A day after reaching safety aboard a humanitarian ship, migrants, some of whom were enslaved, told of arbitrary detention, slavery and beatings in Libya as Europe seeks to build up the Tripoli-based coastguard.
State Council slams defence minister Barghati’s suspension
The State Council (SC) has condemned the Presidency Council’s (PC) suspension of defence minister Mahmoud Barghati without waiting for the result of the enquiry it has ordered into the Brak Al-Shatti massacre.
Presidential Council marks off defense minister-designate over Brak Al-Shati attack
The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement Friday suspending the defense minister-designate, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, following the attack on Brak Al-Shati base in southern Libya by the Third Force and fighters loyal to the defense ministry.
At least 141 people reported killed in Libya airbase attack
At least 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, have been killed in an attack on a southern airbase, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday.
Amnesty calls for release of Tripoli University professor
Amnesty International has appealed to the authorities in Tripoli to urgently investigate the kidnapping of Tripoli University professor, Dr Salem Mohamed Beitelmal, who has been missing since 20 April.
Khalifa Haftar reiterates threat to attack Tripoli; says Libyan political agreement is conspiracy
Renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the commander of Dignity Operation, threatened on Tuesday to launch Benghazi-like war in Tripoli, turning a deaf ear to local and international efforts aimed at bringing stability and peace to Libya.
Algeria to resume flights, sea travel to Libya
Algerian authorities are preparing to resume flights and sea travel to Libya upon a request by the Libyan authorities, according to Algerian Elmihwer newspaper.
Strategic Lessons from the Ejection of ISIS from Sirte
Though accompanied by curiously little fanfare, the Obama administration’s most significant victory against the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) came not in Iraq or Syria, but in Libya. After eight months of fighting, the coastal city of Sirte was ‘liberated’ in December 2016, by a coalition of forces allied to …
South Libya needs more help preventing illegal migration insists Serraj in talks with Italy’s interior minister
To counter illegal migration it is imperative “to concentrate on the south”, Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj told Italy’s interior minister today.
Benghazi court upholds NOC appeal against PC
An appeal court in Benghazi has today upheld an appeal by the National Oil Corporation to reverse the Faiez Serraj Presidency Council’s decision to reduce the powers of the National Oil Corporation.