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130 civilians killed due to hostilities in Libya so far in 2018, UN humanitarian coordinator says

  • 20 August 2018 - 17:38
130 civilians killed due to hostilities in Libya so far in 2018, UN humanitarian coordinator says

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya Maria Ribiero said on Sunday that 130 civilians in Libya have been killed as a result of hostilities since the beginning of this year. "According to the UN, in 2018, hostilities in Libya have already resulted in at least 130 civilian deaths and many injuries,...

UN warns militias under Libya’s Government of National Accord of attacks on sovereign institutions

  • 20 August 2018 - 11:51
UN warns militias under Libya’s Government of National Accord of attacks on sovereign institutions

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expressed its strong condemnation of the violence, intimidation and obstruction to the work of Libya’s sovereign institutions by militiamen. "Members of brigades nominally acting under the Ministry of Interior of the Government of National Accord...

Italy threatens to force migrants back to Libya over new standoff

  • 19 August 2018 - 20:32
Italy threatens to force migrants back to Libya over new standoff

Italy's far-right interior minister threatened Sunday to send "back to Libya" nearly 180 people stranded for three days on an Italian coastguard ship if the EU did not step in to resolve another migrant row with Malta. The 177 people have been sat off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa...

Libyan Foreign Bank finds leaked Audit Bureau strange, says ready to respond

  • 19 August 2018 - 15:44
Libyan Foreign Bank finds leaked Audit Bureau strange, says ready to respond

The Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) said it had been bewildered to see a leaked Audit Bureau report draft prior to being discussed with the concerned departments at the LFB. “The leak comes despite the fact that the LFB has previously reviewed all Audit Bureau inquiries and responded accordingly,...

Libya’s Detained Deputy Interior Minister could be freed by Haftar on Sunday

  • 18 August 2018 - 21:21
Libya’s Detained Deputy Interior Minister could be freed by Haftar on Sunday

Sources from Toukra Journal - a Libyan newspaper - said Saturday that the commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar is expected to order the release of the detained Libyan Deputy Interior Minister Faraj Egayem on Sunday.  The Journal said the release of Egayem was supposed to take place...

Niger’s President says ending migration flow from Africa needs fixing chaos in Libya

  • 18 August 2018 - 21:01
Niger’s President says ending migration flow from Africa needs fixing chaos in Libya

If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou told Reuters Thursday, warning that the stability of neighboring countries was at stake. Niger is a country of transit for migrants seeking to...

Compensating Libya-IRA victims is “extremely difficult” says UK Home Secretary

  • 18 August 2018 - 20:01
Compensating Libya-IRA victims is “extremely difficult” says UK Home Secretary

The UK Home Secretary has admitted that securing compensation for victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism will be "extremely difficult," reported Belfast Telegraph.  Sajid Javid was responding to a letter sent on behalf of Ihsan Bashir, who lost his brother in the 1996 London Docklands...

Libya’s Central Bank to carry out economic reforms next week

  • 18 August 2018 - 13:50
Libya’s Central Bank to carry out economic reforms next week

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has announced that the economic reforms will be carried out next week in the country. The CBL, according to sources reported by The New Arab, was waiting the Presidential Council's approval after doing some legal checks regarding the taxes to be imposed on selling...

Libyan Foreign Bank rejects CBL’s decision

  • 16 August 2018 - 15:00
Libyan Foreign Bank rejects CBL’s decision

The Libyan Foreign Bank (LFB) has issued a statement denouncing the decision taken by the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) Al-Sediq Al-Kabeer to dismiss the General Director of the LFB and the board of directors as well as to place them under investigation. The LFP said on Tuesday...

Libya’s oil recovers to above a million bpd

  • 16 August 2018 - 13:26
Libya’s oil recovers to above a million bpd

Libya’s crude oil production has exceeded 1 million bpd for the first time since June, when port blockades and a kidnapping caused production outages that within a month brought production to as little as 670,000 bpd. S&P Global Platts cited sources from Libya’s oil industry as saying...