Libya

Boycotter Gotrani joins GNA, calls for reshuffle of cabinet

  • 28 August 2016 - 09:59
Boycotter Gotrani joins GNA, calls for reshuffle of cabinet

The deputy head of the Presidential Council (PC) and second boycotter to the the Government of National Accord (GNA), Ali Gotrani, said he conditionally rejoined the PC to satisfy the HoR and its members' desire. In a statement on Saturday, Gotrani said he is going to rejoin the PC and hold...

Al-Nathory: HoR appointed Egyptian army to secure Libya’s eastern borders

  • 27 August 2016 - 18:48
Al-Nathory: HoR appointed Egyptian army to secure Libya’s eastern borders

The Chief of Staff of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Abdelrazik Al-Nathory, said Saturday that the army forces of the HoR gave the Egyptian Army the command of protecting the joint borders between Libya and Egypt from the sea to the Libya-Sudan ones. “Our army and that of Egypt...

Libyan Justice and Construction Party hails convening of the HoR

  • 27 August 2016 - 16:11
Libyan Justice and Construction Party hails convening of the HoR

Justice and Construction Party in Libya has welcomed the convening of the House of Representatives on last Monday after a long delay and lack of quorum. “We welcome the convening of the House of Representatives after the absurd break that lasted several months. Also, we call on its members...

Kobler condemns shooting at Doctors Without borders’ boat

  • 27 August 2016 - 10:50
Kobler condemns shooting at Doctors Without borders’ boat

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has slammed at the attack on the boat of the Doctors without Borders (Bourbon Argos) off the Libyan coast on Thursday. On Twitter, Kobler said "I condemn the attack on boat of the Doctors without Borders." Adding that there must be a guaranteed protection...

Gunmen attacked Doctors Without Borders’ boat off Libyan coast

  • 27 August 2016 - 10:38
Gunmen attacked Doctors Without Borders’ boat off Libyan coast

Gunmen have attacked a charity-funded boat rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, shooting at international aid workers before boarding the vessel. The Bourbon Argos, which is operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), was patrolling around 24 nautical miles north of the Libyan coast when a...

Coastal Road between Azzawiya and Wershefana reopened

  • 25 August 2016 - 15:21
Coastal Road between Azzawiya and Wershefana reopened

Media sources and local sources from the Wershefana and Azzawiya districts confirmed that on Thursday morning the Coastal Road that links Tripoli to Azzawiya has been reopened after a joint force in the area was formed. “The joint force will be tasked to secure the road and protect the...

Audit Bureau warns of procrastination in printing school books

  • 25 August 2016 - 12:13
Audit Bureau warns of procrastination in printing school books

The Tripoli-based Audit Bureau warned Wednesday that there is remarkable procrastination in implementing the decision of the Presidential Council regarding speeding up the process of printing the school book for this year by contracting the necessary printing bodies by the Education...

Al-Serraj and US Africa Command discuss Libya’s future after IS defeat in Germany

  • 25 August 2016 - 09:54
Al-Serraj and US Africa Command discuss Libya’s future after IS defeat in Germany

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, discussed Wednesday the latest about the US military assistance to the GNA-backed forces in the war against terrorism in Sirte with the Chief US Africa Command (Africom) Thomas D....

GNA says it will present new cabinet to the HoR

  • 24 August 2016 - 16:50
GNA says it will present new cabinet to the HoR

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Wednesday that it will present a new Cabinet for approval by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives after it gave the GNA a vote of no confidence on Monday. In a Wednesday statement, the Presidential Council, led by Fayez...

Sudan summons Libya’s Ambassador over Sudanese nationals stuck in Ganfuda

  • 24 August 2016 - 11:13
Sudan summons Libya’s Ambassador over Sudanese nationals stuck in Ganfuda

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sudan, Abdulghani Al-Nayeem, summoned the Libyan Ambassador to Sudan Muhammad Amer Soula, in Khartoum. The two officials discussed the conditions of the Sudanese nationals trapped now in Ganfuda, Benghazi and how to get them out through safe...