Libya

Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

  • 9 February 2017 - 11:15
Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

Reuters - There is emerging consensus in Libya and the international community to support a change to the composition of the U.N.-backed government's leadership, the top United Nations official in Libya said on Wednesday. Western states say the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)...

Libyan Diplomatic Police parades in Tripoli

  • 8 February 2017 - 21:48
Libyan Diplomatic Police parades in Tripoli

The Department of Diplomatic Police and Security in Tripoli paraded its "security might" on Wednesday evening in the capital, Tripoli, to show that it is ready to provide the needed security for foreign diplomatic attaches and embassies. According to officials from the department, the...

Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

  • 8 February 2017 - 18:10
Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

Italy voiced renewed on Tuesday its support for General Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military man who controls the eastern part of Libya and enjoys close ties with Russia, urging the EU to accept that he should assume a role in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Politico...

Libya’s GNA Prime Minister arrives in Turkey

  • 8 February 2017 - 15:24
Libya’s GNA Prime Minister arrives in Turkey

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Wednesday in Ankara, Turkey to meet with the Turkish counterpart and other officials. According to the Presidential Council's media office, the visit was based on an invitation by the Turkish...

EU holds ceremoney for finishing the training of first batch of Libyan coastguards

  • 8 February 2017 - 15:22
EU holds ceremoney for finishing the training of first batch of Libyan coastguards

The EU Operation Sophia has held a ceremony onboard Saint Georgio Warship in the open sea to celebrate the end of the training of the first batch of Libyan coastguards. The first batch contains over 70 coastguards and they have been on the EU-sponsored programme for over three...

HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country

  • 8 February 2017 - 00:30
HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country

The EU's plan to build a camp for asylum seekers in Libya is a cynical attempt to take advantage of political instability in the country, Libyan member of the House of Representatives, Said Amgib, told Sputnik. According to Sputnik, HoR member Amgib criticized the deal, which he said would...

UAE on verge of sending Mirage 2000s to support Haftar’s looming war on western Libya

  • 7 February 2017 - 16:30
UAE on verge of sending Mirage 2000s to support Haftar’s looming war on western Libya

New satellite photos of Al Khadim air base taken in December 2016 clearly indicate that the United Arab Emirates is on the verge of deploying fighter jets to Libya, War is Boring news website wrote on Monday. The news website added that the Emirati planes would back up Libyan general Khalifa...

Italy says ready to open consulate in eastern Libya

  • 7 February 2017 - 13:27
Italy says ready to open consulate in eastern Libya

The Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Perrone, said his country is ready to open a consulate in eastern Libya to facilitate cooperation with the region's command and to facilitate visa procedures for easterners. Perrone visited Tobruk on Monday to meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives...

Sudanese twin sisters detained in Libya for links to IS, father tells Sudanese press

  • 7 February 2017 - 13:18
Sudanese twin sisters detained in Libya for links to IS, father tells Sudanese press

Father of a deceased Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer on Monday has revealed that the twin sisters who flew from Khartoum to join the ranks of the group in Syria have been detained in Libya, according to Sudanese Tribune. A Sudanese baby repatriated to Sudan after the death of his parents in...

UNSMIL documents 28 civilian casualties in Libya last January

  • 7 February 2017 - 13:15
UNSMIL documents 28 civilian casualties in Libya last January

During January, UNSMIL documented 28 civilian casualties, including 16 deaths and 12 injuries in hostilities across Libya. Victims included 5 children killed and 3 injured, 10 men killed and 9 injured, and one woman killed. Despite harsh winter conditions, migrants continue to embark on...