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Regime loyalists evacuated from two Idlib towns in Syrian deal for releasing prisoners

  • 19 July 2018 - 20:24
Regime loyalists evacuated from two Idlib towns in Syrian deal for releasing prisoners

Thousands of residents from two rebel-besieged loyalist towns in northwestern Syria have been evacuated to government-controlled territory as part of a deal that will see hundreds of detainees released from state-run prisons. The last remaining residents of the predominantly Shia towns of al-Foua...

IOM: There are 662.000 migrants in Libya this year

  • 19 July 2018 - 19:59
IOM: There are 662.000 migrants in Libya this year

The number of migrants in Libya’s overcrowded detention centres has almost doubled over the past three months, according to the UN’s migration agency. Amid a crackdown on Mediterranean crossings by the Italy and EU-backed Libyan coastguard, the number of people being held has swollen from...

Libya’s Presidential Council member Fathi Mijibri withdraws, citing militia control on Tripoli

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:45
Libya’s Presidential Council member Fathi Mijibri withdraws, citing militia control on Tripoli

The member of the Presidential Council (PC) for Cyrenaica region, Fathi Al-Mijibri, has announced withdrawing from the PC in Tripoli, citing militia control on the capital an the PC as well as on the decisions.  The member called on the Cyrenaica members in the Tripoli government to withdraw in...

Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

  • 18 July 2018 - 22:02
Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said...

Report: Libya’s oil money goes to foreign banks as citizens face looming poverty

  • 18 July 2018 - 12:24
Report: Libya’s oil money goes to foreign banks as citizens face looming poverty

  The Independent reported Tuesday that in Libya, corruption was endemic in the country under Moamar Gaddafi, but now, amid the chaos of military struggle, it overwhelms the whole fabric of the country. The British newspaper said that Libya is an example of a nation that is cursed by its own...

Libya’s state oil firm declares force majeure on Al-Zawiya oil refinery exports

  • 18 July 2018 - 12:00
Libya’s state oil firm declares force majeure on Al-Zawiya oil refinery exports

Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Tuesday it had declared force majeure on exports from Zawiya oil terminal as production at Sharara oilfield dropped to 125,000 barrels per day (bpd). Production at Sharara, where some staff were evacuated after two workers were abducted on...

Spanish NGO: Libyan coastguards left a woman and a boy to die in the sea

  • 17 July 2018 - 21:59
Spanish NGO: Libyan coastguards left a woman and a boy to die in the sea

A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said, after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants toward Europe, Reuters reported on Tuesday. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish...

Libyan coastguards save lives of 158 migrants off the coast

  • 17 July 2018 - 17:48
Libyan coastguards save lives of 158 migrants off the coast

The Libyan coast guard on Monday stopped a migrant boat with 158 migrants aboard. These included 34 women and nine children, sources said.   The boat was intercepted off the city of Khoms, the coast guard said.   The migrants received humanitarian and medical assistance and were...

DLA: Ali Mahmoud controls Libyan Investment Authority’s decisions

  • 16 July 2018 - 22:52
DLA: Ali Mahmoud controls Libyan Investment Authority’s decisions

  Digital Libya Agency (DLA) revealed on Facebook leaked information saying that the board of directors of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) did not review the the necessary work assessment of the board members in its last week meeting, adding that one of the armed brigades...

UN delegate to Libya tells the UN to stop those hindering Libya’s move to democratic elections

  • 16 July 2018 - 20:33
UN delegate to Libya tells the UN to stop those hindering Libya’s move to democratic elections

The UN delegate to Libya has warned that a recent agreement to resume oil production in the conflict-torn country will not hold unless key issues concerning the distribution of wealth and “endemic plundering of resources” are speedily tackled. Ghassan Salame briefed the Security Council on...