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Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

  • 10 July 2018 - 22:55
Survey: 79% of Libyans prefer having constitution before going to elections

An online survey for a week posted by news operator Ean Libya showed that 79% of the voters prefer to have a constitution referendum before having to hold elections in the country.   The voters of the constitution option (79%) won over those who wanted to go immediately to elections (21%)...

Four boys out of 12 trapped in Thai cave saved, the rest wait for rescue to resume Monday

  • 8 July 2018 - 22:07
Four boys out of 12 trapped in Thai cave saved, the rest wait for rescue to resume Monday

Four of 12 Thai schoolboys were rescued from a flooded cave on Sunday in a daring and dangerous operation to save the children and their soccer coach who have been trapped underground for more than two weeks. The operation to rescue the remaining eight boys - some as young as 11...

Tunisia to resume flights to Libya “very soon”

  • 12 June 2018 - 14:09
Tunisia to resume flights to Libya “very soon”

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khamis Al-Jahnawi confirmed Monday that Tunisia will resume flights to Libya "very soon." Jahnawi made his remarks during a meeting with the Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister, Fayez Serraj, in the Libyan capital Tripoli, where the two officials discussed means to...

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF lay out vision for Libya work during 2019-2020

  • 7 June 2018 - 20:43
UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF lay out vision for Libya work during 2019-2020

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF held a consultative workshop today with key stakeholders and members of the international community around their Country Programmes for 2019 and 2020 in Libya. Following consultations with the Government of Libya and relevant line ministries during the first half of the...

Libya holds Ramadan Iftar for over 1300 illegal immigrants in Tripoli

  • 31 May 2018 - 15:32
Libya holds Ramadan Iftar for over 1300 illegal immigrants in Tripoli

The Libyan anti-immigration authority held Wednesday a Ramadan Iftar for nearly 1,300 illegal immigrants inside a reception center in the capital Tripoli. The Iftar (breakfast), an evening meal where Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset, was also attended by the head of the authority,...

ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:11
ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

ACTED said it started helping the most vulnerable conflict-affected families in Benghazi, Tripoli, and Sebha to fulfill their life-saving needs in a dignified manner. ACTED said over 1.1 million in need of assistance since the onset of the 2011 conflict. "Access to basic goods and...

Hashtag #Leave_the_milk_in_your_shops tops Twitter trending in Libya

  • 12 May 2018 - 18:17
Hashtag #Leave_the_milk_in_your_shops tops Twitter trending in Libya

A week ago Libyans started a hashtag that called for boycotting buying milk from the shops because businesspersons are charging ridiculous prices for the product with the advent of Ramadan.  Libyans are known for drinking a lot of milk during Ramadan at the breakfast time, along with...

Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning Roman Polanski expelled from film academy

  • 3 May 2018 - 21:10
Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning Roman Polanski expelled from film academy

Television’s Bill Cosby and Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski were expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy Awards presenters said in a statement on Thursday. The Academy said Cosby and Polanski were expelled “in accordance with the organization’s...

Libya hardliner force arrests CEO of Septimius Festival; reports

  • 30 April 2018 - 11:28
Libya hardliner force arrests CEO of Septimius Festival; reports

The CEO of the Libyan Septimius Festival, Sulaiman Qashout, was arrested by the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) on Sunday from one of Tripoli’s cafes. According to local media channels, the CEO of the media event Septimius Festival, which took place last March ago to celebrate he...

Libya print newspapers nearly faded away

  • 9 April 2018 - 13:52
Libya print newspapers nearly faded away

Hundreds of print newspapers in Libya have been forced out of business due to years of instability that toppled over the industry. Since 2014, newspapers have been unable to restart production due mainly to a lack of funding and resources, Reuters reported. “Previously, the Press Support...