Libya

Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

  • 28 November 2018 - 19:27
Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

The Spanish government says is holding "intense diplomatic talks" to resolve the stranding of a Spanish fishing vessel for nearly one week after it took on board 12 migrants, including two children, north of the Libyan coast. The rescue by the crew aboard the Nuestra Senora de Loreto took place...

Oil Libya makes a re-brand into OLA Energy in Kenya

  • 28 November 2018 - 15:31
Oil Libya makes a re-brand into OLA Energy in Kenya

Libya Oil Kenya Limited unveiled a new visual identity Wednesday, under the brand OLA Energy, the new brand for its extensive network of retail outlets and petroleum products, Capital Business reported.  “This new brand captures the essence of our company as a modern energy player across our...

Libya’s parliament passes constitutional amendment for 2019 elections

  • 27 November 2018 - 15:45
Libya’s parliament passes constitutional amendment for 2019 elections

The House of Representatives (HoR), based in eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, has passed a legislation to amend the constitutional declaration to divide Libya into three electoral areas - east, west, and south.  The HoR also agreed on reshuffling the Presidential Council to become one president...

Algeria’s state oil firm abandons Libya drilling work

  • 27 November 2018 - 13:29
Algeria’s state oil firm abandons Libya drilling work

Algeria’s state oil and gas company has pulled out of Libya citing deteriorating security conditions. Sonatrach said it had first evacuated its personnel from Libya and then transported production equipment across the border. Algeria's Sonatrach had partnered with the Libyan National...

AgriLand: 1750 bulls to be shipped from Ireland to Libya

  • 27 November 2018 - 11:37
AgriLand:  1750 bulls to be shipped from Ireland to Libya

A boatload of bulls will leave Ireland bound for Libya in approximately two weeks, AgriLand has reported. The consignment of bulls – Friesians, Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and continentals – has been organised by Cork-based exporting company, Curzon Livestock. The bulls – weighing between...

UNHCR: Over 57.000 migrants and refugees registered in Libya

  • 26 November 2018 - 21:39
UNHCR: Over 57.000 migrants and refugees registered in Libya

UNHCR said on Monday that as of 26 November 2018, a total of 57,354 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. "A total of 3,572 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres." A statement by...

Libyan coastguards rescue 113 immigrants off Al-Zawiya shores

  • 26 November 2018 - 17:36
Libyan coastguards rescue 113 immigrants off Al-Zawiya shores

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued 113 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Monday’s statement by coast guard spokesman Ayoup Qassim says the migrants, including 17 women and four children, were intercepted on Saturday off the...

Libya pays $250 million in debts to Jordanian hospitals

  • 26 November 2018 - 13:28
Libya pays $250 million in debts to Jordanian hospitals

Libya has reached an agreement with Jordan to pay the debts to Jordanian hospitals for treating injured Libyans, a statement from Jordan's Private Hospitals Association said Sunday. The Libyan authorities agreed to reimburse the association an amount of 250 million U.S. dollars for the...

IOM: 15.000 illegal migrants returned to their countries from Libya so far in 2018

  • 25 November 2018 - 16:44
IOM: 15.000 illegal migrants returned to their countries from Libya so far in 2018

More than 15.000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme since the beginning of 2018, the International Organisation for Migration said on Friday. "So far this year, more than 15,000 migrants were able to return home to 32 countries across Africa and Asia with...

UN mission in Libya condemns deadly ISIS attack in Tazirbu town

  • 24 November 2018 - 19:06
UN mission in Libya condemns deadly ISIS attack in Tazirbu town

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned Saturday the deadly terrorist attack on Tazirbu, an oasis in the southeast of Libya, 250 kilometers northwest of Kufra.  "The Friday attack on the Tezirbu police station, which local authorities say was carried out by ISIL,...