Libya

Libyan civil societies receive UN-sponsored training on conflict resolution, transitional justice and reconciliation

  • 12 November 2017 - 15:34
Libyan civil societies receive UN-sponsored training on conflict resolution, transitional justice and reconciliation

With the aim of enhancing civil society organizations (CSOs)’ capacities to engage in reconciliation efforts in Libya, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a two-day training from 07 to 08 November in Tripoli, to equip...

UNHCR helps repatriate 25 trapped migrants from Libya to Niger

  • 12 November 2017 - 14:17
UNHCR helps repatriate 25 trapped migrants from Libya to Niger

United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday said that 25 migrants from Niger, including women and children, have been repatriated from the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday to their country. "The group is heading to Niger as part of a humanitarian evacuation initiative between...

Eastern Libyan city Al-Marj hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

  • 12 November 2017 - 12:38
Eastern Libyan city Al-Marj hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

3.9 magnitude earthquake that is more of a shakeup hit Saturday evening the city of Al-Marj in eastern Libya, according to online earthquakes detectors. The residents of the city also reported the earthquake saying that some had to get out of their houses for some little time during the...

Egyptian warplanes destroy arms vehicles on borders with Libya

  • 11 November 2017 - 22:15
Egyptian warplanes destroy arms vehicles on borders with Libya

The Egyptian air forces destroyed 10 vehicles loaded with arms attempting to infiltrate into Egypt through its western borders with eastern Libya, the Egyptian military spokesman said in a statement on Saturday. "The forces detected and pursued 10 four-by-four vehicles loaded with amounts of...

Deputy Interior Minister in Libya surrenders to eastern strongman Haftar

  • 11 November 2017 - 20:36
Deputy Interior Minister in Libya surrenders to eastern strongman Haftar

The Deputy Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Benghazi Faraj Egayem has been reported as surrendered to the military police of Marij city under the command of Khalifa Haftar, the commander of Operation Dignity and who is based in the same city, sources reported to...

European lawyers to hold presser in Holland to review Libyan strongman’s crimes

  • 11 November 2017 - 16:38
European lawyers to hold presser in Holland to review Libyan strongman’s crimes

A popular European lawyers’ office announced that it will hold a press conference on Tuesday to advocate for filing a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the commander of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar to hold him accountable for the crimes he committed. A reliable...

Libyan authorities apprehend four abductors of Turkish Enka workers

  • 11 November 2017 - 13:33
Libyan authorities apprehend four abductors of Turkish Enka workers

Libyan government forces on Saturday arrested four people responsible for kidnapping three Turkish workers in Libya, according to a local official. "The operation [to arrest the suspects] took place in the desert region near Libya's border with Algeria," Ahmed Hima, a member of Khat municipal...

War in Benghazi: Deputy Interior Minister of Libya GNA vows to take on eastern strongman Haftar

  • 10 November 2017 - 23:46
War in Benghazi: Deputy Interior Minister of Libya GNA vows to take on eastern strongman Haftar

  The Deputy Interior Minister of the Government of National Accord in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Faraj Egayem, has declared war on the commander of the self-styled National Army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar. In an interview after his headquarters in Budzira, Benghazi, came...

Al-Sweihli discusses reconciliation with Misurata leaders

  • 10 November 2017 - 11:47
Al-Sweihli discusses reconciliation with Misurata leaders

The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli has held a meeting with the political and military leaderships in Misurata on Thursday, in the aim of uniting the parties and renouncing conflicts, in addition to finding a way out of the crisis. Al-Sweihli also agreed with...

ICC fugitive said to have kidnapped female inmate from Benghazi prison

  • 9 November 2017 - 23:23
ICC fugitive said to have kidnapped female inmate from Benghazi prison

Mahmoud Al-Werfalli - a war criminal wanted by the International Criminal Court for extrajudical killings - has been reported by local media that he kidnapped a female inmate from Kwefiya prison in Benghazi on wednesday. Just hours after the ICC Prosecutor called on Khalifa Haftar to surrender...