Libya

UNICEF to provide 6.5 million euros to cover Libya’s children needs

  • 13 May 2017 - 21:05
UNICEF to provide 6.5 million euros to cover Libya’s children needs

German Ministry of Economy said it had given UNICEF 6.5 million euros to help cover the needs of Libyan children. Special Representative of UNICEF, Ghassan Khalil, said this new funding window by Germany will positively affect the lives of children in Libya in western, southern and eastern...

Libyans suffer from long-hour power outages with soaring temperatures

  • 13 May 2017 - 17:41
Libyans suffer from long-hour power outages with soaring temperatures

Libyans have welcomed back a new summer this week but with the same old habits and disappointments. The capital and other southern cities in Libya saw a mounting heat wave that reached over 44 degrees along with power outages that varied from one place to another. Some parts of Tripoli...

More Nigerian migrants deported from Libya

  • 13 May 2017 - 15:48
More Nigerian migrants deported from Libya

258 Nigerians have returned home from Libya on Thursday night with the help of the United Nations migration agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM). This is the biggest voluntary repatriation of Nigerians from Libya after the return of 253 migrants in April. 233 males, 25...

Operation Dignity: No peaceful demonstrations without prior permit

  • 12 May 2017 - 16:45
Operation Dignity: No peaceful demonstrations without prior permit

The so-called General Command of Operation Dignity in eastern Libya has banned peaceful demonstrations in the all Libyan regions, saying such kinds of protests should be permitted by security clearances first. The spokesman of the Operation Dignity forces, Ahmed Al-Mesmari, said - according...

Illicit gun trade on secret social media group booming in Libya

  • 11 May 2017 - 21:46
Illicit gun trade on secret social media group booming in Libya

The illegal gun trade in Libya has been booming in recent years, and online sales have helped drive that growth, Guns.com cited a study released earlier this month. A wide range of small arms are available for sale on closed social media groups, according to the report, entitled Web...

Libyan coastguards rescue 400 migrants off Sabratha shores

  • 11 May 2017 - 12:02
Libyan coastguards rescue 400 migrants off Sabratha shores

The Libyan naval and coastguard patrols rescued Wednesday about 400 illegal immigrants off the shores of Sabratha city. According to the coastguard sources, the migrants were all stuffed in a rickety wooden boat and were in danger of drowning when the patrols rescued them. The...

UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

  • 11 May 2017 - 10:31
UAE sending US-manufactured warplanes to Libyan eastern forces, report says

US-made warplanes are being used in Libya in violation of the UN arms embargo on the country, TIME magazine reported Tuesday, saying they were sent by the UAE. "At least six American-made turboprop planes were supplied to an eastern authority - the chief rival to the UN-backed government in...

Serbian Ambassador to Libya dies in car accident in Tunisia

  • 10 May 2017 - 15:23
Serbian Ambassador to Libya dies in car accident in Tunisia

The Serbian Ambassador to Libya Oliver Potezica has died in a hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, of injuries that he received in a traffic accident in this Tunisian town. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic confirmed the news on Wednesday. The daily Vecernje Novosti reported, citing sources, that...

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade tells GNA Foreign Minister to resign over Haftar statement

  • 9 May 2017 - 22:47
Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade tells GNA Foreign Minister to resign over Haftar statement

The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, which is led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, has issued a statement denouncing and criticizing the statements of the Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohammed Sayala, and called on him to resign. Sayala told reporters in Algeria on Monday...

GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

  • 9 May 2017 - 22:38
GNA Foreign Minister names Haftar army chief, receives wave of criticism

Libya's foreign minister, Mohammed Sayala, has named Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), as the head of the country's army - provided that he recognises the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only authority. Haftar, whose...