Libya

Loyalists to Libyan eastern strongman Haftar tear elections registration posters in defiance

  • 10 December 2017 - 21:10
Loyalists to Libyan eastern strongman Haftar tear elections registration posters in defiance

The residents of different Libyan eastern cities have torn up posters used on schools and state buildings for voter registration for the upcoming elections in the country. Men and youths as well as children in Benghazi, Qubba, and other cities in east Libya were seen in videos and photos...

Western ambassadors to Libya issue joint statement slamming human rights abuse in the country

  • 10 December 2017 - 17:40
Western ambassadors to Libya issue joint statement slamming human rights abuse in the country

The ambassadors of western countries to Libya issued a joint statement on Sunday to voice their deep concern about the human rights violations in Libya. The ambassadors said they remain concerned by reported abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law which continue...

Italy gives Libya 35 million euros to secure southern borders

  • 10 December 2017 - 13:32
Italy gives Libya 35 million euros to secure southern borders

The Italian Minister of Interior Marco Minniti revealed on Saturday that European countries will provide Libya with 35 million euros next week to support southern borders' security.   The vast southern borders of Libya are used as a crossing point for illegal immigrants...

Spokesman of Libya east forces says reached common ground on unification of military institutions

  • 10 December 2017 - 12:07
Spokesman of Libya east forces says reached common ground on unification of military institutions

The spokesman of Dignity Operation, Ahmed Al-Mismari, announced on Saturday, reaching an "excellent understanding" on the unification of the military institution during the fourth round of meetings taking place in Cairo. "We have made excellent understanding to reactivate the military...

Libya’s Tawergha IDPs lament their below zero living conditions in Tripoli protest

  • 9 December 2017 - 21:00
Libya’s Tawergha IDPs lament their below zero living conditions in Tripoli protest

Tens of the internally displaced persons from Tawergha took to the streets in the Libyan capital to condemn the lack of action of the Libyan authorities toward their round-the-clock suffering away from home. Tawerghans demonstrated in Tripoli on Saturday holding slogans calling for their return...

Libya and Italy to set up joint chamber to fight human traffickers

  • 9 December 2017 - 15:18
Libya and Italy to set up joint chamber to fight human traffickers

Libya and Italy agreed, on Saturday, to set up a joint chamber to fight smugglers and human traffickers. According to a statement by the media office of the Government of National Accord (GNA), The chamber will consist of representatives from the Libyan coast guard, the illegal immigration...

Libyan researcher, jailed on terror chargers in Italy, acquitted

  • 9 December 2017 - 12:46
Libyan researcher, jailed on terror chargers in Italy, acquitted

An Italian appeals court in Palermo acquitted a Libyan university researcher accused of inciting people to commit terror crimes, on Thursday. Kadija Al-Shabbi,a researcher of economic in the University of Benghazi, was arrested two years ago and sentenced to one year and eight months in jail....

Libyan foreign minister to meet Russian counterpart next week

  • 9 December 2017 - 12:18
Libyan foreign minister to meet Russian counterpart next week

  The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lutfi Al Maghribi, confirmed that the Libyan foreign minister Mohammed Al-Sayala will visit Moscow on the 11th of December, where he will meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. In addition, the Libyan embassy in Moscow...

African Union: 20,000 migrants to leave Libya in 6 weeks

  • 9 December 2017 - 12:16
African Union: 20,000 migrants to leave Libya in 6 weeks

The African Union (AU) announced, on Wednesday, its intention to repatriate 20,000 immigrants from Libya in the next six weeks. A statement by the AU said the Joint African Union-European Union-United Nations Task Force immediate priority was "the repatriation, within the next 6 weeks,...

Italy supports Libyan National Dialogue with 600 thousand Euros

  • 9 December 2017 - 10:54
Italy supports Libyan National Dialogue with 600 thousand Euros

The Italian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday, it has allocated a contribution of 600 thousand Euros for the Libyan national dialogue, under the umbrella of the United Nations. The Italian Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano noted that this initiative is "a strong testimony to Italy's...