Libya

700 migrants including Libyans rescued from two rickety boats off Sabratha shores

  • 29 January 2017 - 18:02
700 migrants including Libyans rescued from two rickety boats off Sabratha shores

Libyan Navy patrols, working in Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery, said they had intercepted two boats off Sabratha shores on Sunday and rescued 700 illegal immigrants onboard. The Spokesman of the Libyan Naval Forces, Colonel Ayoub Qasim, said that among the immigrants, who were mostly from African...

Systematic abuse cases reported from Libyan immigrants’ shelter centers

  • 29 January 2017 - 17:53
Systematic abuse cases reported from Libyan immigrants’ shelter centers

The migrants, who are sheltered in the migration centers in Libya are being faced with systematic abuse and human rights violations, according to the German newspaper, Die Welt. The newspaper cited the German Embassy in Nigeria as saying that several executions of migrants were committed in...

Investigative English journalist Ross Kemp held in standoff in southern Libya

  • 29 January 2017 - 17:26
Investigative English journalist Ross Kemp held in standoff in southern Libya

The former EastEnders actor was investigating smuggling and human trafficking networks when his team was surrounded in the desert oasis city of Sabha, according to the Sunday People. Kemp, 52, said: "We had a number of people outside the building we were in with weapons. "And the tribe we...

At least 8 people killed in armed groups clashes eastern Tripoli

  • 29 January 2017 - 01:33
At least 8 people killed in armed groups clashes eastern Tripoli

Armed clashes erupted late at night on Saturday in the town of Garabulli, some 60 km to the est of Tripoli. According to eyewitnesses who spoke to the Libyan Express, the clashes are between armed groups from Garabulli and others from the city of Tarhouna, some 88 km to the southeast of...

Merkel says EU must work with Libya to control illegal migrants’ influx to Europe

  • 28 January 2017 - 20:03
Merkel says EU must work with Libya to control illegal migrants’ influx to Europe

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Europe should work with Libya to control illegal migration, but cannot sign a deal similar to that reached with Turkey last year until political stability is restored in the country, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, Merkel stressed...

Former Tripoli Mayor Al-Harati arrested in Malta over knife attack

  • 28 January 2017 - 19:26
Former Tripoli Mayor Al-Harati arrested in Malta over knife attack

Former Tripoli mayor and military commander Mahdi al-Harati involved in sectarian attack in Malta in which a man suffered slight, reported Malta Today newspaper on Friday. "Two young men from Libya were charged with slightly injuring a fellow countryman in Malta on Wednesday. The former...

Political activist Salah Al-Bakoush kidnapped in Tripoli

  • 28 January 2017 - 17:22
Political activist Salah Al-Bakoush kidnapped in Tripoli

Political activist and former political adviser for the General National Congress of Libya, Salah Al-Bakoush, was kidnapped from nearby his house in Tripoli's Hay Demashik district on Friday. According to his family and relatives, he was kidnapped when he was on his way back home. No...

Libya’s Audit Bureau: All state institutions will recover starting this February

  • 28 January 2017 - 14:36
Libya’s Audit Bureau: All state institutions will recover starting this February

The Head of the Libyan Audit Bureau, Khalid Shakshak, revealed Friday that all of the state institutions will see a remarkable recovery starting from February 03. "Every family will receive 2000 dollars by the official currency rates ($1 = LYD 1.40) via an electronic card that is going to be...

90 bodies of IS terrorists found near Sirte after US airstrike

  • 28 January 2017 - 13:13
90 bodies of IS terrorists found near Sirte after US airstrike

Libyan forces say they have found about 90 bodies of militants at an IS camp hit by US air strikes last week. The forces posted pictures of camouflaged desert hideouts and said the sites were being used for training. Shells, suicide belts and booby traps had been recovered there, they...

African Summit discusses Libyan crisis in Brazzaville

  • 28 January 2017 - 13:09
African Summit discusses Libyan crisis in Brazzaville

The African Summit on Libya began Friday in Brazzaville, the capital of Congo with participation of the Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman. The delegation accompanying the Vice - President of the Republic at the summit includes the State Foreign Minister, Kamal...