Libya

Mitiga Airport in Tripoli resumes flights after clashes halted

  • 5 July 2017 - 16:14
Mitiga Airport in Tripoli resumes flights after clashes halted

Flights from and to Tripoli's Mitiga Airport resumed Wednesday afternoon, the airport security department announced on its Facebook page. It also said that the clashes were stopped and the flights scheduled for the rest of Wednesday will be operating as normal. This comes after the flights...

Flights suspended in Mitiga Airport, Tripoli due to clashes

  • 5 July 2017 - 12:57
Flights suspended in Mitiga Airport, Tripoli due to clashes

Clashes continued from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning in Mitiga Airport in Libya's capital leading to suspending flights to and from Tripoli, according to security sources from the airport. The sources said flights have been suspended since last night when the clashes broke out and are...

Tripoli beach rocket attack kills 5 people, wounds over 25, Health Ministry says

  • 5 July 2017 - 12:55
Tripoli beach rocket attack kills 5 people, wounds over 25, Health Ministry says

According to Tripoli Health Ministry , the rocket attack of Tuesday night that hit a beach in Tripoli killed five people, including at least one child and one woman, and wounded at least 25 others. The random shelling on Tuesday hit the beach in front of Mitiga airport in the east of the Libyan...

Three people killed in clashes near beach in Libya’s capital

  • 5 July 2017 - 01:16
Three people killed in clashes near beach in Libya’s capital

Three people were killed when a random rocket fell on a beach nearby Mitiga airport in Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday late evening. The rocket was fired by two warring armed groups from Souq Al-Jumuwa, an area controlling Mitiga airport and overlooking many beaches where many Libyans are...

Estonia allocates one million euros to help fight immigration from Libya to Europe

  • 4 July 2017 - 21:21
Estonia allocates one million euros to help fight immigration from Libya to Europe

The Estonian government decided on Monday to allocate €1 million for help ending the migratory flows from Libya in Italy. The money is coming from the state reserves and will be paid to the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). In cooperation with Libya, its neighboring...

UNHCR urges for sanctions on smugglers in Libya to stem immigration

  • 4 July 2017 - 12:27
UNHCR urges for sanctions on smugglers in Libya to stem immigration

The U.N. refugee agency is calling on the U.N. sanctions committee to extend international sanctions on the sale of weapons to Libya to include financial and travel bans on human smugglers and traffickers responsible for gross violations against refugees and migrants. “We need absolutely to...

Tripoli International Airport receives first flight since 2014

  • 4 July 2017 - 11:58
Tripoli International Airport receives first flight since 2014

The first ever landing of an airplane since 2014 took place in Tripoli International Airport on Tuesday. The airplane was for the Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj and his delegation coming from Ethiopia. Al-Serraj was attending the...

Gunmen open fire on Libyan Education Minister’s convoy

  • 3 July 2017 - 19:28
Gunmen open fire on Libyan Education Minister’s convoy

The Education Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) escaped an assassination attempt when gunmen opened fire on his convoy on Monday on Sabha main road. The Education Minister, Othman Abdeljalil, was reported as safe and secure after the incident that took place...

EU countries pledge more funds to help Libyan coastguards stem surge of migrants

  • 3 July 2017 - 12:06
EU countries pledge more funds to help Libyan coastguards stem surge of migrants

France, Germany and the EU’s migration chief have pledged more money for Libya’s coast guard and increased efforts to help Italy cope with a surge of migrant arrivals from Africa, according to a report by the Associated Press. The French Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday that it...

Libya’s east went into total blackout

  • 3 July 2017 - 11:38
Libya’s east went into total blackout

Power outages continue to trouble the daily lives of Libyans across the country amid the current rising temperatures that hit on Sunday 45 in some cities. According to the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) the eastern region went into a total blackout on Sunday after a technical fault...