Libya

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...

Libya expects to be exempted from future OPEC cuts, NOC’s Chairman says

  • 19 November 2018 - 22:24
Libya expects to be exempted from future OPEC cuts, NOC’s Chairman says

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman, Mustafa Sanallah expects OPEC and allied producers to exempt the country from any future cuts in crude output. “The OPEC community has understood the difficulties we face –- Libya has withheld more than any other country from the global...

US, Libya renew Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement for 10 years

  • 19 November 2018 - 13:47
US, Libya renew Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement for 10 years

  The US State Department held a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room on 15 November 2018 to recognise the ten-year renewal of the US-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement   The agreement was signed in the presence of Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and...

Amnesty International: No force should be used against migrants refusing to disembark in Libya

  • 18 November 2018 - 13:49
Amnesty International: No force should be used against migrants refusing to disembark in Libya

Libyan, European and Panamanian authorities must ensure that at least 79 refugees and migrants who are on board a merchant vessel at the port of Misratah are not forced to disembark to be taken to a Libyan detention centre where they could face torture and other abuse, said Amnesty International...

Libya thrashes Seychelles 8-1 at AFCON qualifiers

  • 17 November 2018 - 22:18
Libya thrashes Seychelles 8-1 at AFCON qualifiers

Libya kept their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign alive after thrashing the Seychelles 8-1, while Bafana Bafana's fate remains in their own hands. The visitors, who 5-1 the last time these sides met, got off to the perfect start as Motasem Sabbou put them ahead after just three minutes...