It said the list aims at using terrorism to get rid of political opponents and involving Libya in regional conflicts by the eastern government. ----------------------------------------Residents from Tobruk's Berka area found WWII German, Australian, and French warheads and they handed them over to the national museum in the city to be later handed to the national security authority. Later, calls were made for the city to do a campaign of combing through the area, which was years ago an area filled with WWII war remnants. ----------------------------------------The Benghazi IDPs Association has called on legal and humanitarian agencies to sue the UAE and Egypt for their military intervention in Libya. ----------------------------------------The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Spanish oil firm, Repsol, distributed Ramadan food baskets for the IDPs from Ubari who are staying in Tripoli.
June 12, 2017 14:33 UTC
Libyan authorities said today that Moamer Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam, reportedly set free by a local militia at the weekend, was still wanted by a Tripoli court for a 2015 conviction. "Having been sentenced in absentia on July 28, 2015...(Seif al-Islam) is required to appear before the court," Tripoli prosecutor general Ibrahim Massud Ali said in a statement. The prosecutor's statement did not confirm that he had been set free and gave no indication of his potential whereabouts. A court in Tripoli convicted Seif al-Islam in 2015 in connection with attempts to put down the revolt and sentenced him in absentia to death. Human Rights Watch called on Libyan authorities to track him down.
June 12, 2017 14:15 UTC
Members of the European Parliament and US Congressmen issued a joint statement on recent political and economic developments, security in the Mediterranean and democracy support in third-world countriesIf the debacle in Libya is to be contained, there needs to be convergence between the United States, Russia and the European Union about what their respective legitimate interests in the area are, according to Maltese MEP Alfred Sant.The former prime minister warned US Congressmen and members of the European Parliament during the 80th inter-parliamentary meeting of the ‘Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue’ in Valletta, that convergence about the military doctrine that should be deployed in the defence of those legitimate interests.Sant, a member of the EU’s delegation for relations with the US, addressed the working session on ‘Security in the Mediterranean: counter-terrorism, migration, sea operations, Libya’, attended by Rear Admiral Andrea Romani, Force Commander, EU NAVAL FORCE Mediterranean.The committee convenes in the country which is running the EU presidency.Members of the European Parliament and US Congressmen issued a joint statement on recent political and economic developments, security in the Mediterranean and democracy support in third-world countries, reaffirming their commitment to continue to strengthen relations.The ‘Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD)’ focuses on enhancing the dialogue between European and American federal legislators: the European Parliament and the American Congress.The TLD is founded on the principle that EU-US relations go far beyond foreign policy or trade issues, but also involve other fields of legislation.
June 12, 2017 10:07 UTC
| Published by :Beijing [China] June 12 (ANI) : An investigation has been initiated into the release of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son and one-time heir apparent of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was released on Sunday by Abu Bakr al-Seddiq Brigade,the Libyan militia group. Libyan Attorney General Ibrahim Masoud Ali said the public prosecutor's office has started an investigation into those involved in the release of imprisoned Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi. Saif was accused of incitement to violence and murdering protesters during the 2011 unrest that toppled his father's regime. Saif al-Islam has been released after more than five years in detention, his captors said. Saif was released as a part of recent pardon issued by the Libyan parliament based in the country's eastern region.
June 12, 2017 09:56 UTC
Doha is more than 4,600 kilometres away from Tripoli and seemingly nothing links the two capitals. Yet, the sight of the serrated maroon and white flag being flown over Gaddafi’s presidential complex was a clear indication of the involvement of Qatar in the dramatic events unfolding in Libya. The political establishment in Qatar was reportedly deeply enthusiastic for the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in 2011. In Libya, Qatar played the same proactive role it had in other countries and reports said that it secured the non-objection of the Arab League to the military intervention in Libya that was crucial in toppling Gaddafi’s regime. “In Libya, and with the start of the uprising, Qatar convinced the West that its vision of Creative Chaos was about to become a reality.
June 12, 2017 09:56 UTC
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty, in a move which could fuel further instability. Saif Al-Islam, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from Libyan jail by a militia group loyal to the eastern administration of the country. Saif Al-Islam after his release will unquestionably be suppressed politically by those authorities opposed to the appointment of the dictator’s son to any position of power in the country. In essence, Saif Al-Islam must show himself to be the prodigal son of Libya. If the right steps are taken, Muammar may not indeed be the last Gaddafi in power and the world may indeed see the Libyan regime of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi.
June 12, 2017 08:04 UTC
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been released from prison, according to a Libyan militiaA Libyan militia says it has freed Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the most prominent son of the country’s late dictator Muammar Gaddafi, after more than five years in captivity.A statement from the Abu Bakr al-Siddiq Battalion, a militia which controls Zintan, a mountainous region southwest of the capital Tripoli, said it released Saif al-Islam late on Saturday under an amnesty law passed last year by the eastern-based parliament.“We have decided to liberate Saif al-Islam Muammar Gaddafi. He is now free and has left the city of Zintan,” the militia said in a statement.However, it is unclear whether Saif has left Zintan, and his freedom in Libya is partial. While the eastern parliament in Tobruk, to which Zintan is aligned, says he is a free man, Tripoli’s UN-backed government still considers him a war criminal, after a court sentenced him to death, in absentia, in 2015 for crimes during the revolution.Since Gaddafi's four-decade rule ended in 2011, Libya has struggled to establish basic institutions and rule of law.If Saif leaves Libya, he may also face arrest on an indictment from the international criminal court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.His British lawyer, Karim Khan QC, said he was unable to confirm or deny reports of Saif’s freedom, but added he was in regular contact with his client, last visiting him in the autumn.“I met him in Zintan and I’ve been in contact with him in relation to this issue,” he said. “He was in good physical health, I had lunch with him in Zintan and sat for several hours.”The most prominent of Gaddafi's sons, Saif al-Islam, 44, was captured in Zintan in November 2011 as he was fleeing to neighbouring Niger after opposition fighters seized Tripoli.He was sentenced to death in July 2015 by a court in Tripoli in a mass trial of former Gaddafi government officials.
June 12, 2017 06:56 UTC
Beneath the lines of Zinatni brigade's statement, one can understand that they secretly devised the release of Saif Gaddafi, but on an overt understanding, one can read that they don't know where he went. Knowing that Saif Gaddafi is sentenced for death by a firing squad in Libya and is a wanted criminal for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Saif, 44, is no innocent person in what took place in Libya in 2011, at least so says the ICC. So is Saif a savior for Libya, who is going to:1: End the current pandemonium in Libya in western, eastern and southern borders as well as in the Libyan waters. If Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is a man who is able to supermanly-do all those tasks and save Libya from the abyss it is descending in because of his father, then long live Libya's savior, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi!
June 11, 2017 19:52 UTC
One illegal immigrant was killed as gunmen attacked a patrol for the Libyan coastguards that had intercepted 570 immigrants off Sabratha shores, Libyan Nay said Saturday. Ayoub Qassim, the Navy spokesman, said the intercepted 570 immigrants are from different African countries, confirming the death of one of them and the injury of three others due to the attack on Friday. "Two of the human trafficking boats were destroyed by our patrol, while a third one managed to run away in the first operation." Qassim explained. Over 3800 immigrants were rescued in last May alone, Libyan Coast Guard announced earlier.
June 11, 2017 19:07 UTC
The self-proclaimed general command of Dignity Operation led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya voiced a warm welcome to the news of freeing Moamar Gaddafi's son, Saif Al-Islam, from Zintan. Dignity Operation's spokesman, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said on TV on Saturday that Saif Gaddafi is now free as per the amnesty law. "He is outside Zintan city now and he can take part in any political process if no legal hindrances existed to obstruct that." However, inside Zintan itself, calls of rejection to the release of Saif Gaddafi were very loud and clear, slamming the step as a betrayal of the martyrs' sacrifices. Military council of Zintan and its municipality had both voiced objection and condemnation of freeing Saif Al-Islam under the pretext of an amnesty law.
June 11, 2017 17:26 UTC
---------------------------------------One illegal immigrant was killed as gunmen attacked a patrol for the Libyan coastguards that had intercepted 570 immigrants off Sabratha shores, Libyan Nay said Saturday. ---------------------------------------The General Tourism Authority (GTA) has criticized the decision of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to place five archaeological sites in Libya on the endangered world heritage list. Amtair added that the HOR issued the list to settle political accounts with those who went against the direction of the Dignity Operation. The ministry also thanked the financial controllers and those who worked on the file regarding the Jordanian oncology department. The airline justified their decision by what they described as a "weak demand during the holy month of Ramadan."
June 11, 2017 12:55 UTC
Amna Amtair, a current member of the High Council of State, stated that the list issued by the National Defense and Security Committee of the House of Representatives (HOR) regarding the classification of certain personalities and entities under the category of terrorism is a blatant attempt by the HOR to cover up the war crimes committed by the forces of dignity operation and its leader Khalifa Hafter. Amtair added that the HOR issued the list to settle political accounts with those who went against the direction of the Dignity Operation. Amtair stressed that there is no evidence or proof of these allegations.
June 11, 2017 12:33 UTC
Saif al-Islam remained prominent throughout the violence that gripped Libya in the wake of the Arab Spring. As an internationally prominent negotiator and influencer, Saif al-Islam could claim a number of victories and prominent roles. In 2014, Saif al-Islam appeared via video link in the Tripoli courtroom where his trial was held, as he was incarcerated in Zintan at the time. As an internationally prominent negotiator and influencer, Saif al-Islam could claim a number of victories and prominent roles. Saif al-Islam is still wanted by the ICC on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
June 11, 2017 11:48 UTC
| Published by :New York [USA], June 11 (ANI): Son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, has been released after five years of captivity. Libya has been divided since Muammar Gaddafi's fall nearly six years ago, with three governments, multiple parliaments and competing tribes and militia vying for power. Before the 2011 Libyan civil war, he was believed to be a moderate in comparison to his father. However, Libyan authorities refused to hand him over, saying the court did not have authority to try the case. A trial was held in Libya's capital, with Saif facing charges relating to attempts to suppress the revolution uprising, including the killing of protesters.
June 11, 2017 10:52 UTC
Kadhafi’s son Seif ‘set free’ in LibyaSeif al-Islam, the second son and heir apparent of the late deposed Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, is said to have been freed in Libya after more than five years in captivity. There was no independent confirmation of Seif al-Islam’s release, which could spark further instability in a country already wracked by divisions and violence. In response to an email from AFP, Seif al-Islam’s lawyer at the ICC, Karim Khan, said: “I am not able to confirm or deny any matters at this moment in time.” Previous reports of Seif al-Islam’s release have proven false. It was unclear why the Zintan group may have decided to release Seif al-Islam now or what he may be planning. Seif al-Islam, 44, is the second of Kadhafi’s eight children, the eldest son of his second wife Safiya.
June 11, 2017 09:56 UTC