Libya

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...

Haftar to run for president of Libya in March 2018, agreement with Al-Serraj says

  • 3 May 2017 - 10:05
Haftar to run for president of Libya in March 2018, agreement with Al-Serraj says

Sources reported that the meeting that took place in the UAE between the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Serraj, and the commander of the Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, had been successful. The sources, who asked to remain anonymous, added that the two parties...

UK MPs scold government, urge it to pay all victims of Libya-sponsored IRA attack

  • 2 May 2017 - 14:31
UK MPs scold government, urge it to pay all victims of Libya-sponsored IRA attack

The government must set up a fund for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism if a deal with Libya looks unlikely at the end of this year, a Parliamentary committee has said, according to Belfast News Letter. Belfast News Letter added that Libyan officials previously detailed millions of...

Haftar and Al-Serraj arrive in UAE on separate formal visits

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:26
Haftar and Al-Serraj arrive in UAE on separate formal visits

The Prime Minister of the UN-backed Government of National Accord and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, arrived in UAE on Monday to meet with the Emirati officials, according to the Bawabet Al-Wasat news website. Al-Serraj's arrival comes on the same day on which Khalifa...

NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

  • 1 May 2017 - 22:22
NATO assures Presidential Council of assistance in rebuilding Libya’s defence structure

NATO has said it would assist Libya’s Presidential Council to rebuild the country’s defense departments. The announcement was made by Jens Stoltenberg, the organization’s Secretary General at a press conference with Italian Premier Paulo Gentiloni, last week in Rome. The organization...

MSF rescue ship finds four immigrants’ bodies in empty dinghy off Libyan shores, as dozens of feared dead

  • 1 May 2017 - 13:31
MSF rescue ship finds four immigrants’ bodies in empty dinghy off Libyan shores, as dozens of feared dead

Rescuers said they had found four bodies off the Libyan coast and an empty rubber dinghy, signalling another migrant tragedy in the Mediterranean. The crew of the Prudence, a rescue ship chartered by medical charity MSF found the four corpses about 42 nautical miles off the coast, Medecins...

EU to cooperate with Libya on rebuilding state institutions, report says

  • 30 April 2017 - 22:01
EU to cooperate with Libya on rebuilding state institutions, report says

Together with its Mediterranean and European partners, Malta stands ready to engage in doing whatever it takes, in consultation and cooperation with Libyan authorities, to help re-build the fundamental components of the Libyan State, minister for home affairs and national security Carmelo Abela...

UN delegate to Libya says Sundanese rebel groups have presence in Libya

  • 30 April 2017 - 21:30
UN delegate to Libya says Sundanese rebel groups have presence in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, said on Sunday that Sudanese rebel groups are present in Libya. After his meeting with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour, Kobler called for putting an end to operations by all rebel or foreign groups in Libya, Anadolu Agency...

Libyan eastern and western governments agree on Sunday-Monday holiday

  • 29 April 2017 - 21:23
Libyan eastern and western governments agree on Sunday-Monday holiday

The Presidential Council and the eastern government of the House of Representatives both decided to have two days as a public holiday to celebrate Labourers' Day in Libya. The PC and the HoR both issued statements saying that Sunday and Monday are to be a public holiday in Libya. This is...