IOM repatriates 165 illegal migrants from Libya to Nigeria

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that 165 illegal migrants have been voluntarily deported from Libya to Nigeria. "Our team yesterday assisted 165 stranded Nigerian migrants in Libya, mostly women and…

US returns to Libya looted 16th century marble statue

Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) International Operations Division Chief Leo Lin returned a sixth century marble statue known as the “Head of a Veiled Woman,” during a repatriation ceremony…

Libya’s NOC: Oil revenue in August drops by 5%

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday that August revenues dropped to around $2 billion, a 5% decline from July. The company attributed the drop to the sabotage of the main pipeline of the El Sharara oil field and…

31 Europe-bound migrants intercepted by Libyan coastguards

Libya's coast guard has intercepted 31 Europe-bound illegal migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast. Tuesday's statement by spokesman Ayoub Qassim said the rubber boat with 31 African migrants was stopped on Sunday off the western…

Germany hails evacuation of migrants from Libya to Rwanda

German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza on Monday praised evacuation of dozens of refugees from Libya to Rwanda. "Congratulations to UNHCR Libya (the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) ... to Rwanda for successfully…

US spy drone depicted in Libya’s Tripoli skies

A US surveillance drone "Grumman RQ-4B" has been depicted in Tripoli's skies by a specialized aviation traffic website on Monday. Grumman RQ-4B drone is used by the US army in naval surveillance and intelligence gathering. The spy…

Libyan coastguards deny reports of drowned migrants

The Libyan coastguards on Sunday denied reports about more than 50 illegal immigrants drowning off the country's coast. "The news that more than 50 immigrants have drowned off the Libyan coast is untrue. All the immigrants on the boat…

UNHCR: First group of migrants moved from Libya to Rwanda

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union and United Nations refugee agency. The 66 refugees, who were Sudanese, Somali or…

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