Articles tagged 'libya'

ICC unveils arrest warrant for ex-Gaddafi security chief 26 April 2017 TRIPOLI - International judges on Monday unsealed an arrest warrant for Libya's former security chief, accusing him of carrying out war crimes in 2011 to quash opposition to late dictator Moammar Gaddafi. The warrant, first issued in 2013 by the International Criminal Court, charges Al-Tuhamy ...
Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya 30 August 2016 TRIPOLI - About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date. Some 40 co-ordinated rescue missions took place about 20km (12 miles) off the Libyan town of Sabratha, it added. Video footage shows migrants, said ...
Obama warns of IS 'surge' in Libya 15 April 2016 WASHINGTON - Islamic State (IS) recruits are increasingly heading to Libya following the setbacks the militant group has suffered in Iraq and Syria, US President Barack Obama has said. The US will continue efforts to beat it back in Libya, he added. Last week, Mr Obama said the "worst mista...
Libya's Tripoli govt to step down 6 April 2016 TRIPOLI - One of two rival governments in Libya has announced that it is stepping down, a justice ministry statement has said. The announcement comes less than a week after the arrival in Tripoli of a UN-backed national unity government. The Tripoli-based administration said it was standing...
Obama 'criticises' Cameron over Libya 11 March 2016 WASHINGTON - David Cameron became "distracted" after the 2011 intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama has said. Speaking to the Atlantic magazine, he said the operation went as well as he had hoped, but Libya was now "a mess". The article also said he had warned the PM the UK would...
Libya's rival govts shun UN, sign separate peace deal 7 December 2015 BENGHAZI — Lawmakers from Libya's rival parliaments have reached a power-sharing agreement in Tunisia, shunning a U.N.-brokered deal to avoid the "foreign intervention" tainting it, an internationally recognized government representative said Sunday. However, it appeared the deal had failed to...
Migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast 5 August 2015 TRIPOLI - Rescuers are searching for hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean after the boat they were on capsized off Libya. Some reports suggest as many as 700 people were on board the overcrowded vessel when it came into difficulty. The Irish navy said it feared "a significant loss of l...
Libya to bailout bid? 19 September 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe will seek financial support from Libya in the country’s quest to replace the war-torn North African country as 2017 Africa Cup of Nations host, cabinet ministers said yesterday. Libya withdrew from hosting the 2017 tournament due to delays in its plans to build new stadia, wh...
Fighting leaves Libya in turmoil 19 May 2014 TRIPOLI - The Libyan government has insisted that it remains in control of the country despite a series of heavy attacks and clashes over the weekend. The parliament building in the capital Tripoli was overrun by a militia group, and two people were killed. Later a militia spokesman demande...
Niger extradites Gaddafi's son to Libya 6 March 2014 TRIPOLI - The Libyan government says former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli. Pictures posted on the internet showed him having his head and beard shaved. Saadi Gaddafi, the former head of Libya's football federation, f...
Warriors booted out 29 January 2014 CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe crashed out of the 2014 African Nations Championship at the semi-final stage after losing 5-4 to Libya on penalties at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Wednesday. The match had finished goalless after regulation time. In the penalty shoot-out, the...
Warriors carry Southern African hopes 28 January 2014 CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwe have emerged as dark horses for the 2014 African Nations Championship (Chan) title after making it through to the last four with a spirited win over Mali on Saturday. The Warriors now face Libya at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein Wednesday for the right to play in t...
Libyan cabinet minister shot dead 12 January 2014 SIRTE - Libya's deputy industry minister has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli. Local media quoted officials as saying unknown gunmen "sprayed bullets" at Hassan al-Droui near a central market. It is the first assassination of a member of Li...
U.S. to help train Libyan forces 19 November 2013 TRIPOLI - Libya and its fledgling security forces, overwhelmed by militia violence and unrest since the overthrow of dictator Moammar Gadhafi two years ago, are going to get some help from the U.S. military, a top American commander said. Adm. William McRaven, head of the U.S. Special Operatio...
Zim, Libya relations remain frosty 24 October 2013 HARARE - Libya is still yet to resume diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe three years after the closure of its embassy in the country. Joey Bimha, Foreign Affairs permanent secretary, told the Daily News yesterday that relations between the two countries have not been normalised while the embas...
Libya denies US embassy bombings 16 October 2013 TRIPOLI - A Libyan man seized earlier this month in a US raid in Tripoli has pleaded not guilty in a New York court to two US embassy bombings in 1998. Abu Anas al-Liby, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, entered the plea through his attorney. He is accused of links with al-Qaed...
Libya's Prime Minister freed from captivity 10 October 2013 TRIPOLI - Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has returned to his office after being held for several hours by militiamen loosely allied to the government. Two years after the overthrow of Col Muammar Gaddafi, Libya still has no constitution and divisions between secular and Islamist forces have ...
Mugabe fears Gaddafi fate 17 July 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe says he fears sharing the fate of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi or Saddam Hussein, the deposed Iraqi president sentenced to death by hanging. At a rally at Chibuku Stadium in Chitungwiza yesterday, the Zanu PF leader accused the United States and Britain ...
Zim to co-operate in Gaddafi funds probe 14 July 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe is ready to co-operate with Libya in identifying funds and assets allegedly hidden by the late Muammar Gaddafi in the country, a top government official official has said.