Libya

Explosions rock Benghazi Medical Centre

  • 21 December 2016 - 15:06
Explosions rock Benghazi Medical Centre

Two explosive devices explode in Benghazi, near the city's medical...

US AFRICOM ends military operation against IS radicals in Libya

  • 21 December 2016 - 14:23
US AFRICOM ends military operation against IS radicals in Libya

DW - The US military has formally ended operations to drive the so-called "Islamic State" from its former stronghold in Libya, US military's Africa Command said in a statement on Tuesday. The United States on August 1 launched Operation Odyssey Lightning to help government-aligned forces...

140 Nigerian immigrants deported home from Libya

  • 21 December 2016 - 14:10
140 Nigerian immigrants deported home from Libya

Some 140 Nigerians stranded in Libya on Tuesday arrived the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos, aboard a Libyan Airlines plane. The returnees are among those who voluntarily agreed to return to Nigeria from the North African country. They are 74 adult females, 52 adult males, one...

African Union sends reconciliation commission of African presidents to Libya

  • 20 December 2016 - 21:38
African Union sends reconciliation commission of African presidents to Libya

The African Union's justice of the peace, Ismaeil Sharki, said a high commission of different countries' presidents will soon visit Tripoli and Tobruk in Libya to discuss reconciliation. The Algerian News Agency reported Tuesday Sharki as saying that the date of the visit will be...

Al-Aswad calls on “CBL” not to use Libya’s assets frozen abroad

  • 20 December 2016 - 16:45
Al-Aswad calls on “CBL” not to use Libya’s assets frozen abroad

Omar Al-Aswad, one of the two boycotting members of the Presidency Council (PC), sent a letter to international and local entities which stated that all decisions issued by the Presidency Council are considered null and void and without any effect until its endorsement by the Tobruk-based House of...

Misurata military council rejects dragging Tripoli into war

  • 19 December 2016 - 21:45
Misurata military council rejects dragging Tripoli into war

In a statement on Sunday, the Misurata military council announced its rejection of any fighting in the capital and the dragging of the western region in Libya into war. The spokesman of the council, Ibrahim Baitelmal, denounced the statements of the Operation Dignity spokesman Ahmed...

Water supplies back to normal in Tripoli

  • 19 December 2016 - 21:37
Water supplies back to normal in Tripoli

Sources at the Great Man-Made River in the south said that water supplies have returned to normal in the capital and its suburbs. "Water is now 100% OK in the capital and there no complains about shortages." The sources said Monday. The residents of most areas in Tripoli and in its...

Haftar visits Algeria in his gasp for support for military rule in Libya

  • 19 December 2016 - 13:16
Haftar visits Algeria in his gasp for support for military rule in Libya

Eastern commander of Operation Dignity forces loyal to Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Haftar, was received on Sunday in Algiers by the minister of Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, who recalled his country’s position in favor of a political solution in Libya,...

Seven Operation Dignity forces killed in suicide bombing in Benghazi

  • 18 December 2016 - 21:01
Seven Operation Dignity forces killed in suicide bombing in Benghazi

At least seven people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber targeted forces loyal to Libya's eastern government in Benghazi on Sunday, medical and security officials said, Reuters reported. Islamic State said it carried out the bombing, in the besieged district of Ganfudah,...

UN congratulates Libyans on triumph over IS in Sirte

  • 18 December 2016 - 19:34
UN congratulates Libyans on triumph over IS in Sirte

The United Nations and the Untied Nations Mission in Libya congratulated Libyans and the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord on the victory in Sirte over the terrorists of IS. "It is a huge step forward in the path of freeing Libya from IS terrorism." The UN described the...