Libya

Two car bombs blast near mosque in Libya’s Benghazi, 11 killed and scores injured

  • 23 January 2018 - 22:40
Two car bombs blast near mosque in Libya’s Benghazi, 11 killed and scores injured

Twin car bomb attack in eastern Benghazi, Libya, left 11 killed and more than 20 injured on Tuesday evening. According to sources near the explosion, the attack hit the area surrounding Al-Radwan mosque as worshippers were coming out from prayer. The sources reported eyewitnesses as saying...

Car bomb kills three and injures 6 in Benghazi, Libya

  • 23 January 2018 - 20:58
Car bomb kills three and injures 6 in Benghazi, Libya

Sources from the city of Benghazi said a car bomb explosion in Al-Salmani area in Benghazi killed three people and injured six others. According to the local media in Libya, the car bomb blasted near Al-Ridwan mosque in Al-Selmani in Benghazi.   This is breaking news. More details...

Libya mayors threaten to form unity government of their own

  • 23 January 2018 - 19:23
Libya mayors threaten to form unity government of their own

Mayors of 109 Libyan municipalities threatened on Tuesday to declare civil disobedience and form a national government if political division persisted any longer in Libya. As per the final statement of the first forum of municipalities of Libya in the eastern city of Shahat, the mayors demanded...

Libya’s oil recovery helped oil prices soar to new highs

  • 23 January 2018 - 17:50
Libya’s oil recovery helped oil prices soar to new highs

Libya’s crude oil production has risen 400% since August 2016 as the country plans to increase its oil production in 2018 despite production cuts. Market Realist reported that any increase in Libya’s crude oil production could weigh on oil (BNO) (USO) prices. This comes as the National...

Al-Sirraj asks UN to help restore social order in Libya

  • 23 January 2018 - 15:37
Al-Sirraj asks UN to help restore social order in Libya

Libyan Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Serraj called for cooperation and communication between the Libyan government and international organizations so as to restore social order quickly. Al-Serraj made his remarks during a meeting in the capital Tripoli with Maria do Valle Ribeiro,...

UNICEF: 1.3 million Libyans, including 439.000 children, in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 23 January 2018 - 11:17
UNICEF: 1.3 million Libyans, including 439.000 children, in need of humanitarian assistance

In 2017, an estimated 1.3 million people including 439,000 children were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Libya due to the continued conflict, insecurity, and the collapsing economy. UNICEF reported that he periodic escalations of armed conflict that took place in 2017 further...

African Union probes videos showing torturing of Sudanese citizens in Libya

  • 22 January 2018 - 22:39
African Union probes videos showing torturing of Sudanese citizens in Libya

The African Union (AU) announced on Sunday through the Commissioner of Social Affairs, Amira Al-Fadil, that it will investigate recent videos showing Sudanese nationals being tortured in Libya. Al-Fadil said the videos of Sudanese nationals being tortured in Libya were recent, adding that an...

Misurata Red Crescent Office denies links to fabricated stories about Sudanese torture video

  • 22 January 2018 - 16:31
Misurata Red Crescent Office denies links to fabricated stories about Sudanese torture video

The Head of the Misurata Office of the Red Crescent Najib Al-Rays, has denied commenting on the videos that show Sudanese nationals tortured. Najib told the Libyan Express that he had not heard about or seen the videos on social media, but “some media outlets are trying to make a mountain out...

Heavy rain and partial snow storm hit west Libya

  • 22 January 2018 - 12:07
Heavy rain and partial snow storm hit west Libya

The Libyan capital, Tripoli, and others cities in western Libya were hit by heavy rain and some of them were hit by a snow storm on Sunday, which continued until Monday morning. The heavy rain led to the flooding of different valleys in western Libya, especially in Tarhouna and Tripoli...

Libya’s state oil firm reopens 50.000 bpd oilfield

  • 21 January 2018 - 18:58
Libya’s state oil firm reopens 50.000 bpd oilfield

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced on Sunday reopening the eastern Assarah oilfields, which produce more than 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) but had been shut in by a blockade since last November. According to sources reported by Reuters, two wells started pumping on Sunday and...