Libya

Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

  • 6 October 2016 - 10:55
Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

Unknown armed men kidnapped on Thursday the member of Fatwa House and Islamic Research and Studies Center, Nadir Omrani, when he was coming out of Fawateer mosque in Fajir (dawn) prayer in Hadba district. Sources said Omrani was kidnapped by armed men who were driving two cars (Toyota and...

IOM issues its September report on situation of migrants in Libya

  • 6 October 2016 - 08:53
IOM issues its September report on situation of migrants in Libya

Following the no-confidence vote from the House of Representatives (HoR), based in the north-eastern city of Tobruk, the UN-backed Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj continues to face difficulty in mobilising support. Serraj has called for national reconciliation and announced...

French Foreign Minister: Al-Serraj government must include Khalifa Haftar

  • 5 October 2016 - 16:22
French Foreign Minister: Al-Serraj government must include Khalifa Haftar

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has called upon the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayz Al-Serraj, to expand his upcoming new cabinet of the Government of National Accord (GNA) so that a place for Khalifa Haftar - the leader of Dignity Operation - is secured. At the...

Libyan and British Civil Aviation Authorities to cooperate in safety measures program

  • 5 October 2016 - 16:18
Libyan and British Civil Aviation Authorities to cooperate in safety measures program

The Minister of Transport at the Government of National Accord (GNA) Milad Matoug, said there will be cooperation between the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority and the British counterpart. Matoug said the c cooperation will be in technical issues at the safety measures. The cooperation is...

Misurata elders and notables say Ganfudah is enduring the same atrocities as Syria’s Aleppo

  • 5 October 2016 - 09:23
Misurata elders and notables say Ganfudah is enduring the same atrocities as Syria’s Aleppo

The Misurata Elders and Notables Council has issued a statement condemning the crimes committed by Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation forces in Ganfudah on Tuesday killing two families and injuring a number of other civilians, let alone the destruction of the people's houses. "Haftar and the...

Dignity Operation spokesman says bombing Ganfudah in Benghazi won’t stop any time soon

  • 5 October 2016 - 09:16
Dignity Operation spokesman says bombing Ganfudah in Benghazi won’t stop any time soon

The Spokesman of Dignity Operation, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said their fighter aircraft will keep on bombing Ganfudah district in western Benghazi as long as the sound of gunshots keep coming from there. Al-Mismari accused Tuesday Amnesty International’s statement on status of Ganfudah of...

Nine civilians killed in a foreign airstrike on Ganfudah, Benghazi

  • 4 October 2016 - 17:03
Nine civilians killed in a foreign airstrike on Ganfudah, Benghazi

Media sources reported that Dignity Operation forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, and backed up by foreign warplanes, carried out at least two airstrikes on residential areas inside the besieged district in Benghazi, Gnafudah. Boshra News Agency, said nine civilians were killed in the airstrikes,...

Libyan forces’s warplane dropped bombs on its own troops, no casualties, official says

  • 4 October 2016 - 17:01
Libyan forces’s warplane dropped bombs on its own troops, no casualties, official says

The spokesman of the air force emergency room of the UN-backed Government of National Accord’s military operation to free Sirte from IS – Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous – Mohammed Ganunu, said a technical fault in one of the Libyan forces’ warplanes made it drop bombs near its own troops in...

11 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 3 October 2016 - 23:45
11 migrants drowned as boat capsized off Libyan coast

11 migrants, two kids and nine women, died today when a small boat carrying migrants to Italy capsized off the shore of Libya, a coastguard official said. The official, who asked not to be identified, told AFP the victims were among 160 people crammed aboard the boat that went down off...

Libya’s Municipalities Gathering finishes with rejection of military mayors

  • 3 October 2016 - 11:35
Libya’s Municipalities Gathering finishes with rejection of military mayors

The attendees of the First Libyan Municipalities Gathering stated their complete rejection of appointing military figures as mayors of cities, denouncing the step as “violation of legitimacy”. In the meeting that took place Sunday in Tripoli, the attendees reaffirmed that all the...