Archive for 2018

Report: Libya’s oil money goes to foreign banks as citizens face looming poverty

  • 18 July 2018 - 12:24
Report: Libya’s oil money goes to foreign banks as citizens face looming poverty

  The Independent reported Tuesday that in Libya, corruption was endemic in the country under Moamar Gaddafi, but now, amid the chaos of military struggle, it overwhelms the whole fabric of the country. The British newspaper said that Libya is an example of a nation that is cursed by its own...

Libya’s state oil firm declares force majeure on Al-Zawiya oil refinery exports

  • 18 July 2018 - 12:00
Libya’s state oil firm declares force majeure on Al-Zawiya oil refinery exports

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Tuesday it had declared force majeure on exports from Zawiya oil terminal as production at Sharara oilfield dropped to 125,000 barrels per day (bpd). Production at Sharara, where some staff were evacuated after two workers were abducted on...

Spanish NGO: Libyan coastguards left a woman and a boy to die in the sea

  • 17 July 2018 - 21:59
Spanish NGO: Libyan coastguards left a woman and a boy to die in the sea

A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said, after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants toward Europe, Reuters reported on Tuesday. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish...

Libyan coastguards save lives of 158 migrants off the coast

  • 17 July 2018 - 17:48
Libyan coastguards save lives of 158 migrants off the coast

The Libyan coast guard on Monday stopped a migrant boat with 158 migrants aboard. These included 34 women and nine children, sources said.   The boat was intercepted off the city of Khoms, the coast guard said.   The migrants received humanitarian and medical assistance and were...

DLA: Ali Mahmoud controls Libyan Investment Authority’s decisions

  • 16 July 2018 - 22:52
DLA: Ali Mahmoud controls Libyan Investment Authority’s decisions

  Digital Libya Agency (DLA) revealed on Facebook leaked information saying that the board of directors of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) did not review the the necessary work assessment of the board members in its last week meeting, adding that one of the armed brigades...

UN delegate to Libya tells the UN to stop those hindering Libya’s move to democratic elections

  • 16 July 2018 - 20:33
UN delegate to Libya tells the UN to stop those hindering Libya’s move to democratic elections

The UN delegate to Libya has warned that a recent agreement to resume oil production in the conflict-torn country will not hold unless key issues concerning the distribution of wealth and “endemic plundering of resources” are speedily tackled. Ghassan Salame briefed the Security Council on...

8 immigrants suffocate to death in a truck container in Libya

  • 16 July 2018 - 13:42
8 immigrants suffocate to death in a truck container in Libya

8 illegal migrants, including six children, were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, the Libyan Navy said. 90 ,ore immigrants, who were recovered from the container, were in critical condition and had been taken...

Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

  • 16 July 2018 - 12:46
Italy agrees to allow migrants to land in Sicily

Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each agreed to take 50 migrants. Malta and Italy had earlier each insisted that the other...

France wins World Cup for second time in its history after beating Croatia 4-2

  • 16 July 2018 - 11:21
France wins World Cup for second time in its history after beating Croatia 4-2

20 years after their first triumph, the French national football team are again world champions. Their 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow ended a World Cup that turned out to be perhaps the most gripping in a generation. The 2018 World Cup was richer in drama than it was in elite standard...

EU to resume diplomatic presence in Libya, says Mogherini

  • 15 July 2018 - 13:05
EU to resume diplomatic presence in Libya, says Mogherini

Federica Mogherini, the European Union's foreign policy chief, has visited Libya's capital, Tripoli, to reopen the bloc's diplomatic presence and border assistance mission. "The return of the diplomatic presence of the EU in Libya will further strengthen co-operation with the government, local...