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US diplomatic mission could soon return to Libya, military official says

  • 16 December 2018 - 23:34
US diplomatic mission could soon return to Libya, military official says

Six years after a deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya's Benghazi, conditions on the ground may prompt the return of a US diplomatic mission to Libya, according to Colonel Adam Chalkley, commander of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response Africa. "There were...

IOM provides Tawergha returnees with basic humanitarian assistance

  • 16 December 2018 - 14:17
IOM provides Tawergha returnees with basic humanitarian assistance

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libya’s Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and the Local Council of Tawergha delivered essential humanitarian assistance to communities in Tawergha, 200 kilometres southeast of Libya’s capital Tripoli, and in the...

Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya

  • 15 December 2018 - 21:06
Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya

On Friday night, local media outlets and local sources from central Libya reported advances of military formations of brigades related to Khalifa Haftar's self-styled army toward southwestern Sirte towns. Brigade 106 and Brigade of Tariq Bin Ziyad, which is known to be linked to...

Clashes in western Libya leave 8 killed

  • 15 December 2018 - 16:42
Clashes in western Libya leave 8 killed

Clashes between armed groups killed eight people near the western Libyan city of Msallata, some 120 km east Tripoli, a local security source said. "The town Amamra near Msallata witnessed violent clashes between armed groups that killed 8 people," the source told Xinhua later Friday. "All...

Greece seizes drugs-laden freighter en route to Libya

  • 15 December 2018 - 13:09
Greece seizes drugs-laden freighter en route to Libya

Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday. Officials found about six tonnes of processed cannabis and 3 million super-strength “Captagon” amphetamine pills hidden aboard the...

Libyan ambassador to Turkey says visa still applicable

  • 13 December 2018 - 21:38
Libyan ambassador to Turkey says visa still applicable

The Libyan ambassador to Turkey, Abdul Razzak Mukhtar, has told a Libyan local TV channel that Turkey has not removed visa on Libyan nationals entering its territories.  Mukhtar explained on Thursday that the news is just a rumor, adding that if there is a removal of visa on Libyans, the...

Libya and UN to cooperate on disposing harmful material from western region

  • 13 December 2018 - 21:24
Libya and UN to cooperate on disposing harmful material from western region

Libyan government officials and a United Nations team on Thursday met and discussed a program to dispose liquid fuel and oxidizing materials in two locations in western Libya. According to Libya’s official news agency, the meeting took place in the city of Gharyan, some 90 km southwest of the...

Germany pledges 2.5 million euros to stabilization in Libya

  • 13 December 2018 - 15:45
Germany pledges 2.5 million euros to stabilization in Libya

During a ceremony that took place in Tripoli, His Excellency, the Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Libya Resident Representative, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed an agreement to increase Germany's contribution to the Stabilization...

UNHCR: 114 migrants resettled from Libya to Canada and Norway

  • 13 December 2018 - 15:41
UNHCR: 114 migrants resettled from Libya to Canada and Norway

The United Nation Higher Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday that it has helped resettle 114 immigrants from Libya to Norway and Canada in the first week of December. "During the first week of December, 3 flights with 114 Eritrean, Sudanese and Syrian vulnerable refugees left...

US embassy opens Space Camp Scholarship Program for Libyan applicants

  • 12 December 2018 - 18:49
US embassy opens Space Camp Scholarship Program for Libyan applicants

The U.S. Embassy and Libya are now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training centre designed for the top scientists and astronauts from around the...