Libya

Tripoli court rules for LFB director Ben Yousef to resume his post

  • 25 March 2019 - 21:28
Tripoli court rules for LFB director Ben Yousef to resume his post

North Tripoli Court ruled Sunday to stop the order of the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer of 2018 to dismiss the Director of the Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) Mohamed Ben Yousef and his board of directors.  The ruling thus implicates that Ben Yousef is still the legal...

Workers of Libya’s Sharara oilfield demand salary hike of 67%

  • 25 March 2019 - 14:33
Workers of Libya’s Sharara oilfield demand salary hike of 67%

Some 50 to 60 workers at Libya's largest oilfield, Sharara, wearing blue jumpsuits, appeared in a video demanding a salary hike of 67%, a figure that the government decided in 2013. The demands are the first sign of dissent at the 315,000-barrels-per-day (bpd) field in southern Libya since it...

WHO provides emergency medical aids to Libyan hospitals

  • 25 March 2019 - 13:33
WHO provides emergency medical aids to Libyan hospitals

World Health Organization (WHO)  said on Sunday it provided emergency medical assistance to Libyan hospitals. WHO sent 10 trucks loaded with emergency medical supplies and trauma kits to 10 major hospitals in different districts of Libya on March 23, providing desperately needed materials to...

Libya loses 1-2 to South Africa which qualifies to AFCON 2019

  • 24 March 2019 - 21:25
Libya loses 1-2 to South Africa which qualifies to AFCON 2019

South Africa won 2-1 against Libya in Tunisia's Sfax and qualified for the Egypt-hosted AFCON 2019 as the second on Group 5 after Nigeria, which qualified as the first. Libya put out good performance in the first half and ended it 0-0, but South Africa managed to open the score in the beginning of...

Libya play Bafana Bafana for qualifying ticket to AFCON 2019 in Egypt

  • 24 March 2019 - 14:33
Libya play Bafana Bafana for qualifying ticket to AFCON 2019 in Egypt

The Libyan national football team is going to play Sunday evening against South Africa in Tunisia's Sfax as part of the final round of Group 5 of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers. The Libyan team needs a win to qualify while Bafana Bafana can qualify with any score but loss. The match is to kick off at...

Protesters in Libya’s Tripoli demand release of Gaddafi-era spy chief

  • 24 March 2019 - 14:20
Protesters in Libya’s Tripoli demand release of Gaddafi-era spy chief

Several relatives and supporters of Libya’s Gaddafi-era intelligence chief, jailed for his alleged role in a bloody crackdown during the country’s 2011 uprising, protested in Tripoli on Saturday to demand his release. Abdullah al-Senussi, a brother-in-law of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi,...

Three kidnapped African nationals freed in Libya’s Tripoli

  • 23 March 2019 - 20:29
Three kidnapped African nationals freed in Libya’s Tripoli

The Libyan Interior Ministry said on Saturday it had freed three African hostages kidnapped by an African national in the capital Tripoli. "Members of the Investigation Bureau managed to free three African abductees from Niger kidnapped for ransom by a Malian national in Tripoli." The ministry...

Human Rights Watch: UN Rights Council Should Establish Libya Mechanism

  • 23 March 2019 - 13:08
Human Rights Watch: UN Rights Council Should Establish Libya Mechanism

Human Rights Watch remains concerned by the human rights crisis in Libya, which is taking place amidst near-absolute impunity. "We regret the failure of this Council to provide a credible response. The fact that I am speaking under an item 10 General Debate – rather than dedicated dialogue on...

Roman era archaeological site unearthed in Libya’s Tripoli

  • 23 March 2019 - 12:12
Roman era archaeological site unearthed in Libya’s Tripoli

Security apparatuses of the Libyan Tripoli-based Interior Ministry have dug out a Roman era archaeological site in Gergaresh neighborhood in the capital. On Facebook, the apparatuses said the site was discovered while repairing work was being done to sewerage in Gergaresh. Earlier, another...

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,...