US calls for new sanctions against North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged new sanctions against North Korea at a UN gathering. He told More »

Erdogan: We want a ‘new start’ with the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Friday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump would open a More »

Trump administration considering assisting Arab coalition in war against Houthis

US officials have revealed that elaborate discussions are taking place within the administration of President Donald Trump that will More »

GCC achievements despite challenges highlighted

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif expressed the pride of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with the GCC’s outstanding More »

Erdogan says Turkey retaliating against ‘serious’ mortar fire on Syria border

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey’s southern border region with Syria had come under serious mortar fire over More »

 

Category Archives: Libya

Thousands protest in Tunisia to demand jobs

Thousands protested in northeastern Tunisia on Thursday to mark a general strike over unemployment and poverty, six years since a revolution ignited by similar grievances. Demonstrators gathered

UN chief Guterres warns that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent

At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said. Survivors said the missing include 15 women

Judge reveals Saddam trial details, Gaddafi’s plan to save him

News Agency has learnt new details related to the trial of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi’s bid to save him. Judge Mounir Haddad, who chaired the trial

After his release: What future awaits Libya’s Saif al-Islam Gaddafi?

After more than five years in prison, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi resurfaced as a free man – his name back in the limelight, especially among supporters of his

Link seen between Russia and Libyan commander Haftar — US general

Khalifa Haftar

The head of US forces in Africa told reporters on Friday there was an “undeniable” link between Russia and powerful Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, something likely to

Libya government forces overrun Tripoli militia HQ

Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government overran the headquarters of a rival militia on Wednesday as artillery exchanges rocked the capital for a third day, a

Tripoli armed factions take over rival’s compound in heavy fighting

Armed groups aligned with a UN-backed government in Tripoli took over a compound occupied by a rival prime minister early on Wednesday, after heavy fighting that spread

Libya’s eastern parliament quits UN peace deal with Tripoli

Libya’s eastern parliament voted Tuesday to withdraw its support for a United Nations peace deal and Government of National Accord, an escalation in the fractured country’s split

Libyan National Army loses control of major oil ports to armed faction

An armed faction entered two major Libyan oil ports on Friday, pushing back forces that captured and reopened the terminals in September, officials and residents said. The

Foreign travel curbs imposed on 18-45 age group in East Libya

Authorities in control of eastern Libya on Thursday imposed foreign travel curbs on residents aged between 18 and 45, saying they would need security clearance. “Libyan men

Over 700 migrants rescued off Libya: Italy coast guard

About 730 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Wednesday after seven rescue operations mounted by the Italian coast guard and the SOS Mediterranee aid group.

Indian doctor abducted by ISIS in Libya rescued

An Indian doctor, who was kidnapped in Libya, has been rescued and is being brought back to India shortly, a news report has revealed quoting a series

Libya PM’s convoy comes under fire in Tripoli, no one wounded

A convoy carrying Libya’s contested unity government chief, Fayez al-Sarraj, and other top officials came under heavy gunfire Monday in Tripoli, but they survived unharmed, spokesmen for

ISIS vows more attacks on Egypt’s Christians

An ISIS affiliate in Egypt has released a new video showing the suicide bomber who attacked a church in December and vowing more attacks on the country’s

Libyan females barred from traveling abroad unguarded

Military ruler for the region of eastern Libya, General Abdul Razek al-Nazouri, announced his decision to bar Libyan women from leaving the country unguarded by a male.

Egypt brokers Libya peace roadmap, but key figures fail to meet

Libyan factions have tentatively agreed on an Egyptian-brokered roadmap to heal divisions, Egypt said, though the failure to engineer a meeting between two key figures has cast

Sudan brings home baby of ISIS fighters slain in Libya

Sudanese security agents on Monday brought home a four-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for ISIS, a security official said. The infant,

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