At the height of its strength in Libya, Daesh controlled the coastal city of Sirte, about 500 kilometres east of Tripoli, having amassed a sizeable force thanks to hundreds of foreign fighters, most of whom came from Libya’s neighbours such as Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Algeria and even Chad and Niger …
UN experts say “predatory behavior” by armed groups in Libya is posing a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region.
The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has been forced to abandon its main Tripoli headquarters at the downtown Tripoli Tower due to persistent militia coercion and interference in its internal affairs. The LIA is Libya’s sovereign wealth fund entity controlling US$ 67 bn worth of assets. Its assets are currently frozen …
After the removal of the Islamic State, Sirte faces multiple reconstruction and security challenges.
The Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will send a delegation of ministers, instead of a frigate, to Libya to deal with the crisis of the three Filipinos kidnapped, Spokesman of the Philippine Government said on Tuesday.
The Global Peace Index 2108 has ranked Libya 157 out of 163 countries included in the new version that takes factors of crimes’ rates, violence, civil wars and economic effects on the countries as the main criteria of assessment.
An unknown armed group kidnapped Saturday Abbas al-Qadi, the head of the General Authority of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, in Tripoli.
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday he might send the navy’s most modern frigate to waters off Libya’s coast in a bid to rescue three Filipinos and a South Korean kidnapped last month from a Man-Made River site in the country’s southern region.
The head of the Criminal Investigation Department, the west branch, Ali Benini, said that an armed group attacked the headquarters of the department in the city of Sorman and that security forces fired back in response.
The Libyan Centre for the Freedom of the Press (LCFP) yesterday condemned the ‘‘heinous killing’’ of 24-year-old journalist Musa Abdelkarim in Sebha on Tuesday.