Libya

UNSMIL denounces fighting at oil crescent, urges for restraint

  • 4 March 2017 - 16:43
UNSMIL denounces fighting at oil crescent, urges for restraint

The Head of the UNSMIL, Martin Kobler, called on Saturday all the parties engaged in the fighting at Ras Lanuf and Essidra oil terminals in eastern Libya to show restraint and refrain from fighting in the area. Kobler tweeted on Saturday calling on all parties to protect civilians and...

Benghazi Defence Brigades asks relevant authorities to take control of oil crescent after pushing Haftar’s mercenaries out

  • 4 March 2017 - 13:12
Benghazi Defence Brigades asks relevant authorities to take control of oil crescent after pushing Haftar’s mercenaries out

After seizing key oil ports, Benghazi Defence Brigades has urged state authorities to take control of the oil crescent region. In a statement, the Benghazi Defence Brigade (BDB) called on the relevant authorities to come and assume control of the area where oil terminals are located after...

Chad reopens border crossing with Libya

  • 4 March 2017 - 12:55
Chad reopens border crossing with Libya

Chad has reopened one of its border crossings with chaos-wracked Libya, having shut it down in January citing a "potential terrorist infiltration", the government said on Friday. "Given the growing number of our nationals who want to return home, and for humanitarian reasons, we have decided...

More Nigerian migrants are repatriated from Libya’s migrants’ shelters

  • 4 March 2017 - 12:49
More Nigerian migrants are repatriated from Libya’s migrants’ shelters

Another set of 180 Nigerians would be arriving home from Libya on Tuesday, the Presidency has said. The Presidency also stated that more Nigerians in diaspora were expected back. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa made the...

115 migrants rescued and 25 others drowned after boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 4 March 2017 - 12:39
115 migrants rescued and 25 others drowned after boat capsized off Libyan coast

Up to 25 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean are feared dead following a search operation off the coast of Libya that ended with the rescue of 115 others, according to local authorities. Libya's coastguard said the victims' rubber boat sank around 3am (05:00 GMT) on Friday, some five...

Benghazi Defence Brigades launches offensive on Operation Dignity-controlled oil terminals

  • 3 March 2017 - 20:14
Benghazi Defence Brigades launches offensive on Operation Dignity-controlled oil terminals

Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) launched Friday an offensive on Operation Dignity forces in Ras Lanuf oil terminal in a bid to seize it from the Khalifa Haftar-led forces . Many fighters from Operation Dignity were killed in the new abrupt advance of the BDB's forces. BDB controlled the...

EU Parliament President’s notion of locking migrants up in Libya highly condemned by EU officials

  • 2 March 2017 - 19:57
EU Parliament President’s notion of locking migrants up in Libya highly condemned by EU officials

EU Reporter - The newly-elected President of the Eurpplean Parliament was asked by Barbara Spinelli MEP during the Point of Order to clarify his comments in which Tajani suggested to Funke Mediengruppe the possibility of “millions of refugees reaching Europe in the next 20 years”. Tajani’s...

Media reporter of Benghazi Shura Council killed in Operation Dignity strike

  • 2 March 2017 - 19:28
Media reporter of Benghazi Shura Council killed in Operation Dignity strike

Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council (BMSC) said its reporter who works for Saraya Media Centre died of wounds after being injured in airstrikes on 12 Buildings area in Benghazi by Operation Dignity. Essam Maghrabi, A.K.A. Nibras, was injured by shrapnel two days ago when Operation Dignity...

Libyan PM arrives in Moscow to discuss Russia’s support for fragile GNA

  • 2 March 2017 - 18:56
Libyan PM arrives in Moscow to discuss Russia’s support for fragile GNA

Russia is hosting the head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government, part of efforts to expand its clout in the fractured country. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday with Faez Sarraj, the prime minister of the unity government in Tripoli. Lavrov said that Russia, a “good and...

Arrests and clashes in northern Tripoli

  • 2 March 2017 - 14:01
Arrests and clashes in northern Tripoli

The coastal road that lies between Allous and Qasir Akhyar districts in northern Tripoli was shut down by protesters from the area. Eyewitnesses told the media that the cars had to drive away from the road and use other roads to avoid passing by the protests. According to the media, the...