Libya

UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libya to Niger for third country settlement later

  • 18 October 2018 - 20:47
UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libya to Niger for third country settlement later

Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night. Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition...

Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies reports about military presence in Libya

  • 18 October 2018 - 16:58
Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies reports about military presence in Libya

Russia acts in strict accordance with the UN Security Council's decisions on Libya and does not interfere in the situation in this country, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said Wednesday. "These reports are the insinuations about alleged Russian...

Libya’s ambassador to UN demands Security Council halt UK’s intention to use frozen assets for IRA victims

  • 17 October 2018 - 21:03
Libya’s ambassador to UN demands Security Council halt UK’s intention to use frozen assets for IRA victims

Any attempt by the British government to use frozen Libyan assets in England to compensate IRA victims of weapons and explosives smuggled into Northern Ireland from Libya would be in breach of United Nations resolutions, a senior Libyan diplomat has insisted. As an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)...

Libya’s Haftar orders investigation into killing of Abdulfattah Yones

  • 16 October 2018 - 21:20
Libya’s Haftar orders investigation into killing of Abdulfattah Yones

Eastern Libyan authorities have resumed an investigation into the unexplained killing of a rebel commander in the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, a case that could reopen old wounds. The killing of Abdel Fattah Younes by suspected fellow fighters caused deep rifts within the rebel...

South Korea denies 26 nationals travel to Libya over security concerns

  • 16 October 2018 - 15:48
South Korea denies 26 nationals travel to Libya over security concerns

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday rejected recent requests from 26 nationals seeking exceptions from a travel ban for Libya, citing unstable security situations in the country. The decision on the requests and other passport policy issues was made at the ministry's meeting presided over...

Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:19
Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

Sources close to the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, told Egypt-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday that the forces in east Libya are ready to secure any electoral process in regions under Haftar's control. The so called army stressed, the newspaper...

BP, Eni to start exploratory drilling in Libya in first quarter of 2019

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:07
BP, Eni to start exploratory drilling in Libya in first quarter of 2019

British Petroleum and its Italian partner Eni are expected to start exploratory drilling in Libya early in the first quarter of 2019, according to the chairman of the country's National Oil Company Mustafa Sanallah. "The first well will be drilled at the beginning of the first quarter," Mustafa...

High Council of State approves reshuffling of Libya’s Presidential Council

  • 15 October 2018 - 18:32
High Council of State approves reshuffling of Libya’s Presidential Council

The High Council of State (HCS) has agreed to reshuffle the Presidential Council (PC) into one Head and two deputies from the three regions in Libya. The agreement came in a session for the HCS on Monday, when the members unanimously agreed to send their approval of the reshuffling to the House...

Libya’s state oil firm to close Al-Zawiya refinery if security violations continue

  • 14 October 2018 - 21:00
Libya’s state oil firm to close Al-Zawiya refinery if security violations continue

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Sunday that it would suspend operations at Al-Zawiya refinery unless security improved after two recent attacks. The refinery west of the capital Tripoli supplies western and southern Libya with fuel. Its port also exports crude from the...

More bodies found in mass grave in Libya’s Sirte, former ISIS stronghold

  • 14 October 2018 - 20:53
More bodies found in mass grave in Libya’s Sirte, former ISIS stronghold

Emergency workers on Sunday uncovered another 35 bodies at a mass grave near Libya’s Sirte, authorities said, taking to 110 the total number of remains retrieved from the site. The municipal council in the former jihadist stronghold of Sirte initially said 75 bodies had been found in an...