Libya

Libya Quartet meeting convenes on Tuesday in Brussels

  • 22 May 2017 - 23:19
Libya Quartet meeting convenes on Tuesday in Brussels

The Secretary-General of the Arab Legue, Ahmed Abo El-Gheit, to arrive in Brussels on Tuesday in order to participate in the Libya Quartet meeting, media sources reported. The meeting aims to continue coordination and consultancy between the Arab League, United Nations, European Union,...

Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder Libyan suspect accused of clashing with Libyans studying in UK

  • 22 May 2017 - 19:37
Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder Libyan suspect accused of clashing with Libyans studying in UK

Wife of the main suspect in the murder of Yvonne Fletcher, Saleh Mabrouk, had been accused of clashing with Libyan dissidents in Britain, The Telegraph reported Sunday. Kamila Otman was said to have opposed Libyan students living in the UK who supported the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime in...

Italy signs deal with Libya to cut off routes of illegal migrants

  • 22 May 2017 - 19:33
Italy signs deal with Libya to cut off routes of illegal migrants

Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centers in the African nations, according to a report by Agence-France Presse. A joint statement by the interior...

Head of UNHCR urges Libyan authorities to free all immigrants from detention centres

  • 22 May 2017 - 12:39
Head of UNHCR urges Libyan authorities to free all immigrants from detention centres

The Head of the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli. "I hope first of all that asylum seekers and refugees can be taken out of detention centres," UN High Commissioner for...

Libyan PM meets Trump in Saudi Arabia

  • 22 May 2017 - 12:30
Libyan PM meets Trump in Saudi Arabia

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, met on Sunday with the US President, Donald Trump, on the margins of the Arab-Islamic-American summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the US President reaffirmed his country's full support for...

UNHCR to boost its presence in Libya with more programmes

  • 21 May 2017 - 19:50
UNHCR to boost its presence in Libya with more programmes

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political instability and a collapsing economy in the North African country. Amid the increasing...

Haftar mobilizing forces to attack Brak Al-Shati military base, report says

  • 21 May 2017 - 13:34
Haftar mobilizing forces to attack Brak Al-Shati military base, report says

A report by the Lebanese newspaper, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, revealed that Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to mobilize in order to engage in a huge battle and military operation against what he describes as "militias" that attacked Brak Al-Shati last Thursday. According to the newspaper, Libya is...

5000 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast in two days

  • 21 May 2017 - 11:54
5000 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast in two days

About 5,000 refugees bound for Italy were rescued in waters off the coast of Libya between Thursday and Saturday morning by Italian and Libyan coastguards, according to statements from both countries. About 2,900 people were rescued on Thursday, 2,300 of whom were found in international waters...

Eastern warplanes conduct 8 airstrikes on BDB locations

  • 21 May 2017 - 10:01
Eastern warplanes conduct 8 airstrikes on BDB locations

The warplanes of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity carried out Sunday dawn 8 airstrikes on locations for the Benghazi Defence Brigades and the Third Force. The so-called commander of the air force operations room for the central region, Al-Sharif Al-Awami, said three airstrikes hit Jufra...

Paolo Gentiloni discusses migration, security in Libya

  • 20 May 2017 - 18:37
Paolo Gentiloni discusses migration, security in Libya

The Italian government announced that its Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni held a meeting with the Italian Foreign Minister, the Interior Minister, and the Defence Minister to discuss the Libyan status quo. The meeting, according to Italian media, was held Friday and was centered on how to support...