Recent News Headlines : Muammar Al-gaddafi

AFRICAN PRESIDENTS WHO DIED IN OFFICE [1]


The most affected country was the tiny West African country of Guinea Bissau - they lost two leaders in a spate of three years... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 25

KHALIFA HAFTAR ALLY MAHMOUD AL-WERFALLI ARRESTED


A senior Libyan military commander allied with Khalifa Haftar and suspected of involvement in the deaths of 33 people in eastern Benghazi has been arrested... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 1023

ICC WARRANT FOR KHALIFA HAFTAR ALLY MAHMOUD AL-WERFALLI


Haftar is the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army LNA, which now controls key Libyan oil ports... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 966

LIBYA'S BANNING OF SHIPS FROM MIGRANT 'SEARCH AND RESCUE' ZONE HAILED BY ITALY, SEEN BY NGOS AS 'DEADY GAP' IN SEA


Some 600,000 mostly African migrants have arrived in Italy from Libya since the start of 2014... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 0

MIGRANT RESCUE NGO SAYS BOAT DRIFTING AFTER ITALY AND MALTA REFUSE ACCESS


The spokeswoman said the Libyan coastguard had fired shots into the air in the direction of the NGO boat... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 35

HAFTAR TO 'CONFRONT' FOREIGN SHIPS IN LIBYAN SEAS


He said the EU and US are helping Tripoli-controlled government forces monitor Libyan waters and airspace... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 474

A REPORTER'S JOURNEY THROUGH TRIPOLI


Soldiers check cars at the western entrance to Tripoli., at a checkpoint is manned by the Libyan army and a local militia... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 663

ITALY AIMS TO DEPLOY SHIPS IN LIBYAN WATERS BY END-AUGUST


Because the Libyan coastguard returns migrants to detention centres where they are held indefinitely in inhuman conditions, according to the United Nations, Italy wants U.N... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 224

HAFTAR'S FORCES DECLARE VICTORY IN BATTLE FOR BENGHAZI


As they have after past retreats in the battle for the city, rival armed groups may fall back on using guerrilla tactics against Haftar's forces... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 873

LIBYA'S EASTERN COMMANDER DECLARES VICTORY IN BATTLE AGAINST ISLAMISTS FOR BENGHAZI


Libya's eastern commander, Khalifa Haftar, said on Wednesday his forces had taken full control of Libya's second city Benghazi from rival armed groups afte... READ MORE

6th July, 2017 0

ICC DEMANDS 'IMMEDIATE ARREST' OF SAIF AL-ISLAM GADDAFI


The statement comes a few days after Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was reportedly released from prison in the North African country's western city of Zintan... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 8006

EUROPE TAKE NOTE: STOPPING ISIS NEEDS COMMUNITY-LED STRATEGY


It is estimated that 60 percent of Islamist extremists in Europe were born there, the offspring of Muslims who settled in European countries... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 101

GADDAFI SON SAIF AL-ISLAM FREED BY LIBYAN MILITIA


We have decided to liberate Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 1113

GADHAFI'S SON SEIF AL-ISLAM 'SET FREE' IN LIBYA


Seif al-Islam, 44, is the second of Gadhafi's eight children, the eldest son of his second wife, Safiya... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 0

GADHAFI'S SON RELEASED AFTER MORE THAN 5 YEARS OF DETENTION


A statement by his captors, the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, said Seif al-Islam was released on Friday, but gave no details on his whereabouts... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 2

CAR INJURES EIGHT IN AMSTERDAM BUT 'NO INDICATION' OF TERRORIST ATTACK


The first images from the Amsterdam incident area showed a major police presence around the railway station with first aid responders treating one person... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 1

SAIF AL-ISLAM GADDAFI FREED FROM PRISON IN ZINTAN


Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from prison, according to fighters who control the facility... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 14915

GADDAFI'S SON SAIF 'FREED' IN LIBYA


There had been false reports about Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's release previously... READ MORE

11th June, 2017 5541

EGYPT LAUDS KIKWETE'S APPOINTMENT AS AU ENVOY TO LIBYA


Former Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, says there is life after serving the high office of president... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 72

LIBYA'S ANSAR AL-SHARIA ANNOUNCES DISSOLUTION


At its zenith, Ansar al-Sharia was present in Benghazi and Derna in eastern Syria, with offshoots in Sirte and Sabratha, western Libya... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 163

TIMELINE SHOWS MANCHESTER BOMBERS FAMILYS DEEP TIES TO LIBYA


December 1965 Salman Abedi's father, Ramadan Belgasem al-Obaidi or Abedi, is born in Libya... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 77

HEAVY FIGHTING BETWEEN RIVAL MILITIAS ERUPTS IN THE LIBYAN CAPITAL


In December, the area was the scene of heavy fighting between rival armed factions over several days... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 252

HOW MANCHESTER BOMBER SALMAN ABEDI TOOK HIS TWISTED REVENGE OUT OF 'LOVE FOR ISLAM' AFTER BEING RADICALISED BY ISIL PREACHER


Abedi returned for good to the UK in 2014, making the occasional trip back to Tripoli... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 2074

MANCHESTER BOMBER'S FATHER SAYS HE DID NOT EXPECT ATTACK


But Ramadan Abedi said he was sure Salman had not been a member of the jihadist group... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 916

FATHER AND BROTHER OF MANCHESTER BOMBER ARRESTED IN LIBYA


Security services before Monday's bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, northwest England, Ramadan Abedi answered No... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 885

BRITISH POLICE HUNT POSSIBLE BOMB-MAKER, ACCOMPLICES AFTER MANCHESTER BOMBING


Abedi's father and elder brother Ismail were active at Disbury Mosque in south Manchester, said a trustee of the mosque, Fawzi Haffar... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 3

MANCHESTER BOMBING SUSPECT SALMAN ABEDI: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR


Salman Abedi, 22, was born in Manchester and grew up in a tight-knit Libyan community that was known for its strong opposition to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime... READ MORE

24th May, 2017 705

DEATH TOLL IN ATTACK ON LIBYA AIR BASE RISES TO 141


Libya descended into chaos following the 2011 civil war that toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 9

141 PEOPLE KILLED IN BRAK AL-SHAT AIRBASE ATTACK


His comments prompted alarm in Tripoli, with the GNA calling for an immediate ceasefire in the south... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 2387

ATTACK ON LIBYAN AIRBASE BY TROOPS LOYAL TO UN-BACKED FACTION KILLS 141


An attack on an airbase in southern Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, according to a spokesman for his forces... READ MORE

20th May, 2017 563

Trending News Headlines : Muammar Al-gaddafi

AFRICAN MIGRANTS SOLD IN LIBYA 'SLAVE MARKETS', IOM SAYS


Africans trying to reach Europe are being sold by their captors in slave markets in Libya, the International Organization for Migration IOM says... READ MORE

11th April, 2017 7738

5 YEARS SINCE GADDAFI'S KILLING, LIBYA STILL SOAKED IN BLOOD, BUT NO SIGN OF LIBERTY TREE GROWING


5 years since Gaddafi's killing, Libya still soaked in blood, but no sign of liberty tree growing... READ MORE

20th October, 2016 7210

MONKEY ATTACK SETS OFF DEADLY TRIBAL CLASHES IN LIBYA


Days of deadly tribal clashes have erupted in southern Libya after a pet monkey attacked a high school girl... READ MORE

21st November, 2016 5888

NEARLY 100 REFUGEES MISSING AFTER BOAT SINKS OFF LIBYA


Nearly 100 people are missing after a boat packed with refugees and migrants sank off the Libyan coast, killing at least eight, according to the Italian coastguard... READ MORE

15th January, 2017 5620

DUTCH JOURNALIST JEROEN OERLEMANS DIES IN SIRTE


Fighting on Sunday killed at least 10 ISIL fighters and eight pro-government fighters around Sirte, the Tripoli-based GNA said... READ MORE

3rd October, 2016 4353

GADDAFI 'GAVE NICOLAS SARKOZY EUR50M FOR 2007 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN'


Sarkozy and Gueant have repeatedly denied taking money from Gaddafi... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 3289

FRANCE'S NICOLAS SARKOZY FACES GADDAFI PAYMENT CLAIMS


France-Lebanese businessman tells French news site he delivered cash from late Libyan leader in 2006 and 2007... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 3191

US AIR RAIDS 'KILL SCORES OF ISIL FIGHTERS' IN LIBYA


B-2 bombers and US drones target two camps near city of Sirte, killing at least 80 ISIL fighters, Pentagon says... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 2445

WHY LIBYA'S CRY FOR JUSTICE MUST BE HEARD


This brings us back to the talks recently held in Moscow between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Mr. al-Sarraj... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 1969

LIBYA SEIZES OIL TANKERS AFTER SHOOTOUT AT SEA


Ukrainian and Congolese-flagged vessels caught loading Libyan oil detained after a fierce, hours-long gun battle... READ MORE

30th April, 2017 1947

A LIBYAN ARMS DEALER CHASED BY GADDAFI'S LEGACY


Anwar Sawan, 45, provides arms and supplies to militias in Misurata, Libya, that are combating the Islamic State's Libyan affiliate in the coastal city of Sirte... READ MORE

16th September, 2016 1944

LIBYA FORCES MAKE FINAL PUSH TO CLEAR ISIL FROM SIRTE


Forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed government are advancing cautiously on the remaining pockets of ISIL fighters holding out in the coastal city of Sirte... READ MORE

13th October, 2016 1738

KHALIFA HAFTAR FORCES SEIZES OIL PORT BREGA IN LIBYA


The GNA called on loyalist forces to protect and defend the ports against what it called a flagrant aggression of Libya's sovereignty... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 1479

LIBYA AFTERMATH 'WORST MISTAKE' OF PRESIDENCY


US President Barack Obama says the worst mistake of his presidency was failing to prepare for the aftermath of toppling Libyan leader Col Gaddafi... READ MORE

11th April, 2016 1457

LIBYAN FORCES CLEAR LAST ISLAMIC STATE HOLDOUT IN SIRTE


Libyan and Western officials say some Islamic State fighters escaped from Sirte before the battle or in its early stages... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 1376

REGIONAL AFRICAN POWERS REJECT FOREIGN INTERVENTION IN LIBYA


Saturday's meeting was attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Chad, Niger, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia... READ MORE

22nd January, 2017 1197

HIJACKED LIBYAN PLANE LANDS IN MALTA


The two hijackers of a Libyan flight were found to be in possession of a hand-grenade and a pistol, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 1016

ALL PASSENGERS ARE SAFE AFTER LIBYAN JET IS HIJACKED


Libyan officials, though, believed the hijackers had more personal goals... READ MORE

24th December, 2016 986

SCALING UP A DRUG TRADE STRAIGHT THROUGH ISIS TURF


After dropping off the cargo, the vessel continued to Morocco, picking up 15 tons of hashish and returning to Libya... READ MORE

14th September, 2016 955

1) 1961 - PATRICE LUMUMBA'S ASSASSINATION IN CONGO


CIA covert operations are by their very nature hard to prove definitively... READ MORE

17th May, 2016 888

KHALIFA HAFTAR FORCES ACCUSED OF BENGHAZI ATROCITIES


The LNA's critics say it is a loose collection of armed groups with fickle loyalties and little discipline, similar to the militias operating in western Libya... READ MORE

21st March, 2017 888

EAST LIBYAN FORCES CLAIM VICTORY IN SOUTHWEST BENGHAZI


On Saturday, representatives of the United Nations, European Union, Arab League and African Union said in the Egyptian capital of Cairo that they supported Tripoli-based government... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 859

POWERFUL LIBYAN COMMANDER SEIZES TWO VITAL OIL PORTS


Khalifa Hifter said his forces had seized control of Ras Lanuf and Sidra, among Libya's largest oil ports, and were fighting for control for Zuwaytinah... READ MORE

12th September, 2016 836

US PLANES STRIKE ISIS FIGHTERS IN LIBYA 'PLANNING ATTACKS IN EUROPE'


He did not say how many Isis fighters remain in Libya following the attack... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 806

LIBYA: RIVAL GROUP SEIZES UN-BACKED GOVERNMENT OFFICES


Libya's UN-backed government suffers new setback as rival seizes key offices in Tripoli in a bid to regain power... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 773

US LAUNCHES AIR STRIKES ON IS IN LIBYA


The air strikes are the first such US military intervention co-ordinated with the Libyan unity government... READ MORE

1st August, 2016 680

RIVAL LIBYAN FACTIONS BATTLE OVER EASTERN OIL PORTS


The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord GNA has struggled to assert its authority over the country since it was formed in December last year... READ MORE

18th September, 2016 670

LIBYA COULD BECOME EVEN MORE CHAOTIC AFTER THE ISLAMIC STATE LOSES ITS STRONGHOLD


In early 2015, in alliance with other radical factions, the Islamic State's affiliate seized parts of Sirte, situated in the heart of Libya's oil crescent... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 634

US BACKS ARMING OF GOVERNMENT FOR IS FIGHT


Last month, the Libyan government warned that IS could seize most of the country if it was not halted soon... READ MORE

16th May, 2016 502

FOOTAGE EXPOSES HORRORS FACED BY MIGRANTS WAITING TO CROSS THE MEDITERRANEAN


Harrowing footage exposes 'inhuman' treatment of refugees trapped in Libya... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 418


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