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Islamic State covets Libya as global terror base, envoy warns

One of Libya’s senior diplomats is in Washington this week on a lonely mission to drag the US back into the Libyan fray. Aref Ali Nayed, the Bayda-based government’s ambassador to the UAE, says the Islamic State (IS), or ISIS, risks taking over Libya and turning it into a global …

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Islamic courts are formed in eastern Libya cityquartered in the two cities.

The Ansar Al-Sharia organization has formed an Islamic police force and Islamic courts in areas it controls in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, an organization official has said. The official, who requested anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency on Sunday that the organization had also launched a morality police force …

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Tripoli insecurity and mid-year school holiday increase traffic at Libyan-Tunisian borders

There have been reports of extra-long queues since last Thursday at both the main Libyan-Tunisian land border crossings. The pro-HoR/Thinni government news agency, LANA, says that the long queues of both passenger and commercial vehicles carrying goods are as a result of the poor security situation and poor border management …

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Hardline Hassi claims US coming to the rescue

The head of the “government” appointed by the rump General National Congress and supported by Libya Dawn, Omar Al-Hassi, has claimed that the US Justice Department and his administration are collaborating on humanitarian reconstruction in Libya. As a result, he said, the US would be sending food, medical supplies and …

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Algeria: Coordination between three neighbouring countries to prevent oil smuggling

Three states neighbouring Libya have begun coordinated security operations to prevent the smuggling of oil and its derivatives through land and sea, which is considered one of the most important financing resources for armed groups in the country, Anadolu Agency reported.

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