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IOM: Libya is main country for immigration to Europe from North Africa

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said that Libya is a major country for immigration to Europe from North Africa. According to the organisation, some 77,000 people reached Europe through Libya during the first seven months of 2016, including more than 7,000 unaccompanied children.

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Obeidat leaders rejects Misrata deal and recognition of GNA

Elders and leaders of the Obeidat tribe, meeting in in the eastern town of Guba today, have rejected an agreement made yesterday in Tunis by other members in the tribe’s name with representatives from Misrata, recognising the Government of National Accord (GNA) and calling for an end to fighting in Benghazi …

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Libya begins air operation to cut off fleeing Islamic State militants

Air force units of Libya’s unity government launched an operation on Saturday to cut off potential escape routes for militants holed up in the coastal city of Sirte, loyalist forces said. The forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), on their Facebook page, said the surveillance operation covered central …

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Journalist Saliem Alshebl on his unexpected release from Tripoli detention

Libya Channel journalist and cameraman Saliem Alshebl, who was arrested on 29 July while covering a protest at Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square, has been released on the orders of the attorney general. Alshebl was held by the Nawasi Brigade in a detention centre in the capital’s Ain Zara district for 18 …

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CIA backed Haftar no longer a valuable “asset”

“Hifter is threatening many of the Western-backed initiatives in Libya and the establishment of a recognized political power,” said Barak Barfi, a scholar at New America, a Washington think tank. “Hifter doesn’t have the strength on the battlefield to deliver on his promises to defeat Islamists, but he can act …

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Secret meeting gives Haftar time to end war in Benghazi

The Arabic Huffington Post Website published a report, translated by LIBYAPROSPECT, stating their attainment, through reliable sources, of informational, revealing a secret meeting between Egyptian and Libyan officials in the presence of delegates from the UAE on July 26th and 27th. Mainly to discuss the Presidential Council’s (PC) ability along …

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