Libya

Chris Brown weighs in on alleged Libya slave markets

  • 28 November 2017 - 15:12
Chris Brown weighs in on alleged Libya slave markets

American Singer, Christopher Maurice Brown, AKA Chris Brown, has lamented the slave trade currently going on in Libya. Libya has recently been brought to the fore, mostly on social media, following claims of slave trade boom, alleged killings of migrants and human trafficking going on in the...

Egyptian military prepares to attack Libya’s eastern city in support of Haftar

  • 27 November 2017 - 22:06
Egyptian military prepares to attack Libya’s eastern city in support of Haftar

The New Arab has revealed that a number of Egyptian military officers had arrived in Derna's Lemlodeh military base along with the officers of the forces led by Khalifa Haftar - the commander of the self-styled army in east Libya - in preparation of an upcoming attack on Derna. The attack, the...

Canadian Prime Minister: Treatment of migrants in Libya is “abhorrent and despicable”

  • 27 November 2017 - 20:26
Canadian Prime Minister: Treatment of migrants in Libya is “abhorrent and despicable”

Canada has condemned the alleged migrant slave trade taking place in Libya, in a statement issued Monday by the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The Canadian PM said that targeting of desperate migrants from Africa – vulnerable children, women, and men struggling to find a home and a place of...

UN envoy to Libya meets the head of the Presidential Council

  • 27 November 2017 - 16:35
UN envoy to Libya meets the head of the Presidential Council

UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, met with the head of the Presidential Council (PC) Faiz Al-Sarraj, in Tripoli on Monday, to discuss his briefing to the Security Council, the implementation of the plan of action and preparations for elections. Salame said on the United Nations Support Mission...

Local officials in southern Libya discuss reopening Tammhant International Airport

  • 27 November 2017 - 15:59
Local officials in southern Libya discuss reopening Tammhant International Airport

A meeting, held on Sunday at Tamamhant International Airport, discussed a security plan for reopening the airport. The meeting included several security and military agencies, the airport's administration, Al-Bawanis municipal council, Al-Bawanis civil society organizations as well as officials...

EUBAM, Libya review border security in the country

  • 27 November 2017 - 12:18
EUBAM, Libya review border security in the country

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) discussed on Sunday the country's border security. According to the media office of the GNA's Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj, the PM met with EUBAM delegation in Tripoli and discussed cooperation...

Italy’s Prime Minister reviews migration, terrorism in Libya with Tunisian President

  • 27 November 2017 - 11:59
Italy’s Prime Minister reviews migration, terrorism in Libya with Tunisian President

  The Italian Premier has met with Tunisian leaders during a two-day working visit to discuss terrorism, migration and the impact of the chaotic situation in Libya, subjects that deeply touch both countries.   Paolo Gentiloni met on Saturday with Tunisian President...

Dhehiba crossing between Libya and Tunisia closed for the fifth day

  • 27 November 2017 - 11:57
Dhehiba crossing between Libya and Tunisia closed for the fifth day

Transit traffic at Dhehiba border crossing between Tunisia and Libya has stopped for the fifth consecutive day due to protests by Tunisian traders. Al-Arab newspaper said that the transit traffic is blocked because of traders from the town of Dhehiba, in Tataouine province, protests after their...

Russian oil company to resume work in Libya after “evaluating security”

  • 27 November 2017 - 11:13
Russian oil company to resume work in Libya after “evaluating security”

Abulqasem Shengir, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) for exploration and production, held a meeting on Sunday with the director of the Russian oil company Tatneft in Libya, Rafael Yabarov, to discuss the final steps toward the return of the company's activity...

The Central Bank of Libya responds to Presidential Council calls

  • 26 November 2017 - 16:35
The Central Bank of Libya responds to Presidential Council calls

In a statement on Sunday, the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli, welcomed the calls to end the role of parallel institutions in accordance with the terms of the political agreement. The CBL affirmed the need for lawful basis for such actions to take place, saying " as a matter of national...