Libya

EU ponders setting up aid programme in Libyan waters to crack down on migrants flow

  • 21 January 2017 - 21:26
EU ponders setting up aid programme in Libyan waters to crack down on migrants flow

AFP - The EU could soon step up training and equipping Libya’s coast guard to crack down on migrant smuggling in Libya's waters, according to an EU proposal. Malta, which holds the current rotating EU presidency, is pitching the idea as a short-term measure to try to prevent a new spate of...

US takes Libya off the list of zones with loose rulers for drone strikes

  • 21 January 2017 - 19:03
US takes Libya off the list of zones with loose rulers for drone strikes

The Obama administration has removed the former IS stronghold in Libya, Sirte, from a list of combat zones where United States counter-terrorism drone strikes are authorized without obeying special rules intended to prevent civilian deaths, officials said on Friday, reported the New York...

Cairo prepares for meeting between Haftar and Al-Serraj

  • 21 January 2017 - 13:34
Cairo prepares for meeting between Haftar and Al-Serraj

According to high-profile Egyptian sources, Cairo will host a meeting between the leader of the Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar, and the Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj. "the meeting will try to build bridges between the two parties and...

Egypt hosts Libya’s neighbouring countries meeting to resolve political conflict

  • 21 January 2017 - 13:15
Egypt hosts Libya’s neighbouring countries meeting to resolve political conflict

Libyan Neighbouring Countries Tenth Meeting has kicked off in Cairo, Egypt, in the presence of Foreign Ministers from Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia Chad and Nigeria. The meeting, which will discuss the possible ways out of the current Libyan political stalemate, is also attended by...

Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

  • 21 January 2017 - 11:15
Benghazi: Car explosion wounds 12 people including former interior minister

A car bomb exploded Friday near a mosque in Libya's city of Benghazi, wounding 12 people including a former interior minister and his son, medical and security sources said. Ashour Shuwayel, who served as an interior minister in the government of former prime minister Ali Zeidan, and his son...

Italy contacts Trump’s administration over solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 19 January 2017 - 22:40
Italy contacts Trump’s administration over solution to Libya’s crisis

Italian diplomats and officials have contacted the new administration of the US President-elect, Donald Trump, and discussed the possible coordination between Italy and the US in finding a solution to the Libyan current crisis, La Stampa, the Italian newspaper, reported Thursday. La...

US airstrikes on Libya’s southwestern Sirte district kills 80 IS radicals

  • 19 January 2017 - 18:40
US airstrikes on Libya’s southwestern Sirte district kills 80 IS radicals

The US said Thursday that it had carried out two airstrikes targeting two IS camps in southwest Sirte in Libya, killing 80 IS terrorists, without nay women or children among them, according to CNN. The mission, which was confirmed in a later Pentagon statement and is expected to be the last,...

US delegate to Libya urges world powers to end Libya’s political impasse

  • 19 January 2017 - 12:03
US delegate to Libya urges world powers to end Libya’s political impasse

The United States delegate to Libya, Jonathan Winer, has urged the world and regional countries to help Libya out of its current political stalemate. Winer tweeted on Thursday that Libya is now in need for what he described a a grand bargain to help implement the Libyan Political Agreement...

Water supplies return to Tripoli after a week of outage

  • 19 January 2017 - 11:04
Water supplies return to Tripoli after a week of outage

The residents of Tripoli had to endure a full week of water outage amid the ongoing dilemmas of power outage and cooking gas shortage. On Thursday morning, sources from the capital said water has returned to some of the areas and according to the Man-Made River system, water supplies will...

Italy to resume giving Schengen visa for Libyans from Tripoli

  • 18 January 2017 - 21:16
Italy to resume giving Schengen visa for Libyans from Tripoli

The Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, said his country's embassy in Tripoli will start granting Libyans Schengen visas in February. In a meeting with the Head of the High Council of State, Abdel Rahman Al-Swehli, Perrone explained that in addition to opening the embassy for...