Libya

Amnesty International: Tawergha people’s return to their city still blocked

  • 22 August 2017 - 19:37
Amnesty International: Tawergha people’s return to their city still blocked

Six years since the Tawargha people were displaced from their hometown by Misurata forces in August 2011, the community of about 40,000 people are still unable to return safely to their homes, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Two months ago, in June 2017, a political agreement was signed...

HoR member Baira says Speaker is an obstacle

  • 22 August 2017 - 18:44
HoR member Baira says Speaker is an obstacle

Member of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Abu Bakr Baira stated that the Speaker of the HoR Aquilah Saleh should be replaced. Baira added that the presidency of the HoR is to blame for the deterioration of the parliament and the division among the members. In a TV interview...

Armed group from Libya’s Sabratha is stopping immigration boats in the Mediterranean

  • 22 August 2017 - 18:39
Armed group from Libya’s Sabratha is stopping immigration boats in the Mediterranean

An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said. The revelation throws new light on the sharp...

Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants

  • 22 August 2017 - 09:48
Libyan Criminal Court begins trial of IS militants

The Tripoli-based Libyan Criminal Court (LCC) has started trying terrorists from the IS group who were involved in explosions in Tripoli in Corinthia Hotel and other incidents like murdering security personnel and targeting embassies. The Special Deterrent Force in Tripoli said the IS militants'...

Arab-European Center concerned over abduction of Libyan former PM Ali Zidan

  • 21 August 2017 - 21:06
Arab-European Center concerned over abduction of Libyan former PM Ali Zidan

The Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law expressed great concern over the abduction of the former Prime Minister Ali Zidan in Libya's capital Tripoli last week. On Monday, the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law said it had contacted some officials...

Sudanese IS children deported from Libya to their homes

  • 21 August 2017 - 18:00
Sudanese IS children deported from Libya to their homes

Four children from Sudan whose parents are believed to have been killed fighting for Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte last year were handed over to the Sudanese consul on Sunday for return to their country. Sirte was a stronghold for Islamic State from 2015-2016, when Libyan forces...

Libyan entrepreneur Basit Igtet says has plan to make Libya great again

  • 21 August 2017 - 10:00
Libyan entrepreneur Basit Igtet says has plan to make Libya great again

  The Libyan Zurich-based entrepreneur, Basit Igtet, has called on the Libyan people to march in the Martyr Square on September 25 to support what he called the new "liberation" of people's suffering from the current oppression and starvation policies of the governments in Libya. Igtet,...

German Foreign Ministry urges Libya to soften grip on NGOs work

  • 21 August 2017 - 09:28
German Foreign Ministry urges Libya to soften grip on NGOs work

German Foreign Ministry has urged the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) to allow the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work off its territorial waters in order to be able to rescue illegal migrants in the Mediterranean. Germany's Foreign Ministry said in a statement cited by...

UNICEF’s press release about Libyan and migrant children’s conditions

  • 21 August 2017 - 09:27
UNICEF’s press release about Libyan and migrant children’s conditions

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says more than 500,000 children in Libya are in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance. The UN agency notes that migrant children passing through Libya are especially at risk of abuse. Competing governments have sought to control the...

Egyptian authorities detained 14 illegal immigrants crossing into Libya

  • 20 August 2017 - 14:38
Egyptian authorities detained 14 illegal immigrants crossing into Libya

Egyptian authorities detained 14 illegal immigrants as they crossed into Aswan, southern Egypt, state-media reported on Friday. Among them were thirteen people with Ethiopian nationality and one was Sudanese. They are expected to be deported to their countries. Authorities said the...