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ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:11
ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

ACTED said it started helping the most vulnerable conflict-affected families in Benghazi, Tripoli, and Sebha to fulfill their life-saving needs in a dignified manner. ACTED said over 1.1 million in need of assistance since the onset of the 2011 conflict. "Access to basic goods and...

Hashtag #Leave_the_milk_in_your_shops tops Twitter trending in Libya

  • 12 May 2018 - 18:17
Hashtag #Leave_the_milk_in_your_shops tops Twitter trending in Libya

A week ago Libyans started a hashtag that called for boycotting buying milk from the shops because businesspersons are charging ridiculous prices for the product with the advent of Ramadan.  Libyans are known for drinking a lot of milk during Ramadan at the breakfast time, along with...

Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning Roman Polanski expelled from film academy

  • 3 May 2018 - 21:10
Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning Roman Polanski expelled from film academy

Television’s Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday. The Academy said Cosby and Polanski were expelled “in accordance with the organization’s...

Libya hardliner force arrests CEO of Septimius Festival; reports

  • 30 April 2018 - 11:28
Libya hardliner force arrests CEO of Septimius Festival; reports

The CEO of the Libyan Septimius Festival, Sulaiman Qashout, was arrested by the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) on Sunday from one of Tripoli’s cafes. According to local media channels, the CEO of the media event Septimius Festival, which took place last March ago to celebrate he...

Libya print newspapers nearly faded away

  • 9 April 2018 - 13:52
Libya print newspapers nearly faded away

Hundreds of print newspapers in Libya have been forced out of business due to years of instability that toppled over the industry. Since 2014, newspapers have been unable to restart production due mainly to a lack of funding and resources, Reuters reported. “Previously, the Press Support...

6 Indonesian crewmen, detained in Libya, freed: Says Foreign Minister

  • 2 April 2018 - 21:42
6 Indonesian crewmen, detained in Libya, freed: Says Foreign Minister

  The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi has handed over six ship-crew members to their families Monday.   The six crewmen were taken into custody by an armed group in Benghazi, Libya, since September 23, 2017, announced the mintier.   “I...

Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

  • 14 March 2018 - 11:54
Stephen Hawking dies at the age 76

Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped modern cosmology and inspired global audiences in the millions, has died aged 76.  His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in...

EU launches €50 million program to improve services in Libyan cities

  • 13 March 2018 - 11:21
EU launches €50 million program to improve services in Libyan cities

A new programme worth €50 million, to improve the living conditions and resilience of vulnerable populations in key Libyan municipalities has been adopted under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (North of Africa window). The new actions will benefit migrants, refugees,...

Two Libyan brothers take younger sibling on a dinghy to Italy for cancer treatment

  • 12 March 2018 - 13:50
Two Libyan brothers take younger sibling on a dinghy to Italy for cancer treatment

A Spanish humanitarian group says it has rescued three migrant brothers who set out from Libya in a rubber dinghy to seek leukemia treatment for one of them. Riccardo Gatti of the aid group Proactiva Open Arms told Italy’s RAI state TV on Sunday night the group’s rescue ship spotted the...

Misurata Automatic Inspection Office awarded Certificate of Merit by World Customs Organization

  • 11 March 2018 - 21:06
Misurata Automatic Inspection Office awarded Certificate of Merit by World Customs Organization

The World Customs Organization awarded the Libyan Misurata Automatic Inspection Office with the Certificate of Merit on the occasion of World Customs Day.   The certificate was given to Misurata office for the exceptional work and efforts they have been exerting to secure...