Libya

Customs Authority seizes 11 million narcotic pills in Misurata port

  • 29 January 2018 - 12:55
Customs Authority seizes 11 million narcotic pills in Misurata port

  Customs authorities at Misurata port, 200 km east of the capital Tripoli, seized on Sunday 11 million narcotic pills.   "The anti-smuggling and drugs department and the customs inspection unit have seized two containers coming from Asia and Europe, containing 11...

Gaddafi was “within hours” of buying Manchester United: The Sunday Times reports

  • 28 January 2018 - 20:56
Gaddafi was “within hours” of buying Manchester United: The Sunday Times reports

Diseased Libyan dictator Moamar Gaddafi was within hours of buying a majority stake in Manchester United, according to the man who brokered the deal for the Glazer’s to takeover the club, reported The Sunday Times. According to the Sunday Times, Mehmet Dalman, now chairman of Cardiff City,...

Deaths and blinding cases over drinking poisoned liquor in Libya’s capital

  • 28 January 2018 - 20:29
Deaths and blinding cases over drinking poisoned liquor in Libya’s capital

Four people died Friday and three others went blind on Saturday, while about four to five other men are still receiving treatment after drinking poisoned home-made alcohol (Boukha) in Libya's capital Tripoli, reported the Health Ministry.  The official at the Health Ministry, Omar Matoug, said...

UNHCR: 134 migrants evacuated from Libya to Niger

  • 28 January 2018 - 15:25
UNHCR: 134 migrants evacuated from Libya to Niger

On 26 January, UNHCR evacuated 134 vulnerable refugees, including 74 unaccompanied and separated children, from Libya to UNHCR’s Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger. In a statement on Saturday, UNHCR said that they will await in Niger durable solutions, including...

Libya to diversify sources of national revenue

  • 28 January 2018 - 12:41
Libya to diversify sources of national revenue

  The Libyan authorities said on Saturday that it is seeking to diversify sources of national income now based entirely on oil.   Libya "seeks to benefit from financial revenues of exports, in order to reduce the total independence on oil as the main source of income for the...

African Union’s 30th Summit reviews illegal immigration, especially from Libya

  • 27 January 2018 - 22:31
African Union’s 30th Summit reviews illegal immigration, especially from Libya

Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global...

WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

  • 27 January 2018 - 15:40
WHO condemns Benghazi bombings, vows health support for the injured

World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the double car bombing in Al-Salmani district in Benghazi on 23 January 2018 which killed and injured scores of civilians. WHO extended in a statement on Friday its condolences to the victims' families and renewed its humanitarian commitment to...

IS terrorists still maintain strong presence in Libya, report says

  • 27 January 2018 - 12:45
IS terrorists still maintain strong presence in Libya, report says

The Cipher Brief website reported on Friday that IS still maintains a strong presence in Libya and remains a potent regional threat, despite domestic and international efforts to oust the group from its stronghold. The US-based website indicated that after losing their former base of operations...

ICC Prosecutor reiterates call on Libyan authorities to hand over Al-Werfalli for war crimes

  • 27 January 2018 - 11:52
ICC Prosecutor reiterates call on Libyan authorities to hand over Al-Werfalli for war crimes

 The International Criminal Court prosecutor issued a renewed appeal on Friday to Libyan authorities to arrest a Libyan commander wanted by the court for war crimes, after he was linked to a shocking video purported to show brutal killings. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement that she...

12 bodies of prisoners found thrown by the road in Libya’s Benghazi

  • 26 January 2018 - 13:50
12 bodies of prisoners found thrown by the road in Libya’s Benghazi

Sources from the Benghazi Medical Center confirmed receiving 12 bodies for men who were reported to have been found Friday morning in two locations on the roads of Al-Leethi and Tariq Al- Naher in Benghazi, eastern Libya.  The sources said the bodies were identified as prisoners at Khalifa...