Libya

UN sanctions Libyan brigade leader Salah Badi

  • 17 November 2018 - 18:20
UN sanctions Libyan brigade leader Salah Badi

The UN Security Council has sanctioned the commander of Al-Sumood Brigade, Salah Badi, citing his "role in undermining stability and security in Libya." "The UK – along with our US & French partners - has secured United Nations Security Council agreement to sanction Salah Badi under the...

International SOS: Libya is extremely risky for travelers

  • 17 November 2018 - 15:10
International SOS: Libya is extremely risky for travelers

The Travel Index for 2019 published by International SOS has ranked Libya among the countries where travelers have to be extremely cautious while attempting to visit.  Libya was ranked an Extremely Risky Country on Thursday-issued Index, along with other countries like Syria, Iraq, Yemen,...

Politico: Five European countries released Libya’s frozen assets

  • 17 November 2018 - 12:30
Politico: Five European countries released Libya’s frozen assets

Libya’s sovereign wealth fund said five EU countries paid out money from frozen accounts in Europe that once belonged to Muammar Gaddafi, despite international sanctions. Libyan Investment Authority told Politico via e-mail that the UK, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and Belgium all released...

Libya hopes to reach 2 million oil bpd by 2022, NOC chairman says

  • 15 November 2018 - 20:41
Libya hopes to reach 2 million oil bpd by 2022, NOC chairman says

Libya hopes to receive an exemption from possible production curbs by Opec and allies, as it works to raise its own output capacity levels to two million barrels per day by 2022, the head of the country’s state producer said. "Opec and non-Opec [producers] for the last two years understood...

Libya to extradite Manchester bomber’s brother to UK this year

  • 15 November 2018 - 19:00
Libya to extradite Manchester bomber’s brother to UK this year

The brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will be extradited to the UK by the end of the year, according to the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj.  Al-Sirraj told the BBC that Libya was "fully co-operating" with British authorities and denied that there were any delays...

IOM: 116 Nigerian immigrants reprtaited from Libya

  • 14 November 2018 - 20:57
IOM: 116 Nigerian immigrants reprtaited from Libya

A fresh batch of 116 Nigerians have arrived Lagos from Libya in the early hours of today. Their return was in continuation of the massive repatriation of stranded Nigerians from Libya through the joint effort of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)/European Union (EU) and the...

US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

  • 14 November 2018 - 18:11
US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in Palermo, which brought Libyan and international leaders together to advance our shared goal of helping Libya’s institutions break their political deadlock and ensure...

Medvedev: Russia ready to help Libya restore its economic stability

  • 14 November 2018 - 16:01
Medvedev: Russia ready to help Libya restore its economic stability

Russia is ready to take part in the restoration of Libya’s economy and social sphere, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at Palermo conference on Libya that took place in Italy on November 12-13. "The restoration of economy, the restoration of the social sphere, promising projects...

Disappearance of Libya’s frozen assets in Belgium: Official passiveness

  • 13 November 2018 - 21:57
Disappearance of Libya’s frozen assets in Belgium: Official passiveness

A Belgian investigation is underway into the billions of euros missing from Belgian banks that belonged to the Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. This investigation comes following the accusations that Belgium authorities were paying out interest and dividends on frozen Libyan bank accounts. Belgium...

Salame: UNSMIL sure that there is only political not military solution to Libya’s crisis

  • 13 November 2018 - 21:06
Salame: UNSMIL sure that there is only political not military solution to Libya’s crisis

The UN envoy for Libya said Tuesday he was encouraged by support from Libyan factions and the international community for a national conference planned for early 2019 to chart a path to greater stability and elections in the lawless country. Ghassan Salame praised the “louder sound of unity”...