Libya

Russia’s ambassador to Libya: Russia to ponder sending arms to GNA once UNSC decides

  • 17 May 2016 - 16:17
Russia’s ambassador to Libya: Russia to ponder sending arms to GNA once UNSC decides

The Russian ambassador to Libya, Evan Molotkov, said his country is ready to consider exporting weapons to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord if the UN Security Council exempted Libya from the ban on arms, whether entirely or partially. Speaking to RIA Novosti Tuesday, Molotkov...

Al-Serraj holds joint meetings with Qatar, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco’s ministers following Vienna talks

  • 17 May 2016 - 16:13
Al-Serraj holds joint meetings with Qatar, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco’s ministers following Vienna talks

The UN-backed Presidential Council’s Head, Fayez Al-Serraj, has met with the foreign ministers of Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, and the appointed Moroccan foreign minister following the Vienna summit that took place Monday. Al-Serraj and the Algerian minister, Abdelkader Messahel, discussed...

Tripoli Coast Guard rescues 112 immigrants off Libyan shores

  • 17 May 2016 - 14:44
Tripoli Coast Guard rescues 112 immigrants off Libyan shores

The Tripoli branch of the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted Tuesday a rickety boat filled with 112 illegal migrants off the Libyan coast, rescuing them to safety on Tripoli beaches. The Coast Guard said the 112 migrants were making their way to Italy in yet another death journey across the...

4 killed from Misurata forces by an ISIS land mine in Abu Grein

  • 17 May 2016 - 14:42
4 killed from Misurata forces by an ISIS land mine in Abu Grein

The media bureau of the UN-backed Presidential Council’s Joint Military Room and its forces appointed under the operation dubbed (Albunyan Almarsous) announced that 4 fighters were killed by a land mine of the terrorist groups of ISIS as the Misurata forces were advancing in Abu Grein...

An ISIS militant killed in Abu Grein clashes near Sirte

  • 17 May 2016 - 10:46
An ISIS militant killed in Abu Grein clashes near Sirte

Well-informed sources reported that one ISIS militant was killed in Ras Alhilal area in Abu Grein clashes western and southern western Sirte. "The terrorist killed was called Belqasim Ali Alshaari." Reported the local sources from Abu...

Al-Ghweil tells Salvation Governtment ministers not to obey Presidential Council Orders

  • 17 May 2016 - 10:01
Al-Ghweil tells Salvation Governtment ministers not to obey Presidential Council Orders

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, told the ministers not to obey the orders of the Presidential Council about taking over the work of all state institutions by the GNA ministers. Al-Ghweil said the orders of the PC are invalid and illegitimate, saying all...

Presidential Coucil asks ministers to assume office until getting sworn in

  • 17 May 2016 - 08:04
Presidential Coucil asks ministers to assume office until getting sworn in

The UN-backed Presidential Council has ordered the ministers of the GNA's cabinet to start working from the official institutions until they are sworn in. This comes while the Head of the PC tries to gather support for the GNA in Vienna talks and to presuade foreign powers to lift the ban on...

John Kerry: We and foreign powers are ready to arm GNA to fight ISIS

  • 16 May 2016 - 20:29
John Kerry: We and foreign powers are ready to arm GNA to fight ISIS

The US Secretary of State has said that his country, Italy and other foreign powers (the 25-member group) had agreed to exempt the Government of National Accord from the UN arms embargo imposed to halt the Libyan conflict. Kerry  said all those countries are ready to extend the help needed...

Gentiloni: Stability is the key to fighting terrorism in Libya

  • 16 May 2016 - 19:38
Gentiloni: Stability is the key to fighting terrorism in Libya

The Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, told reporters that the key to fighting terrorism and waves of migration is to stabilize Libya. In a joint communique with John Kerry and Fayez Al-Serraj following the Vienna talks Monday, Gentiloni said that with stabilization, all countries can...

Vienna: Al-Serraj says Libya’s status quo is terrible

  • 16 May 2016 - 18:29
Vienna: Al-Serraj says Libya’s status quo is terrible

In a press conference following the summit meeting of the world powers and neighbouring countries of Libya, the Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, said that Libya is going through a very terrible situation. "The Libyan situation does not endure any more political...