April 2017

University student commits suicide in Bayda

April 22, 2017 - 15:23
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A Benghazi female student, living in the eastern city of Bayda, has hanged herself inside her university campus, Bayda Media Center reported on Saturday.

Mawadda, 20, a student of English at Omer Al-Mukhtar University, hanged herself by her head scarf inside the bathroom of the Faculty of Arts, bringing the number of suicides in the city to more than 15 in less than a month.

Her classmates rushed her to the hospital, but it was too late, the media center said.

Chechen president wants Russian sailors be freed from Libya

April 22, 2017 - 12:51
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

President of Chechnya Ramadan Kadyrov has carried out talks with the Libyan delegation of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsoos in Moscow over the Russian cargo ship detained in Libyan waters since 5 March.

"We discussed the situation in Libya, I expressed my opinion on ways of settling the case, special attention was also paid to the need to take all possible actions in order to release our seven sailors detained in Libya since March 5th," Kadyrov said on his Instagram.

U.S. President says his country will no longer play role in Libya

April 22, 2017 - 11:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The President of the U.S. Donald Trump has said that his country should not play any role in bringing peace and stability to Libya, according to a report by the CNN on Thursday.

Trump met with the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the White House Thursday and in a joint press conference stressed that the US must no longer have anything to do with the Libyan conflict.

"I do not see a role in Libya and I think the United States has right now enough roles," Trump said, according to CNN.

Tunisians close border road to protest Libyan crackdown on fuel smuggling

April 21, 2017 - 18:33
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

A group of Tunisian nationals from Ben Gardane town has shut down a main road between Libya and Tunisia on Wednesday, delaying cars that were on the road and preventing Libyan families from traveling back to their country through Ras Ajdir border crossing.

The act aimed to exert pressure on Libya’s Fuel and Gas Crisis Committee (FGCC) to reopen fuel smuggling routes that were used by Ben Gardane locals.

Gunmen attack Niger Consulate in Sabha

April 21, 2017 - 17:46
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Unknown gunmen ransacked the Consulate of Niger in Sabha, south Libya, on Wednesday, the city’s municipal council has reported.

Sabha Municipality said it had ordered Police Department to reinforce security measures around the consulate.

“It’s the second attack on the consulate,” it added.

Earlier, local residents attacked Niger Consulate, claiming ownership of the land on which the consulate was built. 

Libya’s liberal party lambastes UN envoy Martin Kobler

April 21, 2017 - 17:39
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The National Forces Alliance demanded on Thursday tough measures against the head of UN Mission in Libya Martin Kobler for his “bias and unaccepted violations.”

The liberal party, headed by former chairman of the Executive Board of National Transitional Council Mahmoud Jibril, accused in a statement Martin Kobler of attempting to settle immigrants in Libya.

Dignity Operation trades women and children for captives

April 20, 2017 - 22:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

For the second time this year, Khalifa Haftar and his Dignity Operation senior leaders have crafted a swap deal with the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB), the media arm of DBD, Bushra Agency revealed Thursday.

The deal saw 6 fighters from Haftar's forces traded for 11 persons - women and children.

The six fighters of Dignity Operation fell captives to BDB forces in the recent attack on the oil crescent region.