Libya

Serraj: Preparations for Sirte liberation battle underway

  • 29 April 2016 - 18:24
Serraj: Preparations for Sirte liberation battle underway

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, said Thursday in a recorded statement that preparations for battle of freeing Sirte from ISIS are underway. He said that the Defense Minister of the UN-backed GNA, Mahdi Barghathi has been asked to form a joint leadership from the west,...

US supports Presidential Council’s approach to take on ISIS

  • 29 April 2016 - 10:18
US supports Presidential Council’s approach to take on ISIS

The US special delegate to Libya, Jonathan Winer, said on his official Twitter account that his country fully backs up the decision of the UN-backed GNA's Presidential Council to liberate Sirte from ISIS. "We join in supporting integrated approach by Libya to take on and defeat Daesh - ISIL...

Spain’s Foreign Secretary arrives in Tripoli, discusses boost of relations with Libya

  • 28 April 2016 - 19:42
Spain’s Foreign Secretary arrives in Tripoli, discusses boost of relations with Libya

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García, has arrived Thursday in Tripoli to meet with the Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj to discuss Spain's support for the accord government in Libya. The Spanish Minister talked about the mutual relations...

Misurata Military Council announces adherence to Presidential Council orders regarding Sirte

  • 28 April 2016 - 17:57
Misurata Military Council announces adherence to Presidential Council orders regarding Sirte

The Military Council of Misurata has issued a statement Thursday afternoon to announce that it adheres to the orders of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed GNA regarding the liberation of Sirte city from ISIS. The Military Council of Misurata said it won't move along any of its forces...

Kobler reiterates support for Presidential Council in securing oil fields

  • 28 April 2016 - 15:04
Kobler reiterates support for Presidential Council in securing oil fields

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, has reiterated his support for the Presidential Council in the measures it had taken to secure the oil fields and ports. On his Facebook page, Kobler said that according to UN Security Council resolution (2278) condemns any attempt to illicitly export...

General Electricity Company Employees on a sit-in over delayed salaries

  • 28 April 2016 - 14:29
General Electricity Company Employees on a sit-in over delayed salaries

The employees of the General Electricity Company has carried out a sit-in in Tripoli's Algeria Square, which is located in front of the Tripoli Municipality's headquarters to protest the delay of their salaries. The protesters called for payment of their salaries that have been off since...

Rome to host international conference to boost support for Libya’s GNA

  • 28 April 2016 - 14:07
Rome to host international conference to boost support for Libya’s GNA

Italy's Ambassador to Libya, Giorgio Starace, has disclosed that Rome will host an intentional conference in order to discuss ways to boost the support given to the UN-backed GNA and its legitimate institutions. "The GNA is the government we recognise in Italy and it is the one that we will...

Serbian engineer abducted in Libya freed

  • 28 April 2016 - 14:05
Serbian engineer abducted in Libya freed

Serbia's Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday that the Serbian engineer abducted in Libya three days ago has been freed and is now in good health conditions. Last Tuesday, the Serbian Foreign Ministry said a Serbian national, Miroslav Tomic, who is a maintenance engineer employed by a German...

Tobruk-based HoR delegation arrives in Ghadames

  • 28 April 2016 - 14:03
Tobruk-based HoR delegation arrives in Ghadames

A delegation from the Tobruk-based House of Representatives has arrived Thursday in Ghadames city, 600 km from Tripoli. The HoR members are going to discuss possibility of holding a session in Ghadames and invite all other members to attend an "exceptional session" next week so that they can...

Presidential Council orders all military forces to act under its command

  • 28 April 2016 - 08:19
Presidential Council orders all military forces to act under its command

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed GNA has issued a statement Thursday ordering all Libyan military forces to wait for its orders as it is the Chief Commander of Libyan Army. It explained that all military forces must wait until it appoints a joint leadership for the military...