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EU ’Complicit’ in Libyan Govt. HR Violations against Migrants: Amnesty
11 Dec 2017 18:44

EU ’Complicit’ in Libyan Govt. HR Violations against Migrants: Amnesty

Islam Times - Amnesty International accused on Tuesday the European governments of being “complicit” in grave human rights violations in Libya through their support for authorities who work with people smugglers and torture refugees and migrants.

 
East Libyan Forces Advance in War on ISIS Terrorists in Benghazi
11 Nov 2017 09:22

East Libyan Forces Advance in War on ISIS Terrorists in Benghazi

Islam Times - Eastern Libyan forces have continued their push against ISIS Takfiri terrorists from one of their last strongholds in the country’s second-largest city of Benghazi.

 
A boat is seen docked at the Benghazi port, which was closed for the past three years due to militant groups occupying the eastern Libyan city, during a ceremony marking the re-opening of the port on October 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
1 Oct 2017 17:32

Port of Benghazi in Libya reopens after 3-year closure

Islam Times - Benghazi's commercial port officially reopened on Sunday after a three-year closure due to fighting between rival factions in the east Libyan city.

 
People exit the International Arrivals section at Los Angeles International Airport on June 29, 2017, where they were met by activists protesting President Donald Trump
28 Sep 2017 04:10

In tit-for-tat move, Libya's Tobruk-based govt. bans US citizens entry

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.

 
A handout picture released by the Tunisian Presidency Press Service shows Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (R) meeting with Libyan General Khalifa Haftar on September 18, 2017 at Carthage Palace in Tunis. (Photo by AFP)
19 Sep 2017 05:20

Tunisia offers to mediate in Libya crisis

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.

 
New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers
10 Sep 2017 04:26

New Civil War Imminent in Libya as Haftar Bans Ministers

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.

 
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country
24 Aug 2017 05:28

11 beheaded in Libya checkpoint attack

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.

 
Libyan military commander General Khalifa Hifter listens during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (unseen) in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, August 14, 2017. (Photo by AP)
15 Aug 2017 08:36

Libya’s General Haftar meets Russian ministers, demands military help

Islam Times - Powerful Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar has met Russian foreign and defense ministers during a visit to Moscow.

 
Members of the self-styled Libyan National Army, loyal to the country
8 Aug 2017 04:15

Libya’s Derna suffers as Haftar’s LNA tightens siege on city

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.

 
Ghassan Salame (L), the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya, is greeted by Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj ahead of a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, August 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
6 Aug 2017 11:53

UN mission to gradually return to Libya: New envoy

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.

 
ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa
29 Jul 2017 04:23

ISIS Terrorists Prepare Libya Attack after Defeat in Mosul, Raqqa

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.

 
French President Emmanuel Macron (L), Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (R) and General Khalifa Haftar (2nd R), commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), take part in talks aimed at easing tensions in Libya, in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, near Paris, on July 25, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
26 Jul 2017 05:46

Libya’s rival leaders ‘commit to ceasefire, elections’

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.

 
Body bags are seen on the ground after being pulled from under the rubble by the Libyan Red Crescent following clashes in Sirte, Libya, on December 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
23 Jul 2017 07:19

Corpses of foreign Daesh members await repatriation from Libya: Officials

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.

 
An Armed Rebel Kicks a Ball near Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound (23 August 2011)
23 Jul 2017 04:28

Libya Burning: Domestic Conflict, Foreign Interventions, Terrorism

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.

 
US May Escalate Involvement in Libya
13 Jul 2017 06:45

US May Escalate Involvement in Libya

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.

 
Backing another Strongman in Libya
12 Jul 2017 11:48

Backing another Strongman in Libya

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.

 
Anti-Qaddafi fighters fire guns at pro-Qaddafi forces near east of Sirte in Libya
9 Jul 2017 09:30

Linking Between the Libyan and Syrian Wars and the Qatar Crisis

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” ...

 
Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
17 Jun 2017 05:20

Will Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's 'Bring Peace'

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 ...

 
Members of the Salah Bou-Haliqa brigade, loyal to General Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army, celebrate as they arrive in the eastern city of Benghazi after seizing the central al-Jufra area from rival forces, June 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
12 Jun 2017 12:20

UAE violates arms embargo on Libya with exports to Haftar: UNSC

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.

 
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3 Jun 2017 08:16

The 'Third Force': Gaddafi's Supporters Making Political Comeback in Libya

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.