Libya

US Special Forces kicked out of Al-Watiya airbase

  • 19 December 2015 - 11:05
US Special Forces kicked out of Al-Watiya airbase

  Libyan Express A number of US commandos, who landed in Al-Watiya airbase in western Libya on December 14, left the airbase some hours after their arrival to avoid strife with a brigade from Zintan, the Zintan's Thunderbolt Brigade said on Friday. The brigade said that a US plane...

Fragile start in Libya

  • 19 December 2015 - 10:09
Fragile start in Libya

Saudi Gazette The UN-brokered deal to form a unity government in Libya (Serraj government) is not the end but only the beginning.  The new government will have to tackle the fight against Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS), and the huge influx of Libyan refugees and migrants who have flooded...

Demonstrators protest against Serraj government

  • 19 December 2015 - 09:48
Demonstrators protest against Serraj government

Libyan Express Demonstrators went out in Martyrs Square Friday to express their utter rejection of the signing of the Skhirat political agreement by the delegates of General National Congress and the House of Representatives. The demonstrators held slogans showing their refusal of the...

Tony Blair faces MPs questions over Libya

  • 10 December 2015 - 23:55
Tony Blair faces MPs questions over Libya

Tony Blair will be grilled by MPs on Friday about his links to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the impact this relationship had on British policy toward the North African state. The former Labour prime minister’s appearance before the Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee...

Kerry to go to Rome on Sunday for talks on Libya

  • 10 December 2015 - 21:55
Kerry to go to Rome on Sunday for talks on Libya

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Rome on Sunday to co-chair a meeting with his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni on forming a unity government in Libya, a State Department spokesman said on Thursday. "The ministerial will demonstrate the commitment of the international...

Tripoli Government fail to endorse U.N. deal

  • 29 June 2015 - 20:10
Tripoli Government fail to endorse U.N. deal

Delegations from Libya's rival parliaments headed home for consultations Monday after holding their first direct talks in months but failing to reach agreement on U.N. proposals for a united government. U.N. envoy Bernardino Leon had pressed the rival delegations to endorse his proposals for a...

Air strike hits Libyan town “Zintan”

  • 12 March 2015 - 02:42
Air strike hits Libyan town “Zintan”

At least one warplane belonging to an armed group controlling Libya's capital attacked a western town allied with the internationally recognized government on Wednesday, officials said, the latest in a series of tit-for-tat attacks. Oil-producing Libya is divided, with Prime Minister Abdullah...

Migrant boats reported in difficulty off Libya

  • 14 February 2015 - 02:59
Migrant boats reported in difficulty off Libya

A Maltese cargo ship was heading to assist a migrant boat with around 100 people on board in difficulty off the coast of Libya on Friday, and an Italian coast guard vessel was helping two other boats, Italian coastguards said. More than 300 African migrants have already died attempting to reach...

Army of Tobruk-based government declares ceasefire in Libya

  • 19 January 2015 - 01:58
Army of Tobruk-based government declares ceasefire in Libya

Middle East Eye The army of Libya's Tobruk-based government has announced a ceasefire on Sunday, two days after an Islamist-backed militia alliance announced a truce. "We declare a ceasefire from midnight (2200 GMT) Sunday," said the army said, stressing however that it would continue to...

Turkish Airlines stops Libya flights to Misrata

  • 7 January 2015 - 15:34
Turkish Airlines stops Libya flights to Misrata

Turkish Airlines, the last foreign airline operating in Libya, has suspended flights to Misrata, the only city it was flying to in the country. Airlines suspended flights to Libya in July after fighting broke out in the capital between rival militias at Tripoli's main international...