Libya

Kobler hails the first Presidential Council meeting in its official headquarters

  • 12 July 2016 - 10:40
Kobler hails the first Presidential Council meeting in its official headquarters

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, expressed excitement about the moving of the Presidential Council from Tripoli Navy Base in Abu Sitta to the official Prime Ministry headquarters in Al-Sikka (Railway) Road in Tripoli. Kobler tweeted Tuesday that it is a very brave and significant...

Algeria releases seven Libyans arrested for entering territory illegally

  • 11 July 2016 - 20:24
Algeria releases seven Libyans arrested for entering territory illegally

The Algerian authorities released seven Libyan nationals after they had arrested them earlier for entering the Algerian territory illegally via borders with Libya's Ghadames city. A source from Ghadames Security Department reported that the release order came from the President of Algeria as...

Benghazi Defense Brigades advance in western Benghazi, seizes Dignity Operation’s field hospital

  • 11 July 2016 - 20:20
Benghazi Defense Brigades advance in western Benghazi, seizes Dignity Operation’s field hospital

Benghazi Defense Brigades have advanced more into the west of Benghazi city taking control of a Dignity Operation's (Karama's) field hospital on the way on, media sources reported. The sources added that the control and advance came after fierce clashes between the Brigades' forces and...

Bani Walid Municipality says the six Egyptians are now in Ras Lanuf on their way home

  • 11 July 2016 - 11:35
Bani Walid Municipality says the six Egyptians are now in Ras Lanuf on their way home

The Mayor of Bani Walid, Ali Al-Gurnatt said the six Egyptian nationals are now in Ras Lanuf on their way to Egypt, adding that they will be handed to the Egyptian authorities through the eastern region. Al-Gurnatt said Bani Walid authorities freed the Egyptian nationals from an illegal...

Mauritania: We extradited Al-Snusi upon a fatwa not for money

  • 11 July 2016 - 10:48
Mauritania: We extradited Al-Snusi upon a fatwa not for money

The Foreign Minister of Mauritania, Asilco Weld Ahmed, said the decision to extradite the Chief of Intelligence in Gaddafi's regime, Abdullah Al-Snusi, was triggered by a fatwa from Mauritania's Council of Fatwas and Complains, which is the highest authority in the country. "Mauritania's...

NATO announces Sea Guardian mission to protect Libyan coast along with EU’s Sophia

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:27
NATO announces Sea Guardian mission to protect Libyan coast along with EU’s Sophia

NATO warships and, potentially, drones are to help the EU control migrant flows across the Mediterranean in what critics have called the “militarisation of a humanitarian crisis”. NATO head Jens Stoltenberg unveiled the new project, to be called operation Sea Guardian, on the last day of a...

Benghazi Defense Brigades deny arrest of commander Al-Shirkcy by Dignity Operation

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:24
Benghazi Defense Brigades deny arrest of commander Al-Shirkcy by Dignity Operation

Benghazi Defense Brigades said three of their forces were killed and four others were injured in Sunday fierce clashes with Dignity Operation (Karama) forces in Ajdabia. In addition, the Benghazi Defense Brigades refuted the rumors if Dignity Operation that said their forces arrested the...

UK Royal Navy sends backup fleet off Libyan coast

  • 11 July 2016 - 09:19
UK Royal Navy sends backup fleet off Libyan coast

The UK Royal Navy Forces have announced that they have sent a backup fleet of ships to support the one already existing off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom tweeted Sunday that a fleet named Royal Fleet will be sent to Libya to help stop the flow of...

Derna Shura Council closes down court and police station to save people’s lives

  • 10 July 2016 - 19:43
Derna Shura Council closes down court and police station to save people’s lives

Derna Shura Council closed down Derna's court and police stations and dismissed all of their working personnel so that they don't become an easy reason for Dignity Operation's forces to bombard Derna's civilians, a statement issued by the council explained Sunday. The council said that it...

Prominent Sudanese ISIS leader killed in Sirte, Sudanese sources disclosed

  • 10 July 2016 - 17:43
Prominent Sudanese ISIS leader killed in Sirte, Sudanese sources disclosed

A Sudanese leading member in Sirte’s ISIS) in Libya has been killed in an airstrike on the militants’ hideouts in the city, which is located 500 kilometers east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, sources told Libyan Express. Reliable sources, who asked to be unnamed, reported that Mirghani...