Libya

ISIS positions in Abu Grein bombed heavily

  • 11 May 2016 - 09:09
ISIS positions in Abu Grein bombed heavily

Warplanes carried out multiple airstrikes on ISIS positions in Abu Grein Tuesday, a local source from the district disclosed. The source added that the bombing was so heavy and it was heard in all houses across Abu Grein, shattering the glass of some windows in a number of the...

Commander of Presidential Council’s Joint Operations Room visits front lines near Al-Siddada

  • 11 May 2016 - 09:03
Commander of Presidential Council’s Joint Operations Room visits front lines near Al-Siddada

A well-informed source revealed that the commander of Presidential Council's Joint Operations Room tasked to liberate Sirte from ISIS, General Basheer Al-Gadi, visited Tuesday the front lines near Al-Siddada. The General urged the fighters to be committed to the orders of their senior...

US won’t sentence Abu Khattala to death, officials say

  • 11 May 2016 - 09:00
US won’t sentence Abu Khattala to death, officials say

The US Justice Ministry has announced that it won't seek a death penalty against the Libyan suspect in Benghazi attacks on the US embassy, killing the American ambassador, along with three other Americans. The Associated Press said the US will sentence Abu Khattala to life in prison if found...

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...