Libya

Eight Filipino nurses arrive in Manila after hostage situation ends

  • 5 March 2017 - 17:20
Eight Filipino nurses arrive in Manila after hostage situation ends

Eight Filipino nurses as well as a 10-month-old baby who were held hostage by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya arrived in Manila on Sunday night. The hostages came from a 5-day debriefing and medical check-up in Istanbul, Turkey. The nurses talked to medical experts in Istabul and also...

Sirte University resumes study on April 30

  • 5 March 2017 - 14:53
Sirte University resumes study on April 30

The University of Sirte is going to reopen on April 30, said the university's dean and staffers. According to the sources, the service work will be done soon in order to fix the damage that was done to the university's buildings during the battle against IS militants. The resumption...

Libya releases arrested Ukrainian sailors after months of detention

  • 5 March 2017 - 11:31
Libya releases arrested Ukrainian sailors after months of detention

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced Friday rhat four sailors arrested in Libya on counts of oil smuggling were released. The four Temeteron ship crewmembers were set free on Thursday and teturned home. The Ukrainian Foteign Ministry said it will double up efforts to secure the release...

Russia tells Libya’s GNA Prime Minister to hold inclusive national dialogue to resolve crisis

  • 4 March 2017 - 23:04
Russia tells Libya’s GNA Prime Minister to hold inclusive national dialogue to resolve crisis

Russia's foreign minister on Thursday pushed an "inclusive national dialogue" in Libya at talks with its UN-backed premier that came after his key rival sought to boost ties with Moscow. "We are convinced that only the Libyan people themselves can overcome the current crisis, all the parties...

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...