Libya

13 African migrants die suffocated in a ship container in Libya

  • 23 February 2017 - 19:33
13 African migrants die suffocated in a ship container in Libya

Thirteen African migrants suffocated inside a shipping container while being transported over four days between two Libyan towns, a Red Crescent official said Thursday. Osama al-Fadly, head of the Red Crescent in Libya, told The Associated Press that the deceased were among 69 migrants, many...

Russian Defence Minister says “our bear can do what he pleases” slamming UK counterpart’s statements

  • 23 February 2017 - 13:48
Russian Defence Minister says “our bear can do what he pleases” slamming UK counterpart’s statements

The Russian Defence Minister, Sergey Shoygu, attacked the UK defence minister, Michael Fallon's remarks in a speech at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the Independent wrote on Wednesday. “What is on [Britain’s] coat of arms, a lion, isn’t it?” he asked, according...

Amnesty International: Haftar responsible for civilian killings in Ganfudah

  • 23 February 2017 - 12:38
Amnesty International: Haftar responsible for civilian killings in Ganfudah

The annual report of Amnesty International has said that the "Libyan National Army" which it described also as armed groups led by Khalifa Haftar and contain Gaddafi brigades' fighters and tribal forces, bombed the civilian area of Ganfudah in Benghazi from the air and by artillery leading to...

Benghazi security commander survives car explosion

  • 22 February 2017 - 20:18
Benghazi security commander survives car explosion

Sources from the Libyan - German Hospital in Benghazi said Wednesday evening that the commander of Benghazi security department, Salah Al-Howedi, has arrived in the hospital after he survived an explosion targeting his car in Benghazi's Hawari area. According to the sources, a car exploded...

Indian doctor kidnapped in Libya has been released

  • 22 February 2017 - 15:09
Indian doctor kidnapped in Libya has been released

India has secured the release of a national who was kidnapped in Libya, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Tuesday evening, according to Indian media. The Indian national, Ramamurthy Kosanam, is currently with the Indian diplomatic officials in Libya and is likely to return...

Eastern military governor puts women travel ban on hold

  • 22 February 2017 - 14:58
Eastern military governor puts women travel ban on hold

The member of the civil societies commission of the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni, Abeer Amenina, said the military governor of the east, Abdelrazik Al-Nadori, decided to freeze the travel ban on women under 60, which he ordered days ago. According to Amenina's Facebook page,...

171 Nigerian immigrants repatriated from Libya under supervision of IOM

  • 21 February 2017 - 22:21
171 Nigerian immigrants repatriated from Libya under supervision of IOM

171 Nigerians were deported from Libya on Tuesday and arrived in their home country as part of the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) assistance program. Reports from Nigeria said that the deported Nigerian migrants arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,...

Presidential Council sacks spokesman over threats he made on air

  • 21 February 2017 - 18:29
Presidential Council sacks spokesman over threats he made on air

The Presidential Council of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) has sacked its spokesman, Ashraf Al-Thelti, over his threats to a political activist on France24 TV channel on Monday. Al-Thelti threatened a political activist who supports eastern government of Al-Thinni and...

UN report says trial of Gaddafi’s son and regime officials “flawed”

  • 21 February 2017 - 14:22
UN report says trial of Gaddafi’s son and regime officials “flawed”

The UN claimed on Tuesday that the trial in Libya of Saif Islam Gaddafi, the son of the killed Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, and other members of his regime failed to meet international fair trial standards. The United Nations said in a report on Tuesday that the case is the "most...

Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore Al-Zawiya in western Libya

  • 21 February 2017 - 13:09
Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore Al-Zawiya in western Libya

The bodies of 74 migrants washed ashore on the Libyan coast after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, aid workers said Tuesday. The Libyan Red Crescent said the bodies were recovered in the northwestern coastal city of Zawiya. Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International...