Libya

Egyptian warplanes destroy 12 arms-laden vehicles en route to western Libya

  • 27 June 2017 - 18:12
Egyptian warplanes destroy 12 arms-laden vehicles en route to western Libya

Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman was quoted by Reuters as saying on Tuesday. The air force acted after hearing that "criminal elements" had gathered to try and cross the...

Libyan young man sets himself on fire at Martyrs Square (Video inside)

  • 27 June 2017 - 14:17
Libyan young man sets himself on fire at Martyrs Square (Video inside)

A Libyan young man committed suicide on Monday by setting himself on fire at the crowded Martyrs Square in Tripoli while many people were outside celebrating Eid Al-Fitr. According to the Libyan Emergency and Safety Department in Tripoli, the man was rushed to hospital and then died of his...

Saudi Arabia detains two Libyan military officials doing Umrah in Mecca.

  • 26 June 2017 - 21:54
Saudi Arabia detains two Libyan military officials doing Umrah in Mecca.

Saudi Arabian authorities detained Sunday two Libyan military officials from western Libya - Al-Zawiya city. The two officials are police captain, Mahmoud Ben Rajab, and the central security brigade of Al-Zawiya Mohammed Hussein. Some sources said that the two Libyan officials were arrested...

EU to bear more financial responsibility toward Libyan coast guard to fight illegal immigration

  • 22 June 2017 - 12:34
EU to bear more financial responsibility toward Libyan coast guard to fight illegal immigration

EU leaders will broadly avoid discussing refugee quotas at this week's summit due to internal disagreement but instead focus on stopping people coming to Europe, EUobserver reported. The EU summit talks are part of a desperate plan to curtail the flow of migrants and refugees from Africa, as the...

Libyan money in UAE could end up in Saif Gaddafi’s hands, report

  • 22 June 2017 - 11:26
Libyan money in UAE could end up in Saif Gaddafi’s hands, report

The Sunday Times reported investigators following up the case of Libyan smuggled money abroad as saying that about 30 billion dollars out of 50 billion in the United Arab Emirates could end up going to Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi - the recently released son of late dictator Muamar Gaddafi. According...

UNSC approves Lebanese Ghassan Salame as new delegate to Libya

  • 21 June 2017 - 17:12
UNSC approves Lebanese Ghassan Salame as new delegate to Libya

The UN Security Council has approved the appointment of a new delegate to Libya to replace the German envoy, Martin Kobler, who has been the Head of the UNSMIL since November 2015. The UNSC endorsed Ghassan Salame - a former Lebanese Minister of Culture - as the new Head of the UNSMIL and the...

175 Nigerian immigrants repatriated from Libya

  • 21 June 2017 - 13:55
175 Nigerian immigrants repatriated from Libya

Another group of 175 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the aircraft landed at 7.50 p.m. at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The returnees were made up of 34 males, 122...

Italy arrests notorious Nigerian human trafficker over murder, rape, torture in Libya

  • 21 June 2017 - 13:03
Italy arrests notorious Nigerian human trafficker over murder, rape, torture in Libya

A Nigerian human trafficker known as “Rambo” has been arrested in Italy on charges of torturing and killing migrants held captive in Libya, Italian police said Tuesday. The suspect named John Ogais, 25, was traced to a reception centre in Calabria in southern Italy and clapped in cuffs on...

At least 126 migrants drowned off Libya’s shores last week

  • 20 June 2017 - 12:50
At least 126 migrants drowned off Libya’s shores last week

126 fellow migrants drowned off Libya last week when their flimsy rubber dinghy foundered after smugglers removed the engine and fled, the U.N. migration agency said Monday, according to four survivors. Flavio Di Giacomo of the International Organization for Migration said the survivors were...

Libya telecom officials deny stealing RascomStar-QAF1 satellite by Gulf states

  • 18 June 2017 - 23:44
Libya telecom officials deny stealing RascomStar-QAF1 satellite by Gulf states

The Regional African Satellite Communication Organization (RASCOM) in Libya, which is based in Gharyan, denied the rumors that said that the partly-owned by Libya satellite, RascomStar-QAF1, had been stolen by Gulf states. The Gharyan control center, which is tasked with controlling...