Libya

Death toll of Tripoli Mitiga Airport clashes hit 20 and 60 injuries: Health Ministry says

  • 15 January 2018 - 20:19
Death toll of Tripoli Mitiga Airport clashes hit 20 and 60 injuries: Health Ministry says

The Libyan Health Ministry of the Tripoli-based government reported Monday evening that 20 people were killed and 60 others injured in the fierce fighting that erupted this morning around Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. The figures were posted by the Health Ministry on its Facebook page, saying that...

State of emergency declared in Libya’s capital over clashes at Mitiga Airport

  • 15 January 2018 - 13:19
State of emergency declared in Libya’s capital over clashes at Mitiga Airport

The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has announced the state of emergency in Tripoli until clashes at the Mitiga Airport end. Till this moment, the clashes between the Special Deterrence Force in the airport and the Brigade 33 of Tajura have left over 11 killed and...

Tripoli Field Hospital: Three killed, six injured in Libyan capital’s heavy clashes

  • 15 January 2018 - 11:27
Tripoli Field Hospital: Three killed, six injured in Libyan capital’s heavy clashes

Sources from the local media in Libya reported the Tripoli Field Hospital as saying that three people were killed and over six others were injured in the clashes around Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. According to the sources, a civilian was killed among the three reported by the hospital. The...

Violent clashes erupt in Libya’s capital Tripoli as armed brigade attack Mitiga prison

  • 15 January 2018 - 09:29
Violent clashes erupt in Libya’s capital Tripoli as armed brigade attack Mitiga prison

Violent clashes have erupted Monday morning in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, as armed brigades attack Mitiga prison inside Mitiga Airport in Sooq Jumua area. According to social  media, all schools returned the students to their homes, the roads surrounding the fight in the beach road and...

Politicians live in luxury, while ordinary Libyans left between Scylla and Charybdis

  • 14 January 2018 - 21:55
Politicians live in luxury, while ordinary Libyans left between Scylla and Charybdis

For one, the Libyan ordinary citizens are suffering on a daily basis form inadequate food commodities, lack of power and water governmental supply, fuel supply, and safe and beneficial education to kids as well as adults, and the list goes on.   For the second, the ordinary...

Egypt demands UN action against Turkey’s possible violation of arms embargo on Libya

  • 14 January 2018 - 14:37
Egypt demands UN action against Turkey’s possible violation of arms embargo on Libya

Egypt has called for an international investigation into the seizure of a ship carrying explosive materials from Turkey to Libya despite the UN arms embargo on weapons exports to the war-tron country, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. Greece seized a Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for...

High ranking CISSA delegation arrives in Libya capital for migration issues

  • 14 January 2018 - 12:19
High ranking CISSA delegation arrives in Libya capital for migration issues

A high-ranking security delegation from the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) arrived in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Sunday morning, reported the media bureau of the Libyan Foreign Ministry. The media bureau said the CISSA delegation will conduct a number of...

Turkish Embassy in Tripoli: Seized ammo ship in Greece was en route to Ethiopia, not Libya

  • 14 January 2018 - 11:46
Turkish Embassy in Tripoli: Seized ammo ship in Greece was en route to Ethiopia, not Libya

Turkish officials are investigating a report that a Libyan-bound vessel which departed from Turkey was seized by the Greek Coast Guard due to it allegedly carrying explosives to Libya, Turkey’s Embassy in Tripoli announced on January 12. The embassy also stressed that the ship had permission...

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

  • 14 January 2018 - 11:29
560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants arrived in Port Harcourt on Saturday, bringing to 1,590, the number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya since January 7. More than 6,000 illegal immigrants from Nigeria were deported from Libya in 2017. The returnees, who were repatriated as part of the...

Morocco repatriates last 338 nationals stranded in Libya

  • 13 January 2018 - 20:43
Morocco repatriates last 338 nationals stranded in Libya

Morocco started Saturday the third and final operation to repatriate its nationals stranded in Libya, which has been for the last six years a stepping stone to illegal migration to Europe. The Moroccan Ministry of Expatriates and Migration said the operation was launched on Friday and aimed at...