Libya

Chairman of Libya’s NOC arrives in Abu Dhabi for Sharara reopening talks

  • 26 February 2019 - 12:54
Chairman of Libya’s NOC arrives in Abu Dhabi for Sharara reopening talks

The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced late on Monday that its Chairman Mustafa Sanallah had arrived in the UAE for talks over the closure of Sharara oilfield.  NOC explained that Sanllah would meet with local, regional and international parties in the UAE to discuss the issue of...

Libya’s Al-Sirraj in UAE for talks about civilian authority over military institution

  • 25 February 2019 - 21:05
Libya’s Al-Sirraj in UAE for talks about civilian authority over military institution

The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Serraj, has arrived in the UAE, according to his spokesman Mohammed El Sallak. El Sallak said on Twitter Monday that Al-Sirraj was invited for discussions on mutual relations and the current crisis in Libya with...

IOM: Over 40.000 migrants voluntarily returned home from Libya since 2015

  • 25 February 2019 - 16:18
IOM: Over 40.000 migrants voluntarily returned home from Libya since 2015

  After an operation for voluntary returns last week, the UN agency for migration International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that the total number of migrants that had voluntarily returned from Libya to their country of origin since 2015 had risen to 40,000.   Over 160...

Chairman of Libya’s NOC rejects reopening Sharara oilfield for security reasons

  • 25 February 2019 - 12:48
Chairman of Libya’s NOC rejects reopening Sharara oilfield for security reasons

The Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah said in a video statement late on Sunday that the NOC won't reopen the biggest oilfield in the country "Sharara" because there are still armed militias and lack of security in there. He explained in the video that Sharara...

Parliament member: Haftar’s forces burnt over 100 houses in Libya’s Murzuq

  • 24 February 2019 - 22:23
Parliament member: Haftar’s forces burnt over 100 houses in Libya’s Murzuq

The member of the Libyan east-based House of Representatives (HoR) for Murzuq town of southern Libya, Mohammed Lino, has told reporters that Khalifa Haftar's forces killed over 17 people, injured scores and burnt over 107 houses.  "Haftar's forces have executed 17 people since their entry to the...

Libya’s Civil Registry Authority probes claims of fake IDs

  • 24 February 2019 - 19:48
Libya’s Civil Registry Authority probes claims of fake IDs

The Libyan Civil Registry Authority's Director Mohammed Beltamar has formed a probing committee to look into the claims of the governor of the Central Bank of Libya Al-Siddiq Al-Kabeer that there are about a million fake Identification Numbers (IDs) in Libya.  Beltamar said Saturday that such a...

Libyan Investment Authority appoints Mustafa Al-Manea as new member

  • 24 February 2019 - 15:45
Libyan Investment Authority appoints Mustafa Al-Manea as new member

The board of directors of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has appointed Mustafa Al-Manea as a new member. Al-Manea comes from Ghadames. He was born in Benghazi but has been living in Tripoli. He's a law school graduate from Garyounis University in Benghazi. The new appointee has several...

Human Rights Watch demands Haftar’s forces end siege of civilians in Libya’s Derna

  • 24 February 2019 - 02:10
Human Rights Watch demands Haftar’s forces end siege of civilians in Libya’s Derna

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on forces loyal to Libya’s east-based Interim Government and led by Khalifa Haftar to allow aid and medical workers into the Old City neighborhood of Derna. HRW added on its Friday report that it had cited credible reports of civilians being “trapped in...

France to provide Libya with 6 boats to support anti-illegal migration efforts

  • 23 February 2019 - 21:40
France to provide Libya with 6 boats to support anti-illegal migration efforts

France is going to provide six boats to Libya to support the fight against illegal migration, according to the French Ministry of Defense. The ministry confirmed last Thursday the details that were revealed by Le Monde, after a recent meeting between the French Minister of Armed Force Florence...

Libya’s coastguards rescue 116 migrants off the coast, MSF denounces

  • 23 February 2019 - 13:27
Libya’s coastguards rescue 116 migrants off the coast, MSF denounces

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reported that 116 migrants have been "forcibly returned" to Libya after a day and a half at sea. MSF said in a tweet that the migrants, including 21 women and children, disembarked in the western coastal city of Al-Khums early Thursday."MSF provided water, food,...

Libya: Haftar’s forces seize El Feel oilfield

  • 22 February 2019 - 15:00
Libya: Haftar’s forces seize El Feel oilfield

Forces loyal to the Libyan self-styled army of Khalifa Haftar controlled the vital south-western El Feel oilfield late on Thursday, sources from the field and the forces have reported. According to the sources, Haftar's forces had made a deal with the security faction already protecting the field...

Frontex: 87% drop in migrants from Libya

  • 22 February 2019 - 02:13
Frontex: 87% drop in migrants from Libya

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) announced a decline in the number of irregular migrants last year via the Mediterranean route towards Italy, 80% compared to 2017. According to data released by Frontex on Wednesday, the year 2018 saw the arrival of 27,276 migrants, compared to...

Three Power Generators handed over to Sebha from the UNDP

  • 22 February 2019 - 02:04
Three Power Generators handed over to Sebha from the UNDP

As part of the European Union (EU) funded 'Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery 'project, the Ministry of Local Governance (MoLG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over yesterday three 300 Kva power generators to Sebha Municipal Council. The...

GNA denounces assassination of “Mohammed Kari”

  • 21 February 2019 - 19:26
GNA denounces assassination of “Mohammed Kari”

The GNA's interior ministry has strongly condemned the assassination of the director of Murzuq security department, Brigadier General Mohammed Kari, how was killed by an outlaw armed group, according to the ministry. In a statement read on Thursday, the ministry confirmed that it will never...

Tunisia unveils a money laundering network headed by an Israeli!

  • 21 February 2019 - 17:08
Tunisia unveils a money laundering network headed by an Israeli!

  Tunisian media revealed that financial investigations carried out by a committee of the central Bank revealed an international network specializing in laundering and smuggling money in Tunisia, headed by a person with Israeli citizenship. A committee of the central Bank conducted an...

Haftar Forces Withdraw from Murzuq

  • 21 February 2019 - 13:11
Haftar Forces Withdraw from Murzuq

Murzuq town's armed groups have seized 5 vehicles from Hafter's Forces during the fierce fighting that took place on Wednesday around the town, and resulted in killing of twenty from Dignity fighters, thus they retreated from the town. Dignity Forces have forcibly entered Murzuq, but they withdrew...

Italian Ambassador: We need a political solution to end Libya’s crisis

  • 21 February 2019 - 13:01
Italian Ambassador: We need a political solution to end Libya’s crisis

The Member of Presidential Council (PC) Mohamed Ammari Zayed has met on Wednesday with the Italian Ambassador to Libya Giuseppe Buccino, and warmly welcomed him as a new appointed ambassador, wishing him the greatest success in his job. However, the meeting which held in the Presidential...

Why do faculty members protesting in Sabha University?

  • 20 February 2019 - 18:13
Why do faculty members protesting in Sabha University?

Dozens of teaching assistants at Sabha University protested against the decision of the Ministry of Education of GNA regarding dispatching abroad, and delaying of their dues payment . They demanded  expediting payment and treatment more professionally.They also issued a statement demanding that...

Bashagha Demands Morocco’s support for Libyan people

  • 20 February 2019 - 15:37
Bashagha Demands Morocco’s support for Libyan people

The Minister of Interior in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fathi Bashagha has met with Moroccan Minister of Interior in the capital city of Rabat on Monday, when Bashagha assured to him that his Ministry focuses on the security of all towns, Tripoli in particular, where a great...

Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns terror attack in Egypt

  • 20 February 2019 - 15:28
Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns terror attack in Egypt

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) has extremely denounced the terrorist accident that took place at El-Darb El-Ahmar Square in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Monday. The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the people and...