Libya

Afiriqiya Airways partners with Tunisian Pilots Training Center to train Libyan pilots on Airbus 330

  • 8 October 2016 - 13:54
Afiriqiya Airways partners with Tunisian Pilots Training Center to train Libyan pilots on Airbus 330

Libya’s Afiriqiya Airways signed Friday a contract with the Tunisian Pilots Training Center to train the Libyan pilots on Airbus 330 planes in the Tunisian capital, Tunis. The Tunisian News Agency reported Friday that the contract targets also boosting the training capabilities of the...

Presidential Council set to hold dialogue meeting in a Libyan city

  • 8 October 2016 - 11:19
Presidential Council set to hold dialogue meeting in a Libyan city

Informed sources at the Presidential Council (PC) have reported that the PC is going to move the dialogue meetings of the new cabinet formation of the Government of National Accord from Tunisia to one of the Libyan cities, which is yet to be decided. The sources, who asked to be...

Presidential Council condemns abduction of Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani

  • 8 October 2016 - 11:16
Presidential Council condemns abduction of Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani

The Presidential Council condemned on Thursday the abduction of the Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani, who was kidnapped while he was going to pray in a mosque nearby his house in Al-Hadba Al-Khadraa district. The Presidential Council said in a statement that the reoccurrence of abductions and...

Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution

  • 6 October 2016 - 12:13
Obama drops charges on US arms supplier to Libya fearing disclosure of CIA, Clinton’s involvement in Libyan revolution

The Obama administration has decided to drop charges against an American arms dealer who has been recently accused of selling weapons that were aimed to reach Libyan rebels. Lawyers for the US Justice Department on Monday filed a motion in federal court in Phoenix to drop the case against the...

Libyan coastguards rescue 138 illegal migrants including Libyans off Zuwara shores

  • 6 October 2016 - 11:34
Libyan coastguards rescue 138 illegal migrants including Libyans off Zuwara shores

The Libyan Coast Guard in Zuwara announced that it had rescued about 138 illegal immigrants from different African nationalities including Moroccans and three Libyans off Zuwara shores while they were heading to Italy on board rickety boats. The Chief of the Zuwara Coast Guard, Lieutenant...

Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

  • 6 October 2016 - 10:55
Fatwa House member Nadir Omrani kidnapped in Tripoli

Unknown armed men kidnapped on Thursday the member of Fatwa House and Islamic Research and Studies Center, Nadir Omrani, when he was coming out of Fawateer mosque in Fajir (dawn) prayer in Hadba district. Sources said Omrani was kidnapped by armed men who were driving two cars (Toyota and...

IOM issues its September report on situation of migrants in Libya

  • 6 October 2016 - 08:53
IOM issues its September report on situation of migrants in Libya

Following the no-confidence vote from the House of Representatives (HoR), based in the north-eastern city of Tobruk, the UN-backed Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj continues to face difficulty in mobilising support. Serraj has called for national reconciliation and announced...

French Foreign Minister: Al-Serraj government must include Khalifa Haftar

  • 5 October 2016 - 16:22
French Foreign Minister: Al-Serraj government must include Khalifa Haftar

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, has called upon the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayz Al-Serraj, to expand his upcoming new cabinet of the Government of National Accord (GNA) so that a place for Khalifa Haftar - the leader of Dignity Operation - is secured. At the...

Libyan and British Civil Aviation Authorities to cooperate in safety measures program

  • 5 October 2016 - 16:18
Libyan and British Civil Aviation Authorities to cooperate in safety measures program

The Minister of Transport at the Government of National Accord (GNA) Milad Matoug, said there will be cooperation between the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority and the British counterpart. Matoug said the c cooperation will be in technical issues at the safety measures. The cooperation is...

Misurata elders and notables say Ganfudah is enduring the same atrocities as Syria’s Aleppo

  • 5 October 2016 - 09:23
Misurata elders and notables say Ganfudah is enduring the same atrocities as Syria’s Aleppo

The Misurata Elders and Notables Council has issued a statement condemning the crimes committed by Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation forces in Ganfudah on Tuesday killing two families and injuring a number of other civilians, let alone the destruction of the people's houses. "Haftar and the...