Libya

Italy arrests notorious Nigerian human trafficker over murder, rape, torture in Libya

  • 21 June 2017 - 13:03
Italy arrests notorious Nigerian human trafficker over murder, rape, torture in Libya

A Nigerian human trafficker known as “Rambo” has been arrested in Italy on charges of torturing and killing migrants held captive in Libya, Italian police said Tuesday. The suspect named John Ogais, 25, was traced to a reception centre in Calabria in southern Italy and clapped in cuffs on...

At least 126 migrants drowned off Libya’s shores last week

  • 20 June 2017 - 12:50
At least 126 migrants drowned off Libya’s shores last week

126 fellow migrants drowned off Libya last week when their flimsy rubber dinghy foundered after smugglers removed the engine and fled, the U.N. migration agency said Monday, according to four survivors. Flavio Di Giacomo of the International Organization for Migration said the survivors were...

Libya telecom officials deny stealing RascomStar-QAF1 satellite by Gulf states

  • 18 June 2017 - 23:44
Libya telecom officials deny stealing RascomStar-QAF1 satellite by Gulf states

The Regional African Satellite Communication Organization (RASCOM) in Libya, which is based in Gharyan, denied the rumors that said that the partly-owned by Libya satellite, RascomStar-QAF1, had been stolen by Gulf states. The Gharyan control center, which is tasked with controlling...

Libya frees Sudanese children who were with IS groups in Sirte

  • 18 June 2017 - 14:01
Libya frees Sudanese children who were with IS groups in Sirte

The Libyan authorities from the Operation Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous handed over Friday 8 children of Sudanese nationality to Sudan's representative in Libya. The Sudanese representative will later supervise the process of transporting them to their relatives in Sudan. The 8 children were saved...

Uganda to send medics to eastern Libya for work, Ugandan activists criticise

  • 18 June 2017 - 05:52
Uganda to send medics to eastern Libya for work, Ugandan activists criticise

Uganda is planning to send about 1,000 medical workers to Libya, an official said on Friday, a plan criticised by health activists who believe it would further weaken the country's struggling health care system. Over the last decade, foreign recruiters and employers from the Middle East have...

Representative of US Embassy in Libya visits Ras Ajdair border

  • 17 June 2017 - 23:45
Representative of US Embassy in Libya visits Ras Ajdair border

The Representative of the US Embassy in Libya paid a visit on Saturday to the border crossing between Libya and Tunisia, Ras Ajdair. According to the representative, the visit to Ras Ajdair and other areas in western Libya comes to pave the way for the return of the US ambassador and diplomatic...

EU Parliament President urges for building refugee camps in Libya

  • 17 June 2017 - 16:37
EU Parliament President urges for building refugee camps in Libya

The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, urged the EU countries to push for establishing refugee camps inside Libya. In a press interview with the Italian newspaper, Il Giornale, on Thuesday, Tajani said the EU should be united to reach an agreement on the immigration issue in...

UN appoints Lebanese former minister Ghassan Salame as new delegate to Libya

  • 17 June 2017 - 15:24
UN appoints Lebanese former minister Ghassan Salame as new delegate to Libya

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, ordered on Friday the appointment of the former Lebanese Culture Minister Ghassan Salame as the new Head of the UNSMIL and Special delegate to Libya by the UN. Salame, who was a minister at the reign of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, is currently based...

Libyan coastguards rescue 900 immigrants off Sabratha shores on Friday

  • 17 June 2017 - 13:42
Libyan coastguards rescue 900 immigrants off Sabratha shores on Friday

Libyan coastguards rescued 900 migrants on five boats, including 98 women and 25 children, off the coast of Sabratha in western Libya. According to the spokesman for the Libyan Navy Ayoub Qassem, the coast guards patrol point of the nearby Zawiya city earlier on Friday headed towards Sabratha...

France, Algeria urge for political solution to thwart terrorism

  • 15 June 2017 - 12:52
France, Algeria urge for political solution to thwart terrorism

The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya's rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders, Reuters reported. Algeria has joined with North African...