Libya

UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

  • 24 November 2018 - 17:46
UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

The UN Development Program (UNDP) on Friday announced the launch of a 50-million-euro (56.7-million-U.S. dollars) program funded by the EU to support basic services for vulnerable people in Libya. The program, with joint efforts with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), will target 24 Libyan...

Suspected ISIS attack on Libya’s desert town leaves nine killed

  • 24 November 2018 - 12:50
Suspected ISIS attack on Libya’s desert town leaves nine killed

Gunmen raided on Friday Tazirbu town - deep in Libya’s southern desert - killing nine people and kidnapping several others, a resident told Reuters, while Libyan officials blamed the attack on the militant ISIS groups. A military source said the attackers had occupied a police station in the...

Libyan airline companies triple flight tickets’ prices

  • 22 November 2018 - 22:01
Libyan airline companies triple flight tickets’ prices

The Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways have both agreed to raise the prices of the tickets threefold, citing the impact of the Presidential Council's decision to slap 183% fees on dollar purchase transactions.  The Libyan Airlines said on its Facebook page that its talks with the government...

Libya’s eastern authorities say suspects in killing of US teacher arrested

  • 22 November 2018 - 18:20
Libya’s eastern authorities say suspects in killing of US teacher arrested

Authorities in eastern Libya said Thursday they have taken into custody suspects in the 2013 killing of a U.S. chemistry teacher in Benghazi, and that more suspects would be tried over the deadly attack a year earlier that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans there. The...

Egyptian hostages in eastern Libya freed after days of detention

  • 22 November 2018 - 17:58
Egyptian hostages in eastern Libya freed after days of detention

Egyptian workers taken hostage in Libya this week over a financial dispute between Libyan contractors and their Egyptian partner have been freed, a relative of one of the hostages said. The governor’s office in Kafr el-Sheikh, the Egyptian province the workers are from, confirmed their case...

Libya’s larger oilfield “Sharara” attacked by armed men

  • 21 November 2018 - 19:47
Libya’s larger oilfield “Sharara” attacked by armed men

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) subsidiary Akakus has confirmed that Sharara oilfield sub-station B-6NC-186 has been attacked around 3 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, by an armed group of eight men, adding that no employees were hurt in this attack or production affected by this...

Libya’s cash shortage crisis to end by early 2019, official says

  • 21 November 2018 - 18:26
Libya’s cash shortage crisis to end by early 2019, official says

The deputy head of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Meiteeg, Libya expects to end a long-running liquidity crisis by early 2019 as a foreign currency tax helps the official and black market exchange rates converge at less than 3 dinars to the dollar. Asked when the liquidity situation in the...

Misrata security personnel force trapped migrants off cargo ship, HRW condemns

  • 21 November 2018 - 17:10
Misrata security personnel force trapped migrants off cargo ship, HRW condemns

Libyan security forces forcibly removed 79 migrants and asylum seekers on November 20, 2018 from the Panama-flagged cargo ship Nivin in the port of Misrata in Libya, after they refused to leave the ship for 10 days, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces reportedly used force and tear...

Illegal immigrants inside cargo ship prefer death to returning to Libya, reports say

  • 20 November 2018 - 14:01
Illegal immigrants inside cargo ship prefer death to returning to Libya, reports say

Refugees and migrants refusing to leave a cargo boat in a Libyan port are pleading to be taken to Europe, saying they are prepared to die than be returned to detention in Libya.  As the standoff with Libyan authorities in Misrata entered its ninth day, two of those on board told Al Jazeera on...

Libya refutes agreement of exchanging oil for goods with Tunisia

  • 20 November 2018 - 12:48
Libya refutes agreement of exchanging oil for goods with Tunisia

The spokesman of the Presidential Council's Head, Mohammed El Sallak, refuted on Monday the news about the singing of an agreement with Tunisia to exchange Libyan oil for Tunisian goods.  El Sallak said on his Twitter account that there is no such agreement between Tunisia and Libya. Last...