News aggregator for: Lybia Herald

HoR asks Thinni to lead new thinned-down government

By Farah Waleed. Benghazi, Monday 1 September 2014: The House of Representatives, at its meeting in Tobruk today, asked acting Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni to form a new government within two weeks.…

BREAKING NEWS: US embassy compound invaded

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 31 August 2014. Armed militias have this afternoon taken over the US embassy compound in Tripoli. Videos posted on social media appear to show fighters using the…

Egypt’s FM seeks cooperation on European tour

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 31 August 2014: Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri left on a five-day European tour today, in an effort to bolster international support as Egypt faces increasing volatility within…

Demonstrations on Friday for and against HoR

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli, 30 August 2014: There were a series of demonstrations of varying sizes  in Tripoli, Benghazi, Misrata and at least five other cities in support of and against the…

Fierce exchanges between Dawn and Warshefana

Libya Herald Reporters. Tripoli, 30 August 2014: Heavy fighting broke out on the coast road to Zawia this morning. First reports suggested that Warshefana militiamen were mounting a counterattack to retake ground…

Libya Central Shield willing to negotiate

By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 30 August 2014: Central Shield, one of the primary components of Libya Dawn, is willing to negotiate with the UN’s special envoy, the revolutionary brigade has announced.

Solidarity Fund manager kidnapped

By Jamal Adel. Kufra, 30 August 2014: The manager of  the Solidarity Fund office in Germa is still being held after he was seized  in the southern town of Obari on Tuesday. The exact circumstances…

Migrant workers in Libya highly vulnerable, says IOM

By Libya Herald staff. Cairo, 29 August 2014: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is worried about the vulnerability of migrant workers caught up in Libya’s instability. IOM is also concerned that the conflict…

Outgoing PM meets incoming UN Special Envoy

By Libya Herald staff. Abdullah Al-Thinni meeting with Bernadino Leon in Tobruk (photo: pm.gov.ly) Abdullah Al-Thinni meeting with Bernadino Leon in Tobruk (Photo: pm.gov.ly) Tripoli, 29 August 2014: The new UN Special…

Operation Dignity aircraft crashes near Beida

By Noora Ibrahim and Farah Waleed. Benghazi, 29 August 2014: A warplane belonging to Operation Dignity crashed this morning near Beida, killing its pilot. The commander of Operation Dinity’s air forces, Saqr Adam…