Defence Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah Al-Din Al-Namroush told Italy to seek French mediation to release its fishermen held captive by the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar, news sites reported yesterday.
Caught in Haftar’s nets: Libyan warlord’s detention of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm with Rome
The Sicilian fishermen of Mazara del Vallo are experts in catching red shrimp, one of the most highly prized crustaceans in the Mediterranean Sea.
A well-known lawyer and human rights activist was gunned down in Benghazi, Libya, on 10 November. Hanan Al-Barassi, known as the “Granny of Burqa”, was murdered at around 2pm in one of the city’s busiest streets. According to Benghazi’s security directorate, a group of “unidentified masked men” first tried to …
The Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, Al-Taher El Sonni, has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the killing of activist and lawyer Hanan Al-Barasi by militias in Benghazi.
A vocal critic of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been shot dead in the city of Benghazi. Hanan al-Barassi, an activist who became known for posting videos criticising Haftar’s rule in the city, was killed in broad daylight on 20th Street in the centre of the city, local media …
Yakup Demir is angry and disappointed. He has tried everything over the past nine months to contact his father-in-law, who along with three other Turkish citizens has disappeared after being seized in Libya’s Sirte.
Flights between the Libyan capital and Benghazi resumed Friday after an 18-month halt, amid an a easing of tensions between a Tripoli-based administration and rival authorities in the eastern city.
Radio France Internationale (RFI) said Khalifa Haftar has been using his private plane, Falcon 900, for money laundering and smuggling gold out of Libya.
The Italian agency Nova confirmed that the authorities in eastern Libya referred the Italian fishermen held in Benghazi to the military prosecutor.
Pro democracy, anti-corruption Benghazi demonstrations disrupted by LNA spoilers, one organizer reported missing
One organizer has been reported missing after pro-democracy and anti-corruption activists held demonstrations in Benghazi yesterday. The protests were reportedly hijacked by pro Hafter supporters who flooded the demonstrations.