Libya

Libyan Aman Bank set on fire as clashes erupt in Tripoli’s centre

  • 8 March 2017 - 14:52
Libyan Aman Bank set on fire as clashes erupt in Tripoli’s centre

Clashes between armed groups broke out Wednesday morning in Gurji, downtown Tripoli. The Libyan Express cannot verify which factions are fighting in the area, but sources reported that Gurji residents clashed with the bank security guards. However, eyewitnesses said the main Aman Bank...

Fight between Libyan human trafficking gangs kills 22 migrants, injures 100 others

  • 8 March 2017 - 13:31
Fight between Libyan human trafficking gangs kills 22 migrants, injures 100 others

22 migrants have been killed and some 100 injured in fighting between rival smuggler gangs in Libya so far this year. This comes at a time when seaborne migration from Africa to Italy has risen by 50 percent so far in 2017. "This is creating all kinds of activity in the smuggling industry,...

Libya repatriates 27 Bangladeshis in cooperation with IOM

  • 8 March 2017 - 13:26
Libya repatriates 27 Bangladeshis in cooperation with IOM

Twenty-seven Bangladeshi migrants, who travelled to Libya for work without valid documents, have been sent home. A flight carrying them landed at the Dhaka airport on Wednesday, an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) official told the Dhaka Tribune. It is unclear when the Libyan...

Western countries urge Libyan factions to end strife at oil terminals

  • 8 March 2017 - 13:16
Western countries urge Libyan factions to end strife at oil terminals

Western ambassadors have called for calm in Libya following bloody clashes between rival factions at the oil terminals. The envoys from the US, UK and France urged Libya's warring parties to recognise the authority of the Libyan National Oil Corporation and said that revenues must be...

Libya tops list again by new US Muslim travel ban

  • 7 March 2017 - 12:40
Libya tops list again by new US Muslim travel ban

United States President, Donald Trump, has signed a revised travel ban banning citizens of 6 Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Three African countries are affected by the ban which is expected to take effect after 10 days. Somalia, Sudan and Libya have made the list...

Qatar declines HoR accusations of sponsoring attack on oil terminals

  • 7 March 2017 - 12:35
Qatar declines HoR accusations of sponsoring attack on oil terminals

The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed strong condemnation and rejection of allegations about Qatar's involvement in the internal conflicts between the Libyan parties. An official source at the Ministry said the statement issued by a number of members of the Libyan Tobruk-based...

Eastern Haftar-led forces mobilize ground troops to regain lost oil ports

  • 7 March 2017 - 12:24
Eastern Haftar-led forces mobilize ground troops to regain lost oil ports

Eastern forces of Khalifa Haftar have carried out fresh airstrikes on Monday targeting the oil terminals they lost control of to the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB). According to sources from Operation Dignity forces, the Haftar-led so-called army officials were seeen mobilizing ground...

Turkey denies accusations of supporting offensive on Libyan oil terminals

  • 6 March 2017 - 14:12
Turkey denies accusations of supporting offensive on Libyan oil terminals

The Turkish Embassy in Tripoli denied Sunday the accusations directed at Turkey regarding supporting the Benghazi Defence Brigades' offensive on the oil crescent region. Members of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives accused Turkey of sponsoring the forces that carried offensive on oil...

Eastern government suspends study from Brega to Sirte

  • 6 March 2017 - 12:17
Eastern government suspends study from Brega to Sirte

The Education Ministry of the eastern government of Abdullah Al-Thinni declared suspension of study at all public preparatory and secondary schools in the area extending from Brega to Sirte. The suspension will last one week, according to the official website of the ministry.as per the...

Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Presidential Council to take control of oil crescent region

  • 6 March 2017 - 11:58
Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Presidential Council to take control of oil crescent region

The Chief of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) of the Presidential Council, Brigadier General Edriss Bukhamada, said their forces will take over control of the oil terminals and facilities in the coming two days. Brig. Gen. Bukhamada reiterated in a TV phone call with Al-Nabaa TV Channel...