Libya

Presidential Council and IOM agree on more support in immigration issues

  • 22 March 2017 - 22:44
Presidential Council and IOM agree on more support in immigration issues

The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Wednesday in Tripoli with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, to discuss the ever-developing issue of illegal immigration and human trafficking in Libya. The meeting...

Human Rights Watch Report on Haftar’s forces crimes in Benghazi

  • 22 March 2017 - 17:56
Human Rights Watch Report on Haftar’s forces crimes in Benghazi

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces may have committed war crimes, including killing and beating civilians, and summarily executing and desecrating bodies of opposition fighters in the eastern city of Benghazi on and around March 18, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The army forces allegedly...

Third Force in south Libya denies clashes with Operation Dignity loyalists in Tamnahent base

  • 22 March 2017 - 13:58
Third Force in south Libya denies clashes with Operation Dignity loyalists in Tamnahent base

The commander of the Third Force of southern Libya, Colonel Jamal Al-Treki, denied that clashes took place against Operation Dignity loyalists led by Mohammed Ben Nayel at Tamnahent military base. "Tamnahenet air base and all other positions around it are secured by the Third Force...

Misurata Military Council ousts city’s municipality

  • 22 March 2017 - 11:37
Misurata Military Council ousts city’s municipality

The Chief of Misurata Military Council, Ibrahim Ben Rajab, announced late on Tuesday the overthrow of the city's municipality's administration and mayor, calling on all the city's sectors to work normally but to sever ties to the toppled municipal council. "We want to keep hold on to the...

EU preparing a road map to tackle immigrants influx from Libya

  • 21 March 2017 - 21:31
EU preparing a road map to tackle immigrants influx from Libya

Al-Jazeera - Ongoing consultations between the UN-backed government in Tripoli, representatives of the interior ministers of Italy and other eight European countries aim at bolstering an agreement signed in February, when Libya agreed to tackle the smuggling of migrants into Europe. EU Migration...

Libyan National Commission for Human Rights: Captives execution in Benghazi resembles IS crimes

  • 21 March 2017 - 21:28
Libyan National Commission for Human Rights: Captives execution in Benghazi resembles IS crimes

The Libyan National Commission for Human Rights (LNCHR) has denounced the executions carried out illegally by the commander of the Sayeqa Special Forces of Operation Dignity, Mahmoud Al-Wirfalli. In a statement on Tuesday, the LNCHR said the atrocious crimes that appeared in a video for...

Head of UNSMIL urges Libyan conflicting parties to get past narrow interests for Libya’s sake

  • 21 March 2017 - 12:22
Head of UNSMIL urges Libyan conflicting parties to get past narrow interests for Libya’s sake

The United Nations delegate to Libya, Martin Kobler, called on all parties on Monday to unite and to put the country ahead of their “own narrow interests.” Kobler also Warned of escalating tension across the North African country due to mobilization of forces, worsening security...

EU agrees to pay more cash for GNA to fight human-trafficking in Libya

  • 20 March 2017 - 21:28
EU agrees to pay more cash for GNA to fight human-trafficking in Libya

Reuters - Italy hosted a meeting of interior ministers from eight European Union countries, including Germany and France, to strengthen support for last month's agreement to help Libya fight human trafficking. Italian and European officials said on Monday they are ready to send equipment and...

Italian Embassy in Tripoli to start issuing visas for Libyans on April 02

  • 20 March 2017 - 17:17
Italian Embassy in Tripoli to start issuing visas for Libyans on April 02

The Italian Embassy said on Twitter on Monday that it will start issuing visas for Libyan nationals from its Tripoli building starting from April 02. The Italian Embassy did not give any further details, saying more to come on the issue in the coming days. Italy was the first European...

Libya’s coastguards save 215 migrants from drowning off Libyan coast

  • 20 March 2017 - 13:43
Libya’s coastguards save 215 migrants from drowning off Libyan coast

215 illegal immigrants were rescued on Monday, including 47 women, while three women were found dead floating in water, the Libyan Coast Guard said. Ayoub Qasim, the Libyan Navy Spokesman, said two boats were without engines stranded in the water off Zuwara shores. On the first one,...