Libya

Stabilization Facility for Libya approves Benghazi, Obari and Kikla for damage assessment

  • 28 May 2016 - 15:52
Stabilization Facility for Libya approves Benghazi, Obari and Kikla for damage assessment

The Stabilization Facility for Libya Project Board met Saturday in Tunisia's capital where it decided that the first locations benefiting from the support of the Facility would be in Benghazi, Obari and Kikla.The Board's decision was made based on careful review of the selection criteria and...

US should bomb ISIS in Libya, Donald Trump says

  • 28 May 2016 - 13:49
US should bomb ISIS in Libya, Donald Trump says

Donald Trump on Friday suggested that the United States should bomb ISIS in Libya, a decision that would mark a serious escalation of the U.S. military campaign against the terrorist group. It's also a new position for Trump, who has argued both in favor of and against military intervention in...

Mitig meets Gentiloni in Italy, say protecting Libya’s coast is priority for all Europe

  • 28 May 2016 - 11:14
Mitig meets Gentiloni in Italy, say protecting Libya’s coast is priority for all Europe

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Mitig, met Friday with the Italian Foreign Minister, Paolo Gentiloni. They both agreed that protection and security alongshore the Libyan coast will be the priority of Italy and all Europe. "We want to help Libya boost it's capabilities to...

Al-Serraj in Cairo to attend Emergency Meeting for Arab Foreign Ministers

  • 28 May 2016 - 10:48
Al-Serraj in Cairo to attend Emergency Meeting for Arab Foreign Ministers

The Head if the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in Cairo Friday in a bid to attend the Emergency Meeting for Arab Foreign Ministers, which will be held Sunday. Meanwhile, the eastern Al-Thinni government issued a statement condemning the...

7 killed and 25 injured from Misurata forces in Friday clashes with ISIS near Sirte

  • 28 May 2016 - 09:14
7 killed and 25 injured from Misurata forces in Friday clashes with ISIS near Sirte

The Misurata hospital announced Friday that it had received 7 bodies and 25 injuries from the Misurata forces who were clashing with ISIS militants 50 km away from Sirte, in Al-Khaldiya district. The Misurata forces, appointed under the command of the Presidential Council's military...

ICC puts Zubi’s Zintani kidnappers’ assets under UN trusteeship

  • 26 May 2016 - 23:00
ICC puts Zubi’s Zintani kidnappers’ assets under UN trusteeship

The International Criminal Court has received a list if businessmen and military senior leaders from Zintan city involved in the kidnapping of the consultant, Sulaiman Zubi, a GNC member, said Zubi's son, Zakareya. Zakareya added that those Zintani figures will have their properties and...

Al-Gotrani urges the UN to keep Salwa Al-Dighili in post

  • 26 May 2016 - 16:48
Al-Gotrani urges the UN to keep Salwa Al-Dighili in post

The Deputy Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Ali Al-Gotrani, has urged in a statement the UN Office in Geneva to keep Salwa Al-Dighili in her post as Libya's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva. Al-Gitrani, who has boycotted the PC, told the UN that Al-Dighili's case should be decided...

Al-Sadi Gaddafi’s trial adjourned to July 12th

  • 26 May 2016 - 16:22
Al-Sadi Gaddafi’s trial adjourned to July 12th

The Tripoli Appeals Court adjourned Thursday the trial of the son of former dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Al-Sadi along with Abdullah Mansour to July 12th. The Appeals Court said the reasons behind adjourning the trial are the request of the defense lawyers to have more time. Both Al-Sadi and...

Italian Coast Guard: Boat capsizes off Libyan coast, 20 bodies found at least

  • 26 May 2016 - 14:43
Italian Coast Guard: Boat capsizes off Libyan coast, 20 bodies found at least

The EU Mediterranean rescue mission says that it has located about 20 bodies in the seas off Libya’s coast after a migrant boat sank. Navy Lt Rino Gentile of the EU NAVFOR operation said that the sinking dinghy was first spotted by one of its aircraft. Both the Italian coast guard and the...

U.S. Embassy in Libya: We recognise only Tripoli-based CBL, NOC, LIA under the stewardship of GNA

  • 26 May 2016 - 14:06
U.S. Embassy in Libya: We recognise only Tripoli-based CBL, NOC, LIA under the stewardship of GNA

The US Embassy issued commentary on its Facebook page. The statement notes that the US and 20 other countries at a recent Vienna meeting affirmed that the Central Bank of Libya(CBL), National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) must function under the sole stewardship of...