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Libya

Libyans take part in a celebration marking the sixth anniversary of the Libyan revolution at the Martyrs
18 Feb 2017 08:56

Libya celebrates 6th anniversary of revolution, end of dictatorship

Islam Times - Libyans have celebrated the 6th anniversary of their revolution which led to the fall of former longtime dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.

 
Former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad
12 Feb 2017 10:16

US Blocks Ex-Palestinian PM Path to UN Mission in Lybia

Islam Times - The US administration has blocked the nomination of former Palestinian authority as a UN representative.

 
German navy sailors arrive to rescue refugees on boat off the coast of Libya in March 2016.
2 Feb 2017 07:43

Libya may allow NATO, EU ships in its waters

Islam Times - Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj says his country may allow NATO and European Union (EU) navies to cooperate with its coastguard and operate in Libyan waters to contain people-smuggling across the sea.

 
Refugees Face Execution, Torture in Libya
30 Jan 2017 10:51

Refugees Face Execution, Torture in Libya

Islam Times - People inside refugee camps in Libya are facing daily executions, torture and other systematic rights abuses, Germany says.

 
Libyan forces gesture after pushing into Ghiza Bahriya district following a battle with Daesh terrorists in Sirte, Libya, November 22, 2016.
23 Nov 2016 07:07

Daesh ‘desperately’ resisting in Sirte as Libya forces advance

Islam Times - A spokesman for the Libyan forces says Daesh is desperately resisting amid the advances of the country’s troops in the terrorist group’s ex-North African stronghold of Sirte.

 
Muammar Gaddafi
23 Oct 2016 05:06

From ‘Mad Dog’ to ‘Model’, Back: How West Changed Its Mind on Libya’s Gaddafi

Islam Times - In the 42 years that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya, Western views went from considering him a cartoon villain to believing him a model of international conduct – and back to villain again, when the West backed an armed rebellion against him.

 
Why Libya Is a Mayhem State
22 Oct 2016 05:27

Why Libya Is a Mayhem State

Islam Times - On October 14, a former Prime Minister of Libya – Khalifa al-Ghwell – gathered some supporters at the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli and announced that he was the new head of government. It was a curious moment for this former engineer from the city of Misrata – the hotbed of the anti-Qaddafi ...

 
Fighters from Libyan forces allied with the UN-backed government gather during a battle with Daesh terrorists in neighborhood Number Three in Sirte, Libya October 9, 2016.
10 Oct 2016 10:26

Libyan forces tighten noose around Daesh in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord continue advancing inside Sirte, as part of a major offensive to liberate the port city from the Daesh terrorists.

 
The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder
8 Oct 2016 12:31

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Islam Times - Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya” describes how Africa first developed its own transcontinental communications system by purchasing a telecommunications satellite on December 26, 2007: the African Development Bank ...

 
David Cameron
17 Sep 2016 12:15

David Cameron's Role in Destroying Libya Compares With Blair's in Iraq

Islam Times - Of the numerous examples of western military intervention in recent times, none has been more grievous or disastrous than NATO's 2011 intervention in Libya, which as mentioned only helped turn the country into a failed state.

 
A general view of pipelines at the Zueitina oil terminal in Zueitina, west of Benghazi, Libya. on April 7, 2014.
13 Sep 2016 10:09

Western powers urge Haftar forces to withdraw from seized oil ports

Islam Times - Western powers have called on forces loyal to Libya’s powerful general, Khalifa Haftar, to leave the oil ports they have seized from the country’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

 
Libyan Gov’t Forces Close in on ISIL Militants in Sirte
10 Aug 2016 08:30

Libyan Gov’t Forces Close in on ISIL Militants in Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord said Monday they had seized a new sector near the ISIL Takfiri group's command center in Sirte.

 
Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya
8 Aug 2016 10:29

Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya

Islam Times - The US air strikes on Libya this week mark a major escalation of American overseas military operations.

 
Forces loyal to Libya
8 Aug 2016 05:35

Libya forces to launch final assault on Daesh to retake Sirte

Islam Times - Forces loyal to the Libyan unity government are preparing to launch a final offensive against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists to fully recapture the coastal city of Sirte.

 
What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?
7 Aug 2016 08:22

What Behind Recent US Air Raids in Libya?

Islam Times - The US has launched anti-ISIS airstrikes in Libyan city of Sirte on Monday, August 1, after the US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recommended that the American President orders first air raids at the terrorist group's positions in the North African country.

 
US Airstrikes Hit Libya to Bolster UN-Created Government
6 Aug 2016 07:03

US Airstrikes Hit Libya to Bolster UN-Created Government

Islam Times - The Pentagon has announced today that the US has begun conducting military airstrikes against Libya with the stated intent of defeating ISIS in that country.

 
US destroyed Libya to re-colonize Africa
4 Aug 2016 05:14

US destroyed Libya to re-colonize Africa

Islam Times - The United States and its allies are responsible for destroying Africa’s wealthiest nation, Libya, in order to re-colonize the African continent, an American journalist and political analyst says.

 
Where is Libya Headed?
26 Jul 2016 10:06

Where is Libya Headed?

Islam Times - After the victory of the Libyan revolutionaries, it seemed the process of state-building in Libya could start and continue without a hitch.

 
Security Council Must Lift Libyan Arms Embargo to Support Counterterrorism
14 Jul 2016 06:08

Security Council Must Lift Libyan Arms Embargo to Support Counterterrorism

Islam Times - The UN SC is better to lift its arms embargo against Libya to help the country's regular army fight against Daesh terrorists.

 
Khalifa Haftar, a renegade general in Libya
10 Jul 2016 12:46

West in contact with, supporting renegade general in Libya

Islam Times - Western countries involved in aerial operations in Libya have been coordinating airstrikes with renegade General Khalifa Haftar despite his opposition to the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the North African country, a report says.