Libya

Colorado State University Libyan student returns to the US after Trump’s ban halted

  • 6 February 2017 - 22:28
Colorado State University Libyan student returns to the US after Trump’s ban halted

A Colorado State University graduate student separated from her family because of President Trump's travel ban is back in Fort Collins, AP reported. According to AP, Hanan Isweiri had traveled to Libya with her 1-year-old son to visit her sick mother and attend her father's funeral. She...

Civilians injured as clashes renew in western Tripoli’s Janzour district

  • 6 February 2017 - 18:39
Civilians injured as clashes renew in western Tripoli’s Janzour district

Clashes between Fursan Janzour Brigade (Janzour Knights) and armed groups from Wershefana have renewed in Janzour and Sayyad, western Tripoli. According to reports, civilians were injured as the armed groups affiliated with the Tribes Army from Wershefana attacked the districts of Janzour...

300 Sirte displaced families return home

  • 6 February 2017 - 17:57
300 Sirte displaced families return home

300 families from Sirte, who were displaced in different cities in Libya during the war on IS militants, returned to District 700 of the city, said a member of the organising committee appointed by Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation. The member added that the 300 families returned to their...

Italian Ambassador to Libya visits east to meet HoR Speaker

  • 6 February 2017 - 15:57
Italian Ambassador to Libya visits east to meet HoR Speaker

The Italian Ambassador, Giuseppe Perrone, arrived Monday in Tobruk as part of his first visit to the eastern region of Libya, nearly a month after the Italian embassy reopened in Tripoli. This visit by an Italian official to the east of Libya is the first of its kind since the fall of...

EU cannot return migrants to Libya, Slovak Foreign Minister says

  • 6 February 2017 - 15:08
EU cannot return migrants to Libya, Slovak Foreign Minister says

he European Union cannot negotiate the return of undocumented migrants to Libya as there is no one to negotiate the return with, Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said Monday, according to Sputnik. "We have got a radically different situation in Libya, we have no partner in Libya for the...

Libya, Italy sign MoU to end illegal immigration and human trafficking

  • 5 February 2017 - 21:34
Libya, Italy sign MoU to end illegal immigration and human trafficking

According to the MoU, Italy should help Libya's GNA to control its southern borders and provide it with the surveillance system that agreed upon by the two countries in 2012. Fuel smuggling, protecting Libya's sea and land borders and fighting illegal immigration and human trafficking are all...

Libya’s capital on verge of all-fronts war

  • 5 February 2017 - 14:35
Libya’s capital on verge of all-fronts war

On Thursday, violent clashes erupted at the western entrance of the capital, Tripoli, between armed groups called Fursan Janzour Brigade, which is positioned in Janzour some kilometers west of Tripoli, and armed forces from the Wershefana district to the west of Tripoli. The clashes lingered...

Libyan coastguards intercept 100 migrants en route to Italy

  • 5 February 2017 - 14:09
Libyan coastguards intercept 100 migrants en route to Italy

The Libyan coastguards intercepted more than 100 African migrants at sea on Sunday, according to sources from the Libyan Navy. It comes after at least 1,131 were intercepted near the western Libyan city of Sabratha over the last week. 431 migrants were intercepted on four inflatable...

Trump’s travel ban puts off Washington conference on Libya

  • 5 February 2017 - 13:49
Trump’s travel ban puts off Washington conference on Libya

A conference planned to take place this mid-February in Washington DC to discuss Libyan political issues was delayed over the Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including Libya. "The Feb. 16 conference titled "Libya-U.S. Relations 2017: New Vision, Hope and...

Heavy shelling continues in Tripoli’s Janzour district

  • 4 February 2017 - 20:46
Heavy shelling continues in Tripoli’s Janzour district

Armed groups from Wershefan have been reportedly shelling areas in Janzour and Sayyad where Fursan Janzour (Janzour Knights) Brigade is located. According to sources from the media, Wehsefana armed groups of the Tribes Army are using medium and heavy weapon as well as tanks, mortars and...