Libya

Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

  • 17 May 2017 - 14:19
Operation Dignity celebrates third anniversary for alleged war on terror

Operation Dignity leaders and fighters in eastern Libya, especially in Benghazi, have thrown an anniversary party to celebrate the third year of the operation that saw the destruction of Benghazi, displacement of over half of the city's population and the killing of huge numbers of residents both...

Syrian government rejects US accusations of burning bodies of political prisoners

  • 17 May 2017 - 13:34
Syrian government rejects US accusations of burning bodies of political prisoners

The Syrian government forcefully rejected on Tuesday accusations by the United States that the bodies of thousands of political prisoners had been disposed of in a crematory at a prison near Damascus, describing the allegations as “lies” to justify American aggression, the New York Times...

UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

  • 17 May 2017 - 10:28
UK police drop charges on Libyan national accused of shooting London policewoman, Fletcher

The British police said Tuesday they dropped a bid to prosecute a Libyan man over the 1984 killing of a London policewoman, who was shot dead from inside the Libyan embassy, according to the Associated Press. The Libyan suspect was arrested in November 2015 in what police said was a significant...

Facebook features Snapchat-like camera filters on Instagram

  • 17 May 2017 - 09:46
Facebook features Snapchat-like camera filters on Instagram

Facebook Inc's (FB.O) Instagram has souped up its camera with quirky face-tracking filters, adding another feature similar to one offered by social media rival Snap Inc's (SNAP.N) Snapchat, Reuters reported Tuesday. According to Reuters, Instagram users will now be able to choose from eight...

Al-Sweihli and German Ambassador to Libya discuss political limbo

  • 16 May 2017 - 23:38
Al-Sweihli and German Ambassador to Libya discuss political limbo

The Head of the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, has met with the German Ambassador to Libya, Christian Buck, in Tripoli. The meeting that took place Tuesday discussed issues of joint interests between Libya and Germany and the latter's support for Libya on...

Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

  • 16 May 2017 - 19:19
Italy hands over four patrol boats to Libyan Navy

The Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, handed over Monday four patrol boats repaired in Italy as part of cooperation in the fight against illegal immigration with the Libyan coastguard. The crews were trained in Italy "to monitor Libyan territorial waters...and contribute, together...

School exams kick off all across Libya

  • 16 May 2017 - 18:44
School exams kick off all across Libya

School exams in all of the cities, towns, and districts across Libya have kicked off today. The examinations were supposed to begin earlier than May 16, but according to the Education Minister, Othman Abdeljalil, the delay was due to some issues related to certain cities. "Hot weather...

Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:27
Operation Dignity senior commander resigns amid accusations of war crimes

A popular strongman in the military forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya has resigned after he has been accused of multiple war crimes and IS-style field executions. Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, displayed a recorded video resignation on Monday saying he will no longer be...

Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:11
Algeria to resume flights to Libya, reopen embassy in Tripoli soon

The Algerian government is mulling over resumption of flights and sea journeys to Libya after the latter's authorities had lodged a request urging the Algerian authorities to do so, according to the Algerian Elmihwer newspaper. Algeria has agreed to resume the flights with Libya after the visit...

1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard News 1 livestock carrier

  • 16 May 2017 - 13:07
1900 Irish cattle en route to Libya onboard News 1 livestock carrier

A consignment of approximately 1,900 heavy Irish bulls is expected to depart for Libya today on-board the dedicated News 1 livestock carrier, according to Agriland. The group of bulls, consisting of a range of breeds, has been gathered by Supreme Livestock for private Libyan buyers. The...

Libya oil output on the rise as OPEC moves to cut supply glut

  • 15 May 2017 - 23:10
Libya oil output on the rise as OPEC moves to cut supply glut

Libya is increasing oil output with less than two weeks to go before the world’s biggest exporters decide whether to extend production cuts to clear a supply glut, Bloomberg reported. The OPEC member with Africa’s largest crude reserves is pumping more than 814,000 barrels a day, thanks...

Dutch ambassador arrives in east Libya for talks on political deadlock

  • 15 May 2017 - 22:33
Dutch ambassador arrives in east Libya for talks on political deadlock

On Monday morning, the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Tobruk, Aqiulah Saleh, met with the Ambassador of Holland to Libya, Eric Strating, in Qubba town. The meeting discussed the Netherlands' support for the Libyan peaceful solution to get out from the current political and economic...

Libyan PM discusses support for Libyan Coast Guard with Italian Interior Minister

  • 15 May 2017 - 18:43
Libyan PM discusses support for Libyan Coast Guard with Italian Interior Minister

The Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, met Monday with the Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, in Tripoli. The two officials discussed the mutual relations and security cooperation between Libya and Italy as well as...

Presidential Council forms national reconciliation committee

  • 15 May 2017 - 17:10
Presidential Council forms national reconciliation committee

The Presidential Council of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has issued an ordinance to form a committee tasked with "National Reconciliation Project" across the country. The committee will be formed of 15 members to be chosen on their work ethics and detachment from...

Germany, Italy to set up mission on Libyan borders to stem migrants flow

  • 15 May 2017 - 16:43
Germany, Italy to set up mission on Libyan borders to stem migrants flow

Italy and Germany are reportedly seeking an EU mission to stabilise Libya's 5,000km southern border with neighbouring countries and curb migration, EUobserver reported. German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday (14 May) that the German interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, and his...

Libyan Cement Company plans to soon resume work in Benghazi

  • 14 May 2017 - 22:24
Libyan Cement Company plans to soon resume work in Benghazi

In a meeting held in Amman Jordan at the end of April, the Newly appointed General Manager for the ESDF, Dr Khalid Erkhais, joined with Mr Ahmed Ben Halim, representing the majority owner, in attending the General Assembly meeting of the Joint Libyan Cement Company to decide on finalising...

Leaked secrets of iPhone 8, with lots of expectations

  • 14 May 2017 - 18:58
Leaked secrets of iPhone 8, with lots of expectations

The iPhone is changing. 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the iconic smartphone range and Apple will celebrate with a radical new design and significant feature upgrades. But the downside to all these changes is becoming ever clearer… Following independent reports for Nikkei, FastCompany and...

Al-Sirraj and Tunisian Foreign Minister discuss Tunisian ISIS children in Libya’s prisons

  • 14 May 2017 - 13:11
Al-Sirraj and Tunisian Foreign Minister discuss Tunisian ISIS children in Libya’s prisons

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Gihinawi said Saturday that he agreed with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj to organise another visit to Libyan to discuss the issue of ISIS-born Tunisian children, who are jailed with their mothers. Gihinawi said that when his...

IOM sounds new alarm of slaves markets in Libya

  • 14 May 2017 - 10:53
IOM sounds new alarm of slaves markets in Libya

Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International...

Al-Sisi calls for lifting UN arms embargo on Libya in a meeting with Haftar

  • 13 May 2017 - 22:19
Al-Sisi calls for lifting UN arms embargo on Libya in a meeting with Haftar

The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, stressed on Saturday the importance of lifting the arms embargo on what he called "the Libyan National Army." His call for lifting the embargo came during his meeting with the leader of Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar, according to a press...