Islam Times - Libya’s central bank promised to intervene “intensively” to defend the country’s currency as officials struggle to rein in a rampant black market and revive an economy ...
Islam Times - The Libyan government based in the eastern city of Tobruk has announced that it would deny entry to American citizens in a tit-for-tat move after the administration of US President Donald Trump put Libya on a new list of countries targeted by Washington's travel ban.
Islam Times - Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has visited neighboring Tunisia for talks with President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.
Islam Times - A new cycle of civil war is looming in Libya after General Khalifa Haftar banned all officials of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Presidential Council led by Fayez al-Sarraj from entering East of Libya, where he holds sway.
Islam Times - At least 11 people were beheaded Wednesday after an attack on a checkpoint controlled by Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar south of Tripoli, a spokesman for his forces said.
Islam Times - Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has met Russian foreign and defense ministers during a visit to Moscow.
Islam Times - The Libyan National Army (LNA), a militia group led by General Khalifa Haftar, has tightened a crippling siege on the northeastern city of Derna as the renegade military strongman seeks the permanent ouster of rival militia from the region he controls in eastern Libya.
Islam Times - The United Nation (UN)’s mission to Libya has announced that it will “gradually” return to the conflict-ridden country after leaving its headquarters in the capital, Tripoli, amid unrest and political violence in 2014.
Islam Times - A Libyan military official warned that ISIS terrorists are regrouping in order to launch a new attack on the city of Misrata, the country’s trade capital.
Islam Times - The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya are committed to a ceasefire and holding elections "as soon as possible", according to a draft statement released before they began talks brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
Islam Times - Libyan officials say hundreds of corpses belonging to foreign members of Daesh remain in the country months after the Takfiri terrorist group’s defeat in the coastal city of Sirte.
Islam Times - With its size of about 1.8 million square meters and a population of nearly 6 million, Libya is a resource-rich country that attracts attention of other energy-conscious countries.
Islam Times - US officials familiar with the situation say that the Trump Administration is likely to announce a dramatic “ramping up” of US involvement in Libya, appointing a new US ambassador, and setting up a permanent US military presence in the nation.
Islam Times - Radio Sputnik contributor, Vladimir Bychkov said that it appears that Brussels is about to pin its hopes on Libyan National Army Gen. Khalifa Haftar, who has recently liberated Benghazi from Islamists, and in contrast to other Libyan "leaders", Haftar has real power.
Islam Times - The war in Libya was caused not so much by any internal dissent but rather by the West’s need for continued economic expansion. The messianic ideology of western elites licenses it to attack anyone, anywhere, to achieve its mercantilist objectives, and provides a humanitarian “fig leaf” ...
Islam Times - Colonel Gaddafi’s son was freed from captivity in Libya and now wants to ‘bring peace’ to the war-torn country. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 44, had been held by rebel militias in eastern Libya since November 2011 when he was caught trying to flee into neighboring Niger after the death of his ...
Islam Times - The United Nations Security Council says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has breached an arms embargo on Libya by sending attack helicopters, attack aircraft, and armored vehicles to troops commanded by self-styled Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.
Islam Times - Muammar Gaddafi's followers seek to make a political comeback and revive the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. They present themselves as the "third force" non-aligned with either Khalifa Haftar in the east and al-Sarraj in the west of the country.
Islam Times - Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has issued a statement, accusing the Qatari authorities of support of the terror groups.
Islam Times - Egypt has continued airstrikes in Libya targeting the Islamist-controlled city of Derna, Libyan commanders have said, confirming witness accounts. Cairo earlier sent warplanes to Libya in retaliation for a deadly gun attack on Coptic Christians.
Islam Times - Daniel McAdams, Executive Director at the Ron Paul Peace Institute, in an RT interview, said: Obama’s biggest mistake was the invasion of Libya. Gaddafi was right when he warned that the overthrow of the government would lead to terrorist attacks in Europe.