04
Sabha sees relative calm, retrieves normal living routine

Sources from Sabha reported Sunday that students had returned to schools and shops and other service institutions had reopened in Sabha after the ceasefire was successfully implemented. The sources added that a delegation formed by the truce advocators was assigned to secure the clashes zone...

GNA receives five ambassadors’ credentials in Tripoli

  • 26 November 2016 - 22:36
GNA receives five ambassadors’ credentials in Tripoli

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has accredited five ambassadors today at Tripoli's Red Castle (Saraya Al-Hamra) with the attendance of the GNA's Primes Minster, Fayez Al-Serraj and the Foreign Minister, Myhammad Sayala. The ambassadors were from the European Union, the UK,...

Five fighters from Libyan forces killed in Sirte after bloody advance on IS last holdout

  • 26 November 2016 - 19:13
Five fighters from Libyan forces killed in Sirte after bloody advance on IS last holdout

5 fighters from the Misurata-led forces were killed and over 30 others were injured in different incidents during new fierce clashes in IS last holdout, Jizah neighbourhood. The doctor at the field hospital in Sirte, set up by the Government of National Accord's military operation Al-Bunyan...

Four family members slayed in Al-Khoms city

  • 26 November 2016 - 19:09
Four family members slayed in Al-Khoms city

Four members from Emimen family in Al-Khoms city were murdered in the district of Sooq Al-Khamis. The father, Ehmaida Emimen, his two sons and his daughter were all found slayed in different parts of their house with marks of gunshots on their bodies as well as signs of burns. One son...

Greek Foreign Minister visits Tripoli in a bid to soon open embassy

  • 26 November 2016 - 15:42
Greek Foreign Minister visits Tripoli in a bid to soon open embassy

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias is to conduct an official visit to Libya on Monday amid reports that Athens is planning to reopen its embassy in Tripoli and restore diplomatic relations with the North African country. Greece’s embassy closed at the end of July 2014 due to civil strife in...

36 schools reopen in IS-freed districts in Sirte

  • 26 November 2016 - 13:26
36 schools reopen in IS-freed districts in Sirte

The media spokesman of the Sirte municipality, Muhammad Al-Amil, said Friday that 36 schools had reopened and resumed study in the districts liberated from the grip of IS militants in Sirte. Since last May, the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous have freed almost all of Sirte except...

Murder of Fatwa House cleric ignites ire in Tripoli

  • 26 November 2016 - 11:32
Murder of Fatwa House cleric ignites ire in Tripoli

Huge numbers of people took to the Martyrs Square in Tripoli on Friday to conduct an absentee funeral prayer for the murdered cleric and member of the Libya Fatwa House, Nader Al-Omrani. Al-Omrani was announced dead in a confession video by one of his murderers earlier last week. His body,...

Libyan forces find 40 IS dead bodies in including children in Sirte

  • 24 November 2016 - 18:52
Libyan forces find 40 IS dead bodies in including children in Sirte

The deputy commander of the field operations room in Sirte, Abdel Hadi Dara, said the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, which is appointed by the UN-brokered Government of National Accord, found killed children aging between 10-12 years old in the seaside Jizah neighbourhood in...