Libya

Libya officially declares liberation of Sirte from IS terror group

  • 18 December 2016 - 12:39
Libya officially declares liberation of Sirte from IS terror group

Libya’s unity government leader Fayez al-Sarraj on Saturday officially announced the end of military operations in Sirte, after the liberation from ISIS group forces of what was the last significant territory they held in the country. However prime minister-designate Sarraj warned that the...

Libya needs stronger support in security and migration issues

  • 17 December 2016 - 14:27
Libya needs stronger support in security and migration issues

National leaders meeting in Brussels on 15 December called on the EU to boost its effort to strengthen Libya's security. The EU's naval mission in the central Mediterranean - EUNAVFOR MED, dubbed 'Sophia' - will continue its training of Libya's coastguard, while parallel initiatives "need to be...

Libya’s HoR Speaker enlists Russia’s assistance and influence

  • 16 December 2016 - 17:02
Libya’s HoR Speaker enlists Russia’s assistance and influence

Libya’s development requires the experience and assistance of Russia and the country intends to promote bilateral cooperation with Moscow in various spheres, including the military one, Libyan House of Representatives Speaker Aqilah Saleh told Sputnik Friday. "Libya is a rich country, which...

US Operation Odyssey Lightning continues in Libya despite liberation of Sirte from IS

  • 15 December 2016 - 21:52
US Operation Odyssey Lightning continues in Libya despite liberation of Sirte from IS

Marine Times - U.S. forces remain at the ready to fight Islamic State militants in Libya, even after the fall of the terrorist group’s last remaining stronghold in Sirte and the apparent conclusion of U.S. airstrikes. Since Aug. 1, the U.S. military has conducted hundreds of precision air...

Khalifa Haftar orders mobilization of troops “to liberate Tripoli”

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:57
Khalifa Haftar orders mobilization of troops “to liberate Tripoli”

The leader of the Operation Dignity in the east that is backed by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Haftar, has called on his followers from all kinds of military ranks and fighters to prepare for the attack on Tripoli. "I hereby urge all of the military officials and fighters...

UN report: Migrants in Libya experience rape, enslavement and torture

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:51
UN report: Migrants in Libya experience rape, enslavement and torture

The New Arab - Migrants arriving in Libya are being subjected to torture, rape, enslavement and other violations, according to a United Nations report published Tuesday. The UN urged Libya to improve conditions for migrants in detention. "The situation of migrants in Libya is a human rights...

Spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous resigns

  • 15 December 2016 - 14:44
Spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous resigns

The spokesman of the military operation of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous that drove IS out of Sirte recently, Muhammad Al-Ghusri, has resigned from his position. He wrote in his resignation paper on Wednesday that he wanted to quit his job due to health problems and because he thinks he won't be able to...

Libyans meet in Ciro, suggest five-point plan to end country’s political stalemate

  • 14 December 2016 - 19:43
Libyans meet in Ciro, suggest five-point plan to end country’s political stalemate

Libyan representatives from different political parties attended in Egypt a conference on December 12/13 to discuss the Libyan political limbo. The Libyan stakeholders proposed a five-point plan to end the current stalemate in the country. These suggestions include the importance of the...

EU to help deport illegal migrants from Libya to their countries

  • 14 December 2016 - 16:43
EU to help deport illegal migrants from Libya to their countries

Euronews - EU states aim to help Libya deport would-be migrants back home, and to keep open “all available options” on its response to Russia’s actions in Syria. The Libya plan was mentioned in draft conclusions for the EU summit to take place in Brussels on Thursday (15...

Serraj visits Malta to gather support for GNA, Malta expresses will to reopen embassy soon

  • 14 December 2016 - 16:37
Serraj visits Malta to gather support for GNA, Malta expresses will to reopen embassy soon

Times of Malta - Migration and terrorism topped talks held in Valletta this morning between the president of the Libyan presidential council, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. “I take this opportunity to send a message to my Libyan fellows, parties and...