Libya

UN appoints Lebanese former minister Ghassan Salame as new delegate to Libya

  • 17 June 2017 - 15:24
UN appoints Lebanese former minister Ghassan Salame as new delegate to Libya

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, ordered on Friday the appointment of the former Lebanese Culture Minister Ghassan Salame as the new Head of the UNSMIL and Special delegate to Libya by the UN. Salame, who was a minister at the reign of Prime Minister Rafic Hariri, is currently based...

Libyan coastguards rescue 900 immigrants off Sabratha shores on Friday

  • 17 June 2017 - 13:42
Libyan coastguards rescue 900 immigrants off Sabratha shores on Friday

Libyan coastguards rescued 900 migrants on five boats, including 98 women and 25 children, off the coast of Sabratha in western Libya. According to the spokesman for the Libyan Navy Ayoub Qassem, the coast guards patrol point of the nearby Zawiya city earlier on Friday headed towards Sabratha...

France, Algeria urge for political solution to thwart terrorism

  • 15 June 2017 - 12:52
France, Algeria urge for political solution to thwart terrorism

The foreign ministers of Algeria and France on Tuesday urged Libya's rival armed factions to seek a political solution in the North African country to help stem the spread of militant groups there and potential spillover across its borders, Reuters reported. Algeria has joined with North African...

Dutch woman who disappeared in Libya’s capital in May returns to Holland

  • 15 June 2017 - 00:12
Dutch woman who disappeared in Libya’s capital in May returns to Holland

Dutch woman, Yvonne Snijtjer, wants to return to Libya as soon as possible, she said to newspaper AD upon her arrival in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the Netherland Times reported. The Dutch woman was arrested in the Libyan capital of Tripoli at the end of May and deported on Monday, but she does...

ICC urges for immediate arrest of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

  • 15 June 2017 - 00:09
ICC urges for immediate arrest of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, on Wednesday called for the arrest and surrender of Saif Gaddafi. Saif is wanted on war crimes charges for allegedly suppressing opposition to the rule of his father, former Libya ruler Muammar. On Sunday, Saif’s lawyer said his...

Shooting at Libyan Mufti Al-Ghariani untrue

  • 14 June 2017 - 12:25
Shooting at Libyan Mufti Al-Ghariani untrue

A source told the Libyan Express that the rumors about opening fire at the Libyan Mufti Sadiq Al-Ghariani are not true. The source also told the Libyan Express that Al-Ghariani is safe, declining to say where he is staying at the...

IOM: Over 60.000 Libyan IDPs returned to Sirte after IS defeat

  • 13 June 2017 - 23:34
IOM: Over 60.000 Libyan IDPs returned to Sirte after IS defeat

The UN International Organisation for Migration confirmed that over 60.000 Libyan internally displaced persons (IDPs) had returned to Sirte and the telecommunication as well as mobile and internet networks have been reoporated in the city for the first time in two days. Sirte was the IS...

Manchester bomber has planned attack since last December, report says

  • 13 June 2017 - 12:38
Manchester bomber has planned attack since last December, report says

The bomb attack in Manchester last month which killed 22 people was being planned since December, security officials in Libya have told the BBC. The BBC added that Salman Abedi was being watched in Libya more than a month before the attack. Officials in Tripoli have complained about poor...

Over 160 Senegalese migrants deported from Libya

  • 13 June 2017 - 11:46
Over 160 Senegalese migrants deported from Libya

Hundreds of Senegalese migrants who had been trapped in Libya were recently flown back home. Although the majority of the migrants have returned home heavyhearted, hungry, and broke, they are happy to reunite with their families and friends, especially given the kind of brutal abuse they...

UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

  • 12 June 2017 - 22:26
UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday to extend authorization for another year so as to allow the European Union to seize illegal weapons on the high seas off the coast of Libya. The 15-member UN body “decides to extend the authorizations as set out in Resolution...