Libya

262 Nigerians return home from Libya

  • 27 July 2017 - 17:17
262 Nigerians return home from Libya

Two hundred and sixty-two more Nigerians voluntarily returned home from Libya on Wednesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Libyan Airlines...

France to set up hotspots in Libya to process asylum seekers

  • 27 July 2017 - 17:13
France to set up hotspots in Libya to process asylum seekers

France says it plans to set up "hotspots" in Libya to process asylum seekers, in a bid to stem the flow of migrants to Europe. BBC reported. President Emmanuel Macron said the move would stop people not eligible for asylum from "taking crazy risks". The centres would be ready "this...

Libyan eastern chief Haftar receiving Israeli military aid brokered by UAE, report

  • 27 July 2017 - 11:02
Libyan eastern chief Haftar receiving Israeli military aid brokered by UAE, report

Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who controls the east of the Libya, has reportedly been receiving Israeli military aid following meetings with Israeli intelligence that were allegedly mediated by the United Arab Emirates. A high-ranking military source in Haftar's forces told The New Arab...

Due to abuse in Libya, thousands of African children resort to cross the sea to Italy, UNICEF says

  • 26 July 2017 - 20:30
Due to abuse in Libya, thousands of African children resort to cross the sea to Italy, UNICEF says

Facing abuse and violence in Libya, thousands of African children flee to Italy across the Mediterranean Sea, most of them alone and unprepared for Europe, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The majority of Africa's child migrants leave home without their parents'...

Spokesman of GNA-aligned forces says aware of IS militants’ movement in southern Sirte

  • 26 July 2017 - 19:40
Spokesman of GNA-aligned forces says aware of IS militants’ movement in southern Sirte

The spokesman of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, Mohammed Al-Ghosri, has stated Tuesday that their troops have detected movements of IS terrorists in southern Sirte and in area between Ajdabiya and Sirte. Al-Ghosri added in a statement to the press that Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous forces are familiar with the...

Al-Sirraj asks Italy to send ships into Libyan waters to combat human trafficking

  • 26 July 2017 - 15:37
Al-Sirraj asks Italy to send ships into Libyan waters to combat human trafficking

Libya's Tripoli-based government has asked Italy to provide naval support in fighting human trafficking in Libyan territorial waters, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday, Reuters said. Gentiloni spoke after meeting Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Seraj, who came to Rome a day...

Al-Sirraj to France 24: Libya face tough challenges before holding elections

  • 26 July 2017 - 09:53
Al-Sirraj to France 24: Libya face tough challenges before holding elections

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Libya's Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sirraj hailed a landmark deal struck Tuesday with rival military leader General Khalifa Haftar, but warned the divided country faces tough challenges before holding elections. Al-Sirraj, leader of Libya's UN-backed...

Haftar, Al-Sirraj agree on nationwide ceasefire truce and elections

  • 25 July 2017 - 20:32
Haftar, Al-Sirraj agree on nationwide ceasefire truce and elections

Libya’s UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the eastern commander of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar agreed to a conditional ceasefire and elections at Paris talks on Tuesday. "We commit to a ceasefire and to refrain from any use of armed force for any purpose that does not strictly...

Rescue ship recovers 13 bodies from dinghy off Libya’s coast

  • 25 July 2017 - 20:31
Rescue ship recovers 13 bodies from dinghy off Libya’s coast

A humanitarian rescue ship on Tuesday found 13 dead bodies on a rubber boat off the coast of Libya that was carrying more than 160 migrants, charity group Proactiva Open Arms said, according to Reuters. "Several pregnant women and mothers among the (dead)," Proactiva's founder Oscar Camps wrote...

Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

  • 25 July 2017 - 20:21
Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

A cultural salon took place in London on July 21 and revolved around the national integrity of Arab Jews and their integration to their countries from which they were forced out. The Chairman of the Libyan Jews Union, Raphael Luzon said at the salon that he rejects being described as a Zionist...