Libya

Kajman: Presidential Council to give green light for GNA ministers to kick off work

  • 24 May 2016 - 14:48
Kajman: Presidential Council to give green light for GNA ministers to kick off work

The Vice President of the Presidential Council, Abdelsalam Kajman, said Tuesday the GNA’s Prime Minister and PC’s Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj, is finishing up a decision to order the GNA’s ministers to take office in the ministries’ headquarters and kick off work. Kajman added...

Kobler: Diplomatic immunity in Libya must end

  • 24 May 2016 - 14:44
Kobler: Diplomatic immunity in Libya must end

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, met Tuesday with the international criminal law prosecutor and legal adviser, Fatou Bensouda, to discuss the current Libyan situation. On Twitter, Kobler said he discussed with Bensouda the coordination channels in the field of fighting war crimes,...

Federica Mogherini: EU officially agreed to train Libyan Coast Guard

  • 24 May 2016 - 08:30
Federica Mogherini: EU officially agreed to train Libyan Coast Guard

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, announced on Twitter Monday that the EU Sophia Operation will start training the Libyan Navy and Coast Guard forces. The EU will help the...

US special envoy to Libya threatens sanctions on parallel institutions

  • 24 May 2016 - 08:28
US special envoy to Libya threatens sanctions on parallel institutions

The US special envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, has threatened the parallel institutions that are working outside the control of the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Libya with sanctions as per the UN Security Council's resolution (2259). Winer tweeted Monday, "Libya has 1 currency, 1...

Sorman clashes, 6 killed and 14 injured amid relative clam today

  • 23 May 2016 - 15:42
Sorman clashes, 6 killed and 14 injured amid relative clam today

Six people were killed and 14 others were injured due to clashes that erupted Sunday evening and continued to Monday morning in Sorman after some gunmen wanted to form new force in the city by attacking one of the city government buildings near the central school at the center of the...

GNA officially requested EU assistance in training Navy forces and Coast Guard

  • 23 May 2016 - 15:03
GNA officially requested EU assistance in training Navy forces and Coast Guard

Libyan authorities have requested EU assistance in the training of employees of the Coast Guard and the country's naval forces, according to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini's statement published Sunday. "The Libyan Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj, has written to request rapid EU...

Aqilah Saleh: Presidential Council defies the Libyans’ will, steals legitimacy

  • 23 May 2016 - 12:52
Aqilah Saleh: Presidential Council defies the Libyans’ will, steals legitimacy

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based HoR, Aqilah Saleh, said what the Presidential Council is doing is no more than stealing if the legitimacy from the HoR and defiance to the Libyans' free will. In a statement Sunday, Saleh said the Presidential Council was not elected by the HoR and was picked...

After the UAE, Al-Serraj arrives in Saudi Arabia

  • 23 May 2016 - 11:41
After the UAE, Al-Serraj arrives in Saudi Arabia

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed GNA, Fayez Al-Serraj, has arrived this morning in Saudi Arabia after finishing his visit to the UAE. The Saudi News Agency said Monday that the Governor of Jeddah, Majid Abdelaziz, Director of Jeddah police station, Abdelwahab Al-Asiry,...

Misurata: Social Affairs Ministry and Red Cross distribute humanitarian aids for Sirte IDPs

  • 23 May 2016 - 10:54
Misurata: Social Affairs Ministry and Red Cross distribute humanitarian aids for Sirte IDPs

The international committee of the Red Cross in Libya in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs have started to distribute humanitarian aids for Sirte IDPs in Misurata. The head of the ministry's media office, Jamal Shanisheh, told Press Solidarity that the aids, distributed early...

Mitiga airport: Flights suspended over Libyan Airways pilots strike

  • 23 May 2016 - 10:36
Mitiga airport: Flights suspended over Libyan Airways pilots strike

The Libyan Airways pilots of the Airbus 330 announced an open strike cancelling Monday flights from Mitiga airport in Tripoli to Amman and Jeddah. The strike came due to problems between the employees and the administration of Libyan Airways including delay of salary payment for the western...