Libya

UNSMIL Human Rights Report documents 9 deaths, 17 injuries in Libya last June

  • 2 July 2017 - 17:06
UNSMIL Human Rights Report documents 9 deaths, 17 injuries in Libya last June

The United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) said that in June 2017, it documented 26 civilian casualties - 9 deaths and 17 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. In its Human Rights Report for June 2017, the UNSMIL said that the victims included 6 men killed and 12 injured,...

Martin Kobler bids farewell to Libya and Libyans

  • 2 July 2017 - 13:48
Martin Kobler bids farewell to Libya and Libyans

The UN delegate to Libya and the Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has waved goodbye to the Libyan people, saying it had been an honor for him to be in Libya since November 2015. Kobler tweeted that it is his honor to have served in Libya as an advocate of peace and security, saying that he...

The Netherlands says too early to reopen embassy in Libya

  • 1 July 2017 - 22:01
The Netherlands says too early to reopen embassy in Libya

Holland has announced that it will send a new envoy to Libya three years after closing its mission in the war-torn country, news outlets reported on Friday. However, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Chris Bakker, it is “too early to re-open the embassy” in the Libyan capital. He noted...

Libyan Jews and officials meet in Greece for reconciliation efforts

  • 1 July 2017 - 17:19
Libyan Jews and officials meet in Greece for reconciliation efforts

Libyan Jews held a meeting in Greece on Friday aiming at striking reconciliation between Libyan Jews who were expelled from Libya in 1960 and Libyan officials. The meeting will last for three days, according to media sources. In the meeting, the Israeli Minister of Communications, Ayoob...

UN Security Council extends sanctions on illicit oil exports from Libya

  • 1 July 2017 - 15:58
UN Security Council extends sanctions on illicit oil exports from Libya

The U.N. Security Council has extended sanctions on illegal oil exports from Libya to cover refined petroleum products as well, in a bid to stem rampant smuggling of subsidized fuel by sea, according to Reuters. Imported fuel that is priced lower for the domestic market is commonly smuggled by...

Dozens feared dead after immigrants boat sinks off Libyan shores

  • 1 July 2017 - 12:24
Dozens feared dead after immigrants boat sinks off Libyan shores

Dozens of people are missing and believed drowned after an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Libya earlier this week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday. The IOM said the boat began sinking Monday just hours after leaving the North...

Libyans won’t obtain US visa unless they have close relations in the US

  • 29 June 2017 - 22:00
Libyans won’t obtain US visa unless they have close relations in the US

Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close family relationship to a U.S. individual or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The guidance defined a close...

Gharyan municipality denies arresting Operation Dignity fighters’ cell in the city

  • 29 June 2017 - 21:10
Gharyan municipality denies arresting Operation Dignity fighters’ cell in the city

The municipality of Gharyan denied the rumors that spread on social media and media outlets that its security department had captured a sleeper cell of fighters linked to Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity in eastern Libya. The Head of the media office of the Gharyan municipality, Hamid...

24 migrants’ bodies wash off Tripoli shores

  • 29 June 2017 - 16:04
24 migrants’ bodies wash off Tripoli shores

24 bodies of illegal immigrants washed ashore Thursday morning in Ghout Al-Ruman, Tripoli, according to the Tripoli International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC.) Ghout Al-Ruman is an area to the east of Tripoli. The ICRC said that they were informed about the bodies by Tajoura police...

Italy mulls over shutting down its ports to rescue migrants ships coming from Libya

  • 29 June 2017 - 13:41
Italy mulls over shutting down its ports to rescue migrants ships coming from Libya

The Italian government is considering banning ships from Libya from landing at its ports after the arrival of nearly 11,000 refugees from there in the past five days, according to a report by The Guardian. It has been reported that the government has given its ambassador to the EU, Maurizio...