Libya

Country Libya
Capital Tripoli
Continent Africa
Currency Libyan dinar(LYD)
Languages Arabic, Berber & Libyan Arabic

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The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II. Libya then passed to UN administration and achieved independence in 1951. Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system is a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and is supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy." QADHAFI has always seen himself as a revolutionary and visionary leader. He used oil funds during the 1970s and 1980s to promote his ideology outside Libya, supporting subversives and terrorists abroad to hasten the end of Marxism and capitalism. In addition, beginning in 1973, he engaged in military operations in northern Chad's Aozou Strip - to gain access to minerals and to use as a base of influence in Chadian politics - but was forced to retreat in 1987. UN sanctions in 1992 isolated QADHAFI politically following the downing of Pan AM Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. During the 1990s, QADHAFI began to rebuild his relationships with Europe. UN sanctions were suspended in April 1999 and finally lifted in September 2003 after Libya accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing. In December 2003, Libya announced that it had agreed to reveal and end its programs to develop weapons of mass destruction and to renounce terrorism. QADHAFI has made significant strides in normalizing relations with Western nations since then. He has received various Western European leaders as well as many working-level and commercial delegations, and made his first trip to Western Europe in 15 years when he traveled to Brussels in April 2004. The US rescinded Libya's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism in June 2006. In January 2008, Libya assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2008-09 term. In August 2008, the US and Libya signed a bilateral comprehensive claims settlement agreement to compensate claimants in both countries who allege injury or death at the hands of the other country, including the Lockerbie bombing, the LaBelle disco bombing, and the UTA 772 bombing. In October 2008, the US Government received $1.5 billion pursuant to the agreement to distribute to US national claimants, and as a result effectively normalized its bilateral relationship with Libya. The two countries then exchanged ambassadors for the first time since 1973 in January 2009. QADHAFI in February 2009 took over as chairman of the African Union for the 2009-10 term; in September 2009, a Libyan took over the year-long presidency of UN General Assembly.

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Mercenaries arrived from Turkey to Libya's Misrata, says LNA spokesperson - Ahval
  1. Mercenaries arrived from Turkey to Libya's Misrata, says LNA spokesperson  Ahval
  2. Libya's east-based army says clashes kill 12 gov't troops near Gharyan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua
  3. Libya: Haftar's forces carrying all-out offensive to recapture Gharyan  Libyan Express
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Outsiders' Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There - Foreign PolicyOutsiders' Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There  Foreign Policy

Four months after Libyan National Army (LNA) chieftain Khalifa Haftar began his assault on Tripoli, Libya is closer than ever to collapse. Haftar's hopes for a swift ...



Turkey, UAE facing off in aerial campaign to shape Libya's future - Bloomberg - AhvalTurkey, UAE facing off in aerial campaign to shape Libya's future - Bloomberg  Ahval

Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are engaged in an aerial campaign in a bid to determine Libya's future in their favour, while the United States remains ...



When the Sun Sets in Libya, Two U.S. Allies Get Down to War - BloombergWhen the Sun Sets in Libya, Two U.S. Allies Get Down to War  Bloomberg

On July 26, Libya's internationally-recognized government announced a brazen air raid on a hangar housing drones deployed in support of rival commander ...



Libya: 17 Haftar fighters surrender to Tripoli government – Middle East Monitor - Middle East MonitorLibya: 17 Haftar fighters surrender to Tripoli government – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

The internationally-backed Libyan government yesterday announced that 17 fighters affiliated with General Khalifa Haftar handed themselves over in the south ...



Flight Operations Suspended at Libya Airport after Rocket Fire - News18Flight Operations Suspended at Libya Airport after Rocket Fire  News18

Authorities said a rocket hit just as two flights were landing -- a Buraq Air flight from Istanbul and a Libyan Airlines flight inbound from Medina in Saudi Arabia ...



Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town - UN NewsDeadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town  UN News

Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced ...



UN says 1,350 refugees evacuated from Libya in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN says 1,350 refugees evacuated from Libya in 2019 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The UN Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that 1,350 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to third ...



Libya: ongoing atrocities reveal the trouble with international military intervention - The Conversation UKLibya: ongoing atrocities reveal the trouble with international military intervention  The Conversation UK

The NATO-led military intervention in Libya has just fuelled more violence.



Libyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire - Aljazeera.comLibyan government agrees to UN-backed Eid al-Adha ceasefire  Aljazeera.com

Libyan government has been fighting renegade commander Khalifa Haftar, who has not yet responded to call for ceasefire.



Chad shuts down borders with Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic - The Libya ObserverChad shuts down borders with Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic  The Libya Observer

Chad's Minister of Defence, Mahamat Salah has confirmed closing his country's borders with Libya, Sudan, and the Central African Republic for security reasons ...



The European Union Is Worried That 300,000 People Could Flee Libya If Things Get Any Worse - BuzzFeed NewsThe European Union Is Worried That 300,000 People Could Flee Libya If Things Get Any Worse  BuzzFeed News

An internal report from the EU's Operation Sophia, obtained by BuzzFeed News, warns that the number of potential refugees at sea could require "an immediate ...



Libya: Abducted Politician Missing 4 Weeks - Human Rights WatchLibya: Abducted Politician Missing 4 Weeks  Human Rights Watch

The Interim Government in eastern Libya should exert all possible efforts to ensure the safe return of Seham Sergewa, a member of parliament who was ...



Libya drone strike heightens fears of air war and risk of civilian deaths - The GuardianLibya drone strike heightens fears of air war and risk of civilian deaths  The Guardian

An air war in Libya is intensifying as rival forces in the divided country try to break a military stalemate, heightening significantly the risk of civilian casualties.



UNHCR Update Libya (23 August 2019) - Libya - ReliefWebUNHCR Update Libya (23 August 2019) - Libya  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Libya and 4 other countries about Health, Protection and Human Rights, IDPs, Refugees and more; published on 23 Aug 2019 by ...



Libya civil war and natural resources attract mix of nations - Los Angeles TimesLibya civil war and natural resources attract mix of nations  Los Angeles Times

On the southern edge of Libya's capital, drones belonging to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates fly missions against forces on opposite sides. Below them ...



UNSMIL says it's following attempts to sell Libyan oil illegally - The Libya ObserverUNSMIL says it's following attempts to sell Libyan oil illegally  The Libya Observer

Deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Stephanie Williams said that the United Nations is closely following the attempts of the ...



Libya's Tripoli airport resumes flights hours after suspension due to shelling - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLibya's Tripoli airport resumes flights hours after suspension due to shelling - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Mitiga International Airport in the Libyan capital of Tripoli resumed flights hours after suspension because of shelling on Saturday, ...



Tunisian, Libyan FMs discuss latest developments in Libya - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaTunisian, Libyan FMs discuss latest developments in Libya - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TUNIS, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui on Thursday discussed with Foreign Minister of Libya's UN-backed government ...



Libya's Interior Minister denies possibility of Misrata-Haftar agreement - The Libya ObserverLibya's Interior Minister denies possibility of Misrata-Haftar agreement  The Libya Observer

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said rumors about possibility of an agreement between Misrata leaderships and Khalifa Haftar in order to keep the ...



'Palpable reduction' in violence following Eid truce says Libya Mission, as UN investigates deadly bombing which left 3 staff dead - UN News'Palpable reduction' in violence following Eid truce says Libya Mission, as UN investigates deadly bombing which left 3 staff dead  UN News

A UN call for a humanitarian truce over this week's Eid al-Adha religious holiday led to a “palpable reduction” of violence around the embattled capital of Tripoli, ...



Dozens killed in air raid on Libya's Murzuq, says official - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens killed in air raid on Libya's Murzuq, says official  Al Jazeera English

At least 42 people have been killed and dozens wounded in an air raid in southern Libya, an official said, as the United-Nations recognised government blamed ...



Libya to close 'inhuman' migrant detention centres after outcry - BBC NewsLibya to close 'inhuman' migrant detention centres after outcry  BBC News

Libya plans to shut down three of its biggest migration detention centres, the country's Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has announced. The centres in question ...



Haftar Boosts Military Security At Libya's Largest Oil Field - OilPrice.comHaftar Boosts Military Security At Libya's Largest Oil Field  OilPrice.com

Libya's eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar is boosting his military presence around the country's largest oil field.



Pompeo, in call with Egypt's Shoukry, urges political solution in Libya - ReutersPompeo, in call with Egypt's Shoukry, urges political solution in Libya  Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday expressed American concerns over the prolonged conflict in Libya in a phone call with his Egyptian counterpart ...



Libya sends mobile petrol stations to conflict-hit west - ReutersLibya sends mobile petrol stations to conflict-hit west  Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan state employee Akrm Jlaidi drives for ninety minutes to the suburbs of the capital Tripoli every week to fill his car at a mobile fuel ...



Protection Sector Update on the Protection of Civilian Situation in Libya, 24 August 2019 - Libya - ReliefWebProtection Sector Update on the Protection of Civilian Situation in Libya, 24 August 2019 - Libya  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Libya about Health, Mine Action, Children, IDPs and more; published on 24 Aug 2019 by Protection Cluster and UNHCR.



Heavy clashes in Sabea as Libyan Army advances in south Tripoli - The Libya ObserverHeavy clashes in Sabea as Libyan Army advances in south Tripoli  The Libya Observer

The Volcano of Rage Operation forces under western military zone of the Presidential Council launched an attack Wednesday on Sabea frontline (45 km to ...



Richard Norland confirmed as new US ambassador to Libya | - Libya HeraldRichard Norland confirmed as new US ambassador to Libya |  Libya Herald

By Sami Zaptia. Richard Norland was confirmed as the new U.S. ambassador to Libya last Wednesday (Photo: U.S. embassy Tripoli). London, 19 August 2019:.



At least 1350 refugees evacuated from Libya in 2019 ~ UN - cgtn.comAt least 1350 refugees evacuated from Libya in 2019 ~ UN  cgtn.com

The UN Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that 1,350 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to third countries in 2019. A total of ...



Libya's National Oil Corporation calls for pay raise for workers - MEEDLibya's National Oil Corporation calls for pay raise for workers  MEED

Libya's National Oil Corporation has struggled to maintain production levels due to striking workers at its oil fields.



22nd MEU Marines rocked ISIS fighters in Libya in 2016 with naval gunfire - Marine Corps Times22nd MEU Marines rocked ISIS fighters in Libya in 2016 with naval gunfire  Marine Corps Times

Marine efforts to push out ISIS fighters from Sirte was described as “one of the largest counter terrorism campaigns to be conducted from amphibious shipping.”



Union of Oil and Gas Workers demand pay rise - The Libya ObserverUnion of Oil and Gas Workers demand pay rise  The Libya Observer

The Union of Oil and Gas Workers in Libya has given the Presidential Council (PC), the National Oil Corporation (NOC), the Audit Bureau, and the Ministry of ...



East-based Libyan army denies launching deadly airstrike in S. Tripoli - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEast-based Libyan army denies launching deadly airstrike in S. Tripoli - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Libya's east-based army on Saturday denied responsibility for an airstrike in southern part of the capital Tripoli that killed three ...



Tomcat Down: Did Libya Really Shootdown a Navy F-14 Tomcat? - The National Interest OnlineTomcat Down: Did Libya Really Shootdown a Navy F-14 Tomcat?  The National Interest Online

In 2016, thirty-five years since the famous Syrte Gulf Incident of Aug. 19, 1981, in which two Grumman F-14 Tomcat interceptors of US Navy (USN) squadron ...



Libya's Al-Ittihad makes it to second CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers - The Libya ObserverLibya's Al-Ittihad makes it to second CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers  The Libya Observer

Libyan soccer club "Al-Ittihad" won 2-0 against Union Sportive de la Gendarmerie Nationale from Niger at the first qualifying round of the CAF Confederation ...



PC criticizes UN mission performance in Libya - The Libya ObserverPC criticizes UN mission performance in Libya  The Libya Observer

Vice President of the Presidential Council (PC), Abdulsalam Kajman criticized during his meeting with the deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in ...



Briefing Paper: Who is Fighting Whom in Tripoli: How the 2019 Civil War is Transforming Libya's Military Landscape - Libya - ReliefWebBriefing Paper: Who is Fighting Whom in Tripoli: How the 2019 Civil War is Transforming Libya's Military Landscape - Libya  ReliefWeb

English Analysis on Libya about Protection and Human Rights; published on 23 Aug 2019 by Small Arms Survey.



Airstrike Hits Libya Field Hospital, Killing at Least 4 Doctors - The New York TimesAirstrike Hits Libya Field Hospital, Killing at Least 4 Doctors  The New York Times

An airstrike that hit a field hospital south of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed at least four doctors and a paramedic, the country's health authorities said on ...



Abducted Libyan MP's relatives in US sound alarm over torture fears - The GuardianAbducted Libyan MP's relatives in US sound alarm over torture fears  The Guardian

The family of a Libyan member of parliament and campaigner abducted by armed men two weeks ago fear she may have been subjected to torture and sexual ...



Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 Europe-bound migrants - DW (English)Libya's coast guard rescues over 270 Europe-bound migrants  DW (English)

Libya's coast guard on Saturday said it had intercepted four boats carrying 278 migrants headed for Europe off the country's Mediterranean coast earlier in the ...



More than a hundred migrants feared dead off Libya coast - ReutersMore than a hundred migrants feared dead off Libya coast  Reuters

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday it fears that a boat packed with migrants sunk off the Libyan coast with more than a hundred people dead.



Tuesday's Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, ocean protection - UN NewsTuesday's Daily Brief: water quality crisis, Yemen and Libya updates, Venezuelan children appeal, ocean protection  UN News

This Tuesday, we cover: new report on water quality worldwide; Yemen envoy briefs the Security Council on Aden; intensifying clashes in southern Libya; ...



Bodies wash up on Libyan shore a month after shipwreck - The Irish TimesBodies wash up on Libyan shore a month after shipwreck  The Irish Times

Detainee says guards threaten to shoot if they try to bury corpses.



Egypt How will Egypt protect its expats in Libya from IS? - Al-MonitorEgypt How will Egypt protect its expats in Libya from IS?  Al-Monitor

The killing and abduction of a number of Egyptian expats in Libya prompted the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to issue warnings not to travel there because of the ...



Heavy clashes in southern Libya's Gharyan as Haftar's forces advance under air cover - The Libya ObserverHeavy clashes in southern Libya's Gharyan as Haftar's forces advance under air cover  The Libya Observer

Armed groups loyal to Khalifa Haftar's forces advanced Sunday on the area between Gharyan and Al-Urban (45 km to southeast Gharyan) and positioned in ...



Haftar's drones carry out airstrikes on Libya's Misrata - The Libya ObserverHaftar's drones carry out airstrikes on Libya's Misrata  The Libya Observer

Khalifa Haftar's drones carried out in the early hours of Sunday airstrikes on Air College of Misrata and the runway of Misrata Airport. Haftar's general command ...



278 migrants rescued off coast of Libya's capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua278 migrants rescued off coast of Libya's capital - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan navy said on Saturday that 278 illegal immigrants were rescued last week in separate operations off the coast of the ...



Libya reopens southern airport closed since 2014 - ReutersLibya reopens southern airport closed since 2014  Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya reopened on Friday its airport in the main southern city of Sebha which had been closed since January 2014 due to security ...



Opinion | EU-Rwanda plan: Another short-sighted answer to Libya migration crisis - The New HumanitarianOpinion | EU-Rwanda plan: Another short-sighted answer to Libya migration crisis  The New Humanitarian

Rwanda's offer to receive 500 migrants and refugees from Libya is a short-term fix with a political price.



Boris Johnson: No military solution in Libya - The Libya ObserverBoris Johnson: No military solution in Libya  The Libya Observer

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson has reaffirmed to the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj that there is no military ...



Malta says no military solution for Libyan crisis - The Libya ObserverMalta says no military solution for Libyan crisis  The Libya Observer

Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion said Wednesday that only the political solution can bring Libya out of the crisis, adding that his country ...



UN envoy to Libya calls for Eid holiday ceasefire - Aljazeera.comUN envoy to Libya calls for Eid holiday ceasefire  Aljazeera.com

Renegade military commander Haftar rejects ceasefire, vows to press on with 4-month offensive to take Tripoli.



100 feared dead in shipwreck off Libya - InfoMigrants100 feared dead in shipwreck off Libya  InfoMigrants

A boat packed with over 100 migrants is feared to have sunk off the Libyan coast. A local fisherman contacted the distress hotline Alarmphone and said he ...



Belgian prince fights own government over Libya cash - POLITICO.euBelgian prince fights own government over Libya cash  POLITICO.eu

A tussle over Muammar Gaddafi's unpaid debts brings tensions to a head.



Two U.S. allies get down to war in Libya - The Daily StarTwo U.S. allies get down to war in Libya  The Daily Star

On July 26, Libya's internationally recognized government announced a brazen air raid on a hangar housing drones deployed in support of rival commander ...



Car Bomb Kills 3 UN Staffers in Libya as Cease-Fire Deal Is Reached - VOA NewsCar Bomb Kills 3 UN Staffers in Libya as Cease-Fire Deal Is Reached  VOA News

Updated at 7:48 p.m. Aug. 10. At least three U.N. staff members were killed Saturday when a car bomb exploded in Benghazi, Libya, a U.N. spokesman said.



Misrata residents demand UN Secretary-General to replace special envoy to Libya - The Libya ObserverMisrata residents demand UN Secretary-General to replace special envoy to Libya  The Libya Observer

Residents of the city of Misrata have demanded the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to replace his special envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, saying that ...



Libya's South Protection Force kicks out Haftar's forces from Murzuq and seizes control - The Libya ObserverLibya's South Protection Force kicks out Haftar's forces from Murzuq and seizes control  The Libya Observer

The commander of the South Protection Force, which is loyal to Presidential Council's Sabha military zone, Hassan Mousa said they had controlled Murzuq in ...



Libya wants more Filipino nurses and workers - The Libya ObserverLibya wants more Filipino nurses and workers  The Libya Observer

The Libyan government has asked the Philippines to consider the deployment of more nurses and other Filipino workers to the Mediterranean state, the ...



Three children killed in house fire in Benghazi - The Libya ObserverThree children killed in house fire in Benghazi  The Libya Observer

Three children - two brothers and their cousin – have died of suffocation and burning after a fire broke out at their home, in Beirut Street, in Benghazi, due to ...



Education minister hails interactive learning - The Libya ObserverEducation minister hails interactive learning  The Libya Observer

Minister of Education, Othman Abdul Jalil said the interactive learning program will bring about a qualitative leap that will address both the past and present ...



Turkey backs peaceful settlement of Libya crisis - Anadolu AgencyTurkey backs peaceful settlement of Libya crisis  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday highlighted the importance of the peaceful settlement of the dispute in Libya. "[…] international community ...



UN says closely following illegal attempts to sell Libyan oil - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN says closely following illegal attempts to sell Libyan oil - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

TRIPOLI, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Saturday that the United Nations is closely following attempts to illegally sell ...



European Union launches mental health project in Libya - The Libya ObserverEuropean Union launches mental health project in Libya  The Libya Observer

The European Union's Delegation to Libya has launched a mental health project in the country that aims to improve access to and quality of mental health care ...



Eid el-Adha truce in Libya: P3+2 statement - GOV.UKEid el-Adha truce in Libya: P3+2 statement  GOV.UK

The governments of France, Italy, the UAE, the UK and the US call on all parties to start working on a ceasefire agreement and resume efforts to build a lasting ...



Mission Lifeline and Captain Claus-Peter Reisch back in action off Libya - Malta Independent OnlineMission Lifeline and Captain Claus-Peter Reisch back in action off Libya  Malta Independent Online

Mission Lifeline and its captain, Claus-Peter Reisch, who has had his fair share of legal woes in Malta, are back in action off Libya, the organisation announced ...



Abducted HoR member Sirgiwa still missing, HRW calls for active investigation | - Libya HeraldAbducted HoR member Sirgiwa still missing, HRW calls for active investigation |  Libya Herald

HRW has called on eastern Libyan authorities to investigate the disappearance on 17 July of HoR member Siham Sirgiwa (Photo: Social Media). London, 21 ...



Doctors demand British government help stranded migrants who fled Libya - Morning Star OnlineDoctors demand British government help stranded migrants who fled Libya  Morning Star Online

DOCTORS are calling on the British government to help hundreds of refugees who are stranded in the Mediterranean, as conditions onboard the ship which ...



Migrant crisis: Self-immolation exposes UN failures in Libya - BBC NewsMigrant crisis: Self-immolation exposes UN failures in Libya  BBC News

A Somali man held in a detention centre burns himself to death, leading to renewed criticism of EU and UN policy.



Ex-Libyan oil minister released from captivity - Anadolu AgencyEx-Libyan oil minister released from captivity  Anadolu Agency

TRIPOLI. Former Libyan oil minister Abdulbari al-Arusi was released on Tuesday after two weeks in captivity, according to local media. Al-Arusi was kidnapped ...



Migrant crisis: Malta says six EU countries agree to take in 356 people rescued off Libya - Sky NewsMigrant crisis: Malta says six EU countries agree to take in 356 people rescued off Libya  Sky News

France says it would take in 150 people, with Portugal, Germany, Romania, Luxembourg and Ireland also offering to accept them.



Recent violence and prospects for a truce in Libya - GOV.UKRecent violence and prospects for a truce in Libya  GOV.UK

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on the situation in Libya.



Three of Haftar's forces turn themselves in to the Libyan Army - The Libya ObserverThree of Haftar's forces turn themselves in to the Libyan Army  The Libya Observer

Three of Haftar's forces turned themselves in to the Libyan Army in the early hours of Sunday, according g to sources from the Volcano of Rage Operation The ...



Libya's General Staff calls for probing torture marks on bodies returned by Haftar's forces - The Libya ObserverLibya's General Staff calls for probing torture marks on bodies returned by Haftar's forces  The Libya Observer

The Libyan General Staff called on all judicial authorities and the public prosecutor as well as the military prosecutor to start investigating the torture marks on ...



300,000 people might soon flee Libya - EUobserver300,000 people might soon flee Libya  EUobserver

Operation Sophia, the EU military mission to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean, has warned that more than 300000 people might flee Libya and cross ...



US ambassador to Libya holds intense meetings with various parties of conflict - The Libya ObserverUS ambassador to Libya holds intense meetings with various parties of conflict  The Libya Observer

The newly appointed US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland said that he has continued to meet with Libyan officials since taking office on 14 August, ...



Trump-tied operatives register as foreign agents of Libyan wealth fund - Center for Responsive PoliticsTrump-tied operatives register as foreign agents of Libyan wealth fund  Center for Responsive Politics

Operatives with ties to Michael Cohen and President Donald Trump are working as foreign agents of a wealth fund in Libya.



Tripoli Central Hospital reopens ICU after undergoing comprehensive maintenance service - The Libya ObserverTripoli Central Hospital reopens ICU after undergoing comprehensive maintenance service  The Libya Observer

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Mohammed Haitham opened Saturday the Intensive Care Unit at Tripoli Central Hospital with a capacity of up to 18 ...



Gaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces - The Libya ObserverGaddafi-loyal commander killed by pro-Haftar forces  The Libya Observer

Military sources have disclosed that pro-Khalifa-Haftar armed group killed Khalid Al-Wershiffani and three of his companions - including Kamal Lembarki - in ...



Head of Audit Bureau vows to solve US firms' problems in Libya - The Libya ObserverHead of Audit Bureau vows to solve US firms' problems in Libya  The Libya Observer

The Head of the Libyan Audit Bureau Ahmed Shakshak met with the members of the US-Libya Business Association at the Libyan embassy in Washington in the ...



East-based Libyan army denies launching deadly airstrike in southern Tripoli - cgtn.comEast-based Libyan army denies launching deadly airstrike in southern Tripoli  cgtn.com

Libya's east-based army on Saturday denied responsibility for an airstrike in southern part of the capital Tripoli that killed three civilians. “Our armed air force ...



European Union Fears 300,000 People Could Flee Libya as Civil War Worsens - The Daily BeastEuropean Union Fears 300,000 People Could Flee Libya as Civil War Worsens  The Daily Beast

A leaked internal report by the European Union's border control program Sophia warns that as many as 300,000 people could flee Libya across the ...



Libya, China seek developing cooperation in health sector - The Libya ObserverLibya, China seek developing cooperation in health sector  The Libya Observer

The Minister of Health, Hamid bin Omar has agreed with the Chinese Charge d'Affaires in Libya, Wang Qimin to enhance cooperation and partnership in the ...



Haftar's militias abduct representative of British Arab Commercial Bank in Libya - The Libya ObserverHaftar's militias abduct representative of British Arab Commercial Bank in Libya  The Libya Observer

Warlord Khalifa Haftar's militias have been kidnapping, Abdul Hadi Tughar, the representative of the British Arab Commercial Bank in Libya, an affiliate of the ...



UNHCR: 1350 refugees, migrants evacuated from Libya to third countries in 2019 - Libyan ExpressUNHCR: 1350 refugees, migrants evacuated from Libya to third countries in 2019  Libyan Express

The UN Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Sunday that 1350 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to third countries so far in 2019. A total.



Libya's Coast Guard rescues 37 Illegal immigrants off the coast of Khoms city - The Libya ObserverLibya's Coast Guard rescues 37 Illegal immigrants off the coast of Khoms city  The Libya Observer

A patrol boat of the Libyan Coast Guard has rescued 37 illegal immigrants from off the coast of Khoms city on Sunday, the Libyan Navy confirmed. "The rescue ...



Tripoli condemns torture and killing of prisoners | - Libya HeraldTripoli condemns torture and killing of prisoners |  Libya Herald

By Sami Zaptia. The Tripoli Ministry of Health has condemned the alleged torture and murder of civilians and fighters by the Tarhuna Kani Brigade aligned to ...



In pics: clashes between UN-backed GNA, east-based LNA in Libya - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaIn pics: clashes between UN-backed GNA, east-based LNA in Libya - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

A fighter of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) fires during clashes with the east-based Libyan National Army (LNA) at a frontline in Tripoli, ...



Electricity Company of Libya adds 252 MW to the electrical grid - The Libya ObserverElectricity Company of Libya adds 252 MW to the electrical grid  The Libya Observer

The General Electricity Company of Libya confirmed the reconnecting of the third and fourth units of Ubari Gas Station to the electrical grid, with a production ...



PM call with Prime Minister Serraj of Libya: 15 August 2019 - GOV.UKPM call with Prime Minister Serraj of Libya: 15 August 2019  GOV.UK

The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minster Serraj for the close cooperation of Libyan authorities in securing the extradition of Hashem Abedi, the brother of ...



Armed attack on Libya's Ajilat district leaves one person killed - The Libya ObserverArmed attack on Libya's Ajilat district leaves one person killed  The Libya Observer

A security source in Ajilat said one young man was killed after an attack by an armed group on Jadidah police station as well as a security department's outpost.



Over 330 migrants rescued off Libyan coast - Africanews EnglishOver 330 migrants rescued off Libyan coast  Africanews English

The Libyan navy announced on Sunday that it had rescued 335 migrants and rescued the body of a person in separate operations north of the capital Tripoli as ...



Peace in Libya only viable through a political process – UN envoy - MaltaTodayPeace in Libya only viable through a political process – UN envoy  MaltaToday

Special Representative and Head of the UN support mission in Libya, Ghassan Salame, has praised Malta's efforts in bringing to light the Libyan crisis in the EU.



Haftar's forces strike Misrata air college, Libyan Army targets Al-Jufra airbase - The Libya ObserverHaftar's forces strike Misrata air college, Libyan Army targets Al-Jufra airbase  The Libya Observer

The Air Force of Khalifa Haftar's forces said it had carried out airstrikes on Misrata's air college early on Tuesday, hitting a military cargo plane laden with ...



Chad shuts down border with Libya, citing security concerns - Libyan ExpressChad shuts down border with Libya, citing security concerns  Libyan Express

Chad's Defense Minister, Mahamat Abali Sala, on Wednesday, announced the closure of his country's land borders with Libya, Sudan and the Central African.



Libya's High Council of State member calls for replacing Al-Sirraj - Libyan ExpressLibya's High Council of State member calls for replacing Al-Sirraj  Libyan Express

The member of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Shater has called on the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj to change.



For rescued migrant, Libya stay was worst ordeal on way to Europe - Yahoo NewsFor rescued migrant, Libya stay was worst ordeal on way to Europe  Yahoo News

A young Ivorian mother endured a string of hardships before finally boarding the Ocean Viking rescue ship, but she says she would rather have died at sea than ...



South Protection Force seizes control of Murzuq in southern Libya - Libyan ExpressSouth Protection Force seizes control of Murzuq in southern Libya  Libyan Express

The commander of South Protection Force of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Hassan Mousa told reporters on Sunday that the force had seized full.



What does the battle for Tripoli mean for Libya and the region? - The GuardianWhat does the battle for Tripoli mean for Libya and the region?  The Guardian

Khalifa Haftar is leading an advance on the capital, with potentially far-ranging consequences.