Libya

Vienna talks on GNA’s support to convene next week, Gentiloni said

  • 10 May 2016 - 14:29
Vienna talks on GNA’s support to convene next week, Gentiloni said

Talks in support for Libya's new UN-backed GNA will be held in Vienna next week, Italy's Foreign Minister said on Monday. The meeting will focus on international efforts to bring stability to Libya, where two rival governments have vied for power since 2014, opening the way for Islamic State...

Tunisian Ben Gerdane residents protest against continuous shutdown of Ras Ajdair border

  • 10 May 2016 - 14:23
Tunisian Ben Gerdane residents protest against continuous shutdown of Ras Ajdair border

Hundreds of Tunisians in the southern town of Ben Gerdane protested Tuesday morning against the closure of the border with Libya, sources stated, adding that the Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse them off the main road. Outrages and steamed up, Ben Gerdane protesters set tires ablaze...

Presidential Security Guard formed by Presidential Council in Tripoli

  • 10 May 2016 - 08:36
Presidential Security Guard formed by Presidential Council in Tripoli

The Presidential Council has ordered the formation of the Presidential Guard to be based in Tripoli and headed by a colonel to secure the state institutions anf guard the vital targets of the country. In addition; the Presidential Guard will protect the electricity generating stations and...

Tunisian President discusses Libya’s crisis with Italy’s Foreign Secretary

  • 9 May 2016 - 19:44
Tunisian President discusses Libya’s crisis with Italy’s Foreign Secretary

The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has received in Carthage Palace in Tunis the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, to discuss mutual relations and the two countries' stance on the current Libyan political crisis. The Tunisian President and the Italian FM also reiterated their...

Tarhouna Municipality: 3000 families came from Sirte escaping ISIS

  • 9 May 2016 - 17:54
Tarhouna Municipality: 3000 families came from Sirte escaping ISIS

The Municipal Council of Tarhouna, 200 km from Tripoli, has announced that it has received so far 3000 families from Sirte, Abu Grein and Al-Washka as well as some other ares at the suburbs of Sirte. The Municipality said those families escaped the ongoing clashes between the ISIS...

Muhammad Al-Reied says statement of 101 HoR members is legal endorsement of GNA

  • 9 May 2016 - 15:27
Muhammad Al-Reied says statement of 101 HoR members is legal endorsement of GNA

Tobruk-based House of Representatives' member, Muhammed Al-Reied, the "101" statement of HoR members of granting support to the UN-backed GNA, which was presented by the head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, is a valid endorsement of the GNA. Al-Reied indicated, in a statement...

Al-Bayda Appeals Court: CDA’s final draft is illegal

  • 9 May 2016 - 14:06
Al-Bayda Appeals Court: CDA’s final draft is illegal

The Appeals Court of Al-Bayda has delivered the final verdict earlier today about the constitution draft put out by the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA). The Appeals Court of Al-Bayda saw that the amendment to the voting quorum at the CDA is not legal and it goes against the laws of the...

ISIS executes and crucifies policemen in Abu Grein

  • 9 May 2016 - 10:21
ISIS executes and crucifies policemen in Abu Grein

Local sources from Abu Grein disclosed that ISIS militants crucified policemen in Abu Grein district after they captured the district last Thursday. The sources added that one of the policemen was the retired colonel, Saad Muhammad Abdullah, who was crucified in front of the Abu Grein police...

25 western municipalities reject CDA’s constitution draft

  • 9 May 2016 - 10:03
25 western municipalities reject CDA’s constitution draft

Twenty-five municipalities from the western region have issued a statement rejecting the constitution draft that the Constitution Drafting Assembly arrived at. The CDA had earlier announced that it finished the draft for the permenent Libyan constitution and will soon present to the HoR in...

Al-Serraj calls for lifting arms embargo and release of frozen assets

  • 8 May 2016 - 17:41
Al-Serraj calls for lifting arms embargo and release of frozen assets

The Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj has called on the international community to help Libya bolster its fight against terrorism on Sunday, urging the lifting of an arms embargo and release of funds that have remained frozen under U.N. sanctions since the toppling of...