Libya

Libya imposes fees on foreign currency transactions

  • 20 September 2018 - 12:34
Libya imposes fees on foreign currency transactions

Libya’s government of national accord on Wednesday imposed a fee of 183 percent on foreign currency transactions, effectively devaluing the Libyan dinar to bridge the gap to the dominating black market. The move devalues the official rate of the dinar to the dollar for such deals to around...

€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

  • 18 September 2018 - 20:41
€28.5 million worth drugs’ shipment from Syria to Libya stopped in Malta

The largest ever drug haul discovered in Freeport containers on Monday had a street value of €28.5 million, the Customs Department has revealed, according to Times of Malta.  The four containers containing 10 to 11 tonnes of cannabis resin were discovered at the Malta Freeport, the newspaper...

Clashes renew in Tripoli breaking a two-week ceasefire

  • 18 September 2018 - 17:22
Clashes renew in Tripoli breaking a two-week ceasefire

Clashes renewed in Tripoli on the Airport Road and other areas in southern Tripoli on Tuesday. The fresh violence came to break the ceasefire that was brokered on September 04 by the Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame. The Ambulance and Emergency Apparatus in Tripoli told local media that one...

Migrant departures from Libya may increase over security vacuum, Maltese FM says

  • 17 September 2018 - 21:24
Migrant departures from Libya may increase over security vacuum, Maltese FM says

Migrant departures from Libya may increase due to a deterioration of the security situation, foreign affairs minister Carmelo Abela told a Parliamentary committee on Monday. Abela told the House Committee for Foreign and European Affairs that the situation on the ground in Libya had worsened...

Sunday Express: Libyan armed groups offered Manchester bomber’s brother for $1 million sale

  • 16 September 2018 - 21:43
Sunday Express: Libyan armed groups offered Manchester bomber’s brother for $1 million sale

The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber, wanted in the UK for 22 murders, is being offered for sale to the highest bidder by Libyan warlords, Sunday Express reported.   It added on Sunday that "militia group henchmen are inviting bids of $1million to hand over Hashem Abedi,...

Libya’s Al-Sirraj orders Salafist armed group to leave Mitiga Airport

  • 16 September 2018 - 21:28
Libya’s Al-Sirraj orders Salafist armed group to leave Mitiga Airport

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, has ordered ,in a new decision on Sunday, the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) to leave Mitiga Airport in Tripoli for the apparatuses of the Interior Ministry.  The SDF is accused by UN and international as well as local reports of...

Germany to support Libya’s elections with 2 million euros

  • 16 September 2018 - 18:51
Germany to support Libya’s elections with 2 million euros

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya on Saturday revealed that Germany will provide 2 million euros (2.33 million U.S. dollars) to election programs in the country. The German contribution, announced by Ambassador of Germany to Libya Oliver Owcza, aims to assist Central...

Tunis Air postpones resumption of flights to Libya

  • 16 September 2018 - 14:22
Tunis Air postpones resumption of flights to Libya

Tunis Air has delayed resumption of flights to and from Libyan airports till a further notice. The Tunisian airliner company said the recent clashes in Tripoli are behind the decision not to resume flights on the set date of this month. The first decision of the airliner was to resume flights...

Libyan tribesmen support Seventh Brigade and call for liberating Tripoli

  • 15 September 2018 - 22:55
Libyan tribesmen support Seventh Brigade and call for liberating Tripoli

Gathering of Tribes and Cities of Libya was held in Tarhouna on Saturday to voice support for the Seventh Brigade and the backup forces in their operation to "Purify Tripoli." The meeting reiterated the need for ending the militias; control on Tripoli and the governmental institutions in there,...

Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

  • 14 September 2018 - 17:48
Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

  The commander of the Libyan self-styled army Khalifa Haftar asked the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Milanesi, when the two met near Benghazi earlier this week, to change the current ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, after discussions with French intelligence, a source close to...