Libya

138 Nigerians voluntarily return home from Libya

  • 4 October 2017 - 09:25
138 Nigerians voluntarily return home from Libya

138 Nigerians voluntarily returned to their country from Libya on Tuesday with the help of the International Organisation for Migration. It was gathered that the returnees, who were received by the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, were said to have been stranded in Libya...

UK foreign Minister: Sirte could be new Dubai if dead bodies were cleared away

  • 3 October 2017 - 22:24
UK foreign Minister: Sirte could be new Dubai if dead bodies were cleared away

Boris Johnson has said Libyan city Sirte could be the new Dubai, adding, "all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away".The foreign secretary's comments at a Conservative conference fringe meeting have sparked anger, with the Lib Dems calling them "unbelievably crass". Former Labour leader...

GNA deputy interior minister says he receives orders from Haftar’s command

  • 3 October 2017 - 18:34
GNA deputy interior minister says he receives orders from Haftar’s command

The deputy interior minister of the UN-brokered government, Faraj Egayem, denied dispute with the Khalifa Haftar-led general command. The deputy minister said in a video posted on social media that he is still receiving instructions from Operation Dignity Room led by Abdelsalam...

UNSMIL documents 12 deaths and 23 injuries in Libya last September

  • 3 October 2017 - 12:45
UNSMIL documents 12 deaths and 23 injuries in Libya last September

From 1 September to 30 September 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 35 civilian casualties - 12 deaths and 23 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 men killed and 8 injured, 3 women killed and 2 injured, and 2 children...

World Bank offers to boost Libya’s ailing economy

  • 2 October 2017 - 21:36
World Bank offers to boost Libya’s ailing economy

The World Bank has offered to boost the Libyan economic, financial and health as well as power sectors in a meeting with the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj. The meeting took place on Monday when the officials from the World Bank Middles East and North Africa - the Hafed...

Libya considering UK request for extradition of brother of Manchester attacker

  • 2 October 2017 - 21:14
Libya considering UK request for extradition of brother of Manchester attacker

The Libyan force holding the brother of the brother of the bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester in May is ready to cooperate on a British extradition request if it is approved by the attorney general, a spokesman said on Thursday. “If there is agreement between the attorney general and...

Benghazi port reopened after three years of closure

  • 2 October 2017 - 12:41
Benghazi port reopened after three years of closure

Benghazi’s commercial port officially reopened on Sunday after a three-year closure due to fighting between rival factions in the east Libyan city. To mark the opening Abdullah al-Thinni, prime minister of a government based in the east, arrived on board a tanker sent from the eastern city of...

Former UN ambassador Shalgham, HoR Speaker Saleh and HSC Al-Sweihli are new Presidential Council members

  • 1 October 2017 - 22:39
Former UN ambassador Shalgham, HoR Speaker Saleh and HSC Al-Sweihli are new Presidential Council members

The Former Libyan Ambassador to the United Nations Abdel Rahman Shalgham has been nominated for the Head of the new Presidential Council in Tunisia meetings on Sunday, Ean Libya has been informed. According to the exclusive information, the nomination was also given to the current Head of the...

Hamas denies claims of Libyan chief prosecutor that its sleeper cells were arrested in Libya

  • 1 October 2017 - 17:37
Hamas denies claims of Libyan chief prosecutor that its sleeper cells were arrested in Libya

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) denied on Friday claims made by a Libyan official that a terror cell affiliated to the movement was detained in the war-torn country, Safa News Agency reported. Several media outlets reported the head of investigations at Libya’s Attorney...

As political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya

  • 1 October 2017 - 10:51
As political parities gather in Tunisia for UN-brokered agreement, war rages on in west Libya

Military conflict and intense fighting have entered the third week in the coastal city of Sabratha, leaving about 26 persons killed, 170 injured and thousands displaced, according to Health Ministry and the Libyan Red crescent. Sabratha is a very crucial regional and coastal city both for Libya...