Libya

Flights resume in Mitiga airport in Libya capital after five days of closure

  • 20 January 2018 - 12:09
Flights resume in Mitiga airport in Libya capital after five days of closure

Flights of the state-owned Libyan Airlines have been resumed in Mitiga Airport in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Saturday morning as the first flights flew to Tunisia’s Carthage Airport. According to local media citing the airliner, the flights will continue to take off from Mitiga airport as...

Eastern Libyan government condemns Italy’s “violation of Libya’s sovereignty”

  • 18 January 2018 - 22:01
Eastern Libyan government condemns Italy’s “violation of Libya’s sovereignty”

The Italian parliament on Wednesday approved the increase of Italian troops in Libya, Niger and other countries. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said earlier that Italy will transfer part of its military units from Iraq and Afghanistan to North Africa to combat illegal immigration and...

Shell and BP signed contracts with Libya’s state oil firm, Bloomberg reported

  • 18 January 2018 - 20:30
Shell and BP signed contracts with Libya’s state oil firm, Bloomberg reported

Royal Dutch Shell  and British Petroleum agreed to annual deals to buy Libyan crude, underscoring how Libya's recovering production and improving security are enticing some of the world’s largest oil companies, reported Bloomberg.  Shell’s deal with Libya’s National Oil Corp. was the...

Human Rights Watch 2018 World Report: Impunity Drives Violence in Libya

  • 18 January 2018 - 17:37
Human Rights Watch 2018 World Report: Impunity Drives Violence in Libya

Armed groups and some forces affiliated with two rival Libyan governments vying for legitimacy are committing rampant abuses against Libyans and foreigners with impunity, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2018. Since the eruption of pitched conflict in May 2014, armed groups unlawfully...

UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council to ensure free elections in Libya

  • 18 January 2018 - 13:32
UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council to ensure free elections in Libya

The UN delegate to Libya has said military forces “are flexing their muscles in many parts of the country” and the oil-rich nation needs a competent government. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council that “the spectre of violence remains present,” pointing to clashes...

Libya’s capital only airport in function shut for fourth day

  • 18 January 2018 - 12:20
Libya’s capital only airport in function shut for fourth day

The only functioning airport - Mitiga Airport - in Libya’s capital Tripoli remained shut for a third day on Wednesday after fierce clashes between armed groups damaged planes belonging to all four of the airlines that operate there. Clashes erupted this morning between Brigade 33 led by...

CEO of Afriqiyah Airways resigns over damage of planes in Tripoli clashes

  • 16 January 2018 - 21:27
CEO of Afriqiyah Airways resigns over damage of planes in Tripoli clashes

The CEO of the Libyan airliner, Afriqiyah Airways, Mohammed Al-Furtiya, has resigned over the clashes that took place in Mitiga Airport on Monday. Al-Furtiya said Monday he quit his post following the clashes that damage most of the fleet of the airliner, which announced suspension of flights...

Algerian Sonatrach and Libyan NOC to jointly operate oilfields on mutual borders

  • 16 January 2018 - 18:23
Algerian Sonatrach and Libyan NOC to jointly operate oilfields on mutual borders

Algerian Sonatrach signed Monday an agreement with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) to run a number of oilfields located on the borders between the two countries, according to a statement on the NOC website. According to the agreement was a further step on the ground after a study that...

Dollar sharply drops in Libya black market

  • 16 January 2018 - 14:53
Dollar sharply drops in Libya black market

The Libyan Dinar has gained the most value in the last five months on Tuesday as the black market started offering selling $1 for LYD7.80. The Libyan dinar has been for the last three months at least steadily valueless at 9.80 and 9.50 dinars per one dollar in the black market, leaving the...

Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

  • 16 January 2018 - 13:12
Libya: IOM staffer Rania Kharma freed by Sabha police

The staffer of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Rania Kharma who was kidnapped days ago in southern Libya was freed by Sabha police department on Tuesday. According to local sources from Sabha, the police department and personnel coordinated with the elders of Sabha and talked...