Libya

Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Presidential Council to take control of oil crescent region

  • 6 March 2017 - 11:58
Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Presidential Council to take control of oil crescent region

The Chief of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) of the Presidential Council, Brigadier General Edriss Bukhamada, said their forces will take over control of the oil terminals and facilities in the coming two days. Brig. Gen. Bukhamada reiterated in a TV phone call with Al-Nabaa TV Channel...

Migrants horrified in Libya before choosing to take up deadly sea journeys to Europe, report says

  • 5 March 2017 - 20:53
Migrants horrified in Libya before choosing to take up deadly sea journeys to Europe, report says

The Washington Post - The number of bodies washing up on Libyan shores is escalating as the refugee crisis worsens. But migrants also are facing perils even before they step into a boat. On Thursday alone, Italy’s coast guard reported that about 970 people were rescued off the Libyan...

Eight Filipino nurses arrive in Manila after hostage situation ends

  • 5 March 2017 - 17:20
Eight Filipino nurses arrive in Manila after hostage situation ends

Eight Filipino nurses as well as a 10-month-old baby who were held hostage by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya arrived in Manila on Sunday night. The hostages came from a 5-day debriefing and medical check-up in Istanbul, Turkey. The nurses talked to medical experts in Istabul and also...

Sirte University resumes study on April 30

  • 5 March 2017 - 14:53
Sirte University resumes study on April 30

The University of Sirte is going to reopen on April 30, said the university's dean and staffers. According to the sources, the service work will be done soon in order to fix the damage that was done to the university's buildings during the battle against IS militants. The resumption...

Libya releases arrested Ukrainian sailors after months of detention

  • 5 March 2017 - 11:31
Libya releases arrested Ukrainian sailors after months of detention

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced Friday rhat four sailors arrested in Libya on counts of oil smuggling were released. The four Temeteron ship crewmembers were set free on Thursday and teturned home. The Ukrainian Foteign Ministry said it will double up efforts to secure the release...

Russia tells Libya’s GNA Prime Minister to hold inclusive national dialogue to resolve crisis

  • 4 March 2017 - 23:04
Russia tells Libya’s GNA Prime Minister to hold inclusive national dialogue to resolve crisis

Russia's foreign minister on Thursday pushed an "inclusive national dialogue" in Libya at talks with its UN-backed premier that came after his key rival sought to boost ties with Moscow. "We are convinced that only the Libyan people themselves can overcome the current crisis, all the parties...

UNSMIL denounces fighting at oil crescent, urges for restraint

  • 4 March 2017 - 16:43
UNSMIL denounces fighting at oil crescent, urges for restraint

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, called on Saturday all the parties engaged in the fighting at Ras Lanuf and Essidra oil terminals in eastern Libya to show restraint and refrain from fighting in the area. Kobler tweeted on Saturday calling on all parties to protect civilians and...

Benghazi Defence Brigades asks relevant authorities to take control of oil crescent after pushing Haftar’s mercenaries out

  • 4 March 2017 - 13:12
Benghazi Defence Brigades asks relevant authorities to take control of oil crescent after pushing Haftar’s mercenaries out

After seizing key oil ports, Benghazi Defence Brigades has urged state authorities to take control of the oil crescent region. In a statement, the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) called on the relevant authorities to come and assume control of the area where oil terminals are located after...

Chad reopens border crossing with Libya

  • 4 March 2017 - 12:55
Chad reopens border crossing with Libya

Chad has reopened one of its border crossings with chaos-wracked Libya, having shut it down in January citing a "potential terrorist infiltration", the government said on Friday. "Given the growing number of our nationals who want to return home, and for humanitarian reasons, we have decided...

More Nigerian migrants are repatriated from Libya’s migrants’ shelters

  • 4 March 2017 - 12:49
More Nigerian migrants are repatriated from Libya’s migrants’ shelters

Another set of 180 Nigerians would be arriving home from Libya on Tuesday, the Presidency has said. The Presidency also stated that more Nigerians in diaspora were expected back. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa made the...