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News that Moammar Gadhafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, intends to run for president is raising fears and hopes that the old regime could return to power in Libya through the ballot box. He could have a reasonable chance to win, especially now that Gen. Khalifa Hifter -- the leader of the ...
Khalifa Haftar, a veteran military commander in Libya, has reportedly been admitted to a hospital in France after suffering a stroke and slipping into a coma. His spokesman denied the reports, however. Touted as a possible future leader of Libya, Haftar was hospitalised in Jordan on Tuesday after ... Paris

Photo: A woman gestures as she holds a sign that reads, "the hypocrisy government has no place in Benghazi" during a rally in support of Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi, Libya, November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori.
CAIRO - 11 April 2018: Libya is in dire need of Egyptian labor to work in Libya's safe places during its reconstruction process, after witnessing destruction ... long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has become the largest security threat facing Egypt due to the civil war sparked between Libyan factions. workers
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to support the 2007 election campaign of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, ... Gaddafi and Sarkozy discussed the presidential ambitions of the French politician in 2005, when the latter visited Libya as the French interior minister.
The aim of Sandstorm is to tell the sprawling life story Gaddafi and Libya's evolution under his reign, in the style that fact-based drama Narcos did to Pablo Escobar. Gaddafi rose from being the penniless son of an illiterate Bedouin goat herder to the young leader of Libya after King Idris was deposed in ...

Guns and bullets to train two companies of Libyan soldiers are gathering dust in a German warehouse as the Donald Trump administration holds off on ... But military officials acknowledge that the ongoing civil war has left the weak UN-backed government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj unable to ... military
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's internationally recognised government launched a military operation on Monday against remnants of the Islamic State ... in late 2016, helped by U.S. air strikes, but Libyan officials say it retained a presence in desert camps and sleeper cells in western Libyan towns and cities. military
CAIRO (AP) — A top aide to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi said on Monday he fears arrest if he returns to Libya over what he may know about corruption allegations against France's ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and Gadhafi's alleged financial support to the former France leader. military
ZINTAN, LIBYA – Nearly a year after a Libyan militia announced it had set free the son and heir apparent of slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the fate of ... And now Seif is back in the news, after former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was charged in Paris with financing his 2007 election campaign with ... military
6 Indonesian crewmen, detained in Libya, freed: Says Foreign Minister. Libyan Express |; Monday 2 April 2018. Print. Benina Airport- Benghazi (Photo: Social Media). The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi has handed over six ship-crew members to their families Monday. The six crewmen were taken into ... military
Three States Offered Gaddafi Refuge – Slain Libyan Leader's Official Interpreter ... funding by the former Libyan leader, Meftah Abdallah Missuri, Muammar Gaddafi's official interpreter, told Sputnik that the former French President was not the only one to have made use of the colonel's “generosity.”. military
A U.S. military drone strike over the weekend in southern Libya killed a top recruiter and logistics specialist for al-Qaida's branch in northwest Africa, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a senior military official warned of more attacks on extremists there. The military's Africa Command said in a statement that ... military
The announcement that French authorities have decided to formerly charge the country's former president with criminal wrongdoing on this matter comes on ... approaching Benghazi to quash the uprising in its initial stages, had been directed by the Libyan leader to show “no mercy” to the city's residents. military
A senior official at the presidential office has expressed a pessimistic view on applying the example of Libya to the North Korean nuclear issue. The presidential official told reporters on Friday that it's a personal opinion, but it will be impossible to apply the Libyan example to North Korea. The official said ... military
The mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli was released on Thursday after being held in detention in confused circumstances, the city council said. Earlier, prosecutors said he had been arrested and interrogated. The council, however, reported he had been kidnapped. Armed men stormed Abdulraouf Hassan ... military
Minister Sigrid Kaag of of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wants detention centers for asylum seekers in Libya to close as soon as possible, she said after paying a visit to such a center in Tripoli. She was horrified by the conditions in which asylum seekers live in these centers, RTL Nieuws ... military

French officials stated that the results of Libyan investigations with former Gaddafi aides had allowed the speed up of proceedings and condemnation of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is accused of receiving funds from Gaddafi during his election campaign. For his part, the head of the ... military
Leaders of the two most heavily armed towns in western Libya met on Wednesday for the first time since they fought for control of Tripoli four years ago, hailing the reconciliation talks as "historic". The towns of Misrata and Zintan were among the first to rise up against longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who ... military
An American military strike in Libya over the weekend that killed a high-ranking al-Qaeda member marked a notable expansion in the U.S. campaign there. ... Saturday's strike near Ubari in the country's southwest, killed two al-Qaeda terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official who ... military
TRIPOLI, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Wednesday called on the Netherlands to help Libya "partially" lift the arms embargo imposed by the UN Security Council since 2011. Serraj made his remarks during a meeting with Sigrid Kaag, Dutch minister for foreign ... military
Saturday's strike near Ubari in the country's southwest, killed two al-Qaeda terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official who ... in the greater African Maghreb and Sahel regions, took advantage of the security vacuum left in Libya after the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in ... military
The March 24 strike near Ubari in southern Libya killed "two Al Qaida terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement. Officials said the strike, the second by the US this year and the first targeting AQIM, had been coordinated with the ... military
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigating judges overseeing the probe gave ... military
PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday as part of an inquiry into whether his 2007 election campaign received illegal financial support from the Libyan government of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Mr. Sarkozy, 63, faces charges of passive ... military
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigating judges overseeing the probe had ... military
PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France was questioned by the police on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether his 2007 election campaign received illegal financial support from the Libyan regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Mr. Sarkozy, 63, was taken into custody in Nanterre, ... France
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will run for president in the next Libyan election, a campaign spokesperson said in a news conference from Tunis on Monday. The son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will seek to implement a "reform" programme that will focus on reconstruction to serve all Libyans, said Ayman ... France
A US air strike hit a house in southern Libya on Saturday where militant “leaders” were meeting, killing two of them, the spokesman of the Libyan prime minister said. Spokesman Mohamed El Sallak, in a statement on his Twitter account, said the strike was “coordinated” with the UN-backed Government of ... France
The Foreign Minister of the Interim Government in eastern Libya Mohammed Eddairi said he resigned on March 04 and his resignation has not been accepted yet. He attributed the resignation to the hindrance of his work by the Prime Minister of the Interim Government Abdullah Al-Thanni, whom he said ... France
1 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Illegal Immigration Agency issued a decision Wednesday to close four shelters in western Libya, without giving a specific reason. ... Libyan immigrant reception centers house thousands of migrants, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean on boats while attempting to cross to ... France
The Indian Express reported that the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) sent a letter to Libyan authorities seeking details of this detention. “The state counter terrorism agency followed up with the Libyan authorities by sending a letter that has still remained unanswered,” said a senior official from the ... France
The International Criminal Court prosecutor renewed her appeal on last Friday to Libyan authorities to arrest Dignity Operation militias' senior leader who is ... despite an official statement from the General Command of the Libyan National Army in August 2017 that Mr. Al-Werfalli had been arrested and was ... France
A total of 120 undocumented refugees were rescued off the coast of Libya late Monday, a Libyan official told Anadolu Agency. Al-Hadi Mohamed Sabratha, chief of the Libyan Naval Forces' port and coastguard, said the African refugees included women and children. Mohamed said the rescue operation ... France
The Governor of the Libyan Central Bank - appointed by the House of Representatives in eastern Libya - Mohammed Al-Shoukri was sworn in in an HoR ... The Minister of Local Government, Badad Qansu, met with senior officials of the ministry on Sunday to discuss the preparations, arrangements, and ... France
More than 13,000 migrants have been repatriated from Libya since the beginning of December, the African Union's chief said yesterday (29 January), ... France on Wednesday (22 November) called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel ... France
Ali Al-Mahrouq was informed him that the Sudanese government condemns the “savage” treatment of its citizens in Libya. ... In a statement, the ministry pointed out that the Sudanese Embassy in Tripoli had also contacted senior officials in the Libyan government of national accord and security agencies, ... France
Several politicians, ministers, diplomats and high-ranking civil servants who were once a part of the Libyan revolution now find themselves in different ... through his shuttle diplomacy, which took him to meet leaders, including then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the main sponsor of the rebels in Libya. France
24 (Xinhua) -- The convoy of Libyan Education Minister, Osman Abdel-Jalil, was attacked on Wednesday in Bani Walid city, some 180 km southeast of the capital Tripoli. "No one was ... Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the uprising that toppled former leader Gaddafi's regime. The country ... France
Libyan national actors would be ill-advised to not prioritize the increasing demands for local governance. Libyans perceive municipal councils as the most legitimate representatives of local communities, according to a 2016 survey done by the International Republican Institute (IRI). As mayors and ... France
23 (Xinhua) -- Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Monday calls for cooperation and communication between the Libyan government and ... Libya has been suffering from political division and unrest since the uprising of 2011 which toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime. France
A staffer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was released in southern Libya on Tuesday, according to a Libyan security official. ... Libya has been dogged by chaos since 2011, when a bloody uprising led to the ouster and death of longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi after more than four ... France
TRIPOLI, Jan.16 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Coast Guards on Monday rescued 360 illegal immigrants off Libya's western coast, according to a Coast Guards official. "Patrol members received a distress call off the coast of Garrabulli city, some 60 km east of the capital Tripoli. Upon arrival, we found a boat with ... France
During an Oval Office meeting on immigration on 11 January 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly used the term “shit hole” in reference to African countries and said that he'd rather take immigrants from places like Norway. The comment was widely condemned in the media (several news anchors ... France
14 (Xinhua) -- Libya's eastern-based army spokesman on Sunday slammed Turkey as the sponsor of terrorism in Libya. ... Its contracts in Libya are invalid now," said Mismari, pointing out that there is an intelligence network between Turkey and Sudan following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ... France
The delegation will also review with Libyan officials the security preparedness and the international support for the evacuation of the migrants from Libya. CISSA is made up of 54 African countries and was founded in 2005. One of its goals is striking cooperation among African security and intelligence ... France
Nasir SHAGLAN, Libyan Minister of Economy, Bettina Muscheidt, the Head of the EU Delegation to Libya, Mohamed RAED, Chairman of the General Libyan Union of Chambers, the Directors of the Chambers of Commerce of Benghazi, Misrata, Sebha and Tripoli, and the project team met and discussed ... France
Since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, many armed entities have fought to gain control over Libya. The country is currently in a power struggle between the internationally recognized government of Al-Wefaq (Political Party) in Tripoli and the "interim government”, supported by Haftar's forces. France
TRIPOLI, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Libyan security on Saturday rescued two out of three International Organization for Migration (IOM) officials who were kidnapped in southern Libya, according to a security official. Rescuing work is still undergoing for the third official, Rania Kharma, according to the security, and ... France


 

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