Libya

Misurata brigades join Libyan National Army of Central Military Zone Command

  • 30 January 2017 - 20:15
Misurata brigades join Libyan National Army of Central Military Zone Command

The Military Council of Misurata has declared that all of the city's armed forces and brigades have joined the Command of the Central Military Zone Command as per the laws of the military in the country. "Therefore, all of our arms, vehicles and military personnel will be under the command...

Turkey reopens its embassy in Tripoli

  • 30 January 2017 - 15:29
Turkey reopens its embassy in Tripoli

The Turkish Embassy has reopened its doors in Tripoli on Monday, according to the Turkish Foreign Minister's Twitter page. https://twitter.com/MevlutCavusoglu/status/825980294478102528 The Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, tweeted that his government's embassy has been...

US Department of State warns Americans against travelling to Libya

  • 30 January 2017 - 13:04
US Department of State warns Americans against travelling to Libya

The US Department of State warned American citizens against all travel to Libya and recommended that those who are currently in Libya depart immediately. "The U.S. Embassy in Tripoli remains closed, and the security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. U.S. citizens in...

Haftar denies preparing for a meeting with Al-Serraj

  • 30 January 2017 - 12:55
Haftar denies preparing for a meeting with Al-Serraj

The media office of Khalifa Haftar in eastern Libya has denied that there is any meeting being prepared in Cairo or elsewhere between Haftar and the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj. "Those are rumors, Haftar won't meet with Al-Serraj neither in Egypt nor in any other country."...

GECOL and Turkish company Enka agree to resume work at Ubari power station

  • 29 January 2017 - 22:56
GECOL and Turkish company Enka agree to resume work at Ubari power station

The CEO of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) Abdulmajid Hamza, said they have agreed with the Turkish company ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. to resume work in the gas power station in Ubari, in southern Libya. "The company will start work in Ubari with the beginning of...

700 migrants including Libyans rescued from two rickety boats off Sabratha shores

  • 29 January 2017 - 18:02
700 migrants including Libyans rescued from two rickety boats off Sabratha shores

Libyan Navy patrols, working in Al-Zawiya Oil Refinery, said they had intercepted two boats off Sabratha shores on Sunday and rescued 700 illegal immigrants onboard. The Spokesman of the Libyan Naval Forces, Colonel Ayoub Qasim, said that among the immigrants, who were mostly from African...

Systematic abuse cases reported from Libyan immigrants’ shelter centers

  • 29 January 2017 - 17:53
Systematic abuse cases reported from Libyan immigrants’ shelter centers

The migrants, who are sheltered in the migration centers in Libya are being faced with systematic abuse and human rights violations, according to the German newspaper, Die Welt. The newspaper cited the German Embassy in Nigeria as saying that several executions of migrants were committed in...

Investigative English journalist Ross Kemp held in standoff in southern Libya

  • 29 January 2017 - 17:26
Investigative English journalist Ross Kemp held in standoff in southern Libya

The former EastEnders actor was investigating smuggling and human trafficking networks when his team was surrounded in the desert oasis city of Sabha, according to the Sunday People. Kemp, 52, said: "We had a number of people outside the building we were in with weapons. "And the tribe we...

At least 8 people killed in armed groups clashes eastern Tripoli

  • 29 January 2017 - 01:33
At least 8 people killed in armed groups clashes eastern Tripoli

Armed clashes erupted late at night on Saturday in the town of Garabulli, some 60 km to the est of Tripoli. According to eyewitnesses who spoke to the Libyan Express, the clashes are between armed groups from Garabulli and others from the city of Tarhouna, some 88 km to the southeast of...

Merkel says EU must work with Libya to control illegal migrants’ influx to Europe

  • 28 January 2017 - 20:03
Merkel says EU must work with Libya to control illegal migrants’ influx to Europe

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Europe should work with Libya to control illegal migration, but cannot sign a deal similar to that reached with Turkey last year until political stability is restored in the country, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, Merkel stressed...