Libya

Italy rescues more than 2.500 immigrants off Libyan shores in the last 24 hours

  • 24 May 2016 - 17:26
Italy rescues more than 2.500 immigrants off Libyan shores in the last 24 hours

Italy's ships have rescued more than 2,600 migrants from boats bound to Europe from Libya in the last 24 hours, the Coast Guard said on Monday, clarifying that the numbers of migrants are rising as the weather warms up. Some 2,000 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast from 14 rubber...

Coast Guard intercepts 550 illegal migrants off Azzawiya shores

  • 24 May 2016 - 15:41
Coast Guard intercepts 550 illegal migrants off Azzawiya shores

Libyan Coast Guard said its personnel haveintercepted about 550 illegal immigrants trying to reach Europe by boat on Tuesday, the second time in three days they have intercepted migrants in the same area. The western region's Coast Guard personnel were patrolling off Azzawiya refinery on...

Reports: Haftar in Cairo, where he will be told to lay low regarding Sirte liberation

  • 24 May 2016 - 15:20
Reports: Haftar in Cairo, where he will be told to lay low regarding Sirte liberation

Leader of the so-called Dignity Operation (Karama) Khalifa Haftar ,arrived in Cairo to meet political and military officials, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported Monday. The newspaper said Haftar’s visit “aimed to coordinate efforts” with the Operation Room of Misrata, which was formed by the...

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...