Tag: Libya

staffOctober 30, 2017

Discovery of bodies puts Libya’s Haftar under scrutiny

Khalifa Haftar, who controls eastern Libya, has ordered an investigation after 36 unidentified bodies were found in an area to ...

staffSeptember 29, 2017

Libya strongman asks Europe for helicopters to fight migration

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar asked Europe for helicopters and drones to fight rampant migration on the southern border of ...

staffSeptember 28, 2017

Libya’s eastern rulers place reciprocal ban on US travelers

BENGHAZI – The Libyan government based in the east of the country will bar American citizens from entering Libya in ...

staffAugust 18, 2017

Libya: Khalifa Haftar ally Mahmoud al-Werfalli arrested

A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in ...

staffJune 6, 2017

Trump claims credit for isolation

US President Donald Trump has claimed credit for the pressure being placed on Qatar by Gulf neighbours who accuse it ...

staffJune 5, 2017

Six countries cut links with Qatar

Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilising the region. ...

staffJune 3, 2017

Haftar and ISIL fighters launch attacks in Libya

Libyan forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar and ISIL fighters have launched simultaneous attacks against forces loyal to the UN-backed Government ...

staffMay 28, 2017

Libya Benghazi: Group blamed for 2012 attack on US mission disbands

A group of militant Islamists in Libya, blamed by the US for the 2012 attack on the US mission in ...

staffFebruary 21, 2017

Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore near Zawiya, Libya

At least 74 migrants’ bodies washed ashore in Libya after their boat sank while crossing the Mediterranean Sea, aid workers ...

staffDecember 6, 2016

Islamic State driven from stronghold in Libyan coastal city

Libyan forces, with the help of U.S. airstrikes, report they have taken the last neighborhood in the coastal city of ...