Libya

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...

France Press cameraman Abdullah Duma freed

  • 30 March 2017 - 15:58
France Press cameraman Abdullah Duma freed

The cameraman of France Press, Abdullah Duma, was freed yesterday after he was arrested on Tuesday for throwing a party of the Earth Hour celebration in Benghazi. The Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (BCID) arrested Duma and two organisers – Anwar Al-Kadiki, Abdullah Al-Turabi...

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ponders easing ban on work in Libya

  • 30 March 2017 - 15:48
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration ponders easing ban on work in Libya

Manila Bulletin - The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it is considering lifting the partial deployment ban in Libya amid the increasing demand for Filipino workers in the oil-rich North African country. Dominador Say, Department of Labor undersecretary and POEA...

Irish MPs urge government to publicly discuss IRA payment by Libyan government

  • 29 March 2017 - 22:14
Irish MPs urge government to publicly discuss IRA payment by Libyan government

News Letter - Campaigners believe they are close to forcing the government to publicly detail why it is opposing efforts to tap assets linked to Col Muammar Gaddafi to compensate victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism. Libyan officials previously detailed the millions of pounds...

France Press cameraman, organisers of Earth Hour arrested by Benghazi Criminal Investigation Dept.

  • 29 March 2017 - 15:10
France Press cameraman, organisers of Earth Hour arrested by Benghazi Criminal Investigation Dept.

The Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (BCID) has arrested the cameraman of France Press, Abdullah Duma, for shooting a celebration of the Earth Hour event at Medical Arab University two days ago. Sources reported that Duma and two organisers - Anwar Al-Kadiki, Abdullah Al-Turabi -...

Operation Dignity’s MIG21 crashes into house in east Libya

  • 29 March 2017 - 13:45
Operation Dignity’s MIG21 crashes into house in east Libya

A warplane (MIG21) for Operation Dignity has crashed down into a house in Tobruk, eastern Libya, southern the Jamal Abdel Naser Airbase. The crash led to the killing of the pilot, Saleh Jouda, the commander of the airbase. Sources from the Operation Dignity media said the pilot was...

EU court lifts sanctions on Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha

  • 29 March 2017 - 12:56
EU court lifts sanctions on Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha

Europe's second-highest court on Tuesday lifted sanctions on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arguing the changed situation in Libya no longer justified the measures, Reuters reported. As part of sanctions imposed in 2011 over serious human rights violations in Libya, Aisha...