Spokesman of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, said that LNA forces are not a party to any political conflict in the country, and do not support one party at the expense of the other. Al-Mismari warned in statements to the Emirati newspaper Al-Ittihad that the political crisis in Libya affects the work of the armed forces, especially in their battle against terrorism. LNA Spokesman pointed out that the main task of the Libyan army forces is to fight terrorism and preserve the security and stability of the country. He affirmed that the Libyan military is capable of unifying its national institution, but the interventions carried out by some political and extremist entities represented by “the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Group” are trying to abort those efforts to bury the idea of a Libyan army bearing a national character and protecting the flag of the nation, adding: “Therefore, they intensify their efforts to obstruct all efforts which aims to unify the Libyan military establishment.”Al-Mismari explained that eliminating the influence of armed militias in western Libya would contribute greatly to the unification of the institution of the national army, pointing out that “if this is achieved, the military institution will be the first institution to be unified in the country, and organizing the institution will protect the country.”
August 13, 2022 18:14 UTC
At least 15 migrants were found dead in the desert on the borders with Sudan, Libyan authorities said on Saturday. The migrants were on their way from Sudan to Libya when their vehicle broke down due to lack of fuel, they added. The migrants likely attempted to reach Libya in an effort to board trafficking boats to Europe. Shailesh / 09:59 pm on short byon
August 13, 2022 17:32 UTC
Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), attends funeral of Sheikh Al-Basha Saleh Al-Atyush, a leading figure of Al-Moghrabi tribe from eastern Libya, who passed away on Wednesday, according to LNA’s media office. Sheikh Al-Atyush died due to a health problem in the city of Benghazi. Al-Atyush is considered one of the most important social leaders in Libya, especially in the oil crescent region, where the Al-Moghrabi tribe, to which the deceased belonged, extends. Saleh Al-Atyush is a social figure who has played advanced roles in influential events since 2011, especially in the oil crescent region in central Libya. The late was known for his important social and political roles, especially in recent years, which witnessed confrontations between the Libyan National Army and armed groups in the east of the country.
August 13, 2022 17:25 UTC
A joint Sudanese-Libyan patrol announced on Friday that eight Sudanese individuals have been rescued and 20 bodies were found in the desert on the border between Sudan and Libya. Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported that those found were coming from North Darfur state, heading to Libya in an illegal immigration attempt. Sudan is fighting the phenomenon of irregular migration whose rates have doubled in recent years on its eastern borders with Ethiopia and Eritrea, as well as on its north-western borders with Libya. There are no official statistics on the number of irregular migrants and gangs involved in smuggling. The Sudanese government justifies the absence of statistics by its feeble capabilities compared to the great cost of pursuing gangs across its vast borders.
August 13, 2022 15:48 UTC
Cairo, Aug 13 (AP) Libyan authorities said on Saturday they found at least 15 migrants dead in the desert on the borders with Sudan, the latest tragedy involving migrants seeking a better life in Europe via perilous journeys through the conflict-wrecked nation. The migrants likely attempted to reach western Libya in efforts to board trafficking boats to Europe. The agency posted images on Facebook showing bodies purportedly of the dead migrants who were later burned in the desert. Libya has in recent years emerged as the dominant transit point for migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Human traffickers in recent years have benefited from the chaos in Libya, smuggling in migrants across the country's lengthy borders with six nations.
August 13, 2022 15:01 UTC
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August 13, 2022 14:38 UTC
Libya’s outgoing prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh announced on Friday several initiatives in support of the country’s youth including real-estate grants and disbursement of one billion dinars for marriage fund. The announcement came during a government-organized rally in the city of Khoms to commemorate International Youth Day. Dbeibeh said his government will give away real-estate to Libyan youth for private ownership and with zero interests. He also stated that the government will disburse a billion Libyan dinars to youth across the country who are planning on getting married. This comes as part of the marriage fund created by his government last year, which already worth two billion dinars.
August 13, 2022 13:34 UTC
The Acting Head of the U.N. Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Raisedon Zenenga met 10 August with Tripoli-based Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Al-Haddad, to discuss “the latest security developments in Tripoli and adjacent areas as well as the progress on the military and security track,” UNSMIL revealed on Thursday. According to the Mission, Zenenga commended Al-Hadda’s “contributions to defuse and de-escalate tensions in the capital and western region.”“He also welcomed the steps being taken towards unification of military institutions, most recently through talks between the two Military Commanders on 18-19 July in Tripoli,” UNSMIL concluded.
August 13, 2022 12:55 UTC
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Benghazi and other cities of eastern Libya with various intensities on late Friday night. The epicenter of the magnitude 5.9 quake, which occurred at 23:31 P.M. (Libya time), was located at central Mediterranean Sea, 189 kilometers north-west of Benghazi with depth of 10 kilometers, according to data by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
August 13, 2022 11:09 UTC
The National Center for Disease Control in Libya (NCDC) reported on Friday that 76 people tested positive for COVID-19, marking 23 percent of the infection rate. 247 people recovered in the same reporting period. The total recorded COVID-19 cases in Libya have reached more than 500,000 since the start of the pandemic, while over 490,000 of which have recovered, according to the NCDC. The virus has claimed the lives of 6,434 people in total. Over two million people received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while over one million were fully vaccinated with two doses.
August 13, 2022 11:09 UTC
The United Nations Security Council will vote next Monday to choose a new head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). According to Al-Arabiya TV private sources, there is an international overall trend to appoint the Senegalese Abdoulaye Bathily as head of the UNSMIL. Bathily is a former Senegalese minister and defender of black African rights against racism, and has been working since 2014 with the United Nations and was head of the United Nations Mission in Central Africa, and also chaired the Strategic Review Committee for the work of the UNSMIL.
August 12, 2022 21:39 UTC
The Board of Directors of Egyptian Musicians Syndicate confirmed that what is currently being circulated on social media platforms claiming that former head of Musicians Syndicate Hany Shaker issued a decision to stop Iraqi singer Kadim Al Sahir from holding concerts in Egypt is completely false and totally rejected. The board of directors of the Musicians Syndicate emphasized in its press statment that the suggestions of the Syndicate head should be discussed first from the Board of Directors side before being issued in the form of official decision by the Syndicate. The board of directors of the Syndicate calls on the media to investigate the accuracy of the circulated news that offend a great artist with an honorable history like Hany Shaker. At the end of its press statement Musicians Syndicat thanked the former head of Musicians Syndicate Hany Shaker, for his efforts and achievements over the past years.
August 12, 2022 15:21 UTC
Jordanian composer Ahmed Nabil Kamel composed a new song for veteran Iraqi singer Kadim Al Sahir which will be included in the later upcoming album. Sahir performed also a highly successful concert in Fouka Bay in North Coast on August 4. Dubbed “Caesar of Arab Singing” Al Sahir is conseidered one of the most successful artists in the history of the Arab world. A star-studded line-up of global and regional performers headlined Expo 2020 Dubai, with Arab singing sensation Kadim Al Sahir kickstarted the spectacular Infinite Nights series on October 15, 2021. This is a wonderful opportunity to unite the world through music and song, and celebrate our accomplishments.
August 12, 2022 15:02 UTC
Last Tuesday, RealWear launched a cloud-based solution to assist frontline industrial workforces in managing fleets of augmented reality (AR) wearables. RealWear Cloud is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) that presents a dashboard with tools to track and manage devices. RealWear debuted Microsoft Endpoint Manager as part of its line-up of AR wearables last year, alongside Teams support. The firm’s previous cloud management solution will merge with RealWear Cloud, giving existing customers automatic access to RealWear Cloud Basic. RealWear Cloud marks the firm’s transition from a “device-centric company” into a digital solutions provider by launching its first SaaS product.
August 12, 2022 14:50 UTC
1 Using a generous contribution from the Government of Germany, WHO has delivered 2 fully equipped mobile clinics to the Benghazi Health Services Directorate to complement primary health care services in the municipality. 2 These mobile clinics will support WHO’s efforts to increase the availability of emergency health care services for vulnerable people, including immigrants. 3 The clinics will primarily target internally displaced people and migrants in remote areas who have little access to healthcare. 7 Ms. Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Libya, said that she was extremely grateful to Germany for her unwavering support. 10 We will continue our efforts to expand mobile clinics to help more people who may not otherwise have access to healthcare.”
August 12, 2022 08:24 UTC