Two dead, five wounded in Libya car bomb: security source

Two members of Libya’s security forces were killed and five others wounded Sunday evening in a car bomb blast at a checkpoint in the country’s south, a police source said.“A car bomb exploded as it was crossing a roadblock set up by the security forces” in the city of Sebha

Italy beside Libya in transition - PM Draghi

Italy is beside Libya in its "complex" transition, Premier Mario Draghi told a joint press conference with national unity government Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dabaiba in Rome Monday. "The collaboration between the government of Prime Minister Dabaiba and Italy continues to be ever more fertile an

UN chief: Foreign fighters in Libya are violating ceasefire

The UN chief said foreign fighters and mercenaries remain in Libya in violation of last October’s ceasefire agreement and called for their withdrawal and an end to violations of the UN arms embargo, saying these are “critical elements” for lasting peace in the north African count

PM’s trip to eastern Libya delayed after security row

The Libyan government postponed the prime minister’s first visit to the east of the country late on Sunday, hours after an advance security team was turned back from Benghazi airport, a source said.A Cabinet meeting scheduled for Monday in the city would also have marked national unity gover

Libya will honour deals with Turkey: Al-Mishri

Chairman of the Libyan High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri stressed on Friday his country's honouring agreements signed with Turkey and all deals signed with other countries, Anadolu Agency reports. "We confirm our honouring to the agreements signed with Turkey as we honour all previ

Libyan FM calls for ‘stability, peace, security’

“Stability, peace and security” are Libya’s major priorities ahead of the country’s next elections, Foreign Minister Najla El-Mangoush told a meeting of Italian MPs. Speaking in a hearing of the Italian Chamber of Deputies’ foreign affairs committee attended by Arab

Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya on Saturday launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign for the general population in Tripoli, with the elderly and healthcare workers given priority in the conflict-hit North African nation.Those over 70 would get the AstraZeneca jab while the Russian Sputnik V vaccine would be administer

Libya launches COVID-19 vaccination drive after delays

Libya's new unity government launched a long-delayed COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday after receiving some 160,000 vaccine doses over the past week, with the prime minister receiving his jab on live television.While Libya is richer than its neighbours due to oil exports, the country's he

Libya gets 57,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from COVAX

Libya has received more than 57,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX initiative.The UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said the doses that arrived late Thursday have been earmarked to health workers, people older than 75 and people with chronic disease.Libya’s National Center for

Libya PM hails COVID-19 vaccine delivery as ‘first drop of rain’

More than 100,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on Sunday, Libya’s ministry of health said, the first shipment to reach the country.Around 1,000 new infections are announced daily by the National Center for Disease Control, posin

Libya: 80% of state institutions unified in less than a month

The prime minister of Libya's Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, has confirmed that 80 per cent of the country's institutions have been unified in less than a month. "Our main goal is to reunite state institutions," he pointed out. "Among the institutions that have been effectivel

Libyan PM says he can unify country

Libya’s prime minister has said he is confident that he can unify his war-torn country. “Before (the) 2011 (revolution), Libya was a united country. I am convinced that it will go back to being united again,” Abdul Hamid Dbeibah told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Libya

Hezbollah reneges on Lebanese government pledge

BEIRUT: Hezbollah has walked away from a previous agreement to form a Lebanese government of nonpolitical specialists, claiming that any leadership not backed by political forces “will go down in a week or two.” The militant party’s change of tack has shattered hopes that an 18t

Libya’s new interim PM takes oath to head government

Libya’s new interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah was sworn in Monday to lead the war-torn country’s transition to elections in December, after years of chaos and division.The North African nation descended into conflict after dictator Muammar Qaddafi was toppled and killed in a N

UN urges foreign troops to leave Libya

The UN Security Council on Friday urged countries with troops and mercenaries in Libya to withdraw them “without delay” as demanded in the cease-fire agreement between the country’s warring parties.A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members welcomed a key step fo

New Libyan government welcomed by US, UK and EU

The US, European powers, Egypt and Jordan hailed a vote by Libya's parliament to approve a unity government to lead the war-ravaged North African nation to elections in December. In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of France, Germany, the US, Italy and Britain said: "We applaud

Libya parliament approves interim unity government

BENGHAZI: Libyan lawmakers confirmed a newly appointed government on Wednesday, in the hopes it will help unify the divided, war-wrecked North African country, and shepherd it through to elections at the end of the year.The government of Prime Minister designate Abdul Hamid Dbeibah replaces two ri

Libyan parliament fails to approve unity cabinet in first day of deliberations

Libya’s Parliament failed to reach agreement on a proposed unity government on Monday, in a session marked by tense debates at the frontline coastal city of Sirte. More than 130 MPs of the divided country’s Parliament of 188 MPs debated the proposed cabinet drawn up by Abdul Hami