Libya

UN Human Rights Official: Abuse of migrants in Libya continues

  • 10 September 2017 - 20:40
UN Human Rights Official: Abuse of migrants in Libya continues

A European and African deal to stem the flow of migrants coming through Libya to Europe fails to tackle the abuses they face, the top U.N. human rights official wrote on Friday. The 28-nation European Union has long struggled to reach a coherent answer to the influx of migrants fleeing war,...

South African President, African leaders urge for peaceful solution in Libya

  • 10 September 2017 - 20:37
South African President, African leaders urge for peaceful solution in Libya

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday welcomed progress made in the discussions. Zuma was in Brazzaville to attend the 4th meeting of the African Union (AU) high level panel on Libya chaired by President Denis Sassou-N’Guesso of the Republic of Congo, the presidency said in a statement. The...

UNSMIL denies sending peacekeepers to Libya’s capital, Tripoli

  • 9 September 2017 - 21:53
UNSMIL denies sending peacekeepers to Libya’s capital, Tripoli

The UNSMIL's Head Ghassan Salame, has denied the news reports that said the UN will send 250 peacekeepers to the Libyan capital Tripoli. "All rumors and misinterpretation of the statement given to La Stampa about the peacekeeping mission are untrue." The UNSMIL's Head clarified. Earlier...

German NGO Sea-Eye resumes work off Libyan coast

  • 9 September 2017 - 21:48
German NGO Sea-Eye resumes work off Libyan coast

German aid group Sea-Eye said Saturday it was resuming its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, a month after pulling out when Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, the Daily Mail reported. "Sea-Eye has decided to resume its rescue missions in the...

US Secretary of State to visit London for talks over Libya, North Korea

  • 9 September 2017 - 11:32
US Secretary of State to visit London for talks over Libya, North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit London next week for UK-hosted talks on North Korea and Libya, the State Department said in a press release. "Tillerson will travel to London from September 13 through September 14 for UK-hosted meetings on DPRK [North Korea] and Libya," the release...

Italy launches 6m euro project to improve migrants’ detention centers in Libya

  • 9 September 2017 - 10:52
Italy launches 6m euro project to improve migrants’ detention centers in Libya

Italy is aiming to improve conditions in Libyan migrant detention camps working with NGOs, Deputy Foreign Minister Mario Giro told ANSA Friday. Italy's aid department will launch a six-million-euro tender "very soon, before the end of September," he said. "The Libyan authorities will be...

Libya monarchy heir urges for restoration of 1951 constitution, nominates himself for president

  • 9 September 2017 - 10:36
Libya monarchy heir urges for restoration of 1951 constitution, nominates himself for president

The grandson of Libya’s last king Idris al-Senussi has called for the restoration of the country's 1951 post-independence Constitution, proposing that he himself lead the country’s transitional phase, Anadolu Agency reported. “The safest and most effective way to a swift resolution that...

Libyan eastern commander supervises new executions defying ICC warrant

  • 7 September 2017 - 22:05
Libyan eastern commander supervises new executions defying ICC warrant

According to sources from Ajdabiya reported by Libyan local media, the eastern self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) conducted on Thursday summary executions of five persons in the city by a firing squad. The local Libyan TV, Al-Nabaa, said sources told them that the killing of the persons took...

African summit about Libya to gather conflicting parties in Brazzaville

  • 7 September 2017 - 21:28
African summit about Libya to gather conflicting parties in Brazzaville

African leaders are due to meet Libya’s UN-backed prime minister on Saturday in a fresh bid to help resolve the political crisis in Libya. Fayez al-Sirraj is due to attend the summit in Congo’s capital Brazzaville, his advisor told AFP on Thursday. However, Libyan eastern strongman...

Sudan closes borders with Libya, Chad, South Sudan

  • 7 September 2017 - 21:11
Sudan closes borders with Libya, Chad, South Sudan

Sudan today announced that it closed its land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent arms smuggling. Vice President Hassabu Mohamed Abdalrahman said: “We have closed our land borders with Libya, Chad and South Sudan to prevent smuggling arms and four-wheel drive vehicles.” He...