Libya

Oil company helicopter nearly tragically collided with another plane in Libya airspace

  • 3 January 2018 - 21:04
Oil company helicopter nearly tragically collided with another plane in Libya airspace

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) revealed Wednesday that it had started investigating an incident of a near collision of an unidentified plane with a helicopter carrying personnel from a sea platform in Sabratha. The NOC indicated on its website that the personnel were from Mellitah Oil...

IS to attack Libya oil crescent region, AFRICOM spokeswomansays

  • 3 January 2018 - 18:08
IS to attack Libya oil crescent region, AFRICOM spokeswomansays

Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s so-called Oil Crescent, where its export terminals and many fields are located, a senior official from the U.S. Africa Command told Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. The daily quoted AFRICOM spokeswoman Robyn Mack as saying, “At the...

Brookings Doha Center: UN-backed Libya government failed, Salame’s new efforts could end political uncertainty

  • 3 January 2018 - 14:44
Brookings Doha Center: UN-backed Libya government failed, Salame’s new efforts could end political uncertainty

Libya's political transition after February has been marred by a prolonged period of political fragmentation, violent conflict, and economic dislocation, Brookings Doha Center's CEO Dr. Tarik M. Yousef has stated. Yousef added that Libyan ordinary citizens have endured the consequences of...

HoR member Emhimed Shoaib appointed ambassador to Spain

  • 3 January 2018 - 11:55
HoR member Emhimed Shoaib appointed ambassador to Spain

The former first deputy speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Emhimed Shoaib has been appointed Libya's ambassador to Spain. Local Libyan media outlets reported sources from the HoR as saying that Shoaib has been appointed in the place of the late ambassador who died in...

Niger to return over 3000 stranded nationals in Libya

  • 3 January 2018 - 11:34
Niger to return over 3000 stranded nationals in Libya

Max Air Limited said it had sealed a deal with the Federal Government of Nigeria to evacuate 3,184 out of the 5,037 stranded Nigeriens expected to return home from Libya in the next few days. The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) had been evacuating Nigerian migrants from Libya back...

Central Bank of Libya denies favoritism claims

  • 3 January 2018 - 06:26
Central Bank of Libya denies favoritism claims

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) denied in a statement Tuesday any favoritism or nepotism in the granting of Letters of Credit to the businessmen in Libya. The CBL explained that the businessmen who attended the meeting with the Presidential Council for the approval of the imports budget of 2018...

Digging up Al-Senussi shrine in Libya’s Al-Kufra condemned, Fatwa House says Saudi Arabia behind it

  • 2 January 2018 - 22:12
Digging up Al-Senussi shrine in Libya’s Al-Kufra condemned, Fatwa House says Saudi Arabia behind it

The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord has issued a statement on Tuesday denouncing the exhumation of the shrine of the father of Libya's monarch Idris Al-Senussi: Mohammed Al-Mahdi Al-Senussi in Al-Kufra last Friday. "We call on the Libyan authorities and the Attorney...

Libya’s Interior Ministry to recruit 500 diplomatic security personnel to protect foreign embassies

  • 2 January 2018 - 11:43
Libya’s Interior Ministry to recruit 500 diplomatic security personnel to protect foreign embassies

Libya's Interior Ministry of the UN-backed government has approved to recruit 500 new members of the diplomatic security service responsible for protecting foreign embassies and missions in Libya, according to a security official on Monday. Col. Wissam Al-Jama, head of the diplomatic security...

UNSMIL documents decrease in casualties’ number in Libya during December 2017

  • 1 January 2018 - 21:50
UNSMIL documents decrease in casualties’ number in Libya during December 2017

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented in last December six civilian casualties - five deaths and one injury – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya, a drop for a second consecutive month, saying that victims included three men killed and one injured, and two...

Libya human rights body: 433 people killed in Libya in 2017

  • 1 January 2018 - 20:12
Libya human rights body: 433 people killed in Libya in 2017

433 people were killed in Libya in 2017, the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has reported today. The reported issued on the first day of the year said that the 433 people included 79 children and 10 women, adding that 201 extrajudicial killings took place in different parts...