An international military intervention is needed to end unrest in Libya, where the Islamic State group is gaining a foothold, Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said in an interview published Saturday.
"We went to Afghanistan to stop all of that from coming here, we are in Iraq, Mali or Somalia with the same objective. And now we have it nearby. Something may need to be done," he told the top-selling Spanish daily El Pais when asked if there would be a military intervention in Libya.Full Story
An Islamic State group militant has admitted to videotaping the slaughter of servicemen taken captive from the northeastern border town of Arsal last August, the state-run National News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Abdul Rahman al-Bazerbashi, 21, also known as Hafid al-Baghdadi, told Military Examining Magistrate Imad al-Zein that he has videotaped the killing of servicemen Ali al-Sayyed and Abbas Medlej, said NNA.Full Story
Libya's Tripoli-based government on Sunday called for an armed "mobilization" against the Islamic State group after the jihadists claimed a suicide bombing that killed five fighters allied to the government.
A statement by the Tripoli government, which is not recognized by the international community, urged "officers, soldiers... and all security forces and revolutionaries to mobilize" against IS.Full Story
Dozens of Tunisians held in Libya by a militia forming part of an alliance ruling Tripoli have been freed, Tunisia's foreign ministry announced Saturday.
"All the Tunisians being held in Libya have been freed. The final group was released today," the ministry said in a statement, without giving numbers.Full Story
Tunisia said Monday that it was negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.
The foreign ministry's Arab and African affairs chief Touhami Abdouli said the Tunisians had been detained in western Libya by a militia that is part of the Libya Dawn alliance which controls the capital Tripoli and third city Misrata.Full Story
Three indictments were issued on Thursday against detainees held on terror charges, reported the National News Agency.
Military Examining Magistrate Judge Fadi Sawan issued the indictments against the suspects for belonging to a terrorist organization that was seeking to carry out terror attacks.Full Story
The Lebanese army announced on Monday the arrest of several suspected terrorists and fugitives in raids it carried out in several areas across Lebanon.
A military communique said troops apprehended Safi Sobhi al-Daroubi who is wanted for tossing explosives and using arms in the area of Sabra in Beirut.Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri has criticized parliamentary blocs that are pressuring him into putting certain draft-laws on the agenda of a legislative session, saying he is not their employee.
The Free Patriotic Movement and the Lebanese Forces had urged Berri to put a draft-law on giving the nationality to Lebanese expatriates on the agenda of the session.Full Story
The Lebanese army heavily deployed on Sunday in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood in the northern coastal city of Tripoli, as the General Security apprehended a prominent member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Troops raided several areas in the neighborhood in search of suspects.Full Story
A 17-year-old girl died and several children were injured in an accident at an amusement park in the northern city of Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported.
NNA said Mariam al-Tabbah was killed and five children were wounded when the ferris wheel at City Land toppled.Full Story