Libya

Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

  • 10 November 2018 - 16:29
Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. Speaking to the parliament on Wednesday, Ibn Ouf said consultations have gone a long way between the Sudan, Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia to form...

UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

  • 10 November 2018 - 13:21
UN delegate to Libya: Elections will be in spring of 2019

A national conference will be held in Libya in the first weeks of 2019 to push for elections that could take place next year, the UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. UN envoy Ghassan Salame said the conference will provide “a platform” for Libyans to spell out their vision for...

Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:51
Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported. Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said,...

Tunisian President to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:45
Tunisian President to attend Palermo Conference on Libya

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi will participate in the international conference on Libya in Palermo on November 12 and 13, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said. The announcement came in a statement following a meeting between Essebsi and Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Many other...

IOM says 124 Somali migrants repatriated from Libya

  • 8 November 2018 - 20:43
IOM says 124 Somali migrants repatriated from Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday that 124 illegal Somali immigrants were voluntarily repatriated from Libya’s capital Tripoli. The repatriation took place as clashes erupted near Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport, the IOM said in a...

UN to ignore elections and adopt economic reforms, armed groups’ reconciliation in Libya

  • 7 November 2018 - 20:41
UN to ignore elections and adopt economic reforms, armed groups’ reconciliation in Libya

Diplomats and other sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the United Nations and Western powers have given up hope that Libya will hold elections in the immediate future, focusing on reconciliation first among rival factions locked in a cycle of conflict in the country.  "Shelving the plans...

315 illegal migrants saved by Libyan Coast Guard

  • 7 November 2018 - 17:37
315 illegal migrants saved by Libyan Coast Guard

The Libyan Coast Guard picked up a total of 315 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday who were trying to reach Europe in three inflatable boats, a spokesman said. The migrants, who included 275 men, 32 women and eight children from different sub-Saharan and Arab countries, were moved to...

Malta stops Libya-bound containers loaded with fake cigarettes

  • 7 November 2018 - 15:53
Malta stops Libya-bound containers loaded with fake cigarettes

Maltese Customs seized 37 million counterfeit cigarettes from four containers that were heading to Libya in an operation spread over several weeks. The containers were stopped at the Freeport in Birżebbuġa and scanning equipment was used in the operation, the Customs Department said. The...

IOM provides medical supplies to 14 facilities across Libya

  • 6 November 2018 - 21:43
IOM provides medical supplies to 14 facilities across Libya

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) delivered essential medical items and equipment Monday to the Libyan Ministry of Health through the support of the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The supplies and equipment will be delivered to 14 health facilities across Libya, and include ultrasound...

Egypt’s Al-Sisi calls for partial lifting of arms embargo on “Libyan army”

  • 6 November 2018 - 18:33
Egypt’s Al-Sisi calls for partial lifting of arms embargo on “Libyan army”

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday called for lifting the seven-year-long UN arms embargo on the "Libyan army." Al-Sisi issued his appeal at a gathering of foreign media figures held on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum now underway in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh,...