Libya

EU blacklists Libya for money laundering and terrorism financing

  • 14 February 2019 - 16:33
EU blacklists Libya for money laundering and terrorism financing

The European Commission has placed Libya on a list of countries which have “strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing frameworks." The commission unveiled a list of 23 countries that also included Nigeria, Panama and Saudi Arabia, uam, Samoa, The...

Joint Libya-US forces strike Al-Qaeda site in Ubari

  • 14 February 2019 - 16:10
Joint Libya-US forces strike Al-Qaeda site in Ubari

Joint US-Libyan forces raided an al-Qaeda site in Ubari on Wednesday, according to a statement by a Libyan Tripoli-based official. The spokesperson for Fayez al-Sarraj, head of the Presidency Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord of Libya, said in a statement late on...

150 migrants in distress returned to Libya’s Al-Khoms port

  • 13 February 2019 - 13:31
150 migrants in distress returned to Libya’s Al-Khoms port

A migrant boat in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya's coast was in distress with an estimated 150 people on board, activists said on Monday. On Tuesday the migrants on the boat were picked up by a merchant ship and taken back to Al-Khoms in Libya, dpa reports. The migrants on board were...

Three Jordanians detained in Libya will be soon released, says Foreign Ministry

  • 13 February 2019 - 12:01
Three Jordanians detained in Libya will be soon released, says Foreign Ministry

Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday that it had been following up on the issue of three Jordanians kidnapped in Libya since last August.   "After the wife of one of the missing Jordanians told the ministry in August that she had lost contact with her husband and his...

Libya’s HoR Speaker calls for lifting force majeure at Sharara oilfield

  • 12 February 2019 - 20:18
Libya’s HoR Speaker calls for lifting force majeure at Sharara oilfield

The House of Representatives (HoR) Speaker Aquila Saleh has demanded that the Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah, lift the force majeure declared in December at Sharara oilfield - the country's largest oilfield. The HoR's spokesperson Abdullah Bleheeq said Saleh said so...

African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

  • 12 February 2019 - 14:00
African Union calls for Libya elections on next October

The African Union (AU) has requested the AU Commission to make effort to organize presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya in October, the AU said in a communique, released on Tuesday, following the two-day 32nd AU Summit, which was held in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The...

Libya’s biggest oilfield is now under control of Haftar’s forces

  • 12 February 2019 - 13:28
Libya’s biggest oilfield is now under control of Haftar’s forces

Eastern forces loyal to Libya’s self-styled army under the command of Khalifa Haftar have taken control of the country’s biggest oilfield - Sharara - and say it is secure and ready to resume production. Haftar’s self-styled army fanned out in the southwestern Sharara field, people with...

UN voices grave concern over humanitarian violations in Libya’s Derna

  • 11 February 2019 - 20:21
UN voices grave concern over humanitarian violations in Libya’s Derna

Since 2 February, fighting in the old city of Derna intensified, and reportedly resulted in substantial numbers of civilian casualties. While it remains impossible to verify casualty numbers, the UN have received credible reports of the deaths of at least four women and three infants since last...

Libyan warlord’s aircraft intercepts civilian plane, forces it to land for inspection

  • 11 February 2019 - 10:49
Libyan warlord’s aircraft intercepts civilian plane, forces it to land for inspection

A warplane from Khalifa Haftar’s east Libyan military forces intercepted a civilian plane on Sunday as part of its push to control the oil-rich south of the country. The general command of Haftar's self-styled army said in a statement that it scrambled a jet after a plane took off from the El...

UN mission in Libya fails to warn Haftar over his forces’ violations in the south

  • 10 February 2019 - 23:50
UN mission in Libya fails to warn Haftar over his forces’ violations in the south

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has issued a statement reminding all Libyan parties of their obligations to guarantee the protection of civilians and the country's resources – which belong to all Libyans - by avoiding targeting economic facilities and putting civilians in...