Libya

EU Delegation in Libya to work from Tripoli soon

  • 26 August 2017 - 18:33
EU Delegation in Libya to work from Tripoli soon

The GNA Minister of Foreign and International Cooperation Mohamed Siala on Thursday met the EU Ambassador to Libya Bettina Muscheidt, Libyan News Agency (LANA)reported. Muscheidt told the Libyan news agency after the meeting that she was in Libya to prepare for the return of the EU mission to...

Clashes erupt on Libya-Chad border, nine killed

  • 26 August 2017 - 11:19
Clashes erupt on Libya-Chad border, nine killed

Two fighters from a brigade called "Salam" in Al-Kufra city in the Libyan southeast were killed in clashes with Chadian rebel groups on the border crossing in the desert city. The clashes that erupted in the early hours of Saturday also left about 7 Chadian rebels killed, according to Facebook...

British Foreign Minister visits Haftar in Benghazi, urges him to stick to ceasefire

  • 25 August 2017 - 14:12
British Foreign Minister visits Haftar in Benghazi, urges him to stick to ceasefire

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya's conflict. Johnson's visit is the latest show of growing Western...

Clashes erupt over cash in banks in Libya’s Al-Khoms city

  • 24 August 2017 - 15:25
Clashes erupt over cash in banks in Libya’s Al-Khoms city

Clashes broke out Thursday morning over the arrival of cash in Sahari Bank in Al-Khums city center. The clashes erupted between central security and anti-crime forces from one side and gunmen and ordinary residents on the other. According to Libyan local media, one person from the...

Shipment of hashish drug seized in Libya’s coastal city Zuwara

  • 24 August 2017 - 10:39
Shipment of hashish drug seized in Libya’s coastal city Zuwara

Upon a tip-off, investigation and security personnel seized Wednesday night a car laden with massive amounts of hashish drug in Zuwara. The security personnel said that after seizing the drugs, the driver or the smuggler who was in the car managed to get away as he escaped to southeastern the...

UK Foreign Minister visits Tripoli, pledges £9m to help Libya fight human trafficking

  • 23 August 2017 - 19:07
UK Foreign Minister visits Tripoli, pledges £9m to help Libya fight human trafficking

The Foreign Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson arrived in Tripoli and met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, on Wednesday. The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Mellitt also attended the meeting. Johnson renewed UK's support for Libya's Presidential Council efforts to...

Chad expels Qatari diplomats over accusation of destabilising country through Libya

  • 23 August 2017 - 19:00
Chad expels Qatari diplomats over accusation of destabilising country through Libya

Chad is shuttering Qatar's embassy and giving its diplomats 10 days to leave the country, accusing the Gulf Arab state of trying to destabilize the central African nation via its northern neighbor Libya, it said on Wednesday. It is not the first African state to move against Qatar following its...

IS attack on Jufra checkpoint in Libya leaves 11 dead

  • 23 August 2017 - 18:57
IS attack on Jufra checkpoint in Libya leaves 11 dead

The spokesman of Libya’s self-styled national army in the east says Islamic State militants beheaded 11 people in an attack on a checkpoint, the Associated Press said. Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Mosmari said in a Facebook post that two of those killed Wednesday were civilians, while the rest were...

Al-Serraj warns Europe of terrorists disguised as migrants, The Times reports

  • 23 August 2017 - 11:42
Al-Serraj warns Europe of terrorists disguised as migrants, The Times reports

Europe will be increasingly at risk from terrorists posing as migrants unless western capitals help Libya to stem the numbers crossing the Mediterranean, the country’s prime minister has told The Times. Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the United Nations-backed unity government based in Tripoli,...

Libyan former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed in Tripoli

  • 22 August 2017 - 22:17
Libyan former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan freed in Tripoli

According to sources from the media, the former Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, has been released from his detention in Tripoli. Zeidan was arrested from his hotel in Dahra in Tripoli on August 14 by security forces allied to the Presidential Council, citing an arrest warrant by the Tripoli...