Libya

Al-Sirraj and Tunisian Foreign Minister discuss Tunisian ISIS children in Libya’s prisons

  • 14 May 2017 - 13:11
Al-Sirraj and Tunisian Foreign Minister discuss Tunisian ISIS children in Libya’s prisons

The Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Gihinawi said Saturday that he agreed with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj to organise another visit to Libyan to discuss the issue of ISIS-born Tunisian children, who are jailed with their mothers. Gihinawi said that when his...

IOM sounds new alarm of slaves markets in Libya

  • 14 May 2017 - 10:53
IOM sounds new alarm of slaves markets in Libya

Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International...

Al-Sisi calls for lifting UN arms embargo on Libya in a meeting with Haftar

  • 13 May 2017 - 22:19
Al-Sisi calls for lifting UN arms embargo on Libya in a meeting with Haftar

The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, stressed on Saturday the importance of lifting the arms embargo on what he called "the Libyan National Army." His call for lifting the embargo came during his meeting with the leader of Operation Dignity, Khalifa Haftar, according to a press...

UNICEF to provide 6.5 million euros to cover Libya’s children needs

  • 13 May 2017 - 21:05
UNICEF to provide 6.5 million euros to cover Libya’s children needs

German Ministry of Economy said it had given UNICEF 6.5 million euros to help cover the needs of Libyan children. Special Representative of UNICEF, Ghassan Khalil, said this new funding window by Germany will positively affect the lives of children in Libya in western, southern and eastern...

Libyans suffer from long-hour power outages with soaring temperatures

  • 13 May 2017 - 17:41
Libyans suffer from long-hour power outages with soaring temperatures

Libyans have welcomed back a new summer this week but with the same old habits and disappointments. The capital and other southern cities in Libya saw a mounting heat wave that reached over 44 degrees along with power outages that varied from one place to another. Some parts of Tripoli...

More Nigerian migrants deported from Libya

  • 13 May 2017 - 15:48
More Nigerian migrants deported from Libya

258 Nigerians have returned home from Libya on Thursday night with the help of the United Nations migration agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM). This is the biggest voluntary repatriation of Nigerians from Libya after the return of 253 migrants in April. 233 males, 25...

Operation Dignity: No peaceful demonstrations without prior permit

  • 12 May 2017 - 16:45
Operation Dignity: No peaceful demonstrations without prior permit

The so-called General Command of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya has banned peaceful demonstrations in the all Libyan regions, saying such kinds of protests should be permitted by security clearances first. The spokesman of the Operation Dignity forces, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said - according...

Illicit gun trade on secret social media group booming in Libya

  • 11 May 2017 - 21:46
Illicit gun trade on secret social media group booming in Libya

The illegal gun trade in Libya has been booming in recent years, and online sales have helped drive that growth, Guns.com cited a study released earlier this month. A wide range of small arms are available for sale on closed social media groups, according to the report, entitled Web...

Libyan coastguards rescue 400 migrants off Sabratha shores

  • 11 May 2017 - 12:02
Libyan coastguards rescue 400 migrants off Sabratha shores

The Libyan naval and coastguard patrols rescued Wednesday about 400 illegal immigrants off the shores of Sabratha city. According to the coastguard sources, the migrants were all stuffed in a rickety wooden boat and were in danger of drowning when the patrols rescued them. The...

UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

  • 11 May 2017 - 10:31
UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

US-made warplanes are being used in Libya in violation of the UN arms embargo on the country, TIME magazine reported Tuesday, saying they were sent by the UAE. "At least six American-made turboprop planes were supplied to an eastern authority - the chief rival to the UN-backed government in...