Libya

High Council of State to discuss sovereign posts with HoR

  • 26 September 2016 - 09:24
High Council of State to discuss sovereign posts with HoR

The second deputy head of the High Council of State, Mohammad Emmazeb, urged Sunday the head of the committee responsible for implementing the political agreement to start discussing article 15 of the agreeement with the pro-GNA members of the House of Representatives in no more than 30...

Q&A with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA in Tripoli

  • 25 September 2016 - 18:00
Q&A with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the LIA in Tripoli

Here’s the question-and-answer session with AbdulMagid Breish, Chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in Tripoli: Q: Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, Chairman of the so-called LIA “steering committee”, has said that the “the governance and control of the LIA is clear.” Do you...

Canada confirms one citizen is taken as a hostage in Libya

  • 25 September 2016 - 17:55
Canada confirms one citizen is taken as a hostage in Libya

Canada confirmed on Sunday it has become aware of a citizen taken hostage in Libya and is "diligently pursuing all appropriate channels to obtain more information." Libyan authorities said last week a Canadian and two Italians had been kidnapped in the country's southwestern desert,...

Italian fuel tanker arrives in Khaleej Station’s floating dock to help generate more power

  • 25 September 2016 - 17:55
Italian fuel tanker arrives in Khaleej Station’s floating dock to help generate more power

An Italian fuel vessel has arrived in the Khaleej steam plant's floating dock in Al-Gabiba district, Sirte bringing on board a second fuel shipment. The head of the media office of the Sirte Municipality said the vessel is loaded with about 37 thousand m2, which will be used to activate the...

IOM: 2.917 migrants died trying to cross the sea from Libya to Europe in 2016

  • 25 September 2016 - 09:14
IOM: 2.917 migrants died trying to cross the sea from Libya to Europe in 2016

The Libyan Coast Guard (LCG) has reported that 12,582 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan shores in 2016 to date. According to the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), in 2016 (as of 21 September) 130,567 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central...

Two Indian teachers freed from IS in Sirte return home

  • 24 September 2016 - 17:29
Two Indian teachers freed from IS in Sirte return home

Two Indian teachers, who were rescued last week after over a year-long captivity by IS terrorists in Libya, returned home on Saturday. T. Gopikrishna and C. Balram Kishan reached here from New Delhi in the early hours. They merely said they were happy to reunite with their families,...

Hungarian Prime Minister says EU should set up refugee city in Libya

  • 24 September 2016 - 16:41
Hungarian Prime Minister says EU should set up refugee city in Libya

The European Union should set up a "giant refugee city" on the Libyan coast and process asylum claims from refugees arriving from Africa there with the help of a new Libyan government, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban proposed on Saturday. Speaking in Vienna after a summit of...

UAE Foreign Minister tells Al-Serraj his country feels responsible for establishing stability in Libya

  • 24 September 2016 - 14:37
UAE Foreign Minister tells Al-Serraj his country feels responsible for establishing stability in Libya

The Head of the UN-backed Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Friday with the UAE Foreign Minister, Abdullah Ben Zayed, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York, US. The Director of the Media Office of Al-Serraj stated that the Emirati Foreign Minister...

10 fighters killed as Libyan forces step up fight in last IS hideouts in Sirte

  • 24 September 2016 - 14:25
10 fighters killed as Libyan forces step up fight in last IS hideouts in Sirte

Misurata Central Hospital confirmed that it received 10 killed fighters from the forces of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous, adding that it also received 65 injured fighters due to the clashes with IS militants in Jizah district along the sea in Sirte. In a press release on Friday, the spokesman of the...

Italian probe arrives in Libya’s Ghat to investigate abduction of its nationals

  • 23 September 2016 - 16:14
Italian probe arrives in Libya’s Ghat to investigate abduction of its nationals

Libyan officials say a team of five Italian investigators has arrived in a town near the Algerian border where two Italians and a Canadian were abducted at gunpoint earlier this week. Hassan Osman Eissa of the Ghat municipal council says the team met local authorities Thursday, adding that...