Libya

Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:45
Libyan National Guard formed in Tripoli

A new military body, the Libyan National Guard (LNG) has been formed and announced in a ceremony on Thursday in Tripoli's Salah Al-Deen district. The LNG said in its announcement statement that it is a military body that is aiming at securing Libya and Libyans apart from the political...

UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

  • 9 February 2017 - 18:01
UN Secretary General appoints a new delegate to Libya

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has appointed a Palestinian politician, Salam Fayyad, in the post of the Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya to replace the German diplomat, Martin Kobler. This appointment was announced by Guterres in an official statement issued and...

Haftar’s forces carry out airstrikes on Jufra airbase

  • 9 February 2017 - 13:50
Haftar’s forces carry out airstrikes on Jufra airbase

The warplanes of the Operation Dignity forces led by Khalifa Haftar bombed Thursday morning the airbase of Jufra in Hun town, eastern Libya. The Jufra airbase has been bombed many times by Haftar's air force warplanes leading to a number of fatalities. According to media sources, the...

Clashes between Misurata and Tripoli brigades break out in Tripoli

  • 9 February 2017 - 12:07
Clashes between Misurata and Tripoli brigades break out in Tripoli

Wednesday night saw fierce clashes between an armed brigade from Misurata Military Council and a force from the Tripoli Special Deterrence Force and the Joint Force of Intervention in Al-Hadba district. Reliable sources said that after a heavily armed convoy of military vehicles and fighters...

Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

  • 9 February 2017 - 11:15
Kobler tells UN General Assembly that amending GNA is strongly needed

Reuters - There is emerging consensus in Libya and the international community to support a change to the composition of the U.N.-backed government's leadership, the top United Nations official in Libya said on Wednesday. Western states say the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)...

Libyan Diplomatic Police parades in Tripoli

  • 8 February 2017 - 21:48
Libyan Diplomatic Police parades in Tripoli

The Department of Diplomatic Police and Security in Tripoli paraded its "security might" on Wednesday evening in the capital, Tripoli, to show that it is ready to provide the needed security for foreign diplomatic attaches and embassies. According to officials from the department, the...

Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

  • 8 February 2017 - 18:10
Italy pushes for including Haftar in “a untied Tripoli-based government”

Italy voiced renewed on Tuesday its support for General Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan military man who controls the eastern part of Libya and enjoys close ties with Russia, urging the EU to accept that he should assume a role in Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, Politico...

Libya’s GNA Prime Minister arrives in Turkey

  • 8 February 2017 - 15:24
Libya’s GNA Prime Minister arrives in Turkey

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived Wednesday in Ankara, Turkey to meet with the Turkish counterpart and other officials. According to the Presidential Council's media office, the visit was based on an invitation by the Turkish...

EU holds ceremoney for finishing the training of first batch of Libyan coastguards

  • 8 February 2017 - 15:22
EU holds ceremoney for finishing the training of first batch of Libyan coastguards

The EU Operation Sophia has held a ceremony onboard Saint Georgio Warship in the open sea to celebrate the end of the training of the first batch of Libyan coastguards. The first batch contains over 70 coastguards and they have been on the EU-sponsored programme for over three...

HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country

  • 8 February 2017 - 00:30
HoR member lashes out at GNA-Italy MoU, says Libyans won’t accept migrants camps in the country

The EU's plan to build a camp for asylum seekers in Libya is a cynical attempt to take advantage of political instability in the country, Libyan member of the House of Representatives, Said Amgib, told Sputnik. According to Sputnik, HoR member Amgib criticized the deal, which he said would...