Bahrain says dispute with Qatar is political, accuses it of military escalation

:: Bahrain’s foreign minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Monday that the dispute with Qatar is related More »

What did Iran’s president tell Qatar’s emir on Eid al-Fitr?

:: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and rejected a More »

Turkey’s Erdogan backs Qatar’s response to list of Arab demands

:: Turkish President Tayyip Ergodan said on Sunday he backed Qatar’s response to a list of demands issued by More »

Terrorism scourge of this era, says King Salman

:: Terrorism is the “scourge of this era,” King Salman said on Saturday, adding that Saudi Arabia was making More »

Yemen launches investigation into human rights abuses in liberated areas

:: Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dajar issued a decision to form a joint committee to investigate allegations regarding More »


Category Archives: Libya

East Libyan forces claim control of central Benghazi neighborhood

:: East Libyan forces said they had gained control on Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance. The advance in

US-led coalition confirms death of ISIS grand mufti Turki al-Binali

:: The United States-led coalition said on Tuesday it had killed ISIS’ self-proclaimed top cleric in an air strike in May on a Syrian town near the

Ghassan Salame replaces UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Libya

:: Former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame replaced UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Libya Martin Kobler. Salame is expected to officially take up the post at

Saif al-Islam Qaddafi freed, his lawyer says in audio recording

Seif al-Islam

:: Khalid Al-Zaidi, the lawyer of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam, confirmed reports that the latter was released from prison. Zaidi said Seif al-Islam

Libya’s eastern-based government cuts diplomatic ties with Qatar

:: Libya’s eastern-based government has followed regional allies in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, its foreign minister, Mohamed Dayri, said on Monday. The government, which sits in

Seif al-Islam, the story of the most controversial man in Libya

:: Seif al-Islam Qaddafi, the son of late Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, spent around 6 years in prison until a Libyan court recently ordered his release. Issa

Libya’s National Accord govt shuts down office of ‘Mufti of Qatar’

:: The Libyan Government of National Accord has closed Dar al-Ifta, which was headed by extremist Mufti Sadiq al-Ghariani, and confiscated all its contents. Ghariani was issuing

How an Egyptian was recruited by ISIS to store and move weapons in Benghazi

:: A video shared yesterday on social media featured an Egyptian belonging to ISIS confessing about taking part in moving weapons on behalf of terrorist organizations in

Egypt launches fresh airstrikes on militia sites in Libya’s Derna

:: Egypt and Libya launched renewed raids, at dawn on Monday, targeting sites at al-Qaeda’s Shura Council of Mujahideen in the Libyan city of Derna and its

Egypt cites ‘self-defense’ for Libya strikes to UN Security Council

:: Egypt officially notified the UN Security Council of its air strikes on extremist strongholds in Libya on Saturday, citing Article 51 of the UN charter –

Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia says it has dissolved

:: The Libyan militant group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organization by the UN and United States, announced its “dissolution” in

At least 13 killed, nearly 80 wounded in Libya clashes

:: At least 13 people were killed and nearly 80 wounded in fierce clashes Friday between forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government and rival militiamen, the

Jail holding ex-Qaddafi officials seized by Libyan group

:: An armed Libyan group on Friday seized Al-Hadhba jail in south Tripoli where former officials of the regime of late strongman Muammar Qaddafi are being held,

Photo emerges of Manchester Arena Libyan attacker Salman Abedi

:: The police have named the Manchester Arena suicide bomber, who killed 22 people and injured dozens more, as 22-year-old Salman Abedi of Libyan origins. Born in

141 dead in South Libya airbase attack: military source

:: 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

Tribal elder, 5 others killed by car bomb south of Libya’s Benghazi

:: A car bomb killed a prominent tribal elder allied to eastern security forces and five other people outside a mosque in a town south of Benghazi

141 dead in South Libya airbase attack: military source

:: 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

Libya intercepts almost 500 migrants following sea duel

:: Libya’s coastguard on Wednesday intercepted a wooden boat packed with almost 500 migrants after duelling with a German rescue ship and coming under fire from traffickers,

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