Libya

UNHCR wants to dissuade West African migrants from going to Libya

  • 19 July 2017 - 13:39
UNHCR wants to dissuade West African migrants from going to Libya

West Africa migrants and asylum-seekers must be dissuaded from going to Libya, the main point of departure for Europe but where they often face abuse and detention at the hands of traffickers, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) appealed to donors...

Salabi calls for elections laws before polls

  • 19 July 2017 - 12:35
Salabi calls for elections laws before polls

The Libyan religious cleric Ali Salabi said Tuesday that before talking about elections, there must be an elections law in Libya that can regulate the process. Salabi added on Tuesday that in order for the road map of Al-Serraj to be considered, Libyans must go back to the judiciary system and...

GNA Prime Minister receives credentials of Sweden, Belgium ambassadors

  • 19 July 2017 - 10:47
GNA Prime Minister receives credentials of Sweden, Belgium ambassadors

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj received Monday the credentials of Swedish and Belgian ambassadors, Fredrik Florén and Michel Tilemans in a row. The ceremony took place in the Red Castle Museum Building in Tripoli in the presence of the ministers of the Government of...

US-led airstrike kills several civilians in Syrai’s Dayr Al-Zawr

  • 18 July 2017 - 22:43
US-led airstrike kills several civilians in Syrai’s Dayr Al-Zawr

Several civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out a number of aerial attacks in Syria's troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the airstrikes targeted...

EU extends its mission’s mandate in Libya says human traffickers will be sanctioned

  • 18 July 2017 - 22:19
EU extends its mission’s mandate in Libya says human traffickers will be sanctioned

The European Union (EU) has decided to extend its Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) for a further notice in Libya in order to end illegal immigration and terrorism in the country. The EU foreign ministers decided in a meeting on Monday in Brussels that the results of Operation Sophia personnel,...

UN demands eastern forces probe summary executions and suspend Al-Werfalli for his crimes

  • 18 July 2017 - 18:00
UN demands eastern forces probe summary executions and suspend Al-Werfalli for his crimes

The United Nations (UN) urged on Tuesday the eastern forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar to investigate summary executions of prisoners, voicing concern about the fate of those still in their custody, Reuters reported. Operation Dignity leader Haftar has gained ground with Egyptian...

Qatari Foreign Minister praises Al-Serraj’s road map as solution to division

  • 18 July 2017 - 12:24
Qatari Foreign Minister praises Al-Serraj’s road map as solution to division

  The Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman has said that Al-Serraj’s road map is an outlet for the division that is going on in Libya now. On their official Twitter account on Sunday, the Qatari FM added that the road map of the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez...

EU moves to block selling dinghies to Libya to curb illegal immigration

  • 18 July 2017 - 07:25
EU moves to block selling dinghies to Libya to curb illegal immigration

EU foreign ministers have agreed to restrict exports of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in a drive to curb the smuggling of migrants. The restrictions will not apply to legitimate Libyan businesses, such as fishing crews, an EU statement said. It is not clear how the EU will...

Egypt says its air force destroyed 15 vehicles laden with arms crossing from Libya’s border

  • 16 July 2017 - 22:38
Egypt says its air force destroyed 15 vehicles laden with arms crossing from Libya’s border

Egypt’s army forces foiled an attempt to smuggle arms into the country through its western border with Libya, the military said Sunday. The Egyptian air forces launched a reconnaissance mission Saturday following intelligence received that "criminals" in 4x4 vehicles were in the process of...

Belgian frigate must depart EU mission off Libyan coast as it is encouraging migrants to take risk, official says

  • 16 July 2017 - 22:00
Belgian frigate must depart EU mission off Libyan coast as it is encouraging migrants to take risk, official says

Belgium should withdraw its frigate from an EU mission to break up human trafficking networks near Libya because the presence of such vessels encouraged migrants to make the perilous journey across the central Mediterranean, the migration minister said. Belgium has sent a frigate to take part in...