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Libyans respond to slavery claims by selfies with African workers

  • 21 November 2017 - 18:17
Libyans respond to slavery claims by selfies with African workers

Selfies for Libyans and African workers have gone viral on social media on Tuesday in a youths initiative that aimed at showing the true face of treatment for Africans by Libyans in the country. Many photos have been posted on social media showing Libyans and African workers in farms, shops,...

Libyan boy kidnapped in Benghazi, abductors demand LYD2 million ransom

  • 18 November 2017 - 17:57
Libyan boy kidnapped in Benghazi, abductors demand LYD2 million ransom

A Libyan boy named Abdelraoef Al-Ojali was kidnapped from Hay Al-Salam neighbourhood in Benghazi by unknown persons on Friday. The father of the boy told the press that the kidnappers called and asked for 2 million Libyan dinars (LYD) in order to return the nine year old kid to him and his...

Libyan Education Ministry scraps homework

  • 15 November 2017 - 16:51
Libyan Education Ministry scraps homework

The Libyan Education Ministry has issued an order to the primary schools across the country demanding scrapping homework for students. The order is the first of its kind in the Libyan history and has caused both outrage and sarcasm among education staffers and families of students. The...

Eastern Libyan city Al-Marj hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

  • 12 November 2017 - 12:38
Eastern Libyan city Al-Marj hit by 3.9 magnitude earthquake

3.9 magnitude earthquake that is more of a shakeup hit Saturday evening the city of Al-Marj in eastern Libya, according to online earthquakes detectors. The residents of the city also reported the earthquake saying that some had to get out of their houses for some little time during the...

Benghazi’s Benina Airport could shut down over fragile security

  • 6 November 2017 - 22:32
Benghazi’s Benina Airport could shut down over fragile security

Benina Airport in Benghazi,e eastern Libya, has been undergoing bad security situations and there had been bad performances by the apparatuses tasked to secure the facility, Libyan Express has been informed. Sources told Libyan Express that if the lack of security in the airport persists and if...

Donald Trump and Netanyahu share a graffiti kiss on West Bank wall

  • 29 October 2017 - 18:04
Donald Trump and Netanyahu share a graffiti kiss on West Bank wall

Another Donald Trump mural believed to be the work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux has popped up on Israel’s barrier in the occupied West Bank, this time depicting the U.S. president sharing a kiss with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters wrote. His face hidden by a...

Libya on brink of water crisis as armed group closes main source

  • 23 October 2017 - 13:31
Libya on brink of water crisis as armed group closes main source

The Man-Made River administration has announced finishing the routine maintenance at the Shuwairif station, but said it would be unable to restore water supllies to flow back into the Libyan cities due to the threats of an armed group in the area. The administration started the maintenance work...

Egypt-Libyan border threatened with closure over Tobruk port shutdown

  • 22 October 2017 - 16:13
Egypt-Libyan border threatened with closure over Tobruk port shutdown

The municipality and elders of Musaid town on the border with Egypt threatened to shut the border crossing in solidarity with the employees and workers of the Tobruk port, which was shut by the eastern government at the orders of the military strongman Khalifa Haftar. The threat came after many...

UNDP: Basic services are essential to stabilising Libya

  • 21 October 2017 - 12:19
UNDP: Basic services are essential to stabilising Libya

The call was grim and urgent. Worsening power cuts had knocked out electricity at a hospital in southern Libya, leaving kidney patients without the dialysis that was keeping them alive. After losing two patients, hospital staff phoned UNDP in despair. The answer was convincing: solar panels – a...

Holland, S.Korea, and Hungary reopen embassies in Libya’s capital

  • 19 October 2017 - 14:30
Holland, S.Korea, and Hungary reopen embassies in Libya’s capital

Hungary, the Netherlands and South Korea have reopened their embassies in Tripoli after a three-year closure, a Libyan security official said Wednesday. "The embassies of the Netherlands, Hungary and South Korea began their official functions in Tripoli after a closure of more than three years."...