Libya

EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

  • 7 July 2017 - 14:51
EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

European leaders must open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan forces, an Irish doctor has warned. European Union-led attempts to stop refugees crossing the Mediterranean through collaboration with Libyan...

EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

  • 6 July 2017 - 22:47
EU countries ignoring maltreatment, torture of migrants coming from Libya

European leaders must open safe and legal routes for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean rather than ignoring abuse perpetuated by Libyan forces, an Irish doctor has warned. European Union-led attempts to stop refugees crossing the Mediterranean through collaboration with Libyan...

EU leaders reaffirm more support to tackle migration from Libya

  • 6 July 2017 - 22:26
EU leaders reaffirm more support to tackle migration from Libya

European Union officials on Thursday reaffirmed the need to tackle Europe's migrant crisis in Libya and surrounding countries, amid continued resistance in Europe to welcome refugees.Italy announced some 30 million euro (US$34 million) in new investments aimed at preventing migrants from ever...

Libya signs Tripoli International Airport construction contract with Italian firm

  • 5 July 2017 - 22:49
Libya signs Tripoli International Airport construction contract with Italian firm

The Libyan transportation projects implementation department signed Wednesday a contract with an Italian firm at the Tripoli International Airport that will allow the company to reconstruct the passengers terminal of the airport. According to the signing, the new terminal will accommodate...

Operation Dignity in east Libya declares full control of Benghazi

  • 5 July 2017 - 17:36
Operation Dignity in east Libya declares full control of Benghazi

According to media sources pro-Haftar's forces of Operation Dignity, the forces of the operation controlled Wednesday Sabri neighbourhood in downtown Benghazi after fierce clashes and multiple airstrikes for both eastern air force and foreign aircraft backing them up. Sabri is the last spot...

Mitiga Airport in Tripoli resumes flights after clashes halted

  • 5 July 2017 - 16:14
Mitiga Airport in Tripoli resumes flights after clashes halted

Flights from and to Tripoli's Mitiga Airport resumed Wednesday afternoon, the airport security department announced on its Facebook page. It also said that the clashes were stopped and the flights scheduled for the rest of Wednesday will be operating as normal. This comes after the flights...

Flights suspended in Mitiga Airport, Tripoli due to clashes

  • 5 July 2017 - 12:57
Flights suspended in Mitiga Airport, Tripoli due to clashes

Clashes continued from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning in Mitiga Airport in Libya's capital leading to suspending flights to and from Tripoli, according to security sources from the airport. The sources said flights have been suspended since last night when the clashes broke out and are...

Tripoli beach rocket attack kills 5 people, wounds over 25, Health Ministry says

  • 5 July 2017 - 12:55
Tripoli beach rocket attack kills 5 people, wounds over 25, Health Ministry says

According to Tripoli Health Ministry , the rocket attack of Tuesday night that hit a beach in Tripoli killed five people, including at least one child and one woman, and wounded at least 25 others. The random shelling on Tuesday hit the beach in front of Mitiga airport in the east of the Libyan...

Three people killed in clashes near beach in Libya’s capital

  • 5 July 2017 - 01:16
Three people killed in clashes near beach in Libya’s capital

Three people were killed when a random rocket fell on a beach nearby Mitiga airport in Libya's capital Tripoli on Tuesday late evening. The rocket was fired by two warring armed groups from Souq Al-Jumuwa, an area controlling Mitiga airport and overlooking many beaches where many Libyans are...

Estonia allocates one million euros to help fight immigration from Libya to Europe

  • 4 July 2017 - 21:21
Estonia allocates one million euros to help fight immigration from Libya to Europe

The Estonian government decided on Monday to allocate €1 million for help ending the migratory flows from Libya in Italy. The money is coming from the state reserves and will be paid to the European Union’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). In cooperation with Libya, its neighboring...