Libya

Libya, UNDP launch initiative to strengthen core governance institutions in Libya

  • 19 November 2017 - 21:56
Libya, UNDP launch initiative to strengthen core governance institutions in Libya

A wide-ranging coalition of senior Libyan Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) representatives, UN policy experts and development partners met in Tripoli on 14 November to launch an initiative aimed at strengthening core governance institutions in Libya. This activity...

EU: December 15 is deadline for Tobruk parliament to amend Libya’s political agreement

  • 19 November 2017 - 11:50
EU: December 15 is deadline for Tobruk parliament to amend Libya’s political agreement

The European Union (EU) and some other major European countries have set mid-December as a deadline for the Libyan eastern-based parliament to amend the political agreement on ending the country's political crises, a parliament member said. "We were informed by the president of a political bloc...

Hundreds flock to Libyan embassy in Paris condemning “slave market” as reported by CNN

  • 19 November 2017 - 11:16
Hundreds flock to Libyan embassy in Paris condemning “slave market” as reported by CNN

Hundreds of activists flocked to the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday, outraged with the government’s failure to tackle people smuggling after a CCN report unveiled a network of migrant slave auctions in Libya. About a thousand people turned up to the protest following calls by several...

Libyan Consulate files lawsuit against Tunisian TV Channel over “mockery of Libyans”

  • 18 November 2017 - 21:14
Libyan Consulate files lawsuit against Tunisian TV Channel over “mockery of Libyans”

The Libyan Consulate in Tunis has lodged a lawsuit against Al-Tasea (9) TV Channel in Tunisia and the presenter Ameen Qara as well as the comedian Tariq Balouch for "mocking the Libyan people and their culture as well as dialect." "The Wednesday program on 9 TV Channel destroys the mutual...

Tripoli port shuns UN medications shipment

  • 18 November 2017 - 18:38
Tripoli port shuns UN medications shipment

The Tripoli port in cooperation with the Libyan Health Ministry refused last February a shipment of medical equipment and medicines sent by the UN via the UNSMIL on the ground that it was expired. Earlier, Tripoli municipal guard workers have seized many materials and commodities that...

Libyan boy kidnapped in Benghazi, abductors demand LYD2 million ransom

  • 18 November 2017 - 17:57
Libyan boy kidnapped in Benghazi, abductors demand LYD2 million ransom

A Libyan boy named Abdelraoef Al-Ojali was kidnapped from Hay Al-Salam neighbourhood in Benghazi by unknown persons on Friday. The father of the boy told the press that the kidnappers called and asked for 2 million Libyan dinars (LYD) in order to return the nine year old kid to him and his...

US drone strikes kill several IS militants in Libya

  • 18 November 2017 - 15:11
US drone strikes kill several IS militants in Libya

According to a defense official, the drone strike in the desert of central Libya Friday killed "several" ISIS militants in a sign the Pentagon may be ramping up pressure on terror groups in Africa, it added. The most recent strike comes a year after the military launched nearly 500...

Libya eastern parliament MPs meet Turkish President in Ankara

  • 18 November 2017 - 13:04
Libya eastern parliament MPs meet Turkish President in Ankara

A delegation from Libya's Tobruk-based House of Representatives has visited Ankara and expressed their intention for close cooperation with Turkey. The delegation met with officials from the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Parliament and the Turkish Contractors’ Association on Thursday. They were also...

Libya to probe alleged slave auctions after CNN report came out

  • 18 November 2017 - 12:13
Libya to probe alleged slave auctions after CNN report came out

Libyan authorities have launched a formal investigation into slave auctions in the country following an exclusive CNN report earlier this week, the government said Friday. "A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this...

UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council he is confident of approaching solution to crisis

  • 16 November 2017 - 22:26
UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council he is confident of approaching solution to crisis

The U.N. delegate for Libya says he is confident that competing parliaments in the north African country "are close to a consensus" on a framework to end the crisis. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council Thursday that the U.N. has convened two sessions of the rival governments to try to agree...