Libya

Italian official: Terrorists among migrants arriving in Italy from Libya

  • 7 June 2017 - 21:41
Italian official: Terrorists among migrants arriving in Italy from Libya

An Italian Senator said the Palermo General Prosecutor confirmed that there are terrorists arriving in Italy onboard boats coming from Libya. "Terrorists are spilling to southern Europe from the immigration route from Libyan shores." The Italian official was cited as saying. Italian Aki news...

Ould Cheikh Ahmed to replace Martin Kobler as Head of UNSMIL, reports

  • 7 June 2017 - 13:01
Ould Cheikh Ahmed to replace Martin Kobler as Head of UNSMIL, reports

According to local media sources in Libya, the UN is expected to appoint a new Head for the UNSMIL to replace Martin Kobler. According to the sources, the potential new envoy to Libya is probably Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the current UN delegate to Yemen. Earlier this year, the UN...

Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says

  • 6 June 2017 - 21:43
Libya wants to try Qatar at the ICC, Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia says

The Libyan eastern ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Abdelbasit Al-Badri, said the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) wants to file a lawsuit against Qatar at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for what he said the crimes it committed against Libya and Libyan people. "We are trying to do...

Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt foreign ministers to hold tripartite meeting on Libyan crisis

  • 5 June 2017 - 18:24
Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt foreign ministers to hold tripartite meeting on Libyan crisis

The foreign ministers of Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt will hold a tripartite meeting on Monday and Tuesday here to discuss the situation in Libya, an Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Sunday, Xinhua reported. "This meeting is also part of continuous consultations between Algeria, Tunisia...

Libya’s eastern government cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

  • 5 June 2017 - 12:34
Libya’s eastern government cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

The eastern government of Libya which is chaired by Abdullah Al-Thinni and based in Al-Bayda severed all diplomatic relations with the Gulf state, Qatar on Monday. This decision came after a similar action was taken by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen, which all cut diplomatic ties...

African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach

  • 4 June 2017 - 22:38
African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach

African migrants suffocated in van parked nearby Tripoli beach inside a van on the road nearby Garabulli beach, a suburban area outside Tripoli, Tripoli Illegal Immigration Interception Department's teams revealed on Sunday. The van has been closed for two days, the teams' members...

Militias clash in Al-Zawiya city in Libya, two killed

  • 4 June 2017 - 13:02
Militias clash in Al-Zawiya city in Libya, two killed

Heavy clashes erupted between two militias in the city of Al-Zawiya in northwestern Libya Saturday night, according to sources from the city. The clashes broke out after two members of one militia were killed by gunfire in front of Olympi Cafe in the city by the other militia...

1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

  • 4 June 2017 - 11:26
1296 Nigerians repatriated from Libya this year so far, IOM

1296 Nigerians were repatriated from Libya between January and May this year. According to the figures released, yesterday, by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) during a stakeholders round table on irregular migration and human trafficking in Lagos, more Nigerians are stranded...

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya calls for assistance to Libyan IDPs

  • 3 June 2017 - 21:51
UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya calls for assistance to Libyan IDPs

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Maria Ribeiro, calls for increased protection and support to humanitarian assistance for internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Libya. The humanitarian community is following with concern recent developments in the Tawargha IDP camp in Janzour,...

Operation Dignity seizes Jufra airbase in central Libya

  • 3 June 2017 - 19:00
Operation Dignity seizes Jufra airbase in central Libya

Operation Dignity forces - under the command of Khalifa Haftar and eastern parliament - have captured Jufra city and its airbase after Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) had withdrawn. According to media sources from the Operation Dignity, their forces controlled all towns in Jufra including Sokna,...