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Libya to import $700 million worth wheat from Russia

  • 1 October 2018 - 21:55
Libya to import $700 million worth wheat from Russia

Libya is eager to buy 1 million tonnes of wheat and animal feed from Russia for around $700 million, Libyan Government of National Accord Economy and Industry Minister Nasir Shaglan said in an interview published Sunday. "We would like to get an annual supply of wheat in the volume of 1 million...

Libya and Russia viewing resumption of railway projects

  • 1 October 2018 - 21:46
Libya and Russia viewing resumption of railway projects

A high-level delegation from Libya will soon visit Russia to discuss projects for cooperation in the sphere of railway construction, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Economy and Industry Minister Nasir Shaglan told Kommersant newspaper in an interview published on Sunday, Sputnik...

Facebook blocked in Libya as fighting rages on in Tripoli

  • 3 September 2018 - 18:19
Facebook blocked in Libya as fighting rages on in Tripoli

Reports from the Libyan capital confirmed that Facebook has been blocked by the Libyan Telecommunication and Technology (LTT) company, which is Libya's internet provider.  The spokesman for the LTT Mourad Bilal told local media outlets that Facebook went dwon due to a dysfunction in the...

Wife of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is being treated for breast cancer

  • 9 August 2018 - 20:19
Wife of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is being treated for breast cancer

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, began treatment for early stage breast cancer as the government released an image of her with an intravenous drip inserted in her left hand on its social media accounts. "Asma al-Assad is beginning the first stage of treatment for a...

UNSMIL holds Libya real estate, properties’ rights workshop in Tunisia

  • 29 July 2018 - 13:47
UNSMIL holds Libya real estate, properties’ rights workshop in Tunisia

A thematic meeting on real estate, land and property rights in Libya was organized in Tunis by UNSMIL and UNDP on 9-10 July as part of the project “Towards National Reconciliation in Libya”. The meeting brought together members of the Government of National Accord (GNA), the House of...

UNICEF: Over 64, 000 children received psychosocial support so far in 2018

  • 28 July 2018 - 17:18
UNICEF: Over 64, 000 children received psychosocial support so far in 2018

During the first half of 2018, over 64,000 girls and boys received psychosocial support through community and school-based Child Friendly Spaces, UNICEF reported on Friday. UNICEF said it is working to scale-up its programme of mainstreaming of psychosocial services and violence prevention...

UNHCR: Over 179.400 people are internally displaced in Libya

  • 21 July 2018 - 19:59
UNHCR: Over 179.400 people are internally displaced in Libya

In coordination with local authorities and members of the Mixed Migration Working Group, UNHCR and its partners are following-up on the situation of the refugees and migrants who were found in an abandoned truck near the outskirts of Zwara (115 km west of Tripoli). On 16 July, 98...

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...

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...