Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

  • 14 September 2018 - 17:48
Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

  The commander of the Libyan self-styled army Khalifa Haftar asked the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Milanesi, when the two met near Benghazi earlier this week, to change the current ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, after discussions with French intelligence, a source close to...

Italian Foreign Minister and Haftar meet in Benghazi

  • 11 September 2018 - 21:52
Italian Foreign Minister and Haftar meet in Benghazi

Italy's Foreign Minister held talks with Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) in a bid to strengthen ties, the Italian foreign ministry said. Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi's trip on Monday to the eastern city of Benghazi comes as part of Italy's wider...

US, Italy, France, UK welcome ceasefire in Libya’s capital

  • 5 September 2018 - 20:51
US, Italy, France, UK welcome ceasefire in Libya’s capital

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians. "We reiterate our strong support for...

US, UK, Italy, and France condemn clashes in Libya’s capital

  • 1 September 2018 - 16:58
US, UK, Italy, and France condemn clashes in Libya’s capital

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli that has caused many casualties and continues to endanger the lives of innocent civilians. "We reiterate that the targeting of civilians and...

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...

Italy’s Prime Minister says Libya’s rush into elections isn’t viable

  • 8 August 2018 - 20:43
Italy’s Prime Minister says Libya’s rush into elections isn’t viable

The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said on Wednesday that it is not vital for Libya to vote this year, signaling doubts about a French-led push to hold elections on December 15 this year to stabilise and unify the country.  Conte told journalists in Rome on Wednesday that the Italy...

Italian parliament approves sending 12 patrol vessels to Libyan coastguard

  • 7 August 2018 - 13:26
Italian parliament approves sending 12 patrol vessels to Libyan coastguard

The Italian parliament approved a plan last night to donate a further 12 patrol vessels to the Libyan coastguard to help push back migrants setting sail for Europe. They will join four Italian boats already given to Libya and will be crewed by EU-trained sailors. The latest gift was endorsed by...

Italian PM proposes to US President a conference on Libya

  • 1 August 2018 - 21:02
Italian PM proposes to US  President a conference on Libya

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday he was organizing a conference to look for ways to stabilize Libya, a main departure point for migrants from North Africa trying to reach Europe. “In agreement with President (Donald) Trump, I’m going to organize a conference on Libya,”...

UNHCR looking into possible violations of intl. law in deporting 108 migrants to Libya

  • 31 July 2018 - 14:56
UNHCR looking into possible violations of intl. law in deporting 108 migrants to Libya

The U.N. refugee agency says it is looking into possible violations of international law involving the transport to Libya of 108 migrants rescued at sea by an Italian-flagged mercantile ship. Responding to the suspicions, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Facebook Tuesday that the Italian...

Italy-Libya sea route deadliest in The Mediterranean in 2018

  • 28 July 2018 - 15:05
Italy-Libya sea route deadliest in The Mediterranean in 2018

For the fifth straight year, at least 1,500 migrants have perished in the Mediterranean, with the route between Libya and Italy being the deadliest, claiming the lives of one in 19, the U.N. migration agency said on Friday. Migrants are seen in a rubber dinghy as they are rescued by Libyan coast...