Libya

Sea Watch urges EU to give a second thought on training Libyan coastguards after recent attack

  • 26 October 2016 - 10:51
Sea Watch urges EU to give a second thought on training Libyan coastguards after recent attack

Sea Watch - a German aid group - urged the European Union on Tuesday to reconsider its plans to train Libyan forces to conduct sea rescue operations after a vessel labeled as belonging to them attacked a dinghy full of migrants last week. Dozens of African migrants were feared dead in the...

US to broker reconciliation meeting between Libya’s rival governments in Saudi Arabia

  • 26 October 2016 - 10:40
US to broker reconciliation meeting between Libya’s rival governments in Saudi Arabia

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced days ago in a joint presser with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, in Washington that the US had been contacting all the rival governments in Libya to try and gather them to gather in a reconciliation meeting in Saudi Arabia. The...

Russia could join fight on terrorism in Libya, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister reveals

  • 26 October 2016 - 10:25
Russia could join fight on terrorism in Libya, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister reveals

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, disclosed Tuesday that his country is ready to consider any requests from Libya for the Russian military taking part in counter-terrorism operations. "Mikhail Bogdanov also said that, should there be a request from the authorities of Iraq...

Three Russian sailors accused of oil smuggling freed in Libya

  • 25 October 2016 - 20:00
Three Russian sailors accused of oil smuggling freed in Libya

Three Russian sailors have been set free from captivity in Libya, Russia's Foreign Ministry stated on Tuesday. The ministry said that Andrei Krynin, Stanislav Sirotkin and Valery Savitsky returned to Russia after the end of legal procedures in Tripoli. The men arrived on a...

Martin Kobler: Arab League meeting on Libya could establish an end to Libya’s political impasse

  • 25 October 2016 - 18:41
Martin Kobler: Arab League meeting on Libya could establish an end to Libya’s political impasse

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, disclosed Tuesday that the meeting about the Libyan political standstill at the Arab League in Cairo, Egypt, was fruitful and promises a clear end of the political stalemate in Libya. Kobler also said that the Arab League meeting’s results could put...

Sirte to fall in hands of Libyan forces any minute soon

  • 25 October 2016 - 11:28
Sirte to fall in hands of Libyan forces any minute soon

Three fighters from the Misurata-led forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous were killed and thirty others were injured in clashes with IS radicals in Jizah district in Sirte, a doctor from the field hospital said on Tuesday. The doctor told the press that the Misurata-led forces have been fiercely...

Presidential Council to hold discussion sessions on GNA new cabinet in Ghadames city

  • 25 October 2016 - 11:07
Presidential Council to hold discussion sessions on GNA new cabinet in Ghadames city

The Libyan UN-backed Presidential Council (PC) has decided to hold consultative sessions for forming the new government in the city of Ghadames on the border with Algeria after it failed to meet in Tripoli. The council chose the city of Ghadames to hold meetings to break the deadlock that...

French officials killed in Malta-airport plane crash are intelligence, says French journal

  • 24 October 2016 - 20:22
French officials killed in Malta-airport plane crash are intelligence, says French journal

Putting the mystery of the crashed aircraft in Malta at rest, the French Le Monde journal confirmed that three of the officials on board were French intelligence (DGSI) heading to Libya. The French Defense Minister, on the other hand, said three killed officials were French Defense Ministry...

NATO Chief calls Libya intervention “a role model”

  • 24 October 2016 - 17:03
NATO Chief calls Libya intervention “a role model”

Five years after an armed revolution - supported by a NATO-led air campaign - resulted in the overthrow and death of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya continues to find itself in turmoil. The UN-backed government finds itself under repeated threat from armed militias. But who is to blame? In...

British Ambassador to Libya says UK wants Haftar to be part of Libya’s united military command

  • 24 October 2016 - 11:08
British Ambassador to Libya says UK wants Haftar to be part of Libya’s united military command

The British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, has said his country is not against Khalifa Haftar getting a leadership upper hand in a united military command under a civilian authority. In a TV interview on Libya Channel, Millett said the UK and the international community are ready to...