Libya

Doctors Without Borders suspends rescue operations over threats by Libyan coastguards

  • 12 August 2017 - 19:54
Doctors Without Borders suspends rescue operations over threats by Libyan coastguards

Doctors Without Borders said Saturday it is temporarily suspending the activity of its rescue ship due to alleged threats from Libya’s coast guard, which has increasingly become more aggressive in patrolling the waters off its coasts where human traffickers launch boats crowded with migrants...

Haftar in Moscow to inform Russia of meeting with Libya’s Prime Minister Al-Serraj

  • 12 August 2017 - 10:51
Haftar in Moscow to inform Russia of meeting with Libya’s Prime Minister Al-Serraj

The Commander of Operation Dignity forces in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, is going to arrive in Moscow Saturday to talk about the meeting with the Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, according to Interfax. Interfax cited the Head of the...

FAO signs agreement with Libya to boost the country’s agricultural sector

  • 12 August 2017 - 09:45
FAO signs agreement with Libya to boost the country’s agricultural sector

Libya has signed a USD 3.5 million agreement with FAO to strengthen its technical and functional national capacities in agriculture. The project aims to build capacities and to ensure more efficient and effective governmental agricultural support services to achieve greater synergies and...

Merkel: EU to adopt the Turkish scenario in Libya regarding illegal immigration

  • 11 August 2017 - 19:42
Merkel: EU to adopt the Turkish scenario in Libya regarding illegal immigration

The European Union will cooperate with Libya on the migrant and refugee issue, and adopt the same scenario as in the EU-Turkey migration deal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday. In March 2016, the European Union and Turkey agreed that Syrian refugees arriving in Greece would be...

US embassy reaffirms Libyans of its support for stability and peaceful solutions

  • 10 August 2017 - 21:50
US embassy reaffirms Libyans of its support for stability and peaceful solutions

The United States embassy in Libya issued a statement on Thursday saying it remains fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya. The embassy added on its website that it is engaging a wide range of Libyan political and security...

Oxfam: Thousands of immigrants in Libya are tortured, raped, and enslaved

  • 10 August 2017 - 19:38
Oxfam: Thousands of immigrants in Libya are tortured, raped, and enslaved

 Thousands of migrants and refugees trapped in Libya, especially women, are being raped, tortured, robbed and enslaved, Oxfam warned today. In a report entitled “You aren’t human any more”, the organisation criticised the European Union for hindering the arrival of migrants to Italy...

Over half a million Libyan children in dire need for humanitarian assistance

  • 10 August 2017 - 15:45
Over half a million Libyan children in dire need for humanitarian assistance

“Six years since the crisis began in Libya, over 550,000 children need assistance because of political instability, on-going conflict, displacement, and economic collapse. Heavy violence in some parts of the country has forced families to flee their homes. More than 80,000 children are internally...

Haftar wants Egypt to help him deter Italy’s intervention in Libya

  • 9 August 2017 - 23:08
Haftar wants Egypt to help him deter Italy’s intervention in Libya

Egyptian Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Hijazy and the commander of Operation Dignity forces, Khalifa Haftar, held meetings in Cairo over the last two days and they were focused on demanding Egypt to have a role in deterring Italy from giving a military supportive role for the Government of National...

Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law convenes in London and later in Tripoli

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:43
Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law convenes in London and later in Tripoli

The Founding Committee of the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law held the first meeting in the presence of the Secretary-General of the center, Aihan Jaf, and the Head of the Oslo bureau, Shorsh Jalal. The meeting saw the nomination of 15 figures to head and assume...

Migrants-laden vessel stranded outside Malta awaiting permission

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:27
Migrants-laden vessel stranded outside Malta awaiting permission

The ship has been stranded outside Malta's waters as Italian authorities refused to let the migrants disembark. The Maltese authorities did the same with Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne saying that Malta has every right to refuse the migrants. The boat was originally headed towards Lampedusa....