Libya

Italian Foreign Minister arrives in Libya to meet GNA Prime Minister

  • 6 May 2017 - 21:03
Italian Foreign Minister arrives in Libya to meet GNA Prime Minister

The Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano today held talks in Tripoli with top Libyan officials on peace efforts for the war-wracked country and ways to curb illegal migration to Europe. Alfano met Government of National Accord head Fayez al- Sarraj and his vice president Ahmad Meitig to...

129 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

  • 6 May 2017 - 18:08
129 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Libyan coastguards in cooperation with a Libyan citizen rescued Friday 129 migrants from different African countries off Zuwara shores. According to the Naval Force's Spokesman, Ayoub Qassim, all the immigrants were from Gambia and Nigeria. He added that there were 27 women and two...

British Foreign Minister visits eastern Libya, meets with HoR Speaker

  • 6 May 2017 - 18:06
British Foreign Minister visits eastern Libya, meets with HoR Speaker

The British Foreign Minister, Boris Johnson, arrived Friday in Tobruk, eastern Libya, to meet with the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh, after he met with Tripoli-based GNA officials. The British FM was accompanies by the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter...

Violent clashes erupt in Benghazi’s downtown frontline

  • 6 May 2017 - 17:58
Violent clashes erupt in Benghazi’s downtown frontline

According to sources from Benghazi, heavy fighting erupted in downtown Benghazi between the forces of Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar and the forces of Benghazi Shura Council. Al-Jala Hospital said two killed fighters and nine injuries for Khalifa Haftar's forces were brought to the...

British Foreign Minister meets with Head of Libyan HCS, Al-Sweihli

  • 4 May 2017 - 22:38
British Foreign Minister meets with Head of Libyan HCS, Al-Sweihli

The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Boris Johnson, arrived Thursday morning in Tripoli to meet with Libyan Government of National Accord's officials. The UK Foreign Minister met with the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdel Rahman Al-Sweihli, in the HCS's...

SocGen to pay nearly 1 billion euros to settle LIA lawsuit

  • 4 May 2017 - 15:42
SocGen to pay nearly 1 billion euros to settle LIA lawsuit

The French bank Société Générale avoided a costly and potentially embarrassing court case on Thursday by agreeing to pay nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) to settle a long-running dispute with the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). A joint statement on Thursday announced the settlement...

Protesters storm into meeting of Misurata mayor, force him to resign

  • 4 May 2017 - 15:40
Protesters storm into meeting of Misurata mayor, force him to resign

A video that has gone viral on social media showed a number of Misurata residents and political protesters storming into a meeting for the current mayor of the city, Mohammed Eshtiwi. According to the video, the protesters chased the mayor out of the meeting, where he was holding discussions...

Wikileaks founder calls Hillary Clinton “butcher of Libya”

  • 4 May 2017 - 10:40
Wikileaks founder calls Hillary Clinton “butcher of Libya”

Julian Assange, the editor of the whistle-blowing website of Wikileaks, called the former US Foreign Secretary, Hillary Clinton, the butcher of Libya. In a tweet, Assange branded Clinton as the “butcher of Libya” in a scathing response to the former presidential candidate's labeling of...

253 Nigerians deported in cooperation with IOM

  • 3 May 2017 - 14:54
253 Nigerians deported in cooperation with IOM

On Tuesday, 253 Nigerian nationals, who were detained in migrants shelter centers in Libya, were deported on a voluntary programme under the supervision of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). The Nigerians were aided by humanitarian assistance before they boarded the plane...

German foreign minister says plan to hold migrants in Libya camps “catastrophic”

  • 3 May 2017 - 12:49
German foreign minister says plan to hold migrants in Libya camps “catastrophic”

A deal between Italy and Libya to hold migrants in camps in the north African country ignores "catastrophic conditions" in Libya and would not curb migration, Germany's foreign minister said on Tuesday, contradicting Berlin's previous support for the plan, Reuters reported. "The camps existing...