Libya

EU agrees to pay more cash for GNA to fight human-trafficking in Libya

  • 20 March 2017 - 21:28
EU agrees to pay more cash for GNA to fight human-trafficking in Libya

Reuters - Italy hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and France, to strengthen support for last month's agreement to help Libya fight human trafficking. Italian and European officials said on Monday they are ready to send equipment and...

Italian Embassy in Tripoli to start issuing visas for Libyans on April 02

  • 20 March 2017 - 17:17
Italian Embassy in Tripoli to start issuing visas for Libyans on April 02

The Italian Embassy said on Twitter on Monday that it will start issuing visas for Libyan nationals from its Tripoli building starting from April 02. The Italian Embassy did not give any further details, saying more to come on the issue in the coming days. Italy was the first European...

Libya’s coastguards save 215 migrants from drowning off Libyan coast

  • 20 March 2017 - 13:43
Libya’s coastguards save 215 migrants from drowning off Libyan coast

215 illegal immigrants were rescued on Monday, including 47 women, while three women were found dead floating in water, the Libyan Coast Guard said. Ayoub Qasim, the Libyan Navy Spokesman, said two boats were without engines stranded in the water off Zuwara shores. On the first one,...

Misurata municipality says it is still operational despite overnight coup

  • 20 March 2017 - 11:05
Misurata municipality says it is still operational despite overnight coup

The Municipality of Misurata has issued a statement saying that it is operating normally in the city, adding that shutting down the municipal council by protesters using force is an act of chaos. Last night, a number of Misurata residents broke into a local radio and announced they had shut...

Libyan authorities hand two IS militants to Tunisian counterparts

  • 19 March 2017 - 12:56
Libyan authorities hand two IS militants to Tunisian counterparts

Deputy Assistant of the Tunisian court of first instance, Sufyan Al-Saliti, has revealed that his government was handed two IS terrorists by Libyan authorities. The two IS militants were held in a detention in Libya. Al-Saliti added that the two Tunisian nationals were IS fighters in...

LNCHR says exhuming and mutilating Jalal Al-Makhzoum’s body by Operation Dignity forces a war crime

  • 19 March 2017 - 12:15
LNCHR says exhuming and mutilating Jalal Al-Makhzoum’s body by Operation Dignity forces a war crime

The Libyan National Commission for Human Rights (LNCHR) has condemned in the strongest terms the exhuming of the body of the Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council's senior leader, Jalal Al-Makhzoum, and then disfiguring his body and taking selfies with his body parts. "This act is far from being...

Quadrilateral meeting on Libyan political conflict convened in Cairo

  • 18 March 2017 - 21:15
Quadrilateral meeting on Libyan political conflict convened in Cairo

Arab league Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, United Nations Special Envoy Martin Kobler, chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki, and the European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday to discuss solutions to the Libyan...

Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council says it gunned down Operation Dignity’s warplane

  • 18 March 2017 - 17:44
Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council says it gunned down Operation Dignity’s warplane

The Benghazi Mujahideen Shura Council (BMSC) has announced that it had shot down a warplane for Operation Dignity in Budazira area, eastern Benghazi. No confirmation by Operation Dignity media or leaders has been given yet. A senior leader at the BMSC said on Saturday that the downing...

Presidential Council condemns shooting at Tripoli demonstration

  • 18 March 2017 - 14:00
Presidential Council condemns shooting at Tripoli demonstration

The Presidential Council (PC) of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has condemned the shooting incident that took place at Tripoli Martyrs Square on Friday. The PC said that shooting at demonstrations is an act that violates the international and local laws and...

Tripoli-based brigades give thumbs down to military rule, dictatorship

  • 18 March 2017 - 13:04
Tripoli-based brigades give thumbs down to military rule, dictatorship

Several armed brigades in Tripoli issued a statement Friday night following the protests and the shooting at the people in Martyrs Square on Friday evening to dismiss the schemes of the "ones who are looking forward to spreading division and chaos in the capital. The brigades that are part...