Libya

ICC renews call for Mahmoud Al-Werfalli’s surrender

  • 13 September 2017 - 21:00
ICC renews call for Mahmoud Al-Werfalli’s surrender

On 21 August 2017, the Court formally requested Libya's cooperation in the arrest and surrender of Mr al-Werfalli to the ICC. The Libyan authorities have the primary responsibility to arrest and surrender Mr al-Werfalli to the custody of the Court, and I have called upon them to use all means in...

Will Libya’s Government of National Accord fall?

  • 13 September 2017 - 18:39
Will Libya’s Government of National Accord fall?

With all the current confusion in the Libyan status quo, one thing remains a focus for all: the endeavours to amend the Libyan Political Agreement which led to the formation of the Presidential Council. The Presidential Council has failed in its attempts to gain a vote of confidence by the...

Italian deal with human traffickers in Libya leaves immigrants fate to security authorities

  • 13 September 2017 - 15:42
Italian deal with human traffickers in Libya leaves immigrants fate to security authorities

In Sabrata, Libya’s main departure point for clandestine migrants hoping to reach Europe, people trafficking gangs are under so much pressure that some have closed for business. The results have been noticed on the other side of the Mediterranean where the number of arrivals on the Italian coast...

London hosts ministerial meeting on Libya

  • 13 September 2017 - 13:19
London hosts ministerial meeting on Libya

London is hosting Thursday a six-party ministerial meeting in the presence of the foreign ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the United Nations envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salameh. Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Abou...

Libya’s GNA deputy PM Ahmed Maiteeq to arrive in Russia

  • 13 September 2017 - 11:33
Libya’s GNA deputy PM Ahmed Maiteeq to arrive in Russia

Deputy Prime Minister of Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Ahmed Maiteeq will arrive in Russia on Wednesday for talks with several top officials, Russian media reported. Maiteeq will begin his official visit in Grozny, the capital of the Chechen Republic, where he is expected to meet...

EU chief says Europe should end “scandalous” migrants detention centers in Libya

  • 13 September 2017 - 10:32
EU chief says Europe should end “scandalous” migrants detention centers in Libya

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says "Europe has got a collective responsibility" to help improve migrant detention conditions in Libya. Juncker told EU lawmakers that the European Union must work closely with the UN's refugee agency to ensure that this "scandalous situation"...

Libya’s wannabe president, Basit Igtet, starts getting likes across the country

  • 12 September 2017 - 21:22
Libya’s wannabe president, Basit Igtet, starts getting likes across the country

The Libyan Zurich-based businessman and former candidate for the post of Libyan Premier, Basit Igtet, has started attracting different political, military and social components in the country. The Sabha municipality and elders as well as revolutionaries councils all issued a joint statement on...

UNHCR ponders opening reception center for asylum seekers in Libya

  • 12 September 2017 - 19:49
UNHCR ponders opening reception center for asylum seekers in Libya

Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions for ransom. All...

Libyan religious preacher kidnapped by Special Deterrent Force

  • 11 September 2017 - 19:49
Libyan religious preacher kidnapped by Special Deterrent Force

A Libyan prominent religious preacher and imam of a Tripoli mosque Abelrazzaq Emshireb was kidnapped Sunday night by armed group from the Special Dtetreent Force. The imam was take to Mitiga airport, where the force is located, according to local media in Libya. The force's spokesman Ahmed...

EU denies all accusations of abuse to migrants in Libya

  • 11 September 2017 - 19:21
EU denies all accusations of abuse to migrants in Libya

The European Commission says it is working to help and protect migrants in Libya amid sharp criticism from the United Nations. An EU commission spokesperson on Monday (11 September) told reporters in Brussels that its work with the UN and its affiliated agencies on the ground in Libya is part of...