Libya

Car bomb rocks Libya’s Benghazi, over 6 people killed and scores wounded

  • 25 May 2018 - 03:15
Car bomb rocks Libya’s Benghazi, over 6 people killed and scores wounded

Photos and videos circulated on social media showed a car bomb explosion that took place at Jamal Abdelnasser Street in Benghazi. Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi confirmed the explosion and said it has so far received over 6 killed persons and 20 injuries from the explosion seen near Tibisti...

Libya: Brawl in downtown Tripoli leaves two men dead

  • 25 May 2018 - 01:53
Libya: Brawl in downtown Tripoli leaves two men dead

A fighting in Ras Hassan street in Tripoli, Libya's capital, left two men killed after Iftar on Thursday.  The spokesman for the Special Deterrence Force Ahmed Salim told local news that their security personnel interfered in the brawl and contained the situation. Tripoli and most Libyan...

UNSMIL humanitarian coordinator demands access to Derna

  • 24 May 2018 - 21:45
UNSMIL humanitarian coordinator demands access to Derna

The humanitarian coordinator at the UNSMIL, Maria Ribeiro, said in a statement on Thursday that the humanitarian community in Libya is perturbed by the continued lack of humanitarian access and subsequent assistance into Derna despite repeated requests. "Humanitarian actors have not been...

Libya government officials accused of wastage of public funds

  • 24 May 2018 - 15:48
Libya government officials accused of wastage of public funds

Libyan officials in the governments climbing to power since 2012 until 2017 have authorized spending over 277 billion Libyan dinars in the central bureaus except the eastern government "Interim Government" which spent in east Libya 21 billion dinars in those five years, an annual report by the...

France to hold meeting fo Libya political parties to push for 2018 elections

  • 23 May 2018 - 21:46
France to hold meeting fo Libya political parties to push for 2018 elections

France said it is going to hold an international meeting in Paris with Libyan political leaders to push for an agreement on holding UN-backed elections this year, according to three diplomats aware of the initiative reported by Reuters. According to a diplomatic cable sent to several countries,...

Protesters threaten more oil output disruptions in Libya

  • 23 May 2018 - 21:20
Protesters threaten more oil output disruptions in Libya

Protesters have called on workers at the Waha oilfield in eastern Libya to shut down production but it was unclear whether output had actually stopped, a spokesman for the protesters said on Wednesday. The group of youths had earlier stopped output at a field operated by state-run Sirte Oil...

Checkpoint attack kills two in Ajdabiya, east Libya

  • 22 May 2018 - 21:08
Checkpoint attack kills two in Ajdabiya, east Libya

At least two personnel loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, were killed Tuesday in a car bomb attack in eastern Libya. The car bomb blew up near checkpoint 60km outside the town of Ajdabiya, where forces loyal to Haftar are deployed. According...

UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

  • 22 May 2018 - 16:44
UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving...

Reuters: Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold

  • 21 May 2018 - 20:53
Reuters: Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold

Russia has delayed a western proposal for a UN Security Council committee to blacklist six accused leaders of human trafficking and migrant smuggling networks in Libya, asking for more information on the value and efficiency of the move. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and...

UN delegate to Libya briefs Security Council on latest developments in the country

  • 21 May 2018 - 20:22
UN delegate to Libya briefs Security Council on latest developments in the country

The UN envoy for Libya is warning that the oil-rich country’s “perverse economic model” based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods “must be shattered” to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year. After Ghassan Salame addressed...