Libya

Tripoli International Fair’s 45th exhibition year begins

  • 2 April 2017 - 12:40
Tripoli International Fair’s 45th exhibition year begins

Many activists and officials at the Tripoli International Fair lit Saturday night the torch of the 45th exhibition that has kicked off on Sunday morning and is scheduled to last till April 12. The Tripoli International Fair will include participants from local companies in all kinds of...

AFP photographer arrested by Benghazi authorities for second time

  • 2 April 2017 - 12:33
AFP photographer arrested by Benghazi authorities for second time

AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was detained late Saturday for the second time in several days by security services there, his family said. Doma was released Wednesday night after being held for 24 hours over his coverage of a public concert to mark...

Japan provides 679.500 US dollars to support Libyan IDPs over 12 months

  • 2 April 2017 - 12:12
Japan provides 679.500 US dollars to support Libyan IDPs over 12 months

Japan, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has committed USD 679,500 to support a 12–month project addressing the immediate needs of internally displaced families in Libya. The project, Direct Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in Libya, will provide much needed items to some...

Spanish ships rescue 200 migrants off Libyan coast

  • 1 April 2017 - 22:34
Spanish ships rescue 200 migrants off Libyan coast

A Spanish humanitarian aid agency's ship rescued on Saturday over 200 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast as they were on their hazardous journey to Italy. The crew members of the ship from the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms said that two migrant-crowded boats were rescued 22 miles off...

Zintan Military Council rejects Operation Dignity’s appointment of pro-Gaddafi officials

  • 1 April 2017 - 21:44
Zintan Military Council rejects Operation Dignity’s appointment of pro-Gaddafi officials

The Military Council of Zintan city has rejected the appointment of pro-Gaddafi ex-officials by Operation Dignity led by Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya. The council held meetings last week for the city's military officers and then decided to denounce the decision of Haftar's eastern command...

EU extends sanctions on Agilah Saleh, Nuri Abu Sahmain and Khalifa Al-Ghweil

  • 1 April 2017 - 12:46
EU extends sanctions on Agilah Saleh, Nuri Abu Sahmain and Khalifa Al-Ghweil

European lawmakers on Friday extended sanctions against three Libyan politicians, citing concerns they are thwarting efforts to form a democratic government and violating a 2015 peace deal that was signed in Skhirat, Morocco under the UN auspices. The Council of the European Union has...

Egypt and France discuss Libyan crisis on the phone

  • 1 April 2017 - 11:36
Egypt and France discuss Libyan crisis on the phone

During a phone call on Thursday, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry discussed the latest political updates on Libya with French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. According to a foreign ministry statement, Shoukry briefed Ayrault on Egypt’s latest meeting to coordinate with...

IOM aims to fly 10.000 migrants from Libya to their countries in 2017

  • 1 April 2017 - 11:32
IOM aims to fly 10.000 migrants from Libya to their countries in 2017

About 10,000 migrants stranded in Libya will be flown back to their home countries this year, but the returns can only play a limited role in tackling migrant flows toward Europe, the head of the U.N. migration agency’s Libyan office said. The International Organization for Migration (IOM)...

Armed group storms into Libyan Fatwa House

  • 30 March 2017 - 21:35
Armed group storms into Libyan Fatwa House

The Libyan Fatwa House posted Thursday a video showing armed group of men storming into the security checkpoint inside the Fatwa House in Tripoli. The videos showed the gunmen entering the gateway of the Fatwa House. The Fatwa House gave no more details about the incident. It also said...

Over 146 migrants drowned off Libya’s coast, UNHCR says

  • 30 March 2017 - 16:18
Over 146 migrants drowned off Libya’s coast, UNHCR says

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 146 illegal migrants have drowned off the Libyan coast on Wednesday and only one 16-year-old boy survived the sinking of the boat. The boat sailed from Sabratha shores and journeyed on hoping to reach the nearest point...