Libya

Military operations of Haftar’s forces will “liberate” Tripoli and Misrata after Derna, spokesman says

  • 10 June 2018 - 20:55
Military operations of Haftar’s forces will “liberate” Tripoli and Misrata after Derna, spokesman says

The spokesman for the Omar al-Mukhtar Operations Room of the self-proclaimed army of Khalifa Haftar, Abdelkarim Sabra, said they are about to k=liberate Derna in east Libya from what he described as terrorism, adding that their forces will continue military actions throughout all of Libya. Sabra...

Source: Attempts to announce new government in Libya are “fake news”

  • 10 June 2018 - 17:39
Source: Attempts to announce new government in Libya are “fake news”

A well-informed source at the High Council of State (HCS) told Libyan Express on Sunday that the news on media outlets and social media about the attempts of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to reshuffle the government and announce new appointments are untrue and baseless.  The source...

Governor of parallel Libya central bank opposed to economic reforms

  • 10 June 2018 - 15:57
Governor of parallel Libya central bank opposed to economic reforms

The former governor of the parallel Central Bank of Libya in al-Bayda, eastern Libya, Ali Al-Hibri, said the economic reforms announced by the CBL governor in Tripoli Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer and the Presidential Council in Tunisia are "harmful" and could lead to the collapse of the Libyan...

Libyan coastguards rescue over 150 migrants off Zuwara, Tripoli shores

  • 10 June 2018 - 14:58
Libyan coastguards rescue over 150 migrants off Zuwara, Tripoli shores

Libya's coast guard has intercepted more than 150 migrants, including women and children, in the Mediterranean Sea. The coastguards said  two boats were stopped Saturday off the coast of the western Zuwara district and the capital, Tripoli. They added that the boats were carrying 152...

Central Bank of Libya imposes fees on selling foreign currency

  • 10 June 2018 - 00:38
Central Bank of Libya imposes fees on selling foreign currency

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) agreed in a meeting Saturday to charge fees on foreign currency transactions in the country in an attempt to narrow the gap between the official rates of foreign currency and those on black market.  The step was announced by the CBL Governor Al-Sediq Al-Kabir...

Amnesty International welcomes UN Security Council sanctions on human traffickers in Libya

  • 9 June 2018 - 18:38
Amnesty International welcomes UN Security Council sanctions on human traffickers in Libya

Amnesty International’s North Africa campaign Director Najia Bounaim said the decision by the UN Security Council to sanction six prominent human traffickers and smugglers is a welcome first step towards justice for the thousands of migrants and refugees who have found themselves at the mercy of...

Derna security chief captured by rival force in east Libya

  • 8 June 2018 - 05:00
Derna security chief captured by rival force in east Libya

  The Security Chief of Derna in eastern Libya Yehya Usta Omar has been captured by the rival forces of the self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar, a photo posted by their loyalist social media showed.  Omar is an appointed security chief by the Government if National Accord and...

UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

  • 8 June 2018 - 00:07
UN slaps sanctions on six human traffickers in Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday sanctioned six people for involvement in human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in Libya after Russia lifted a hold it had set on the request for action against the individuals. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and the...

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF lay out vision for Libya work during 2019-2020

  • 7 June 2018 - 20:43
UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF lay out vision for Libya work during 2019-2020

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF held a consultative workshop today with key stakeholders and members of the international community around their Country Programmes for 2019 and 2020 in Libya. Following consultations with the Government of Libya and relevant line ministries during the first half of the...

Libya’s Derna under mass killing operation, residents send distress signal

  • 7 June 2018 - 17:38
Libya’s Derna under mass killing operation, residents send distress signal

Libya's eastern city of Derna is under a full-scale attack by forces of the self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar with the assistance of foreign aircraft, including a French one as recent report revealed.  Civilians in Derna have issued a distress call on Thursday following brutal and...