Libya

Two women drowned, 290 migrants rescued off Libya’s shores

  • 7 January 2018 - 23:42
Two women drowned, 290 migrants rescued off Libya’s shores

Two women were found dead and 290 migrants rescued from two boats off the coast of Libya on Sunday, the Libyan coastguards said Sunday.   The migrants were rescued off the coast of Garabulli, 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Tripoli, then taken to the capital, naval officer...

Libya government forces conduct artillery attack on Garabulli, near Tripoli

  • 7 January 2018 - 21:40
Libya government forces conduct artillery attack on Garabulli, near Tripoli

Artillery shelling attack rocked Garabulli district near Tripoli by Al-Kani Brigade of the Defense Ministry of the Government of National Accord Sunday afternoon in retaliation of the abduction of one of the brigade's fighters on Saturday in the district.   "One of the...

Security forces dismantle explosive device in Libya capital Tripoli

  • 7 January 2018 - 11:30
Security forces dismantle explosive device in Libya capital Tripoli

A security force of the Libyan Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) successfully dismantled Saturday evening an explosive device in the center of the Libyan capital Tripoli.   According o the member of the 301 Operations Room, Mohammed Sahglouf, after...

Germany declares completion of destruction of Libya chemical weapons

  • 7 January 2018 - 10:51
Germany declares completion of destruction of Libya chemical weapons

Germany has completed the destruction of components from the chemicals weapons programme of the deceased Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi. The international community had feared that the 500 tons of chemicals could fall into the hands of "extremist groups or rogue states after Gaddafi was...

At least 8 migrants drown as dingy capsizes off Libya coast

  • 6 January 2018 - 21:00
At least 8 migrants drown as dingy capsizes off Libya coast

At least 8 migrants have drowned and 84 have been rescued after a rubber dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said. Dozens of others might still be missing, the Spanish rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms said. The German charity Sea-Watch said at least 25 people had...

Libya unity government’s military bodies fight in Abu Kammash near Tunisia-Libya border

  • 6 January 2018 - 13:17
Libya unity government’s military bodies fight in Abu Kammash near Tunisia-Libya border

The forces of the commander of the western military zone of the Presidential Council, Osama Jeweili, and the forces of the Presidential Guard clashed on Friday in Abu Kammash area in western Zuwara – nearby the Libyan-Tunisian border of Ras Ajdair. The clashes, according to Jeweili, aimed to...

Libya Central Bank: Oil revenue in 2017 hit $14 billion, state expenditure $15 billion

  • 4 January 2018 - 21:50
Libya Central Bank: Oil revenue in 2017 hit $14 billion, state expenditure $15 billion

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has issued a statement on Thursday detailing the revenue and income of the country during 2017. The CBL explained that the total of the Libyan state's revenue from oil was 14 billion dollars, compared to 4.8 billion dollars in 2016. "That is why all Libyans...

Filipino workers look to return back to Libya

  • 4 January 2018 - 20:58
Filipino workers look to return back to Libya

The Consul of the Philippines in Libya met Thursday with the General Director of the Tripoli Medical Center (TMC), Mohammed Henish, and discussed ways possible of returning the Filipino medical staffers to work at the TMC. "The Filipino workers have left their place empty in the TMC after they...

Over 1.8 million Libyans registered as potential voters, HNEC says

  • 4 January 2018 - 15:12
Over 1.8 million Libyans registered as potential voters, HNEC says

The High National Elections Commission in Libya (HNEC) has reported that Libyan voters' number reached over 1.8 million. According to the HNEC's daily report on its Facebook page, the newly registered voters until Wednesday were about 400.000 Libyans, with 30.000 voters as an average on a daily...

IOM: 180 Nigerian migrants to be repatriated from Libya next week

  • 4 January 2018 - 12:54
IOM: 180 Nigerian migrants to be repatriated from Libya next week

The International Organisation for Migration, IOM, would on January 8 repatriate 180 Nigerians stranded in Libya back to their home country. The UN migration agency said the repatriation is under its continuing Voluntary Humanitarian Return, VHR, programme, which aimed at assisting voluntary...