Libya

UN delegate to Libya to visit Sudan for discussions on Libyan crisis

  • 29 April 2017 - 19:41
UN delegate to Libya to visit Sudan for discussions on Libyan crisis

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, will visit Khartoum on Sunday for talks on the conflict in Libya, the Sudanese foreign ministry said. Kobler, on his first visit to Sudan, is expected to meet Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour and other senior officials in...

Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange

  • 29 April 2017 - 19:39
Libyan naval forces capture two oil-smuggling tankers off Tripoli after fire exchange

Libyan naval forces captured two vessels suspected of smuggling oil from the North African country after gun battles lasting several hours west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the service said on Friday, according to Reuters. The spokesman for the Libyan naval forces, Ayoub Qassem,...

Top Duma official to visit eastern Libya upon HoR Speaker’s invitation

  • 27 April 2017 - 21:25
Top Duma official to visit eastern Libya upon HoR Speaker’s invitation

The Russian Izvestia newspaper reported Thursday that the Chief of the Defense Commission at the Russian Duma, Vladimir Shamanov, is going to visit eastern Libyan in the coming few days. According to the newspaper, Shamanov has been invited by the Speaker of the House of Representatives...

Libyan PM asks Russia to end current military escalation in southern region

  • 27 April 2017 - 19:58
Libyan PM asks Russia to end current military escalation in southern region

The Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez Al-Serraj asked Russia to help end Libya's domestic conflict on Tuesday, when meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov. Bogdanov headed a visit to Tripoli and described it as "a continuation of Al-Serraj's visit to Russia and to...

EU studies giving armed motorboats to Libyan coast guards

  • 27 April 2017 - 11:37
EU studies giving armed motorboats to Libyan coast guards

Libya is asking the European Union for motorboats and helicopters to help patrol the Mediterranean Sea for ships carrying migrants, The Associated Press wrote. The Associated Press added that the German government says a "request list" for Libya's coast guard also includes ambulances,...

Kobler meets Al-Serraj in Tripoli to discuss political process

  • 26 April 2017 - 14:41
Kobler meets Al-Serraj in Tripoli to discuss political process

The UN delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj in Tripoli on Tuesday to inform him about the results of his meeting at the UN Security Council in New York. The two officials also talked about the support for the Libyan Political Process...

Libya repatriates 253 Nigerian nationals in coordination with IOM

  • 26 April 2017 - 11:32
Libya repatriates 253 Nigerian nationals in coordination with IOM

About 253 Nigerian illegal immigrants were deported to their country from Tripoli's Mitiga airport on Tuesday as part of a repatriation programme supervised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) The Nigerian nationals arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA)...

US senior lawmakers reject Trump’s “no role in Libya” comment, urge for more engagement

  • 25 April 2017 - 22:53
US senior lawmakers reject Trump’s “no role in Libya” comment, urge for more engagement

Senior lawmakers on Tuesday rejected President Donald Trump's declaration that the United States has "no role" in Libya, citing the threat of regional instability to U.S. national security interests, According to the American website, The Washington Free Beacon. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman...

Two Libyan commanders discuss migration issues with EU officials in Brussels

  • 25 April 2017 - 21:30
Two Libyan commanders discuss migration issues with EU officials in Brussels

Two Libyan commanders were in Brussels on Tuesday (25 April) to discuss migration with the European Commission as part of a broader effort to stop people from fleeing into Europe, Euobserver reported. According to Euobserver, a senior EU commission official told MEPs on Monday that a "huge...

After deadly self-killing incidents in east Libya, suicides shift to western region

  • 25 April 2017 - 13:21
After deadly self-killing incidents in east Libya, suicides shift to western region

A young man aged 20 years old killed himself in an act of suicide in Zliten, western Libya on Monday. This new suicide case is the first in the western region of Libya after about 12 persons hanged themselves in Al-Bayda city in eastern Libya since the start of this month, according to sources...