Libya

Egypt’s mosque attackers carried IS flag

  • 26 November 2017 - 15:26
Egypt’s mosque attackers carried IS flag

Egyptian prosecutor said the gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday, in northern Sinai, were carrying an Islamic State (IS) flag while opening fire, killing 305 worshipers, including 27 children, leaving another 128 people wounded, officials said on Saturday. No claim of responsibility has been...

Armed group stops water pumping from Al-Hasawna site

  • 26 November 2017 - 14:12
Armed group stops water pumping from Al-Hasawna site

The Manmade River system declared the stoppage of water flow through the pipes of Al-Hasawna-Al-Jafara site, feeding the north-west cities, since Saturday. A statement posted on its Facebook page said "We demand that the official bodies in particular and the Libyan people in general protect this...

Protesters in Brussels outraged at “Libya slave market” reports

  • 26 November 2017 - 13:01
Protesters in Brussels outraged at “Libya slave market” reports

50 people were arrested on Saturday in Brussels after police officers were attacked and shops damaged on the margins of a protest over the recent revelations of migrant slave markets in Libya, authorities said. A group of people broke off from the demonstration against slavery in Libya before...

31 illegal migrants drown as boat capsizes off Libya coast

  • 26 November 2017 - 12:37
31 illegal migrants drown as boat capsizes off Libya coast

At least 31 migrants died after their boat sank off Libya's western coast on Saturday and some 200 others were picked up by the coastguard to be brought back to port in Tripoli, officials said.   The migrants were on two boats off the coast near Garabulli, east of Tripoli,...

The Netherlands signs agreement to support elections in Libya

  • 26 November 2017 - 11:28
The Netherlands signs agreement to support elections in Libya

The ambassador of the Netherlands to Libya signed an agreement with UNDP Representative Maria Ribeiro at the UNSMIL offices, to support the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC). A post on the embassy of the Netherlands Facebook page said “ for elections to be free and fair, certain...

Libya has no pistachio farms: wake up France 24, say Libyans

  • 25 November 2017 - 20:57
Libya has no pistachio farms: wake up France 24, say Libyans

France 24 aired Friday a report in which an African illegal immigrant claimed he was sold four times in Libya to work in pistachio farms in south of the country. This claim has been as funny as it has been shocking to hear in Libya, as the country has not even one single pistachio farm and is...

EU supports Libyan and European universities to train municipalities’ staffers

  • 25 November 2017 - 16:18
EU supports Libyan and European universities to train municipalities’ staffers

The Delegation of the European Union to Libya delivered this week a new training as part of an initiative linking together European and Libyan Universities to support training of staff from Libyan municipalities. This is part of the wider ‘Nicosia Initiative’, created by the EU’s Committee of...

Libyan coast guard rescues 250 illegal immigrants

  • 24 November 2017 - 21:33
Libyan coast guard rescues 250 illegal immigrants

The Coast Guard of Tripoli area, managed to rescue 250 illegal immigrants, 93 women and 26 children, on two rubber boats, about 30 miles north of Garabolli. The rescue operation was carried out by the Coast Guard Operations Room early Thursday. The illegal immigrants, with different African...

Misrata Central Hospital hosts Arab Fellowship in Pediatrics examinations

  • 23 November 2017 - 15:26
Misrata Central Hospital hosts Arab Fellowship in Pediatrics examinations

A medical team representing the Arab Council for Health Specialties arrived in Misrata on Tuesday to perform the Arab Fellowship in Pediatrics examinations, hosted by Misrata Central Hospital The Misrata Municipal Council said on its Facebook page "the exam committee consists of doctors from...

Head of National Forces Alliance discusses illegal immigration with Sudanese President

  • 23 November 2017 - 15:20
Head of National Forces Alliance discusses illegal immigration with Sudanese President

The head of the National Forces Alliance, Mahmoud Jibril, discussed on Monday with Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, the issues of illegal immigration and efforts exerted by the government to address them and reduce their effects. Jibril said in a statement published by the Sudanese News...