Libya

First group of migrants coming from Libya arrive in France

  • 20 December 2017 - 00:02
First group of migrants coming from Libya arrive in France

France government has stepped up its support for stranded migrants in Libya, especially those who are the most vulnerable, as the first group of illegal immigrants who were in Libya touched down Tuesday in Paris coming from Niger. France plans to take in 10,000 refugees by 2019, with 3,000...

Election of new central bank governor slammed as illegal by Libyan officials

  • 19 December 2017 - 21:02
Election of new central bank governor slammed as illegal by Libyan officials

The appointment of a new governor for the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) by the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) has been slammed as against the law by several Libyan officials. The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli has considered electing Mohammad Al-Shukri...

Libya’s eastern parliament names new Central Bank governor

  • 19 December 2017 - 17:59
Libya’s eastern parliament names new Central Bank governor

The Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) has voted by 54 members to appoint Mohammed Al-Shukri as the new governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL). The appointment came in an election session that was held in Tobruk on Tuesday. Before the appointment passed, many pro-Khalifa...

House of Representatives to vote on LPA and elect new governor for Central Bank of Libya

  • 19 December 2017 - 12:18
House of Representatives to vote on LPA and elect new governor for Central Bank of Libya

The House of Representatives (HOR) will hold a new session today, at its headquarters in Tobruk, to include the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) in the constitutional declaration. Today's session will also witness the election of a new governor for the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), which was...

Security team to investigate assassination of Misurata mayor

  • 19 December 2017 - 12:10
Security team to investigate assassination of Misurata mayor

A spokesman for the Misurata Security Directorate announced the formation of a security team that consists of all the security services in the city to investigate the assassination of the mayor of the municipal council, Mohammad Eshtiwi. The announcement came during a joint press conference held...

Saif Gaddafi announces he is running for Libya president

  • 18 December 2017 - 21:11
Saif Gaddafi announces he is running for Libya president

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, is seeking to become the president of Libya , a Gaddafi family spokesman said, adding he will run in the 2018 presidential election. Speaking to Egypt Today, the spokesman, Basem al-Hashimi Al-Soul, said Saif Gaddafi “enjoys the support of...

36000 migrant children in dire need of assistance, IOM reveals

  • 18 December 2017 - 20:19
36000 migrant children in dire need of assistance, IOM reveals

36000 migrant children are in need of assistance in Libya, figures revealed Monday on International Migrants Day show. Out of an estimated 400,000 migrants, 9% are children and, shockingly, more than 14,000 children are also unaccompanied. This year nearly 15,000 unaccompanied children have...

Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria support Libyan Political Agreement

  • 18 December 2017 - 12:42
Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria support Libyan Political Agreement

The foreign ministers of Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria renewed their support for the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) as a framework for a political solution in Libya. The ministers, in a statement issued at the end of their meeting on Sunday, called on all Libyan parties to uphold the interests of...

Mayor of Misurata assassinated

  • 18 December 2017 - 11:56
Mayor of Misurata assassinated

The mayor of Misurata, Mohammad Eshtiwi was assassinated on Sunday. The mayor's car was attacked after leaving the International airport in Misurata, upon his arrival from Turkey. The unknown armed group kidnapped Eshtiwi to an unidentified location, where he was shot and beaten. His body...

14018 registered to vote in future elections

  • 18 December 2017 - 09:39
14018 registered to vote in future elections

The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said number of eligible voters registered to the voters registration system reached 14018, on Sunday morning. Of the 14018 registered voters are, 9320 men and 4698 women, said the HNEC in a statement posted on its Facebook page, on Sunday. The...