Libya

35 African nationals who were captives for IS in Sirte released from Misurata prison

  • 6 April 2017 - 11:55
35 African nationals who were captives for IS in Sirte released from Misurata prison

Libyan authorities released on Wednesday 28 Eritreans and seven Nigerians who were captured and enslaved by Islamic State in Sirte and had been held in detention since the jihadist group lost the city in December, Reuters reported. The group, all but two of whom are women and children, escaped...

Abdul Rahman Al-Sweihli elected again as Head of High Council of State

  • 5 April 2017 - 15:57
Abdul Rahman Al-Sweihli elected again as Head of High Council of State

Abdul Rahman Al-Sweihli was elected again as the Head of the High Council of State (HCS) after he won achieving 66 votes while his opponent from Construction and Justice Party Abdelsalam Ghweila came second with only 22 votes, in an election ceremony that was aired live from the HCS...

Italy’s ambassador meets HoR Speaker in Tobruk for political discussions

  • 5 April 2017 - 14:39
Italy’s ambassador meets HoR Speaker in Tobruk for political discussions

The Italian ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, has arrived in Tobruk to meet with the House of Representatives' Speaker, Aguilah Saleh, to discuss the current political affairs in the country. The Italian ambassador arrived in Tobruk to meet with Saleh and discuss the current political...

169 Gambian illegal migrants deported home from Libya after prison ordeal

  • 5 April 2017 - 11:04
169 Gambian illegal migrants deported home from Libya after prison ordeal

A hundred and sixty nine Gambian migrants returned home on Tuesday, after journeying across the Sahara in harsh conditions only to get stuck in Libya, most in jails far short of their intended destination in Europe, Reuters reported. The were mostly young men in their 20s, the main demographic...

AFP photographer in Libya freed after two detention days in Benghazi

  • 4 April 2017 - 21:14
AFP photographer in Libya freed after two detention days in Benghazi

AFP's photographer in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Abdullah Doma, was released Monday after two days of detention, but his identity papers were confiscated and his situation remains highly uncertain. Benghazi is controlled by the military authorities of Khalifa Haftar, the strongman...

MSF: MoU between Libya and Italy perilous to migrants

  • 4 April 2017 - 14:27
MSF: MoU between Libya and Italy perilous to migrants

An agreement between Italy and Libya to fight people-smuggling in the north African nation will lead to migrants being returned to camps where they are held against their will, extorted and abused, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Monday, Reuters reported. Italy signed a memorandum of...

Libyan Prime Minister and LNCHR discuss improving human rights status in Libya

  • 3 April 2017 - 23:24
Libyan Prime Minister and LNCHR discuss improving human rights status in Libya

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj, has discussed the issues related to human rights and humanitarian affairs as well as public freedoms in Libya with the Head of the Libyan National Commission for Human Rights (LNCHR) Ahmed...

Libyan coastguards rescue 119 illegal immigrants off western shores

  • 3 April 2017 - 22:48
Libyan coastguards rescue 119 illegal immigrants off western shores

The Libyan Coast Guard patrols have saved about 119 illegal immigrants off Millitah district's shores in western Libya, according to sources from the Libyan Navy. The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim, said the boat, on which the migrants were, was wooden and once water leaked into...

Tobruk HoR Speaker appoints Head of Gaddafi’s People’s Assembly as Arab affairs adviser

  • 3 April 2017 - 22:41
Tobruk HoR Speaker appoints Head of Gaddafi’s People’s Assembly as Arab affairs adviser

The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aguilah Saleh, has appointed the Head of the People's Assembly of Gaddafi's regime, Mohammed Belgasim Al-Zaway, as his adviser on Arab affairs. The new appointment came as decree number 21 for 2017 issued by the HoR Speaker,...

Haftar and French ambassador discuss anti-terrorism policy

  • 2 April 2017 - 21:32
Haftar and French ambassador discuss anti-terrorism policy

The French ambassador in Libya, Brigitte Curmi, met with the leader of eastern forces of Operation Dignity in Rajma on Sunday. Curmi discussed with Haftar the fight on terrorism and the mutual relations between the two countries. According to the media adviser of Haftar, Fathi...