Libya

Libyan strongman Haftar appears to have regained relations with Syria’s Al-Assad

  • 14 October 2017 - 13:58
Libyan strongman Haftar appears to have regained relations with Syria’s Al-Assad

The commander of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, appears to have instructed the government of eastern Libya – Interim Government of Abdullah Al-Thinni – to regains some sort og relations with Syria’s regime led by Bashar Al-Assad. According to local sources from...

Turkey expresses support for UN action plan in Libya

  • 14 October 2017 - 13:25
Turkey expresses support for UN action plan in Libya

Turkey backs a UN plan to resume the political process in Libya, the Turkish envoy to the North African state said Friday. Emrullah Isler, who is also a lawmaker with Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said Ankara would stand against any foreign intervention in...

UN World Food Program sends aids to war-ravaged Sabratha in Libya

  • 14 October 2017 - 11:57
UN World Food Program sends aids to war-ravaged Sabratha in Libya

United Nations relief agencies have upped their response in western Libya’s Sabratha region following intensification of conflict that has already driven over 15,000 people from their homes. “Because of the conflict, many of the normal systems that people depend on to meet their daily needs...

606 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast, arrived in Sicily

  • 14 October 2017 - 11:17
606 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast, arrived in Sicily

A rescue ship has docked in Sicily with 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. They are from about 20 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Aid group SOS Méditerranée says they include 241 children and 11 pregnant women. Many of the women from sub-Saharan...

UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

  • 12 October 2017 - 20:44
UN human rights high commissioner warns of “endemic” violations in Libya migrants’ centres

High commissioner of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Thursday that serious violations were "endemic" in many detention centres in Libya, but said he was "optimistic" that authorities were intent on improving the situation. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who...

Libyan Prime Minister visits war-ravaged Sabratha to salute Haftar-led forces’ control

  • 11 October 2017 - 21:49
Libyan Prime Minister visits war-ravaged Sabratha to salute Haftar-led forces’ control

The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, has visited the coastal city of Sabratha to hail the control of Al-Wadi Operations Room and the Salafist, Khalifa Haftar-loyalist Anti-IS Operations Room's control of the...

Misurata security forces kill one IS wanted fugitive, arrest 13 others

  • 11 October 2017 - 18:02
Misurata security forces kill one IS wanted fugitive, arrest 13 others

Misurata security department forces arrested on Wednesday 13 individuals accused of  being part of IS terror group. According to local sources from the city, the arrest came after an exchange of fire that lasted for three hours at Sakat ST. near Sooq Al-Tawansa in the city. The operation led...

EU Human Rights Commissioner wants Italy to clarify migration deal with Libya

  • 11 October 2017 - 14:05
EU Human Rights Commissioner wants Italy to clarify migration deal with Libya

The Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner, Nils Muiznieks, has asked Italy to shed more light on a pact made with war-torn Libya to stem the flow of boat migrants crossing to Italy. Muiznieks wrote to Interior Minister Marco Minniti seeking clarification amid reports of torture endured...

UN Security Council endorses Salame’s action plan to resolve Libya’s crisis

  • 11 October 2017 - 12:33
UN Security Council endorses Salame’s action plan to resolve Libya’s crisis

The Security Council has endorsed the United Nations’ action plan to resume an inclusive political process in Libya. In a Presidential Statement, the 15-member body strongly urged all Libyans to work together in a spirit of compromise and to engage constructively in the inclusive political...

Italian court sentences to life Somalian human trafficking lord

  • 10 October 2017 - 23:11
Italian court sentences to life Somalian human trafficking lord

An Italian court has sentenced to life imprisonment a sadistic people smuggler who raped, tortured and murdered migrants trying to reach Europe from North Africa. Osman Matammud, 22, from Somalia, was found guilty of multiple counts of murder, abduction for ransom and sexual violence against...