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Thousands of people in Libya have marked the seventh anniversary of a revolution that led to the fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi but ... Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj acknowledged his government's shortcomings and said national reconciliation was a solution to end divisions in Libya and ease ...
A Seminar on the crisis of liquidity in Libya concluded in Tunisia after two days of debate with the participation of the central bank of Libya and more than 20 other banking institutions, in addition to a number of Economists. The Seminar discussed a number of core issues, which included the proposed ...

The Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Maitiq, attended Saturday a military exercise with live ammunition at the Military Nemwa Airbase in the district of Sadada, east of Misrata. Several officials from the Libyan armed forces attended the exercise including Chief of Staff of Air Force, Major ...
"Baccoushe said he hoped to call upon the prime minister to hold a Maghreb summit to end the deadlock in the union, with Libya presiding over it," the prime minister's media office said in a statement. Baccoushe added that the union's Secretariat had not ceased to work and is conducting studies and ...
Holding elections in Libya is a necessity and has to happen as soon as possible. The different political leaders and different authorities present in Libya need to unify their efforts and they need to communicate in order to reach a unified decision on this matter. Mainly they need to hold a referendum for the ...
Unknown gunmen kidnapped eight civilians on Friday at a fake security checkpoint on the road between Kufra city in southeastern Libya and Jalu town in the northeastern side. Local sources from Kufra said the gunmen stopped a passenger bus travelling from Kufra to Jalu and forced eight passengers out ...

Somali refugees enslaved in Libya return home. Eleven refugees who had been subjected to slavery and auctioned in Libya have arrived home after being repatriated by the Somali government and the UN refugee agency. 13 hours ago ...
"We want our human rights. Our basic human rights. We want to be free. Long live Libya, long live free Libya," said Nabbous. Through the eyes of a Libyan-born filmmaker, this film explores the dark stories that emerged from the country during the first days of the 2011 Libyan uprising against Muammar ...
In the capital Tripoli, and across many cities in the North African country, thousands packed public squares where the authorities were organising concerts and other festivities. Libya descended into chaos after the 2011 NATO-backed uprising, with rival militias, tribes and jihadists vying for influence across ...
The Abia government on Friday received five of its citizens, who were deported from Libya as illegal migrants. The news agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the returnees were formally received at the Port Harcourt International Airport by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Vulnerable Group, Mrs ...
Reporters without Borders (RSF) has said that the crisis for press freedom in Libya has reached an unprecedented level seven years after the country's revolution. In a report the RSF explained that the open conflict between two rival governments has made journalism extremely dangerous, condemning the ...
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons said over 2,114 Nigerian returnees from Libya had been brought to the country from January till date. The Head, Press & public relations of NAPTIP, Mr Josiah Emerole, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Emerole quoted the ...
Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia. Members of the delegation say the migrants have told them they ...
Was the 2011 foreign intervention into Libya a mistake? "It [was] a huge mistake and I think both Libyans and the world is paying for it", says Hafed al-Ghwell, a columnist at Arab News and former senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. "It was a civil war between two sides of Libya in 2011. There [was], and still ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Higher Commission of elections announced on Friday that the registration of voters at home has been closed, with more than 2.4 million registered voters. The commission said in a press release that the voter register was closed, after registering 2.432 million voters.
On the eve of the seventh anniversary of Libya's 17th February Revolution, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the impunity for violence against journalists in Libya forcing them to flee abroad since 2014. The political and military split between the west and east of Libya has made journalistic ...
He stated that she was among the 5th Batch of returnees from Libya on board Medview Airline that arrived in Port Harcourt on Monday night. "She arrived sick and was immediately taken in a waiting NEMA Ambulance to University of Port Harcourt Teaching hospital where she was admitted. "She was ...

Since November 2017, UNHCR has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya. On 10 February, a flight departed from Tripoli evacuating 130 refugees to Niamey, Niger. A second flight departed on 13 February with 128 refugees onboard. With the cooperation of UNHCR's partners and ...
Somali government efforts to evacuate a large number of Somali migrants from Libya hit a snag after the delegation sent there was unable to persuade migrants to abandon the dangerous sea journey to Europe and instead return to Somalia. Members of the delegation say the migrants have told them they ...
Since the fall of Gaddafi in 2011, which led to the disintegration of the security apparatus, Libya has been torn apart by the struggle for influence . Two authorities are competing for power and none has managed to restore order in the territory it claims to control. A presidential and legislative elections is ...
Johannesburg - The UN refugee agency has evacuated more than a 1 000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya since November and is working on long-term and realistic solutions for them in third countries. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported on Thursday that the ...
An unusual protest erupted in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on February 15, 2011. Enraged by the arrest of a human rights activist, protestors clashed with police and supporters of Libya's longtime ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, who responded with brute force. Two days later, activists called for a "day of rage."
The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, should investigate those implicated in possible crimes against humanity against the Tawergha community, as part of her continued efforts to address ongoing grave abuses in Libya. "Misrata militias and authorities who are barring 40,000 ...
Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second ...
The parliamentary speaker of the Torbruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) in the east of Libya has affirmed that military strong man Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National army will be launching an attack on Derna in coordination with Egyptian military forces. Speaking to Cairo-based Youm7 newspaper, ...
The Department of Monitoring and Rapid Response of the National Center for Disease Control has warned of cases of Salmonella in children under six months of age. The Department said in a statement on their official facebook page that they had received a warning from the International Food Safety ...
In a meeting on Tuesday, the HCS members said this serious development needs the intervention of the government and the United Nations in order to deter the flagrant violation of Libya's sovereignty and the UN Security Council resolutions. The members also said that they will take the needed legal ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 200 displaced families of Tawergha in western Libya are currently stranded in the desert area near their city, as their return to home scheduled for early February has been obstructed by armed groups from the neighboring city of Misurata. "The situation is difficult and ...
Around 20,000 people left Libya for their home countries last year under an EU funded programme. But the project had planned for a far fewer, triggering problems for some returned. Run by the Geneva-based International Organisation for the Migration (IOM), the programme aims to provide migrants stuck ...
Libya's political rifts continued widening, despite the Tripoli-based High Council of State calling on the House of Representatives in Tobruk and the ... his Kuwaiti counterpart, saying that ISIS in Damascus and Syria began to disappear and seek reformation in safe havens in other places, including Libya.
At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of refugees and migrants overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. Somali and Eritrean nationals were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday's road accident, which occurred some 60km south of the town of ...
THE government appears to be in a quandary on whether to mend ties with Libya after ex-president Robert Mugabe's abrupt decision to expel the oil-rich country's ambassador when Muammar Gaddafi was toppled. Gaddafi, a key Mugabe ally, saw his 40-year stranglehold over the oil rich north African ...
The 2011 Libyan revolution promised to bring freedom and democracy to a region that endured a brutal dictatorship for almost half a century. With tribes, Islamists, anti-Islamists, extremists, and pro-Kaddafi oligarchy all competing for power and claiming legitimacy, Libya is now at a critical crossroads.
Libya's oil production topped 1.038.000 bpd of crude oil and 1.133.000 of total liquids in January 2018, the highest in nearly 5 years, energy-data provider Genscape firm reported. The firm stated that these figures are the same recorded in July 2013, attributing the matter to the relatively stable situation in ...
A report from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has revealed that about 53, 200 illegal Ghanaian migrants are still in Libya. This revelation comes months after some 127 Ghanaian detainees were rescued from Libya, following reports that Africans there had been subjected to inhumane ...
The speaker of Libya's eastern parliament accused Turkey of supporting what he called terrorists who bombed a mosque in the eastern city of Benghazi last month and killed about 35 people, the Russian Sputnik news agency said . "Terrorist organisations are behind this, unfortunately with support of ...
The efforts in Libya were run by the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL), a political mission established in 2011 to support the country's transitional authorities in post-conflict efforts. In September 2014, following the country's split, United Nations Special Representative and Head of UNSMIL Bernardino ...
Libya's Enterprises Organization is going to open the Third Startups Exhibition on March 10 and 11 in the aim of creating a competitive environment and thus trigger more ideas and innovations to help develop various fields in Libya. In a press conference held at Radisson Blu in Tripoli on Saturday, the ...
His first semester in school was a time of dislocation and questioning, wrought by turmoil in Libya and across the region. The uprising in Syria gripped him; its parallels to the struggle against Qaddafi were obvious. "We'd suffered, and we knew the Syrians were suffering too," he told me. Ahmed watched the ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj discussed Wednesday with French Ambassador to Libya Brigitte Kormi on the economic forum to be held in Tripoli in March. The forum will be attended by "major French companies in various sectors, including energy, health and ...
In Libya, many Actors have been involved in measuring casualties caused by armed violence since the 2011 revolution, often using different approaches, definitions, and criteria for inclusion and exclusion. These differences have resulted in varied death estimates and a lack of consistent reporting.
The Libyan Internet Society organized Tuesday an awareness-raising program on child online protection on the occasion of "Safer Internet Day," which falls on February 6 of each year. The program was organized under the auspices of the General Information Authority in cooperation with the Ministry of ...
Last March, the Pentagon's top general for Africa made a rare trip to Capitol Hill, bearing a sobering double-barreled warning. "The instability in Libya and North Africa may be the most significant near-term threat to U.S. and allies' interests on the continent," the general, Thomas D. Waldhauser, told ...
Some attribute that decline to an agreement signed a year ago between Italy and Libya in which Italy pledged to help the Libyan Coast Guard intercept boats and return migrants to Libya. But that deal has also drawn strong criticism from human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Oxfam, who ...
... internationally recognized government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli is opposed by a rival government and allied factions in eastern Libya. Towns and cities are largely carved up between militia groups, many of which draw salaries from the state but answer only loosely at best to either government.
TRIPOLI, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Retaliatory tribal fighting killed three people on Sunday in the southern Libyan city of Sabha, a source of the Security Directorate of Sabha told Xinhua on Sunday. "Three people were killed as a result of reprisals between the Awlad Sulaiman and Tabu tribes, which led to a ...
At disembarkation, MSF provided psychological first aid after tragic rescues, in addition to running several mental health and healthcare projects in Sicily. In Libya, MSF teams provided medical assistance to refugees and migrants arbitrarily held in detention centres nominally under the control of the Ministry ...
Libya beat Congo on penalties on Sunday to book a place in the last four of the 2018 African nations Championship. The Mediterranean Knights emerged 5-3 victors in the shootout, following a 1-1 draw after extra time as Saleh Taher and Junior Makiessse cancelled out each other at Stade Adrar in Agadir.
The UN, the ICC and different stakeholders from the international community in addition to Libyan parties have more than once called on the commander of the self-proclaimed army in east Libya - Haftar, the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) as well as its Interim government to hand over ...
The chairman of Libya's High State Council on Monday criticized the appointment of a new central bank chief by the Tobruk-based Assembly of Representatives as "illegitimate." "Mohammad Shoukri's appointment as chief of Libya's Central Bank is like beating the air, and would fail just like previous ...


 

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