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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.

 
Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar
31 May 2017 07:25

Libyan National Army Chief Accuses Qatar of Sponsoring Terrorism

Islam Times - Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar has issued a statement, accusing the Qatari authorities of support of the terror groups.

 
Egypt Carries out New Airstrikes in Libya
31 May 2017 07:17

Egypt Carries out New Airstrikes in Libya

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.

 
Libya’s Chaos Perfect for Exporting Weapons and Terrorists to Syria
30 May 2017 05:58

Libya’s Chaos Perfect for Exporting Weapons and Terrorists to Syria

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.

 
Smoke rises after an airstrike on the Libyan city of Sirte, September 28, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
29 May 2017 13:27

Libya’s Derna bombarded again: Witnesses

Islam Times - Warplanes have reportedly launched airstrikes on the Libyan city of Derna, days after Egyptian jets pounded alleged terrorist training camps in the city.

 
Pro-Haftar Air Force Participated in Egyptian raids
29 May 2017 05:02

Pro-Haftar Air Force Participated in Egyptian raids

Islam Times - The air force of Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) said that it took part in Egyptian air strikes on jihadist positions in the country after a deadly attack on Egypt's Copts.

 
Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya
29 May 2017 05:00

Egypt Hits Back at Western-backed Militants in Libya

Islam Times - After the killing of Coptic Christians on its territory, Egypt attacked jihadist positions in Libya due to a 'direct threat' to its national security following the dismantling of Libyan statehood by the NATO-led intervention.

 
UN Security Council Urges Restraint in Libya
28 May 2017 04:36

UN Security Council Urges Restraint in Libya

Islam Times - The UN Security Council condemned the military escalation in southern Libya, calling on all parties of the conflict to exercise restraint and embark on a path of dialogue to resolve violence in the country.

 
An Egyptian fighter jet
28 May 2017 04:35

Egypt Strikes 'Terrorist Camps' in Libya

Islam Times - The Egyptian President had announced that Egyptian fighter jets targeted terrorist camps in eastern Libya following the deadly attack on Egypt’s Coptic Christians.

 
Massacre at Brak al-Shatti May Trigger Larger Civil War
27 May 2017 06:49

Massacre at Brak al-Shatti May Trigger Larger Civil War

Islam Times - Egypt, the UN and Arab governments tried to mediate between the two governments in Libya but a massacre at an air base interrupted the process and threatened to intensify the civil war.

 
This photo taken on January 11, 2017 shows a general view of an oil refinery in Libya
18 May 2017 05:46

Libya accuses German oil firm of withholding $900m

Islam Times - Wintershall, a German oil company, has withheld more than $900 million of Libya’s oil money, a senior Libyan official says, as a row deepens over what role the UN-backed government should have in monitoring and implementing oil contracts.

 
Can Russia and Europe Solve Libya
14 May 2017 06:57

Can Russia and Europe Solve Libya's Crisis?

Islam Times - The flurry of international activity involving Libya in recent weeks raises questions of whether more confrontation between Moscow and the West is coming for the country or if some cooperation is possible.

 
An Archangle ISR plane at the Dubai airshow in 2015
13 May 2017 03:58

UAE 'sends US-made aircraft to Libya' despite arms embargo

Islam Times - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has deployed US-made warplanes in support of Khalifa Haftar who heads the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) in eastern Libya that is fighting against the US- and UN-backed government in Tripoli.

 
Italy Police Seize Huge Drug Shipment Destined for ISIS in Libya
9 May 2017 11:26

Italy Police Seize Huge Drug Shipment Destined for ISIS in Libya

Islam Times - Italian Police seized a huge drug shipment bound for Libya in the northern city of Genoa, the Italian La Repubblica newspaper reported, saying multi-ton psychotropic medications were destined for ISIS terrorist group.

 
African refugees trying to reach Europe through Libya are being auctioned off in car parks, garages and public squares in the so-called salve markets. (File Photo)
9 May 2017 08:23

ICC wants to investigate refugee-related crimes in Libya

Islam Times - The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is weighing an investigation into human trafficking and refugee-related crimes in Libya, where the UN says they are being traded in so-called slave markets.

 
A rebel sniper from Misrata fires towards ISIS militant positions in Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.
7 May 2017 05:27

Libya Plunged Into a Failed State

Islam Times - Six years after the US’s ‘humanitarian’ intervention that resulted in the murder of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has gone from enjoying the highest standard of living in Africa to a failed state wherein sex and other slavery are rampant and the illegal arms trade is flourishing.

 
A member of the Libyan National Army (LNA) walks past an armored vehicle as he holds a position during fighting against terrorists in Qanfudah on the southern outskirts of Benghazi, January 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
4 May 2017 05:28

Libya rivals agree to find solution to conflict

Islam Times - The head of Libya's UN-backed unity government and a rival military commander have agreed to find a solution to the country’s six-year-old conflict.

 
How Obama and Clinton Brought Slavery to Libya
30 Apr 2017 11:35

How Obama and Clinton Brought Slavery to Libya

Islam Times - Their deliberate destruction of Libya was a war crime by all standards of international law. Libya was just another victim of the US plan to eliminate secular governments in the Middle East.

 
UN-backed Libya Leader to Meet the US President
26 Apr 2017 05:33

UN-backed Libya Leader to Meet the US President

Islam Times - The UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli was invited to meet the US President and may also meet with his rival Khalifa Haftar, who commands the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) that is loyal to the eastern-based Tobruk parliament....