Libya

Trump travel ban on Libya and other countries blocked by Judge

  • 18 October 2017 - 18:42
Trump travel ban on Libya and other countries blocked by Judge

A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from several countries entering the United States, which would have taken effect this week. The open-ended ban, announced last month, targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia,...

Fuel smuggling net from Libya to Europe arrested by Italian police

  • 18 October 2017 - 15:52
Fuel smuggling net from Libya to Europe arrested by Italian police

  Smugglers have been stealing fuel in Libya and selling it on across Europe, according to Italian police. Italian police said on Wednesday that they had broken up a network selling low-quality Libyan diesel fuel worth €30 million euros at service stations in Sicily and as far away as...

UNHCR: Over 20.500 migrants are detained in Libya

  • 18 October 2017 - 11:25
UNHCR: Over 20.500 migrants are detained in Libya

After weeks of conflict in western Libya, United Nations agencies have been working around the clock to meet the urgent needs of the more than 14,000 refugees and migrants who had been held captive in numerous locations in the coastal city of Sabratha – approximately 80 kilometres west of...

Human rights activist submits bulky complaint to US government against Libyan strongman Haftar

  • 17 October 2017 - 21:58
Human rights activist submits bulky complaint to US government against Libyan strongman Haftar

  The Libyan activist and member of the Libyan American Public Affairs Council (LAPAC) Emadeddin Zahri Muntasser has filed a request to the US government in WASHINGTON, D.C. to investigate the American citizen and Libyan eastern commander of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar for...

UN Nepal troops arrive in Libya to guard UNHCR staffers

  • 17 October 2017 - 21:49
UN Nepal troops arrive in Libya to guard UNHCR staffers

UN troops from Nepal have arrived in Libya as part of a security detail to keep staff safe from harm. The 59 troops will be guarding people working for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). The troops arrived last week with another 41 waiting for deployment. "There is still some technical problems...

Fighting intensifies in Tripoli, exchange of fire at Tripoli port

  • 17 October 2017 - 21:11
Fighting intensifies in Tripoli, exchange of fire at Tripoli port

Fighting has continued in the Libyan capital since Tuesday morning and now spilled from Ghararat district into Tripoli port, where Nawasi Brigade exchanged fire with the armed brigade tasked with the security of the port. Sources from the capital said that two of the Nawasi brigade fighters were...

IOM: Over 14.000 migrants transferred from Sabratha to Tripoli, Gharayna and Zuwara

  • 17 October 2017 - 12:39
IOM: Over 14.000 migrants transferred from Sabratha to Tripoli, Gharayna and Zuwara

In the aftermath of weeks of conflict in the Libyan coastal city of Sabratha, more than 14,000 migrants, previously held in numerous informal detention centres and camps, have been transferred either to Zwara or an assembly point in Sabratha, from where, the Directorate for Combatting Illegal...

Violent clashes erupt in Libyan capital, Mitiga Airport closed

  • 17 October 2017 - 11:08
Violent clashes erupt in Libyan capital, Mitiga Airport closed

Heavy clashes have erupted early this morning in Tripoli, with news about blocking roads from down town Tripoli at 11 July Bridge up to Tajoura. The clashes have been taken place since Monday around Tripoli Mitiga Airport, at the area known as Ghararat. According to local media,...

NATO, western countries’ mean approach to Libya led to its current dilemma, Lavrov says

  • 16 October 2017 - 21:39
NATO, western countries’ mean approach to Libya led to its current dilemma, Lavrov says

Western countries behaved meanly towards Libya by violating the UN Security Council resolution on introduction of a no-fly zone over the country’s territory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the first Global Young Diplomats Forum held as part of the World Forum of Youth and...

Second round of Libyan dialogue begins with dispute over methods of choosing Presidential Council

  • 16 October 2017 - 15:43
Second round of Libyan dialogue begins with dispute over methods of choosing Presidential Council

The second round of talks between the dialogue committees of the House of Representatives of Tobruk (HoR) and the High Council of State of Tripoli began on Sunday in Tunis to define draft changes to the Libyan political agreement forged in Skhirat, Morocco, in December 2015. The initiative takes...