Libya

Mogherini: EU Sofia to train Coast Guard and Naval forces in Libya

  • 14 May 2016 - 18:47
Mogherini: EU Sofia to train Coast Guard and Naval forces in Libya

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said that Sofia operation forces launched by the EU last year in the Mediterranean, are going to start training the Libyan Coast Guard and naval forces in Libya. In a statement...

Boko Haram could be sending militants to Libya’s ISIS, US official disclosed

  • 14 May 2016 - 18:28
Boko Haram could be sending militants to Libya’s ISIS, US official disclosed

The United States is concerned about indications that Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists are sending fighters to join ISIS in Libya in increased cooperation between the two groups, a senior US official said on Friday. According to intelligence gathered by the US, there are indications that the...

Libyan Notables Reconciliation Council condemns abduction of Ben Niran

  • 14 May 2016 - 15:14
Libyan Notables Reconciliation Council condemns abduction of Ben Niran

The Libyan Notables Reconciliation Council has condemned the abduction of the council member, Ali Ben Niran and called on the kidnappers to immediately release him, pointing out that they will be held responsible for any harm that he experiences. In a statement Saturday, the council urged...

Libyan Wings to start flying to Jeddah

  • 14 May 2016 - 11:53
Libyan Wings to start flying to Jeddah

Libyan Wings airliner has announced a new flights route to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia starting Monday, May 16th. The airliner, which is based in Tripoli, clarified that the flights to Jeddah and Medina will take place five days a week, except Thursdays and Sundays. The new...

British ambassador to Libya: We could lift the ban on arms imports in Libya

  • 14 May 2016 - 09:37
British ambassador to Libya: We could lift the ban on arms imports in Libya

The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, said Friday that the United Kingdom is ready to consider lifting the ban on arms exportation on Libya if the Presidential Council requested. The ban on arms exportation has been slammed on Libya since the fall of dictator Muamar Gaddafi in 2011...

17 injuries from Misurata forces transferred to Italy as fighters gain more ground toward Sirte

  • 14 May 2016 - 09:20
17 injuries from Misurata forces transferred to Italy as fighters gain more ground toward Sirte

An Italian military aircraft arrived in Misurata airport Friday to transfer wounded fighters from the latest clashes between Misurata forces and ISIS militants in Abu Grein and Al-Siddada. The Italian C130 aircraft transferred 17 injured persons to receive treatment in the Italian hospitals...

US sanctions HoR Speaker Aqilah Saleh

  • 14 May 2016 - 08:37
US sanctions HoR Speaker Aqilah Saleh

The United States of America has announced Friday that it put sanctions on the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aqilah Saleh for obstructing the Skhirat agreement and opposing the endorsement of the UN-backed GNA. The US sanctions came after Saleh had been so adamant...

Ra’s Ajdair border reopens Saturday

  • 14 May 2016 - 08:22
Ra’s Ajdair border reopens Saturday

The spokesman if the Ra's Ajdair border, Hafith Omar, revealed Friday that a meeting between the administrations of both the Libyan and Tunisian sides of the border plus Zuwara's Mayor had ended after discussions for 7 hours. Omar told Press Solidarity that the meeting resulted in the...

Reuters: Special US troops in Libya since late 2015 to gather forces against ISIS 

  • 13 May 2016 - 21:33
Reuters: Special US troops in Libya since late 2015 to gather forces against ISIS 

Special operations troops, Reuters reported, have been stationed at two outposts in Libya since late 2015 to try to enlist local support for a possible offensive against ISIS.   Reporting from the Washington Post as saying that two teams totaling fewer than 25 troops are operating...

Kobler meets boycotting member of Presidential Council in Zintan

  • 13 May 2016 - 21:17
Kobler meets boycotting member of Presidential Council in Zintan

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, met Friday with the boycotting member of the Presidential Council, Omar Al-Aswed, in Zintan city.   Kobler said the meeting with Al-Aswed was positive and excellent , pointing out that it is important to give Zintan city the role it...