Libya

MSF volunteers rescue 1400 migrants off Libya’s coast

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:47
MSF volunteers rescue 1400 migrants off Libya’s coast

Doctors without Borders (MSF) saved over 1400 illegal migrants off the Libyan coast on Saturday. “The migrants were boarding six dinghies and one rickety boat.” Italian coastguards reported as they gave a hand to the MSF volunteers in the wide sea. They added that 797 migrants, 205 of...

Thai authorities warn nationals of being lured to work in Libya

  • 13 November 2016 - 17:31
Thai authorities warn nationals of being lured to work in Libya

Thai Employment Department director-general Singhadet Chu-amnat said on Sunday that the Labour Ministry had issued a warning to job seekers not to travel to Libya during this time because the country was plagued with violent incidents from a civil war. He said people acting as illegal...

Family in rubble following foreign airstrike on Benghazi’s Ganfudah

  • 12 November 2016 - 19:02
Family in rubble following foreign airstrike on Benghazi’s Ganfudah

Sources from Ganfudah neighbourhood in Benghazi told Libyan Al-Nabaa TV channel that UAE warplanes have carried out an airstrike on the civilians trapped in there, killing a father of a family and injuring his daughter. The sources confirmed that the bombing targeted the family's house...

Tunisian Defence Ministry: Army busts 8 infiltrators on borer with Libya

  • 12 November 2016 - 17:34
Tunisian Defence Ministry: Army busts 8 infiltrators on borer with Libya

The Tunisian Defence Ministry declared Saturday that its marine units that are positioned at the surveillance spot in Ras Ajdair intercepted 8 persons after they infiltrated into Tunisia from Libya by sea. Ras Ajdair is a border city with Libya and has lately seen many attempts by IS...

US plans to trace IS escapees who fled conflict Sirte battle

  • 12 November 2016 - 16:47
US plans to trace IS escapees who fled conflict Sirte battle

The Pentagon has tracked scores of Islamic State militants escaping fierce fighting in Libya’s coastal city of Sirte and has begun laying the groundwork for expanded air attacks to follow and kill them, part of a final push by the Obama administration to blunt multiplying militant threats...

Libyan dialogue in Malta: HoR must conduct constitutional amendment

  • 12 November 2016 - 12:08
Libyan dialogue in Malta: HoR must conduct constitutional amendment

The political dialogue members, who convened a two-day meeting in Valletta, Malta, called on the House of Representatives to conduct the needed constitutional amendment as per the political agreement it signed in Skhirat - Morocco - on December 17, 2015. In a statement made by the dialogue...

Martin Kobler: Some parties endeavouring to create parallel state institutions in Tripoli

  • 10 November 2016 - 12:24
Martin Kobler: Some parties endeavouring to create parallel state institutions in Tripoli

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, expressed grave concern over the current situation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. During the African Union mini-Summit on Libya, Kobler indicated that there are some political parties trying to create parallel institutions in the capital, which he...

ICC Prosecutor: Libyan crisis is our priority for 2017, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be handed to ICC

  • 10 November 2016 - 12:05
ICC Prosecutor: Libyan crisis is our priority for 2017, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi must be handed to ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that it will make the situation in Libya a priority in 2017. The ICC prosecutor said Wednesday that there must be an end to the widespread violence, lawlessness and impunity in the country and the tragic consequences of the conflict borne by...

Libyan political rivals meet in Malta to shake off the country’s impasse

  • 10 November 2016 - 11:34
Libyan political rivals meet in Malta to shake off the country’s impasse

The UNSMIL media center has disclosed that the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue (LPD) will kick off a two-day meeting Thursday. "The meeting will be aimed at ending the impasse and agreeing on steps towards advancing the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA)." The...

Primary Education in Libya, Report

  • 9 November 2016 - 20:42
Primary Education in Libya, Report

Among all the crises that the Libyan people have to suffer nowadays, there exists another well-forgotten issue that has devastating long-term impacts on the future of the Libyan children – primary education. The country has been in a constant failure since the beginning of the...