Libya

UN delegate to Libya proposes road map for peace in Libya

  • 9 May 2017 - 11:14
UN delegate to Libya proposes road map for peace in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya and Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, has announced a new road map for peace to end Libya's current political deadlock and to strike comprehensive accord among all Libyan conflicting parties. On his Twitter page, Kobler wrote Monday that the "road map for peace in...

Almost 200 illegal migrants feared dead off Libya’s Zawiya shores

  • 9 May 2017 - 10:55
Almost 200 illegal migrants feared dead off Libya’s Zawiya shores

Almost 200 people are feared to have died in two Mediterranean Sea migrant shipwrecks during the weekend. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Libya said that seven people were rescued off the north-western city of Zawiya, and one of them said 113 others were missing. The...

Amnesty International: Militia abductions in Libya include university professor as latest victim

  • 8 May 2017 - 15:38
Amnesty International: Militia abductions in Libya include university professor as latest victim

The continuing rise in abductions at the hands of militias highlights how the absence of the rule of law in Libya is fueling chaos and lawlessness and leaving civilians in the country living in fear, said Amnesty International Monday. According to the report, Kidnappings of civilians by...

Mitiga airport authorities ban entries of five countries’ nationals to Tripoli

  • 8 May 2017 - 12:15
Mitiga airport authorities ban entries of five countries’ nationals to Tripoli

The authorities of the Tripoli-based Mitiga airport have issued a statement on Sunday banning five countries' nationals from obtaining entry visas to western Libya. The statement says that the nationals of Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Syria and Bangladesh won't be allowed to obtain entry stamps at the...

Tripoli Security Dept. prohibits entering of vehicles into Corniche

  • 8 May 2017 - 11:37
Tripoli Security Dept. prohibits entering of vehicles into Corniche

The Tripoli Security Department in cooperation with the Central Tripoli Municipality blocked last Thursday the entrances of the downtown Corinche by concrete barriers from Waddan Hotel to the Tripoli port roundabout. The move aims to allow the pedestrians to feel free while walking on the...

Messahel in Ghadames for Algerian initiative to resolve Libya’s political deadlock

  • 7 May 2017 - 16:40
Messahel in Ghadames for Algerian initiative to resolve Libya’s political deadlock

The Algerian Minister of Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel arrived in Ghadames on Sunday to meet with officials and discuss the Libyan Political Agreement. The visit comes after he was in Ghat city meeting with different political stakeholders discussing Algeria's vision for a...

Human Rights Watch denounces enforced disappearances of Libyan activists

  • 7 May 2017 - 16:35
Human Rights Watch denounces enforced disappearances of Libyan activists

A Tripoli-based activist, Jabir Zain, remains missing after being abducted on September 25, 2016, by an armed group linked to the Interior Ministry of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said Tripoli-based activist, Jabir...

Kobler meets HoR Speaker in Eastern Libya

  • 7 May 2017 - 16:24
Kobler meets HoR Speaker in Eastern Libya

The Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, met on Saturday with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqilah Saleh, in Qubba in eastern Libya. The two officials discussed the political crisis in the country and the ongoing efforts to resolve the...

Italian Foreign Minister arrives in Libya to meet GNA Prime Minister

  • 6 May 2017 - 21:03
Italian Foreign Minister arrives in Libya to meet GNA Prime Minister

The Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano today held talks in Tripoli with top Libyan officials on peace efforts for the war-wracked country and ways to curb illegal migration to Europe. Alfano met Government of National Accord head Fayez al- Sarraj and his vice president Ahmad Meitig to...

129 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

  • 6 May 2017 - 18:08
129 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coastguards in cooperation with a Libyan citizen rescued Friday 129 migrants from different African countries off Zuwara shores. According to the Naval Force's Spokesman, Ayoub Qassim, all the immigrants were from Gambia and Nigeria. He added that there were 27 women and two...