Libya

Italy defends Libya against UN accuse of “inhuman” migrant deal

  • 16 November 2017 - 14:07
Italy defends Libya against UN accuse of “inhuman” migrant deal

Italy has defended its policy on blocking migrants in Libya, saying the deal, denounced as "inhumane" by the UN, was essential to stop boat departures towards Europe. "The alternative cannot be to resign ourselves to the impossibility of managing migratory flows and hand human traffickers the...

Malta to reopen embassy in Libya soon, deputy PM says

  • 15 November 2017 - 19:20
Malta to reopen embassy in Libya soon, deputy PM says

Malta's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carmelo Abela, said that the Embassy of Malta to Libya will soon return to the capital Tripoli and that a new Maltese Ambassador to Libya will be appointed. Abela made his remarks during a meeting with the Libyan UN-backed prime...

Truth behind abducting 4 Turkish engineers at Ubari gas power station: Negligence and Carelessness

  • 15 November 2017 - 12:18
Truth behind abducting 4 Turkish engineers at Ubari gas power station: Negligence and Carelessness

Reliable sources told Ean Libya that Turkish authorities had informed the Government of National Accord (GNA) through the Foreign Ministry’s Turkey affairs official, Omar Abdelkarim, and the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) through the projects director Abdelhakim Al-Furjani, besides...

Libya-EU migration deal is “inhuman” says UN report

  • 14 November 2017 - 23:07
Libya-EU migration deal is “inhuman” says UN report

The EU's policy of aiding Libyan authorities to intercept migrants and return them to detention is "inhuman", the United Nations said on Tuesday. The UN's human rights chief accused European countries of ignoring warnings over the deal struck with Libya. Authorities say it has caused...

Hundreds of IS militants’ bodies piled in containers in Misurata

  • 14 November 2017 - 22:39
Hundreds of IS militants’ bodies piled in containers in Misurata

Hundreds of corpses of Islamic State fighters have lain stored for the past year in a row of refrigerated containers in the Libyan city of Misrata awaiting a final decision on their fate. "The temperature must be kept at between -18 and -20 (Celsius, 0.4 to -4 Fahrenheit) for the bodies to...

International lawyers present ICC with crimes dossier aiming at trying Libya’s strongman Haftar

  • 14 November 2017 - 21:05
International lawyers present ICC with crimes dossier aiming at trying Libya’s strongman Haftar

Human rights lawyers provided evidence Tuesday to the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors saying that forces loyal to the Libyan strongman in eastern region are responsible for crimes including murder, torture and persecution.   Toby Cadman of the Guernica 37 International...

Libyan eastern strongman Haftar attends Dubai Airshow

  • 13 November 2017 - 21:13
Libyan eastern strongman Haftar attends Dubai Airshow

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met with Libyan military leader Khalifa Haftar yesterday. “During the meeting, which was held at the Dubai Airshow, the two sides discussed the brotherly relations between the UAE and Libya and means...

30 foreign countries’ embassies to return to Libya soon, FM says

  • 13 November 2017 - 12:05
30 foreign countries’ embassies to return to Libya soon, FM says

The Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya, Mohammed Sayala announced Sunday that 30 foreign countries’ embassies will return to Tripoli after over three years of shutdown. Xinhua reported that Sayala said that the GNA is in talks with the US Department of State...

28 bodies found by the roadside after recent clashes in Wershifana province

  • 13 November 2017 - 11:44
28 bodies found by the roadside after recent clashes in Wershifana province

28 with bullet wounds and torture marks were discovered on Saturday in an area west of Libya’s capital that has recently seen clashes between rival armed factions, a local human rights group said. Ahmad Hamza, of Libya’s National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), said that the...

Car bomb explosion rocks Libyan capital Tripoli

  • 12 November 2017 - 17:03
Car bomb explosion rocks Libyan capital Tripoli

A  car bomb explosion has been reported in the Martyrs Square of Tripoli, the Libyan capital.   More details to...