Libya

Al-Gotrani urges the UN to keep Salwa Al-Dighili in post

  • 26 May 2016 - 16:48
Al-Gotrani urges the UN to keep Salwa Al-Dighili in post

The Deputy Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Ali Al-Gotrani, has urged in a statement the UN Office in Geneva to keep Salwa Al-Dighili in her post as Libya's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. Al-Gitrani, who has boycotted the PC, told the UN that Al-Dighili's case should be decided...

Al-Sadi Gaddafi’s trial adjourned to July 12th

  • 26 May 2016 - 16:22
Al-Sadi Gaddafi’s trial adjourned to July 12th

The Tripoli Appeals Court adjourned Thursday the trial of the son of former dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Al-Sadi along with Abdullah Mansour to July 12th. The Appeals Court said the reasons behind adjourning the trial are the request of the defense lawyers to have more time. Both Al-Sadi and...

Italian Coast Guard: Boat capsizes off Libyan coast, 20 bodies found at least

  • 26 May 2016 - 14:43
Italian Coast Guard: Boat capsizes off Libyan coast, 20 bodies found at least

The EU Mediterranean rescue mission says that it has located about 20 bodies in the seas off Libya’s coast after a migrant boat sank. Navy Lt Rino Gentile of the EU NAVFOR operation said that the sinking dinghy was first spotted by one of its aircraft. Both the Italian coast guard and the...

U.S. Embassy in Libya: We recognise only Tripoli-based CBL, NOC, LIA under the stewardship of GNA

  • 26 May 2016 - 14:06
U.S. Embassy in Libya: We recognise only Tripoli-based CBL, NOC, LIA under the stewardship of GNA

The US Embassy issued commentary on its Facebook page. The statement notes that the US and 20 other countries at a recent Vienna meeting affirmed that the Central Bank of Libya(CBL), National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) must function under the sole stewardship of...

Canadian Military Commander says military action in Libya is inevitable

  • 26 May 2016 - 12:16
Canadian Military Commander says military action in Libya is inevitable

The Commander of the Canadian Military, Jonathan Vance, said Thursday that military action in Libya to help eradicate ISIS is inevitable, saying this would happen on the condition that the Libyan GNA provides clear combat vision against ISIS. Vance told CBC that the GNA is the only official body...

Presidential Council tells Interior Minister to take office

  • 26 May 2016 - 10:24
Presidential Council tells Interior Minister to take office

The Presidential Council ordered Thursday the Interior Minister of the GNA, Al-Aref Al-Khoja, to assume office at the headquarters of the ministry in Tripoli. The PC also ordered the handing of all its buildings, bank accounts, and assets to the committee tasked to receive official bodies by...

Misurata forces bomb ISIS locations six times, control 50 checkpoint

  • 26 May 2016 - 08:46
Misurata forces bomb ISIS locations six times, control 50 checkpoint

The Misurata forces appointed under the command of the military operations room of Albunyan Almarsous operation, which is assigned by the order of the Presidential Council, carried out six airstrikes Wednesday on different ISIS locations after they escaped from Al-Baghlah checkpoint. In...

Al-Barghathi meets Paolo Serra in Tripoli to discuss security

  • 25 May 2016 - 19:59
Al-Barghathi meets Paolo Serra in Tripoli to discuss security

The UN-backed GNA's Defense Minister, Al-Mahdi Al-Barghathi has received in Tripoli Navy Base, Abu Sitta, the UN Councilor of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Security Affairs, Paolo Serra and the Libyan colonel Abdelrahman Al-Taweel, the Chief of the Security...

Al-Ghasri confirms controlling Al-Baghlah checkpoint, 60 km from Sirte

  • 25 May 2016 - 16:27
Al-Ghasri confirms controlling Al-Baghlah checkpoint, 60 km from Sirte

The spokesman of the Albunyan Almarsous, Muhammad Al-Ghasri, said Misurata forces, which are appointed under the command of the GNA's military operations room, have controlled Al-Baghlah checkpoint, some 60 km away from Sirte, the stronghold of ISIS militants. On Wednesday, AL-Ghasri said...

Al-Serraj continues his formal visits, lands in Qatar

  • 25 May 2016 - 13:43
Al-Serraj continues his formal visits, lands in Qatar

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Wednesday in Oatar and met with the Prince, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. They both discussed the mutual relations between the two countries as well as the ways to support the ongoing...