Libya

Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law convenes in London and later in Tripoli

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:43
Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law convenes in London and later in Tripoli

The Founding Committee of the Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law held the first meeting in the presence of the Secretary-General of the center, Aihan Jaf, and the Head of the Oslo bureau, Shorsh Jalal. The meeting saw the nomination of 15 figures to head and assume...

Migrants-laden vessel stranded outside Malta awaiting permission

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:27
Migrants-laden vessel stranded outside Malta awaiting permission

The ship has been stranded outside Malta's waters as Italian authorities refused to let the migrants disembark. The Maltese authorities did the same with Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne saying that Malta has every right to refuse the migrants. The boat was originally headed towards Lampedusa....

Italian Foreign Minister stresses need for one negotiation in Libya under UNSMIL’s supervision

  • 9 August 2017 - 19:24
Italian Foreign Minister stresses need for one negotiation in Libya under UNSMIL’s supervision

Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Tuesday said one negotiation on Libya led by the UN was necessary as too many talks so far had led to zero final results, addressing a joint press conference with the UN special envoy for the country, Ghassan Salame', at the foreign ministry in...

Libyan coastguards fire warning shots at Italian NGO off Libya’s coast

  • 9 August 2017 - 11:18
Libyan coastguards fire warning shots at Italian NGO off Libya’s coast

A humanitarian group operating in the Mediterranean is accusing the Libyan coast guard of issuing grave threats and firing warning shots towards its boat. Proactiva Open Arms, a Catalan NGO which describes its focus as “saving lives at sea,” said it was working in the search and rescue zone...

Seven bodies found in Benghazi landfill

  • 8 August 2017 - 19:40
Seven bodies found in Benghazi landfill

Seven dead persons were found in Benghazi in a landfill on Monday, according to source from the city. Photos on social media showed that the bodies tossed in the landfill bore marks of torture and gunshots. The sources added that the seven bodies were for persons, who were announced missing...

Tunisian President: Libyans should hold onto political agreement

  • 8 August 2017 - 10:38
Tunisian President: Libyans should hold onto political agreement

The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, has said his country is in full support of all agreements made by Libyan conflicting parties that lead to stability and security. In a meeting with the Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, Essebsi said...

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 155 migrants off Tripoli shores

  • 8 August 2017 - 09:52
Libyan Coast Guard rescues 155 migrants off Tripoli shores

Libyan coastguards rescued Monday 155 people, including 18 women and 10 children, near the capital city of Tripoli. The migrants came from several countries, including Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Sudan as well as sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, according to Italian media reports. Libya has...

UN, international and national organizations call for end of Derna siege in east Libya

  • 7 August 2017 - 19:18
UN, international and national organizations call for end of Derna siege in east Libya

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, has expressed concerns over reports of severe shortages of basic necessities, including life saving medical supplies due to the siege laid on Derna in east Libya by the forces of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity. “I urge all parties...

British Special Force troops operate in Libya to block IS regrouping, combat human traffickers

  • 7 August 2017 - 10:12
British Special Force troops operate in Libya to block IS regrouping, combat human traffickers

80 members of the Special Boat Service, supported by 40 British specialists, have been deployed with US, French and Italian forces in a top-secret operation to deny IS any opportunity to establish a base in Libya, Daily Express reported on Sunday. According to the Daily Express report, the force...

Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

  • 6 August 2017 - 20:39
Relatives of Libyans detained in Saudi Arabia block fuel pipelines in Al-Zawiya

The relatives of the Libyan nationals who are detained by Saudi Arabian authorities have blocked the pipelines of cars and aircraft fuel that lie between Al-Zawiya oil refinery and Tripoli in protest of the silence and negligence of the Government of National Accord (GNA) toward their...