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The police said the works were stolen from archaeological sites in Libya's eastern coastal region of Cyrenaica and northern region of Tripolitania. The police believe the two ancient art experts illegally bought works looted by groups linked to the terrorist group Daesh. The men, Spanish nationals both ...
CAIRO (AP) -- Libyan authorities say six people were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint in eastern Libya, in an attack claimed by the local affiliate of the Islamic State group. The bomber targeted the eastern gates of Ajdabiya, said Fawzy al-Mansouri, head of the city operations room. car bomb attack

The mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli has been arrested and is under interrogation, the prosecution said on Thursday, hours after the city council reported he had been kidnapped. Armed men stormed Abdulraouf Hassan Beitelmal's house on Wednesday night and took him "by force of arms", the city ...
At least eight people, including civilians, were killed late on Thursday in a suicide car bombing of a security barricade in the east of Libya, the second such attack in less than a month, local security and hospital sources said. A suicide attacker exploded his vehicle at a barricade manned by forces loyal ...

Libya's powerlifting champion and team manager, Tariq Makhlouf, is suffering from bruises and wounds after being severely beaten by security guards escorting the head of interim government, Abdullah Al-Thani, in his latest visit to Benghazi. Makhlouf was on his way to his home with his wife and ...
U.N. Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli, Libya March 28, 2018. ... TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's conflict cannot be resolved unless the black economy and "predation of public money" are ended, the U.N. envoy to the country said, calling on international ...
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's conflict cannot be resolved unless the black economy and “predation of public money” are ended, the U.N. envoy to the country said, calling on international actors to target “big traffickers” with sanctions. U.N. Special Representative Ghassan Salame is leading the latest push to ...
To inform humanitarian response plans regarding the situation in Sebha, REACH conducted a rapid assessment on behalf of the Libya Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) to provide a snapshot of needs among recently displaced IDPs. Between 23 and 26 March, with data collection support from ...
Suleiman, who described the returnees' journey to Libya as unfortunate, said they should consider it a phase of life that should not be allowed to dampen their bright future. He advised them to learn from the experience and make their lives better, adding that they should strive to become anti-trafficking and ...
"Al-Qa'ida and other terrorist groups, such as ISIS, have taken advantage of under-governed spaces in Libya to establish sanctuaries for plotting, inspiring, and directing terror attacks; recruiting and facilitating the movement of foreign terrorist fighters, and raising and moving funds to support their operations ...
... former Gaddafi prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, and Abdullah Mansour, former chief of internal intelligence agency in the Gaddafi regime. Al-Sour added that there has been judicial cooperation between France and Libya for several years, but cooperation on the Sarkozy case began two years ago.
Suleiman, who described the returnees' journey to Libya as unfortunate, said they should consider it a phase of life that should not be allowed to dampen their bright future. He advised them to learn from the experience and make their lives better, adding that they should strive to become anti-trafficking and ...
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Libya indicated on Tuesday that it needs 85 million dollars in funding to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of migrants and refugees in Libya this year. The UNHCR released a dashboard on Twitter showing a detailed account of their humanitarian activities in ...
The chairman of the General Authority for Exhibitions, Salah Hamza, said on Tuesday that a number of European and Arab companies will participate in this year's Tripoli International Fair. Hamza added in a press statement that more than 500 exhibitors will participate in the 46th session of the fair.
EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) denied that one of its advisors represented Libya at the “37th Session of the Enforcement Committee of the World Customs Organization (WCO).” EUBAM tweeted: “The photo does not depict reality: EUBAM expert was asked to add technical advice by the ...

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj received the Chairman and the members of the assessment committee tasked with going over the recommendations of the World Heritage Sites in Libya. Al-Sirraj discussed in Tripoli with the committee the ways possible for taking care of the Libyan ...
"Al-Qa'ida and other terrorist groups, such as ISIS, have taken advantage of under-governed spaces in Libya to establish sanctuaries for plotting, inspiring, and directing terror attacks; recruiting and facilitating the movement of foreign terrorist fighters, and raising and moving funds to support their operations ...
An Italian judge in Catania upheld Tuesday the seizure of Proactiva Open Arms ship, but dropped the most serious charges against the Spanish NGO that operates the ship, which is involvement in the smuggling of migrants. The Italian News Agency ANSA reported that the judge ruled that the Proactiva ...
Until now, the Pentagon had focused its counterterrorism strikes in Libya — eight since President Trump took office — almost exclusively on Islamic State fighters and operatives farther north. Over several months in 2016, the military conducted nearly 500 airstrikes in the coastal city of Surt to destroy the ...
The Bahr Essalam field was brought on stream in 2005 and produces 995 MMcf/d of gas, along with 36,000 b/d of condensates. These are partially treated at an offshore platform before being sent to the onshore Mellitah gas complex for further treatment. Gas is then sent to Libya's domestic network and ...
The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, stressed that United Nations agencies should prepare themselves to support the education sector in Libya during a meeting held on Tuesday with Minister of Education Othman Abdel Jalil. Salame took on board the situation within the education sector in Libya and ...
Libya returnees on arrival at the Port Harcourt International Airport Sunday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke. The chartered flight with registration number 5A-DMG landed at about 10:45 pm at the NAHCO Tarmac of the Murtala Muhammad International Airport MMIA, Lagos. The deportees include 107 male adults ...
Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, the United ... Libya is split between rival governments in the east and west while ports and beaches are largely in the hands of armed groups who smuggle mainly ...
Nicolas Sarkozy denies 'crazy, monstrous' Libya funding allegations. French ex-president says there is no proof he received millions in ... Bashir Saleh, who ran Libya's sovereign wealth fund under Gaddafi, is wanted for questioning in France. He was injured in a shooting in South Africa last month, but ...
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi plans to run in Libya's presidential elections expected for later this year, according to a spokesman for the son of ex-Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The announcement by Ayman Boras was made on Monday during a press conference in Tunisia, where the spokesman outlined Saif ...
France's former President Nicolas Sarkozy is under formal investigation over allegations that he took millions of euros in illegal financing for his 2007 campaign from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, media reports said Thursday. Following two days of questioning over the matter, French authorities on ...
Libya is not ready to hold free and fair elections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. ... “Libya today couldn't be further away from respect for the rule of law and human rights, let alone from acceptable conditions for free elections,” Eric Goldstein, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human ...
UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council he is venturing a final push to revive political agreement. Libyan Express ... UN delegate to Libya told the Security Council Wednesday that he is launching a new, final push to bring Libya's rival leaders on board a 2015 political deal that set up a unity government.
The United Nations has launched a plan to bring stability to Libya through elections this year that are meant to turn the page on years of turmoil since the 2011 ouster of Moamer Gadhafi. One of the main stumbling blocks has been the inclusion in the UN-backed administration of Khalifa Haftar, whose ...
He added that he was one of several witnesses who were ready to testify – including Abdallah Snoussi, ex-director of the Libyan intelligence services, and Bashir Salah, former chief executive of Libya Investment. Snoussi has a recording of the first meeting between Sarkozy and Gaddafi in Tripoli before his ...
The current form of American military operations in Libya, and the rationales advanced to justify those operations, is, however, a far cry from the stated reasons why the United States intervened in the first place. Initial claims that the U.S. and NATO were intervening to protect the human rights of the Libyan ...
Migrants Passing Through Libya Could End Up Being Sold As Slaves ... Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. March 21, 20186:27 AM ET. Heard on Morning Edition · Ruth Sherlock · Twitter. One man tells his story of being sold and enslaved temporarily in Libya as he tried to migrate to Europe. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard
The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, briefed Wednesday the Security Council on Libyan latest developments, revealing that there is little chance for amending the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). "I asked the concerned parties, when I first was appointed as Head of the UNSMIL, to place the LPA in ...
Sarkozy, France's rightwing president from 2007 to 2012, was released on bail on Wednesday after two days of questioning in police custody by investigators specialising in corruption, money laundering and tax evasion as part of an inquiry into whether Gaddafi and others in Libya illegally financed his ...
When Mohammed worked in his owner's field in Libya, bent over for hours pulling tomatoes from the soil, he would think often of the days when he was a free man. He had lived a modern life in Zinder, Niger's second-largest city. He grew up in a good family and learned in school to speak two foreign ...
As an initial matter, it must be said that while the UN had authorized a NATO fly-zone over Libya to protect civilians – all civilians, by the way – there was never authorization for the full-scale invasion which was carried out and which quickly became aimed at regime change. Therefore, the NATO operation ...
The directors of health centres and hospitals of the parallel interim government in Al-Bayda, east Libya, organized a protest Sunday to demand the prevention of the suspended Health Minister, Rida Al-Awakli, from returning to his post. The protesters directed a statement to the speaker of House of ...
Eni has been operating in Libya since 1959, and its exploration and production activities in the country are regulated by six Exploration and Production Sharing contracts (EPSA). The licenses of Eni's assets in Libya expire in 2042 and 2047 for oil and gas, respectively. In 2016, Eni's production in Libya ...
The political situation in Libya has slowly reached one of apparent paralysis while the military situation is continually evolving with frequent clashes across the country. Given the lack of any progress, the whole approach undertaken by the international community has clearly failed and desperately needs a ...
Italy has impounded a Spanish rescue vessel that refused to surrender a group of migrants to the Libyan coast guard and instead brought them to Sicily, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. Italy has pursued an aggressive policy of encouraging Libya to block migrant boats and push them back ...
Chairman of the Fuel and Gas Crisis Committee of Brega Oil Marketing Company, Milad Al-Hijrsi, confirmed Saturday that an armed group of fuel smugglers kidnapped two fuel truck drivers in Aqar town near Barak Al-Shati in south Libya, adding that their fate is still unknown. Al-Hijrsi pointed out that the ...
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) condemned the abduction of the Tripoli military prosecutor Masoud Erhouma, who was kidnapped from in front of his house last Thursday. The NCHRL said in a statement that such a kidnap is a serious indication that there is no respect for ...
Libyan Human Rights Solidarity (HRS) issued a report Saturday documenting kidnap and murder cases of political and criminal backgrounds during 2017, based on official and media reports. The HRS said the statistics doesn't include casualties of armed clashes. 744 violence victims across Libya; 78% of ...
Any theft from frozen Libyan assets in the Middle East would totally undermine UK arguments that it cannot access such assets in Britain to compensate terror victims, it is claimed. IRA victims groups and supportive parliamentarians have for years been pressing the UK government to use £9.5bn of Libyan ...
When the flow of oil from Libya began to be threatened by political instability in 2011, the international community suddenly took action. In July, after the outbreak of uprisings inspired by demonstrations in Tunisia (the beginnings of the Arab Spring), the International Contact Group—also known as the ...
Faraj told Xinhua on Thursday that negotiations with the Spanish authorities reached advanced stages after the identification of six pieces stolen from the site of the archeological city of Shahhat in the east Libya. Faraj pointed out that these artifacts have unique features and signs that are only found in ...
The Libyan Coast Guard rescued 98 illegal immigrants from various African nationalities after their boat broke down at sea on Friday. The Tripoli Branch of the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency said that among the migrants were 43 women and 2 children who were accommodated and provided with medical ...
The Mayor of Shwerif Municipality and the head of the Federation of Southern Municipalities, Hassan Gaddafi, stated that a fuel convoy consisting of 17 trucks set off on Friday to the cities of Sabha and Shati after the road became secured. Hassan said in a press statement that shipments will be distributed ...


 

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