Libya

US President wishes Libya Prime Minister well on Independence Day

  • 24 December 2017 - 19:38
US President wishes Libya Prime Minister well on Independence Day

The US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord extending his best wishes as Libya celebrates the 66th year of independence on December 24, 2017. “On this occasion, let me underscore that the United States stands with the Libyan people...

Benghazi prepares for intense rain showers

  • 24 December 2017 - 15:53
Benghazi prepares for intense rain showers

Benghazi Municipality announced on Sunday the formation of an emergency room in anticipation to possible heavy rain fall and weather fluctuations. The emergency room will include various institutions, companies and agencies in the municipality, to remove any blockages that may occur and offer...

Tawerghans demand Al-Sirraj do something to facilitate their return home

  • 24 December 2017 - 14:09
Tawerghans demand Al-Sirraj do something to facilitate their return home

The Head of the Government National Accord (GNA) Faiz Al-Saraj met dozens of internally displaced families and citizens from the city of Tawergha, who were protesting in front of the GNA's headquarter in Tripoli. The protesters demanded a solution to the poor life conditions they are in and an...

UNHCR flies 162 illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy for first time in history

  • 23 December 2017 - 21:05
UNHCR flies 162 illegal immigrants from Libya to Italy for first time in history

UNHCR announced Friday the evacuation of 162 highly vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy, including unaccompanied children and women who had been held captive for extended periods of time. “For the first time, we have been able to evacuate vulnerable refugees straight from Libya to Italy....

33% less migrants arrived to Italy in 2017

  • 23 December 2017 - 20:34
33% less migrants arrived to Italy in 2017

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy has fallen 33% in 2017 compared to last year. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, Interior Minister Marco Minniti said on Wednesday that the number of migrants has fallen 33% this year compared to last year despite a slight...

Mass grave found in Sirte

  • 23 December 2017 - 20:10
Mass grave found in Sirte

A mass grave was discovered by the Sirte Protection and Security Force in Al Kambo, Sirte. According to the Force media office the grave contained "20 bodies". The found remains are believed to be of IS militants "who were killed during the liberation of the city of Sirte". Colonel Ali...

France orders Libya’s strongman Haftar to respect UN-led peace process, Le Drian says

  • 21 December 2017 - 22:00
France orders Libya’s strongman Haftar to respect UN-led peace process, Le Drian says

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, has told the Libyan rival factions in Tripoli and Benghazi that there was no alternative to UN talks to stabilise the country and prepare for elections in 2018. Reuters reported Le Drian as saying that eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and Tripoli...

Former US special envoy to Libya: New CBL governor appointment is null and void

  • 21 December 2017 - 13:57
Former US special envoy to Libya: New CBL governor appointment is null and void

The former US Special Envoy to Libya, Jonathan Winer said the House of Representatives has no authority under Libya Political Agreement or otherwise to replace Central Bank of Libya governor unilaterally. "Article 15 of LPA requires agreement with High Council of State & yes vote of 2/3 of...

More than 20 thousands registered to vote in upcoming elections

  • 20 December 2017 - 13:24
More than 20 thousands registered to vote in upcoming elections

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) announced on Tuesday that the number of eligible voters registered to the voters registration system from 8th to 18th of December has surpassed 20 thousands. Out of the 20.616 registered voters are, 13,456 men and 7070 women, according to the daily...

Misurata appoints new mayor after assassination

  • 20 December 2017 - 13:05
Misurata appoints new mayor after assassination

Misurata municipal council member Mustafa Kroad was named mayor of Misurata as a successor to the late Mohammad Eshtiwi, who was assassinated by unidentified gunmen, on Sunday evening. Kroad said that the members of the municipal council agreed on Monday to appoint him as mayor of the...