Libya

Sabha municipal council denies holding slave markets

  • 15 April 2017 - 23:05
Sabha municipal council denies holding slave markets

The municipal council of Sabha in the south of Libya has denied that it ever held a market for selling African immigrants as salves in the city. The denial statement came by the municipal council as a response to the report of the International Organisation for Migration, which accused the...

UN Secretary-General warns that Libya is risking return to wide conflict

  • 15 April 2017 - 14:15
UN Secretary-General warns that Libya is risking return to wide conflict

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Libya risks a return to widespread conflict, citing the volatile security situation in Tripoli and fighting in the eastern oil crescent and elsewhere, The Associated Press reported. The U.N. chief expressed alarm in a report to the U.N. Security...

Teen hangs himself in Al-Bayda to raise suicide cases to over 10, as Charlie Charlie game blamed

  • 15 April 2017 - 14:10
Teen hangs himself in Al-Bayda to raise suicide cases to over 10, as Charlie Charlie game blamed

An adult aged 20 years old has committed suicide by hanging himself in Al-Bayda city in eastern Libya, bringing the number of hangings to 10 in a month period. According to medical sources, the boy was brought to the Thawra Hospital in the city after he had killed himself by a hanging...

Nearly 100 migrants feared missing off Tripoli shores

  • 13 April 2017 - 15:57
Nearly 100 migrants feared missing off Tripoli shores

Over 97 immigrants were feared missing after their boat capsized off the Libyan coast near Tripoli on Thursday, the Libya coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said, according to Reuters. Qassem told Reuters that 23 migrants were rescued from the craft off Gargaresh, a western suburb of Tripoli....

Libyan PM Al-Serraj: EU gave Libya empty promises regarding migration issues

  • 12 April 2017 - 12:43
Libyan PM Al-Serraj: EU gave Libya empty promises regarding migration issues

The European Union has reneged on pledges to help Libya fight migrant smuggling to Europe, UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj charged on Tuesday in a German newspaper interview, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. "Unfortunately Europe did not help us but made just empty...

Libyan writer Hisham Matart wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Return

  • 11 April 2017 - 21:44
Libyan writer Hisham Matart wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Return

  The Libyan writer Hisham Matar has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his book The Return in the category of Biography Books. Matart received his prize on Monday in a ceremonial event. The Arabic version of the English-written “The Return” book will soon be published in Arabic by...

Haftar receives more support in his visit to UAE

  • 11 April 2017 - 13:59
Haftar receives more support in his visit to UAE

The commander of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity under the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Khalifa Haftar visited the United Arab Emirates on Monday and met with the Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince, Mohammed Ben Zyed Al Nahyan. Al Nahyan confirmed to Haftar his country's full...

Haftar issues travel ban on six Muslim countries in eastern Libya

  • 11 April 2017 - 13:55
Haftar issues travel ban on six Muslim countries in eastern Libya

The commander of the eastern forces of Operation Dignity under the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Khalifa Haftar, issued on Monday a travel ban that disallows the nationals of six Muslim countries from entering the eastern districts and cities that his forces control in...

IOM: African migrants sold in modern-day slave markets in Libya

  • 11 April 2017 - 13:41
IOM: African migrants sold in modern-day slave markets in Libya

The UN International Organization of Migration (IOM), has revealed that west African illegal migrants are being traded in open slave markets in Libya. Libya has become a major crossing points for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe. Many of those migrants who come from Africa with no...

US President’s Deputy assistant proposes splitting Libya into three

  • 10 April 2017 - 14:47
US President’s Deputy assistant proposes splitting Libya into three

A White House Deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, has reportedly suggested that Libya be split and divided, according to The Guardian. "He also drew the proposed divisions on a napkin during a meeting with a senior European official," The Guardian reported...