Libya

UK MPs scold government, urge it to pay all victims of Libya-sponsored IRA attack

  • 2 May 2017 - 14:31
UK MPs scold government, urge it to pay all victims of Libya-sponsored IRA attack

The government must set up a fund for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism if a deal with Libya looks unlikely at the end of this year, a Parliamentary committee has said, according to Belfast News Letter. Belfast News Letter added that Libyan officials previously detailed millions of...

Haftar and Al-Serraj arrive in UAE on separate formal visits

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:26
Haftar and Al-Serraj arrive in UAE on separate formal visits

The Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in UAE on Monday to meet with the Emirati officials, according to the Bawabet Al-Wasat news website. Al-Serraj's arrival comes on the same day on which Khalifa...

NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:22
NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

NATO has said it would assist Libya’s Presidential Council to rebuild the country’s defense departments. The announcement was made by Jens Stoltenberg, the organization’s Secretary General at a press conference with Italian Premier Paulo Gentiloni, last week in Rome. The organization...

MSF rescue ship finds four immigrants’ bodies in empty dinghy off Libyan shores, as dozens of feared dead

  • 1 May 2017 - 13:31
MSF rescue ship finds four immigrants’ bodies in empty dinghy off Libyan shores, as dozens of feared dead

Rescuers said they had found four bodies off the Libyan coast and an empty rubber dinghy, signalling another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean. The crew of the Prudence, a rescue ship chartered by medical charity MSF found the four corpses about 42 nautical miles off the coast, Medecins...

EU to cooperate with Libya on rebuilding state institutions, report says

  • 30 April 2017 - 22:01
EU to cooperate with Libya on rebuilding state institutions, report says

Together with its Mediterranean and European partners, Malta stands ready to engage in doing whatever it takes, in consultation and cooperation with Libyan authorities, to help re-build the fundamental components of the Libyan State, minister for home affairs and national security Carmelo Abela...

UN delegate to Libya says Sundanese rebel groups have presence in Libya

  • 30 April 2017 - 21:30
UN delegate to Libya says Sundanese rebel groups have presence in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Sunday that Sudanese rebel groups are present in Libya. After his meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, Kobler called for putting an end to operations by all rebel or foreign groups in Libya, Anadolu Agency...

Libyan eastern and western governments agree on Sunday-Monday holiday

  • 29 April 2017 - 21:23
Libyan eastern and western governments agree on Sunday-Monday holiday

The Presidential Council and the eastern government of the House of Representatives both decided to have two days as a public holiday to celebrate Labourers' Day in Libya. The PC and the HoR both issued statements saying that Sunday and Monday are to be a public holiday in Libya. This is...

UN delegate to Libya to visit Sudan for discussions on Libyan crisis

  • 29 April 2017 - 19:41
UN delegate to Libya to visit Sudan for discussions on Libyan crisis

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, will visit Khartoum on Sunday for talks on the conflict in Libya, the Sudanese foreign ministry said. Kobler, on his first visit to Sudan, is expected to meet Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and other senior officials in...

Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange

  • 29 April 2017 - 19:39
Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange

Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday, according to Reuters. The spokesman for the Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qassem,...

Top Duma official to visit eastern Libya upon HoR Speaker’s invitation

  • 27 April 2017 - 21:25
Top Duma official to visit eastern Libya upon HoR Speaker’s invitation

The Russian Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday that the Chief of the Defense Commission at the Russian Duma, Vladimir Shamanov, is going to visit eastern Libyan in the coming few days. According to the newspaper, Shamanov has been invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives...