Libya

Libyan Premier urges Spain to reopen embassy over enhanced security in Tripoli

  • 23 October 2017 - 21:38
Libyan Premier urges Spain to reopen embassy over enhanced security in Tripoli

Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj on Monday called for a prompt return of the Spanish Embassy in Libya to resume its mission. According to the prime minister's media office, Al-Serraj made the remarks during the accreditation of the new Spanish Ambassador to Libya Francisco de...

Egypt says destroyed arms convoy trying to infiltrate through west border with Libya

  • 23 October 2017 - 16:09
Egypt says destroyed arms convoy trying to infiltrate through west border with Libya

Egypt’s military says it has destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives, and killed militants in the western desert, after they crossed borders with neighboring Libya. The air attack comes a few days after authorities officially announced that at least 16 policemen...

Libya on brink of water crisis as armed group closes main source

  • 23 October 2017 - 13:31
Libya on brink of water crisis as armed group closes main source

The Man-Made River administration has announced finishing the routine maintenance at the Shuwairif station, but said it would be unable to restore water supllies to flow back into the Libyan cities due to the threats of an armed group in the area. The administration started the maintenance work...

420 Nigerians will return from Libya via IOM deportation program on Tuesday

  • 23 October 2017 - 12:48
420 Nigerians will return from Libya via IOM deportation program on Tuesday

Some 420 Nigerians will arrive in the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Tuesday via two chartered flights while another 160 would come back on Thursday. The return fights are often supervised by the International Organization for Migration and they are done for the trapped...

Egypt-Libyan border threatened with closure over Tobruk port shutdown

  • 22 October 2017 - 16:13
Egypt-Libyan border threatened with closure over Tobruk port shutdown

The municipality and elders of Musaid town on the border with Egypt threatened to shut the border crossing in solidarity with the employees and workers of the Tobruk port, which was shut by the eastern government at the orders of the military strongman Khalifa Haftar. The threat came after many...

UK struggling to get hold of Manchester bomber’s brother in Libya

  • 22 October 2017 - 11:42
UK struggling to get hold of Manchester bomber’s brother in Libya

Britain is battling Libyan militia to bring back the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber to face justice in the UK courts, The Sun reported. Hashem Abedi – arrested in Tripoli after the May bombing – is believed to have played a “key role” building the device which killed 22...

Second round of Libya talks in Tunis ends with no results

  • 21 October 2017 - 19:24
Second round of Libya talks in Tunis ends with no results

The United Nations has failed to bridge differences between rival Libyan factions at month-long talks in Tunisia aimed at stabilizing the oil producing nation and paving the way for elections. The North African country has been gripped by turmoil since the 2011 NATO-backed uprising ended Muammar...

UNDP: Basic services are essential to stabilising Libya

  • 21 October 2017 - 12:19
UNDP: Basic services are essential to stabilising Libya

The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in southern Libya, leaving kidney patients without the dialysis that was keeping them alive. After losing two patients, hospital staff phoned UNDP in despair. The answer was convincing: solar panels – a...

Number of migrants entering Italy via Libya dropped sharply

  • 21 October 2017 - 11:18
Number of migrants entering Italy via Libya dropped sharply

The number of migrants arriving in Italy from the Mediterranean has dropped sharply, according to the European Union’s border agency. In September 2017 some 5,600 people arrived in Italy via the central Mediterranean route, Frontex said on Wednesday. The figure has fallen by over two-thirds...

Holland, S.Korea, and Hungary reopen embassies in Libya’s capital

  • 19 October 2017 - 14:30
Holland, S.Korea, and Hungary reopen embassies in Libya’s capital

Hungary, the Netherlands and South Korea have reopened their embassies in Tripoli after a three-year closure, a Libyan security official said Wednesday. "The embassies of the Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea began their official functions in Tripoli after a closure of more than three years."...