Libya

BREAKING: Manchester suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, 23. A British man of Libyan origin

  • 23 May 2017 - 17:51
BREAKING: Manchester suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, 23. A British man of Libyan origin

Manchester suicide bomber was Salman Abedi, 23. A British man of Libyan origin. - US officials. (More to come on this...

AFRICOM Commander arrives in Tripoli to discuss current conflicts

  • 23 May 2017 - 15:18
AFRICOM Commander arrives in Tripoli to discuss current conflicts

The Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Thomas Waldhauser, has arrived in Libya's capital. Tripoli on Tuesday. Waldhauser was received by the Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Serraj, and a number of the PC members. AFRICOM Commander will be...

IS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena attack

  • 23 May 2017 - 15:10
IS claims responsibility for Manchester Arena attack

IS has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a "soldier of the caliphate", reported The Independent. The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were...

Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission gives 24 hours for wholesalers to spread stored goods in markets

  • 23 May 2017 - 12:55
Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission gives 24 hours for wholesalers to spread stored goods in markets

Gas and Fuel Crisis Commission and Brigade 301 Infantry toured on Monday the hub of goods stores in Kraimiya, Tripoli to check whether the imported commodities have been distributed in the markets or not by the wholesalers. The Head of the commission, Milad Al-Hajrasi, was seen in a video...

Operation Dignity air-raids Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous positions in Hun town

  • 23 May 2017 - 11:34
Operation Dignity air-raids Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous positions in Hun town

The fighter aircraft of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity carried out airstrikes on different locations for the brigades of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Hun and Sokna towns, Al-Jufra city in central Libya. The very early attacks on Tuesday were confirmed by a tweet for the Spokesman of the...

Italian mobile air traffic controller arrives in Mitiga airport

  • 23 May 2017 - 10:53
Italian mobile air traffic controller arrives in Mitiga airport

An Italian mobile air traffic controller (ATC) has arrived in the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli as part of a contract signed between the Libyan and Italian civil aviation authorities. The ATC will be installed later in the airport and will be an asset in facilitating the air traffic movement in...

Bomb explosion at Manchester arena kills 22 people, injures over 50

  • 23 May 2017 - 09:49
Bomb explosion at Manchester arena kills 22 people, injures over 50

Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 50 injured in an explosion at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena Monday night. Police have confirmed children are among the 22 people who were killed. According to Manchester police, the attacker died in the...

Libya Quartet meeting convenes on Tuesday in Brussels

  • 22 May 2017 - 23:19
Libya Quartet meeting convenes on Tuesday in Brussels

The Secretary-General of the Arab Legue, Ahmed Abo El-Gheit, to arrive in Brussels on Tuesday in order to participate in the Libya Quartet meeting, media sources reported. The meeting aims to continue coordination and consultancy between the Arab League, United Nations, European Union,...

Congo: Fourth possible Ebola death reported by WHO

  • 22 May 2017 - 23:14
Congo: Fourth possible Ebola death reported by WHO

A fourth person has likely died from Ebola in remote northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said on Sunday, as the overall number of cases rose to 37 from 29, Reuters reported. Of the 37 cases of hemorrhagic fever discovered since early May, two have been...

Tunisian police crackdown protests, deaths, injuries reported

  • 22 May 2017 - 22:00
Tunisian police crackdown protests, deaths, injuries reported

Tunisian security forces firing teargas clashed with protesters on Monday after they burned down two police stations following the death of a young man hit by a police vehicle during protests over jobs in the south, reported Reuters. Unrest in Tatatouine province have escalated into violence...

Drake breaks record by winning 13 Billboard Music Awards

  • 22 May 2017 - 21:58
Drake breaks record by winning 13 Billboard Music Awards

Drake proved his dominance of the music industry once again by winning a record 13 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night, Agence-France Presse reported. The music magazine's televised gala in Las Vegas hands out awards based on the year's chart performances, leaving little suspense about who...

Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder Libyan suspect accused of clashing with Libyans studying in UK

  • 22 May 2017 - 19:37
Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder Libyan suspect accused of clashing with Libyans studying in UK

Wife of the main suspect in the murder of Yvonne Fletcher, Saleh Mabrouk, had been accused of clashing with Libyan dissidents in Britain, The Telegraph reported Sunday. Kamila Otman was said to have opposed Libyan students living in the UK who supported the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in...

Italy signs deal with Libya to cut off routes of illegal migrants

  • 22 May 2017 - 19:33
Italy signs deal with Libya to cut off routes of illegal migrants

Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centers in the African nations, according to a report by Agence-France Presse. A joint statement by the interior...

Homs void of Syrian opposition as last group of rebels left

  • 22 May 2017 - 14:01
Homs void of Syrian opposition as last group of rebels left

Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their families left the last opposition-held district of Homs on Sunday, completing a deal that brought the whole city back under President Bashar al-Assad's control for the first time since the start of the war, Reuters reported. Homs Governor Talal Barazi said...

Head of UNHCR urges Libyan authorities to free all immigrants from detention centres

  • 22 May 2017 - 12:39
Head of UNHCR urges Libyan authorities to free all immigrants from detention centres

The Head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli. "I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres," UN High Commissioner for...

Libyan PM meets Trump in Saudi Arabia

  • 22 May 2017 - 12:30
Libyan PM meets Trump in Saudi Arabia

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Sunday with the US President, Donald Trump, on the margins of the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the US President reaffirmed his country's full support for...

UNHCR to boost its presence in Libya with more programmes

  • 21 May 2017 - 19:50
UNHCR to boost its presence in Libya with more programmes

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy in the North African country. Amid the increasing...

Melania, Ivanka Trump refuse to wear headscarf in Saudi Arabia visit

  • 21 May 2017 - 18:04
Melania, Ivanka Trump refuse to wear headscarf in Saudi Arabia visit

First Lady Melania Trump ignored her husband’s criticism of her predecessor Michelle Obama’s refusal to wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia by doing exactly the same thing yesterday, Metro reported. Donald Trump slammed Michelle Obama two years ago for ‘insulting’ Saudi Arabia for not...

AFRAA’s 6th Aviation Stakeholders Convention in Tunisia, Libyan Wings represents Libya

  • 21 May 2017 - 16:41
AFRAA’s 6th Aviation Stakeholders Convention in Tunisia, Libyan Wings represents Libya

The General Assembly of the African Airliners held its sixth conference for aviation industry between 7-9 May in Tunisia. The conference featured the slogan "Together for sustainable development in African aviation industry." The General Assembly of the African Airliners is an...

Haftar mobilizing forces to attack Brak Al-Shati military base, report says

  • 21 May 2017 - 13:34
Haftar mobilizing forces to attack Brak Al-Shati military base, report says

A report by the Lebanese newspaper, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, revealed that Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to mobilize in order to engage in a huge battle and military operation against what he describes as "militias" that attacked Brak Al-Shati last Thursday. According to the newspaper, Libya is...