November 2015

Fresh leaks show UAE's dirty hands in Libya

November 30, 2015 - 14:29
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The United Arab Emirates is playing a dirty role to fuel the Libyan crisis; a leaked Google hangout posted Monday in some Arab news websites has shown.

The alleged chat between the UAE minister of foreign affairs Abdullah bin Zayed and Noureddin Abu Shaiha, the personal secretary of National Alliance Forces chief Mahmoud Jibreel reveals the mount of weaponry the UAE is sending to Khalifa Haftar's forces in eastern Libya.

Gunman arrested after drive-by attack

November 30, 2015 - 12:20
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A gunman, driving a Samusung car, was arrested on Sunday after a failed attack on a security checkpoint in western Misrata.

The gunman, whose identity was not revealed, carried out a failed attack on Naaimah checkpoint on the road between Zlitin and Misrata, with three grenades, according to local media sources.

Guards at the checkpoint reacted quickly when the attacker failed to detonate his first grenade, opening a hail of bullets at his car leaving him severely wounded.

Congressman Al-Sweihli in Algeria to discuss political dialogue process

November 30, 2015 - 10:42
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Member of the General National Congress, Abdulrahman Al-Sweihli, held talks in Algiers Sunday with the Algerian Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, over the relations between the two neighbouring countries.

Both sides also discussed issues of joint concern and ways of boosting the Libyan political dialogue.

Random shelling kills civilians in Benghazi

November 28, 2015 - 19:05
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A dozen of civilians were killed when indiscriminate missiles fell on a residential area in Benghazi on Saturday, a local hospital confirmed.

 Al-Jala hospital said the missiles fell on Arad Zwawa and Al-Salmani neighbourhoods leaving 11 people dead. 9 others were also injured, it added.

On Friday, around 10 indiscriminate missiles fell on Benghazi's northern power plant, plunging the city into darkness.

National Accord meeting sends messages to UN bodies

November 28, 2015 - 15:18
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The participants of the Second National Accord meeting in Gharyan have held the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the UNSMIL legally and morally responsible for the crimes committed against humanity in 
Libya and have urged them both to sue all those involved in the crimes inside or outside Libya.

Audit Bureau warns of looming financial crisis

November 27, 2015 - 20:38
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Libya is now spending more than double its annual revenue on salaries and subsidies, the Audit Bureau warned on Friday, saying the estimated 2015 revenue is amounted to only LYD 15 billion.

"LYD 33 billion are allocated for salaries and subsides every year," it added.

The Audit Bureau explained that government expenditure for the current year is amounted to LYD 6 billion, while the estimated annual deficit will total LYD 24 billion.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini calls for approval of unity government

November 27, 2015 - 20:26
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has urged Libyan parties to show courage and agree on a Government of National Accord.

In a statement on Thursday, Mogherini reiterated support for the newly appointed UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler in his efforts to reach a solution to the Libyan crisis.

Khalifa Haftar bombs Ajdabia as the city is being dragged into Benghazi scenario

November 26, 2015 - 20:48
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Renegade General Khalifa Haftar’s air force carried out airstrikes on the eastern city of Ajdabia Thursday targeting the city’s industrial zone and the Meteorological Centre.

Media sources from the city said the airstrikes killed two Egyptian nationals and a Sudanese one, emphasizing that Ajdabia has been recently plunged into a rising course of events (like assassinations by unknown perpetrators) similar to those happened in Benghazi before the kickoff of the so-called Dignity Operation.

Tunisia to temporarily close borders with Libya

November 25, 2015 - 20:26
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Supreme Council for Tunisian National Security has decided to close land borders with Libya starting Wednesday midnight, reported Tunisian media.

The Supreme Council decided, after meeting earlier on Wednesday, to toughen surveillance measures, tighten inspection procedures on the ones arriving from Libya, and take security and legal measures against expats including Libyans.

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