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205 killed, 25.000 dispalced so far in Tripoli War

  • 18 April 2019 - 12:35
205 killed, 25.000 dispalced so far in Tripoli War

At least 205 people have been killed and more thaan 900 wounded in the battle for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Fighting broke out on April 4 when Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take Tripoli, seat of the UN-recognised Government of...

WHO provides emergency medical aids to Libyan hospitals

  • 25 March 2019 - 13:33
WHO provides emergency medical aids to Libyan hospitals

World Health Organization (WHO)  said on Sunday it provided emergency medical assistance to Libyan hospitals. WHO sent 10 trucks loaded with emergency medical supplies and trauma kits to 10 major hospitals in different districts of Libya on March 23, providing desperately needed materials to...

One malaria case recorded in Libya’s capital

  • 7 March 2019 - 20:45
One malaria case recorded in Libya’s capital

A girl who is only four years old has been infected with malaria, the Abu Salim municipality has reported.  The Libyan National Center for Disease Control said on Thursday that one case doesn't mean that the disease is outspread in the entire capital or the entire country, calling on the Health...

WHO deplores attack on Al-Jala Hospital in Benghazi

  • 27 December 2018 - 16:10
WHO deplores attack on Al-Jala Hospital in Benghazi

The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the armed attack occurred on the 25th December in Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi, Libya, which caused panic to the patients, health workers, and damage to the infrastructure of the hospital. "Al Jala Trauma hospital is working under extreme...

Libya to launch vaccination campaign for over 2.7million children

  • 6 December 2018 - 12:02
Libya to launch vaccination campaign for over 2.7million children

Libya is set to launch a campaign overseen by the World Health Organisation to vaccinate more than 2.7 million children after months of shortages, the health ministry said on Wednesday.  The "national immunisation campaign", organised with the United Nations children fund Unicef, is...

New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

  • 4 December 2018 - 14:41
New 5000 HIV cases reported in Libya since January 2018

The Libyan Health Ministry's Center for Disease Control said on Monday that about 5000 HIV cases have been reported since the start of 2018. According to the director of the Center for Disease Control Badr Al-Deen Al-Najjar, some cases are new and others have been living with the virus for a...

US Foreign and Defense Secretaries tell Congress “MBS” isn’t linked to Khashoggi’s murder

  • 28 November 2018 - 21:22
US Foreign and Defense Secretaries tell Congress “MBS” isn’t linked to Khashoggi’s murder

The Trump administration has attempted to persuade the Senate not to cut off US military support to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, arguing that it was in the US national interest and was helping to limit civilian casualties. The defence secretary, James Mattis and the secretary of state,...

Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

  • 28 November 2018 - 19:27
Spain in “intense diplomatic talks” over fishing boat with migrants abroad off Libya’s coast

The Spanish government says is holding "intense diplomatic talks" to resolve the stranding of a Spanish fishing vessel for nearly one week after it took on board 12 migrants, including two children, north of the Libyan coast. The rescue by the crew aboard the Nuestra Senora de Loreto took place...

Oil Libya makes a re-brand into OLA Energy in Kenya

  • 28 November 2018 - 15:31
Oil Libya makes a re-brand into OLA Energy in Kenya

Libya Oil Kenya Limited unveiled a new visual identity Wednesday, under the brand OLA Energy, the new brand for its extensive network of retail outlets and petroleum products, Capital Business reported.  “This new brand captures the essence of our company as a modern energy player across our...

Libya’s parliament passes constitutional amendment for 2019 elections

  • 27 November 2018 - 15:45
Libya’s parliament passes constitutional amendment for 2019 elections

The House of Representatives (HoR), based in eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, has passed a legislation to amend the constitutional declaration to divide Libya into three electoral areas - east, west, and south.  The HoR also agreed on reshuffling the Presidential Council to become one president...

Algeria’s state oil firm abandons Libya drilling work

  • 27 November 2018 - 13:29
Algeria’s state oil firm abandons Libya drilling work

Algeria’s state oil and gas company has pulled out of Libya citing deteriorating security conditions. Sonatrach said it had first evacuated its personnel from Libya and then transported production equipment across the border. Algeria's Sonatrach had partnered with the Libyan National...

AgriLand: 1750 bulls to be shipped from Ireland to Libya

  • 27 November 2018 - 11:37
AgriLand:  1750 bulls to be shipped from Ireland to Libya

A boatload of bulls will leave Ireland bound for Libya in approximately two weeks, AgriLand has reported. The consignment of bulls – Friesians, Aberdeen Angus, Hereford and continentals – has been organised by Cork-based exporting company, Curzon Livestock. The bulls – weighing between...

UNHCR: Over 57.000 migrants and refugees registered in Libya

  • 26 November 2018 - 21:39
UNHCR: Over 57.000 migrants and refugees registered in Libya

UNHCR said on Monday that as of 26 November 2018, a total of 57,354 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. "A total of 3,572 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres." A statement by...

Libyan coastguards rescue 113 immigrants off Al-Zawiya shores

  • 26 November 2018 - 17:36
Libyan coastguards rescue 113 immigrants off Al-Zawiya shores

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued 113 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Monday’s statement by coast guard spokesman Ayoup Qassim says the migrants, including 17 women and four children, were intercepted on Saturday off the...

Libya pays $250 million in debts to Jordanian hospitals

  • 26 November 2018 - 13:28
Libya pays $250 million in debts to Jordanian hospitals

Libya has reached an agreement with Jordan to pay the debts to Jordanian hospitals for treating injured Libyans, a statement from Jordan's Private Hospitals Association said Sunday. The Libyan authorities agreed to reimburse the association an amount of 250 million U.S. dollars for the...

IOM: 15.000 illegal migrants returned to their countries from Libya so far in 2018

  • 25 November 2018 - 16:44
IOM: 15.000 illegal migrants returned to their countries from Libya so far in 2018

More than 15.000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme since the beginning of 2018, the International Organisation for Migration said on Friday. "So far this year, more than 15,000 migrants were able to return home to 32 countries across Africa and Asia with...

UN mission in Libya condemns deadly ISIS attack in Tazirbu town

  • 24 November 2018 - 19:06
UN mission in Libya condemns deadly ISIS attack in Tazirbu town

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemned Saturday the deadly terrorist attack on Tazirbu, an oasis in the southeast of Libya, 250 kilometers northwest of Kufra.  "The Friday attack on the Tezirbu police station, which local authorities say was carried out by ISIL,...

UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

  • 24 November 2018 - 17:46
UN, EU launch multi-million program to provide basic services to Libya’s vulnerable people

The UN Development Program (UNDP) on Friday announced the launch of a 50-million-euro (56.7-million-U.S. dollars) program funded by the EU to support basic services for vulnerable people in Libya. The program, with joint efforts with the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), will target 24 Libyan...

Suspected ISIS attack on Libya’s desert town leaves nine killed

  • 24 November 2018 - 12:50
Suspected ISIS attack on Libya’s desert town leaves nine killed

Gunmen raided on Friday Tazirbu town - deep in Libya’s southern desert - killing nine people and kidnapping several others, a resident told Reuters, while Libyan officials blamed the attack on the militant ISIS groups. A military source said the attackers had occupied a police station in the...

Libyan airline companies triple flight tickets’ prices

  • 22 November 2018 - 22:01
Libyan airline companies triple flight tickets’ prices

The Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways have both agreed to raise the prices of the tickets threefold, citing the impact of the Presidential Council's decision to slap 183% fees on dollar purchase transactions.  The Libyan Airlines said on its Facebook page that its talks with the government...