Libya

Haftar’s forces claim full control of south Libya

  • 3 March 2019 - 14:28
Haftar’s forces claim full control of south Libya

The spokesman for the forces of the Libyan east-based self-proclaimed army Ahmed Al-Mismari his self-styled Libyan National Army has seized control of Libya's southern border with Algeria. Al-Mismari said their forces entered several southern towns, including Ghat and Awaynat, the previous...

France, UK, US, Italy welcome Libya agreement to end transitional phase

  • 2 March 2019 - 16:43
France, UK, US, Italy welcome Libya agreement to end transitional phase

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States have welcomed in a joint statement the UN leadership in convening the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya Khalifa Haftar on February 27 and commended the efforts of the...

UN Security Council’s Secretary General hails agreement between Al-Sirraj and Haftar for Libya elections

  • 2 March 2019 - 14:58
UN Security Council’s Secretary General hails agreement between Al-Sirraj and Haftar for Libya elections

The United Nations Secretary-General has welcomed an agreement between Fayez Al-Sirraj and Khalifa Haftar to hold elections in Libya and end the transitional phase. The agreement came in a meeting Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates' capital between Fayez Al-Sirraj, head of Libya's...

Libya’s Haftar and Al-Sarraj agree in UAE to end transitional phase

  • 1 March 2019 - 01:00
Libya’s Haftar and Al-Sarraj agree in UAE to end transitional phase

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj and the commander of the self-styled army in eastern region Khalifa Haftar have agreed on the need to end the transitional stage in Libya by holding elections and uniting the state institutions.  The United Nations Support Mission in...

Arab-European Center urges UN to probe summary executions in Libya’s Murzuq 

  • 1 March 2019 - 00:29
Arab-European Center urges UN to probe summary executions in Libya’s Murzuq 

The Arab-European Center for Human Rights and International Law voiced concern over the attacks and siege that were enforced on the town of Murzuq in southern Libya. The center condmned in a statement last Tuesday the summary executions and unlawful killings that took place in the city in the...

Libya’s NOC Chairman: Sharara oilfield remains shut till security improves

  • 28 February 2019 - 20:27
Libya’s NOC Chairman: Sharara oilfield remains shut till security improves

Libya’s Sharara oilfield is going to remain shut until armed groups leave the site, the Chairman of state oil company NOC said on Thursday.  “NOC is technically ready to lift the state of force majeure at Sharara, but the issue that remains is security,” Mustafa Sanallah said in a video...

EU-funded women’s training center opens in Tripoli

  • 28 February 2019 - 06:44
EU-funded women’s training center opens in Tripoli

The European Union (EU) and the Embassy of Germany in Libya alongside the Mayor of Hay al-Andalus have opened a training centre for women in Hay al-Andalus area, in the capital Tripoli, the first of a series of training centres to be opened in a selected number of Libyan municipalities. Beyond the...

Libya’s Central Bank relaunches $500 family grant

  • 27 February 2019 - 20:10
Libya’s Central Bank relaunches $500 family grant

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) said in a statement on Wednesday that it is going to resume the $500 grant for every family member in the country starting from next Sunday. The CBL explained that the delay has been caused by the bank's investigation into the fake national IDs at the system of the...

Libya’s state oil firm lifts force majeure on Sharara oilfield

  • 26 February 2019 - 20:18
Libya’s state oil firm lifts force majeure on Sharara oilfield

After arriving in the UAE on Monday, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah met with the Head of the Presidential Council Faye Al-Sirraj and agreed on reopening Sharara oilfield and lifting force majeure.  "Sanallah met with the chairman of the Presidency Council...

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...