Libya

US embassy reaffirms Libyans of its support for stability and peaceful solutions

  • 10 August 2017 - 21:50
US embassy reaffirms Libyans of its support for stability and peaceful solutions

The United States embassy in Libya issued a statement on Thursday saying it remains fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya. The embassy added on its website that it is engaging a wide range of Libyan political and security...

Oxfam: Thousands of immigrants in Libya are tortured, raped, and enslaved

  • 10 August 2017 - 19:38
Oxfam: Thousands of immigrants in Libya are tortured, raped, and enslaved

 Thousands of migrants and refugees trapped in Libya, especially women, are being raped, tortured, robbed and enslaved, Oxfam warned today. In a report entitled “You aren’t human any more”, the organisation criticised the European Union for hindering the arrival of migrants to Italy...

Over half a million Libyan children in dire need for humanitarian assistance

  • 10 August 2017 - 15:45
Over half a million Libyan children in dire need for humanitarian assistance

“Six years since the crisis began in Libya, over 550,000 children need assistance because of political instability, on-going conflict, displacement, and economic collapse. Heavy violence in some parts of the country has forced families to flee their homes. More than 80,000 children are internally...

Haftar wants Egypt to help him deter Italy’s intervention in Libya

  • 9 August 2017 - 23:08
Haftar wants Egypt to help him deter Italy’s intervention in Libya

Egyptian Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Hijazy and the commander of Operation Dignity forces, Khalifa Haftar, held meetings in Cairo over the last two days and they were focused on demanding Egypt to have a role in deterring Italy from giving a military supportive role for the Government of National...

Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law convenes in London and later in Tripoli

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:43
Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law convenes in London and later in Tripoli

The Founding Committee of the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law held the first meeting in the presence of the Secretary-General of the center, Aihan Jaf, and the Head of the Oslo bureau, Shorsh Jalal. The meeting saw the nomination of 15 figures to head and assume...

Migrants-laden vessel stranded outside Malta awaiting permission

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:27
Migrants-laden vessel stranded outside Malta awaiting permission

The ship has been stranded outside Malta's waters as Italian authorities refused to let the migrants disembark. The Maltese authorities did the same with Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne saying that Malta has every right to refuse the migrants. The boat was originally headed towards Lampedusa....

Italian Foreign Minister stresses need for one negotiation in Libya under UNSMIL’s supervision

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:24
Italian Foreign Minister stresses need for one negotiation in Libya under UNSMIL’s supervision

Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Tuesday said one negotiation on Libya led by the UN was necessary as too many talks so far had led to zero final results, addressing a joint press conference with the UN special envoy for the country, Ghassan Salame', at the foreign ministry in...

Libyan coastguards fire warning shots at Italian NGO off Libya’s coast

  • 9 August 2017 - 11:18
Libyan coastguards fire warning shots at Italian NGO off Libya’s coast

A humanitarian group operating in the Mediterranean is accusing the Libyan coast guard of issuing grave threats and firing warning shots towards its boat. Proactiva Open Arms, a Catalan NGO which describes its focus as “saving lives at sea,” said it was working in the search and rescue zone...

Seven bodies found in Benghazi landfill

  • 8 August 2017 - 19:40
Seven bodies found in Benghazi landfill

Seven dead persons were found in Benghazi in a landfill on Monday, according to source from the city. Photos on social media showed that the bodies tossed in the landfill bore marks of torture and gunshots. The sources added that the seven bodies were for persons, who were announced missing...

Tunisian President: Libyans should hold onto political agreement

  • 8 August 2017 - 10:38
Tunisian President: Libyans should hold onto political agreement

The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has said his country is in full support of all agreements made by Libyan conflicting parties that lead to stability and security. In a meeting with the Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, Essebsi said...