Libya

About 30 illegal migrants drown off Libya’s Sabbath coast

  • 21 March 2019 - 22:18
About 30 illegal migrants drown off Libya’s Sabbath coast

At least 30 migrants are believed to be missing after their boat sank off the western Libyan city of Sabratha this week, a coastguard spokesman said on Thursday. According to a survivor the boat was carrying almost 50 migrants, coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said. The body of one child was...

MSF says illegal migrants in Libya detention suffer from malnutrition

  • 21 March 2019 - 12:59
MSF says illegal migrants in Libya detention suffer from malnutrition

Dozens of migrants are suffering from malnutrition in a detention center in Libya's capital, an international charity said Thursday. Doctors Without Borders said its survey showed that over 300 people, including more than 100 children, are being held in the Sabaa detention center in Tripoli. Around...

Over 30 illegal migrants went missing as boat capsized off Libyan coast

  • 20 March 2019 - 18:21
Over 30 illegal migrants went missing as boat capsized off Libyan coast

A child died and 30 people went missing when a migrant boat sank off the Libyan coast on Tuesday, the Libyan Navy said. “The wooden boat sank after it crashed into rocks near the coast of the western Libyan city of Sabratha,’’ Libyan Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim said. He said the residents...

UN envoy to Libya says National Conference in mid-April in Ghadames

  • 20 March 2019 - 13:20
UN envoy to Libya says National Conference in mid-April in Ghadames

The Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame said Wednesday in a press conference in Tripoli that the Libyan National Conference (Multaqa Watani) is going to be held in Ghadames on April 14-16. Salame told reporters that the National Conference won't exclude any Libyan party unless the parties decide not...

US AFRICOM commander and ambassador visit Libya’s capital

  • 19 March 2019 - 16:27
US AFRICOM commander and ambassador visit Libya’s capital

The US ambassador to Libya, Peter Bodde, and the commander of the its Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser arrived on Tuesday in Tripoli and met with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj.  The meeting reviewed the continued support of the US and its AFRICOM for the...

France opposed to military solution in Libya, Foreign Minister reiterates

  • 19 March 2019 - 13:05
France opposed to military solution in Libya, Foreign Minister reiterates

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has reiterated his country's commitment to supporting political solution in Libya not a military one. Theses remarks came as Le Drian arrived on a formal visit in Tripoli on Monday and met with the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj,...

Sanallah to Bloomberg: Libya boosts oil output by a third after reopening Sharara field

  • 18 March 2019 - 20:27
Sanallah to Bloomberg: Libya boosts oil output by a third after reopening Sharara field

Libya's Sharara oilfield is currently pumping 260,000 barrels a day, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah told Bloomberg Television in an interview on Monday. Sanallah told Bloomberg that Libya's crude production has been boosted by a third after restarting its...

Libya offers 3000 fans free ride to attend Libya vs South Africa in Tunisia

  • 18 March 2019 - 11:52
Libya offers 3000 fans free ride to attend Libya vs South Africa in Tunisia

The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord said it would send 3000 Libyan fans to support the national football team in its final Group 5 match in Tunisia against South Africa for the ticket to Egypt-hosted AFCON 2019. The Interior Ministry said it would take the needed...

Libyan Foreign Minister in South Korea for cooperation talks

  • 18 March 2019 - 11:41
Libyan Foreign Minister in South Korea for cooperation talks

The Libyan Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohamed Sayala, has arrived in South Korea for talks about mutual relations, cooperation in development projects and return of Korean firms to work in Libyan suspended projects. Sayala met in Seoul on Monday with South Korean...

Three Libyan nationals held previously in Saudi Arabia released from east Libya prison

  • 16 March 2019 - 19:28
Three Libyan nationals held previously in Saudi Arabia released from east Libya prison

The three men from Al-Zawiya city who were detained in Saudi Arabia when returning from Umrah in 2017 and then sent to the eastern authorities under Khalifa Haftar have been released after social mediation among times from both regions.  The three men, Mohammed Al-Khadrawi, Mahmoud bin Rajab and...

174 Nigerian migrants reptriated from Libya to their country

  • 16 March 2019 - 13:38
174 Nigerian migrants reptriated from Libya to their country

174 Nigerians were on Thursday night repatriated from Libya to their country, IOM reported. The illegal immigrants were received at the cargo wing of the Lagos International Airport by officials of National Emergency Management Agency. The Coordinator, of NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Office,...

Human Rights Watch condemns France’s delivery of coast guard boats to Libya

  • 14 March 2019 - 19:55
Human Rights Watch condemns France’s delivery of coast guard boats to Libya

Human Rights Watch has lashed out at France for its delivery of four boats for the Libyan Coast Guard in a new report issued on Wednesday.  Human Rights Watch said France should suspend delivery of its boats until Libyan authorities end the arbitrary detention and abuse of migrants. "And instead...

EU reaffirms support for Libya’s stability

  • 14 March 2019 - 18:43
EU reaffirms support for Libya’s stability

The delegation of the European Union to Libya has reaffirmed its support for stability, democratic transition and prosperity in the country. On Tuesday, the ambassadors of the EU and its member states to Libya met senior officials in the capital, Tripoli, including Head of the Presidential Council...

UN delegate to Libya visits Haftar near Benghazi

  • 13 March 2019 - 20:57
UN delegate to Libya visits Haftar near Benghazi

The Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame has met with the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya Khalifa Haftar in Al-Rajma - near Benghazi - to discuss the current situation in Libya. The media office of the general command in Al-Rajma said Salame and Haftar reviewed the developments on...

6 people injured as rockets fall on Benghazi Salamni neighbourhood

  • 13 March 2019 - 13:20
6 people injured as rockets fall on Benghazi Salamni neighbourhood

Indiscriminate shelling  injured on Tuesday six people in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, local sources said. The indiscriminate shelling by unknown source hit the Salmani neighborhood in eastern Benghazi. Sources reported that security personnel rushed to the area where the shells fell to...

UN envoy to Libya fails to tell truth behind UAE meeting

  • 12 March 2019 - 14:05
UN envoy to Libya fails to tell truth behind UAE meeting

The United Nations' envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, has somehow forgotten to check his tweets inventory before making a new claim about the UAE meeting between Fayez Al-Sirraj - the Head of the Presidential Council - and the commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar.  Salame told Libya...

UN condemns harassment of females and bank staffers in Tripoli

  • 12 March 2019 - 13:45
UN condemns harassment of females and bank staffers in Tripoli

The UNSMIL has condemned harassment of bank staff and female clients in Siyahiya, Tripoli, in a tweet on Tuesday. The UN mission in Libya added that it is working to support political and police authorities in Libya to end such a criminal behaviour. "The rule of law in Libya." The UNSMIL...

Haftar’s forces claim advance on Sirte, local protection force denies

  • 11 March 2019 - 19:33
Haftar’s forces claim advance on Sirte, local protection force denies

The general command of the self-proclaimed army of Khalifa Haftar said their forces advanced on Abu Hadi area near Sirte and posted footage of fighters and vehicles to prove its new advance toward central Libya after strings of advances on Al-Jufra.  However, the Sirte Protection and Security...

Seven Filipino sailors return home after being freed from Libya detention

  • 11 March 2019 - 13:52
Seven Filipino sailors return home after being freed from Libya detention

Seven Filipino sailors, who have been recently released from prison in Libya, are now on their way home to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced Monday, according to Filipino media outlets. Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Affairs Abdullah Mamao met with the Libyan...

Qatar supports civilian state in Libya

  • 11 March 2019 - 13:38
Qatar supports civilian state in Libya

The Head of Libya's Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj met in Doha on Sunday with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to discuss mutual relations and the latest political developments in Libya. Al-Sirraj's media office said that the two officials discussed the political solution in...