Libya

Libya and Russia foreign ministers talk bilateral cooperation

  • 12 December 2017 - 15:05
Libya and Russia foreign ministers talk bilateral cooperation

 The foreign minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Taher Al-Sayala, began a visit to Moscow on Monday, during which he will discuss with Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, the path of political agreement in Libya and bilateral cooperation between the two countries. In a...

Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in human rights violations in Libya

  • 12 December 2017 - 11:37
Amnesty accuses EU of complicity in human rights violations in Libya

Amnesty International organization accused European governments of complicity in torture and abuses against refugees and migrants in Libya, citing the European Union's support for these actions. In a report published on Tuesday, the organization said the EU's support to Libya in efforts to...

Operation Dignity commander meets with Italian foreign minister in Rome

  • 12 December 2017 - 10:22
Operation Dignity commander meets with Italian foreign minister in Rome

Operation Dignity commander, Khalifa Haftar, arrived on Monday to Rome. Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano is scheduled to meet with his Libyan military guest later on Monday, according to the Italian news agency Aki. This is the second official visit of the commander of Operation...

900 illegal immigrants rescued by Italian coastguards off Libya’s coast

  • 11 December 2017 - 22:40
900 illegal immigrants rescued by Italian coastguards off Libya’s coast

Italian Sicily welcomed Monday nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya in the past few days, reported Local Italy. More than 330 migrants rescued by Italian coast guard and other European vessels have already disembarked at Sicilian ports, Italian media...

UNHCR aims to secure 1300 resettlement locations for migrants to be evacuated from Libya

  • 11 December 2017 - 14:19
UNHCR aims to secure 1300 resettlement locations for migrants to be evacuated from Libya

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, launched Monday an urgent appeal calling for 1,300 resettlement places to be made available by the end of March 2018 for highly vulnerable refugees stranded in Libya.   Volker Türk, the UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for...

UN envoy to Libya says at least 365 Libyans killed or injured in 2017

  • 11 December 2017 - 13:34
UN envoy to Libya says at least 365 Libyans killed or injured in 2017

The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, said that indiscriminate fighting in residential areas, air strikes and explosive ordnance resulted in the death or injury of at least 365 Libyans, 79 of whom are children. In a statement on the World Human Rights Day, Salame said that Libya is witnessing...

IS militant blows himself up in Derna as IS sleeper cell arrested

  • 11 December 2017 - 13:25
IS militant blows himself up in Derna as IS sleeper cell arrested

Derna Shura Council in eastern Libya has announced arresting an IS sleeper cell in the city on Sunday. The Derna Shura Council also reported that one of the IS terrorists exploded himself while the attack on the terrorist was taking place in one of the downtown neighbourhoods. "The IS...

Head of the Government of National Accord meets Egyptian president in Cairo

  • 11 December 2017 - 11:54
Head of the Government of National Accord meets Egyptian president in Cairo

The head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiz Al-Sarraj met with the Egyptian President, Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi In Cairo, where they agreed to improve the prospects of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries. The meeting resulted in an agreement to establish a joint...

Algerian Foreign Minister: IS foreign fighters moving toward Libya

  • 11 December 2017 - 11:51
Algerian Foreign Minister: IS foreign fighters moving toward Libya

Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel revealed that security reports have detected movements by foreign nationals from Syria and Iraq towards Libya. Speaking at a high-level forum on counter-terrorism in Africa, Messahel said that there is real risk from those affiliated with terrorist...

Loyalists to Libyan eastern strongman Haftar tear elections registration posters in defiance

  • 10 December 2017 - 21:10
Loyalists to Libyan eastern strongman Haftar tear elections registration posters in defiance

The residents of different Libyan eastern cities have torn up posters used on schools and state buildings for voter registration for the upcoming elections in the country. Men and youths as well as children in Benghazi, Qubba, and other cities in east Libya were seen in videos and photos...