Libya

Dozens feared dead after immigrants boat sinks off Libyan shores

  • 1 July 2017 - 12:24
Dozens feared dead after immigrants boat sinks off Libyan shores

Dozens of people are missing and believed drowned after an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Libya earlier this week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday. The IOM said the boat began sinking Monday just hours after leaving the North...

Libyans won’t obtain US visa unless they have close relations in the US

  • 29 June 2017 - 22:00
Libyans won’t obtain US visa unless they have close relations in the US

Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close family relationship to a U.S. individual or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, Reuters reported. The guidance defined a close...

Gharyan municipality denies arresting Operation Dignity fighters’ cell in the city

  • 29 June 2017 - 21:10
Gharyan municipality denies arresting Operation Dignity fighters’ cell in the city

The municipality of Gharyan denied the rumors that spread on social media and media outlets that its security department had captured a sleeper cell of fighters linked to Khalifa Haftar's Operation Dignity in eastern Libya. The Head of the media office of the Gharyan municipality, Hamid...

24 migrants’ bodies wash off Tripoli shores

  • 29 June 2017 - 16:04
24 migrants’ bodies wash off Tripoli shores

24 bodies of illegal immigrants washed ashore Thursday morning in Ghout Al-Ruman, Tripoli, according to the Tripoli International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC.) Ghout Al-Ruman is an area to the east of Tripoli. The ICRC said that they were informed about the bodies by Tajoura police...

Italy mulls over shutting down its ports to rescue migrants ships coming from Libya

  • 29 June 2017 - 13:41
Italy mulls over shutting down its ports to rescue migrants ships coming from Libya

The Italian government is considering banning ships from Libya from landing at its ports after the arrival of nearly 11,000 refugees from there in the past five days, according to a report by The Guardian. It has been reported that the government has given its ambassador to the EU, Maurizio...

Armed group in Al-Zawiya city hijacks two UNSMIL cars, detains UN personnel

  • 28 June 2017 - 20:11
Armed group in Al-Zawiya city hijacks two UNSMIL cars, detains UN personnel

An armed group from Al-Zawiya city hijacked two cars from the UNSMIL in Al-Zawiya when they were on their way to Tripoli. According to local media outlets, the convoy was made of three cars, but the armed group managed to detain only two cars and one car ran away to Tripoli. An official...

Hundreds of fighters from Darfur, Chad fueling Libya’s current military strife, report says

  • 28 June 2017 - 20:09
Hundreds of fighters from Darfur, Chad fueling Libya’s current military strife, report says

Hundreds of fighters from Chad and Sudan’s Darfur region are feeding off instability in Libya, battling for rival factions, seeking to build rebel movements and engaging in banditry and arms trafficking, Geneva-based researchers said on Tuesday. Failure to secure peace deals and reintegrate...

Haftar, Saleh to visit Saudi Arabia to resolve Libya’s crisis

  • 28 June 2017 - 15:05
Haftar, Saleh to visit Saudi Arabia to resolve Libya’s crisis

The military commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army and Operation Dignity in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, and the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives Aqilah Saleh, are going to visit Saudi Arabia in the coming days, according to diplomatic sources reported by Ean...

Egypt accuses Qatar of funding terrorists in Libya at the UN Security Council

  • 28 June 2017 - 13:23
Egypt accuses Qatar of funding terrorists in Libya at the UN Security Council

Egypt urged the UN Security Council on Tuesday to document repeated violations by some countries, especially Qatar, of the sanctions imposed on Libya. Egypt also accused Qatar of arming and financing terrorist groups and organizations in Libya. The accusation and claims came in an open...

25 migrants drowned off Libyan coast, hundreds rescued

  • 28 June 2017 - 11:12
25 migrants drowned off Libyan coast, hundreds rescued

At least 25 migrants who drowned trying to reach Europe were found near Tripoli today, the Libyan Red Crescent said. Some of the corpses were washed ashore on a beach near the Libyan capital, but most were on rocks off the suburb of Tajoura in a state of decomposition, an AFP photographer at the...