Libya

Salim Alaradi returns to Canada after two years of detention in the UAE

  • 21 June 2016 - 13:20
Salim Alaradi returns to Canada after two years of detention in the UAE

"Ladies and gentleman, I'm overwhelmed to be home after the last two years," Salim Alaradi, the Libyan businessman who was detained in the UAE for two years, told a news conference at Toronto Pearson International Airport upon Hus arrival on Monday evening. The Libyan-Canadian businessman...

EU extends maritime operation Sophia

  • 21 June 2016 - 13:15
EU extends maritime operation Sophia

The European Union has agreed unanimously to extend its maritime operation in the Mediterranean (Sophia), as per the UN Security Council resolution, which was taken days ago. The extension decision came on Tuesday and the EU said it was because Sophia will fight human smuggling and will...

US envoy to Libya says current situation in Ajdabia necessitates a unified military institution

  • 21 June 2016 - 13:12
US envoy to Libya says current situation in Ajdabia necessitates a unified military institution

The US envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer, has said that the current situation in Ajdabia necessitates a unified military and security institution in Libya. On Twitter Tuesday, Winer welcomed the agreement made by the EU saying it us so significant that it would boost abilities to fight human...

Misurata forces bomb ISIS in Sirte twice on Sunday

  • 20 June 2016 - 15:31
Misurata forces bomb ISIS in Sirte twice on Sunday

The media office of Albunyan ALmarsous military operation led by Misurata forces and other forces appointed by the GNA’s Presidential Council said their warplanes carried out two airstrikes on ISIS inside Sirte on Sunday. On Facebook, the media office indicated that the first airstrike hit...

Four Dignity Operation fighters killed in Ajdabia clashes

  • 19 June 2016 - 21:26
Four Dignity Operation fighters killed in Ajdabia clashes

Four fighters from Dignity Operation (Karama) forces were killed and 10 were injured in clashes with Ajdabia Liberation Room and Benghazi Defense Brigades Saturday. A source from the Dignity Operation reported that the fighters were from Brigade 101 Infantry, which earlier seized the...

Second Exam for students who flunked over three subjects, Presidential Council says

  • 19 June 2016 - 21:24
Second Exam for students who flunked over three subjects, Presidential Council says

The Presidential Council decided Saturday to allow the students who flunked over three subjects in all school levels to sit for the second exam. The decision includes the students of this year's school season 2015 -...

Al-Barghathi: Ajdabia Liberation Room and Benghazi Defense Brigades are “terrorist groups”

  • 19 June 2016 - 16:45
Al-Barghathi: Ajdabia Liberation Room and Benghazi Defense Brigades are “terrorist groups”

The Defense Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mihdi Al-Barghathi, said the Ajdabia Liberation Room and Benghazi Defense Brigades are terrorist groups, condemning what he described “the attack” on Ajdabia city Saturday. In a televised interview, Al-Barghathi said any forces...

Misurata hospital: 3 bodies and 11 injuries arrived Sunday dawn

  • 19 June 2016 - 14:19
Misurata hospital: 3 bodies and 11 injuries arrived Sunday dawn

The media office of Misurata hospital said the hospital received Sunday dawn three killed fighters and 11 wounded ones from Albunyan Almarsous operation led by Misurata forces and other forces appointed by the GNA’s Presidential Council. The killed and injured forces were victims of...

HoR Speaker declares mobilization of forces

  • 19 June 2016 - 14:15
HoR Speaker declares mobilization of forces

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives’ Speaker, Aqilah Saleh, declared Sunday mobilization of forces in the country to fight back the offensive coming through from Ajdabia and conjoined between Ajdabia liberation forces and Benghazi Defense Brigades. Al-Bayda-based Libyan News Agency...

Amnesty International warns of migrants abuse in Libya as migrants numbers hit a record high

  • 19 June 2016 - 14:10
Amnesty International warns of migrants abuse in Libya as migrants numbers hit a record high

The number of migrants arriving in Italy from North Africa more than doubled from April to May, according to the latest figures from the European Union. Some 19,000 migrants arrived in Italy last month. More than 13,000 people were rescued in the central Mediterranean region in a single week...