Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

IOM: Over 13.000 illegal immigrants repatriated from Libya in 2018

  • 21 October 2018 - 20:33
IOM: Over 13.000 illegal immigrants repatriated from Libya in 2018

Over 13,000 migrants have been voluntarily repatriated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) from Libya to their home countries in 2018, the UN Support Mission in Libya said Sunday. "By Oct. 11, IOM Libya had assisted a total of 13,393 migrants in safely travelling back to 32...

Italy sends Libyan Navy “Fezzan Boat” as part of maritime cooperation

  • 21 October 2018 - 20:17
Italy sends Libyan Navy “Fezzan Boat” as part of maritime cooperation

The Libyan Naval Force has received a boat from Italian Naval Force (Fezzan Boat) with 14 coastguard personnel from Libya onboard, the spokesman of the navy Ayoub Qassim announced Sunday. Qassim told reporters that he boat is not part of 2008 cooperation agreement, but a boat made in Italy and...

Libya’s Tripoli government denies reaching unity of military agreement in Cairo

  • 20 October 2018 - 13:10
Libya’s Tripoli government denies reaching unity of military agreement in Cairo

 Libya's UN-backed government on Friday denied reports that an agreement to unify the army will soon be reached during the ongoing talks in Cairo. "The Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord denies media reports and statements ... about reaching a final agreement in the ongoing...

UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libya to Niger for third country settlement later

  • 18 October 2018 - 20:47
UNHCR evacuates 135 migrants from Libya to Niger for third country settlement later

Amidst an increasingly volatile security situation in Tripoli, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency successfully evacuated 135 people out of Libya to Niger on Tuesday night. Many of the evacuated had been held in detention centres for several months and were suffering from the effects of malnutrition...

Saudi sidekick of Bin Salman suspect of assassination of Khashoggi

  • 18 October 2018 - 18:03
Saudi sidekick of Bin Salman suspect of assassination of Khashoggi

Saudi intelligence officer and former diplomat Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb played a "pivotal role" in the apparent assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a source familiar with the Turkish investigation has told CNN.   The source said that Mutreb was fully aware of "the...

Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies reports about military presence in Libya

  • 18 October 2018 - 16:58
Russia’s Foreign Ministry denies reports about military presence in Libya

Russia acts in strict accordance with the UN Security Council's decisions on Libya and does not interfere in the situation in this country, Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said Wednesday. "These reports are the insinuations about alleged Russian...

Libya’s ambassador to UN demands Security Council halt UK’s intention to use frozen assets for IRA victims

  • 17 October 2018 - 21:03
Libya’s ambassador to UN demands Security Council halt UK’s intention to use frozen assets for IRA victims

Any attempt by the British government to use frozen Libyan assets in England to compensate IRA victims of weapons and explosives smuggled into Northern Ireland from Libya would be in breach of United Nations resolutions, a senior Libyan diplomat has insisted. As an Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)...

Libya loses second match to Nigeria at AFCON qualifiers 2-3

  • 17 October 2018 - 12:38
Libya loses second match to Nigeria at AFCON qualifiers 2-3

Odion Ighalo scored twice - including an 81st-minute winner - as Nigeria overcame Libya's comeback to win 3-2 in North Africa and move into pole position in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group. The Super Eagles took an early two-goal lead in Sfax following goals from Ighalo and...

Libya’s Haftar orders investigation into killing of Abdulfattah Yones

  • 16 October 2018 - 21:20
Libya’s Haftar orders investigation into killing of Abdulfattah Yones

Eastern Libyan authorities have resumed an investigation into the unexplained killing of a rebel commander in the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, a case that could reopen old wounds. The killing of Abdel Fattah Younes by suspected fellow fighters caused deep rifts within the rebel...

South Korea denies 26 nationals travel to Libya over security concerns

  • 16 October 2018 - 15:48
South Korea denies 26 nationals travel to Libya over security concerns

South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday rejected recent requests from 26 nationals seeking exceptions from a travel ban for Libya, citing unstable security situations in the country. The decision on the requests and other passport policy issues was made at the ministry's meeting presided over...