Libya

Malta Today: Libyan nationals seeking asylum in Malta turned drug dealers

  • 30 September 2017 - 22:11
Malta Today: Libyan nationals seeking asylum in Malta turned drug dealers

A police inspector in Malta has stated that a large number of Libyan nationals, seeking asylum in Malta, are involved in the drugs trade, adding on Malta Today website that despite all the efforts to curb it, law enforcement was seemingly unable to stem the influx of drugs from Africa. According...

Refugees transit centre to be operating in Libya by 2018, UN aims

  • 30 September 2017 - 21:19
Refugees transit centre to be operating in Libya by 2018, UN aims

The UN refugee agency is seeking to open a refugee transit centre in Tripoli early next year to resettle or evacuate as many as 5,000 of the most vulnerable refugees out of Libya each year, a senior UN official said on Friday, Reuters reported. It is a small fraction of the total number of...

EU extends sanctions on three Libyan figures hindering Libyan Political Agreement

  • 30 September 2017 - 17:47
EU extends sanctions on three Libyan figures hindering Libyan Political Agreement

In view of the continuing instability and gravity of the situation in Libya, the EU Council has extended the duration of the sanctions against Libya, targeting three persons for a period of six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons:...

Haftar to Corriere della Sera: Military force can bring order to Libya

  • 30 September 2017 - 11:33
Haftar to Corriere della Sera: Military force can bring order to Libya

Libya’s eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar said Friday force must remain an option for imposing order in Libya, though he added that a political solution would be preferable. “It’s obvious that we prefer the political routes, but when these don’t work there must be other...

Two elders bestially murdered en route to broker reconciliation in Libya

  • 30 September 2017 - 11:03
Two elders bestially murdered en route to broker reconciliation in Libya

Two members of the Werfalla Social Council for Reconciliation named Abdullah Nattat and Khames Esbeqa were murdered along with a driver and a bodyguard on the road in northern Mezda district in the west mountain district. The brutal murder of the two elders and their companions took place 10 km...

US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya’s Sirte suburbs kill more terrorists

  • 30 September 2017 - 10:32
US airstrikes on IS camps in Libya’s Sirte suburbs kill more terrorists

The US military has carried out more air strikes against the Islamic State group in Libya, killing several fighters, the US Africa Command said Thursday. The strikes hit Tuesday about 160 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of the Mediterranean city of Sirte, AFRICOM said in a statement. On...

Libya Chief Prosecutor says authorities arrested over 800 wanted IS-linked persons

  • 28 September 2017 - 20:50
Libya Chief Prosecutor says authorities arrested over 800 wanted IS-linked persons

The Head of the Investigation Office at the Public Prosecutor's Office in Tripoli, Al-Sadiq Al-Sour said they have arrested a man suspected of taking part in the Islamic State group’s beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya in 2015, an official said Thursday. Chief Prosecutor...

Libya issues a retaliatory ban on US citizens

  • 28 September 2017 - 10:38
Libya issues a retaliatory ban on US citizens

Eastern Libya's Interim Government said on Wednesday it would bar entry to U.S. citizens after President Donald Trump's administration included Libya in a new travel ban. The eastern-based government of Abdullah Al-Thinni is aligned with Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar and is opposed to...

Human Rights Solidarity accuses UAE of war crimes in Libya

  • 27 September 2017 - 17:31
Human Rights Solidarity accuses UAE of war crimes in Libya

Human rights groups in Libya have accused the United Arab Emirates of committing war crimes in the country, including killing hundreds of civilians. The rights groups said on Tuesday that the UAE committed these crimes through direct air strikes on Libya and by the renegade general Khalifa...

Igtet to announce new Libyan government by end of October

  • 27 September 2017 - 11:06
Igtet to announce new Libyan government by end of October

The former candidate for the Libyan Premier post, Basi Igtet, who is the leader of September 25 Demonstrations, has announced his plan to form a new all-agreed-upon Libyan government by the end of October. In a social media footage from Tajoura - Tripoli , Igtet said that the government is...