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Addis Ababa,16 January 2018: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salame, at the African Union ...
Rabat, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Libya beat tournament debutants Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the opening Group C match at the Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) on Monday. At the Grand Stade in the Moroccan city of Tangier, Saleh Taher scored two goals in the first half. Neither side created much in the way of ...

Turkey on Tuesday called on all armed groups in Libya to refrain from "any steps that would lead to a new cycle of violence" after clashes erupted in and around Mitiga International Airport near Tripoli. In a written statement, Turkey's Foreign Ministry expressed sadness "about reports of casualties and ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The third kidnapped official of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been freed two days after the successful rescue of her two colleagues, a Libyan security official revealed on Tuesday. The official was released by the gunmen who kidnapped her to a farm near ...
TRIPOLI, Jan.16 (Xinhua) -- Libyan Coast Guards on Monday rescued 360 illegal immigrants off Libya's western coast, according to a Coast Guards official. "Patrol members received a distress call off the coast of Garrabulli city, some 60 km east of the capital Tripoli. Upon arrival, we found a boat with ...

Conversely, Obama reportedly used the term "shit show" in private to refer to the escalating violence in Libya. However, this comment was covered by the mainstream media at the time (something Truth Feed News must have been aware of since they referenced two mainstream reports in their article ...
The Chief of the Defense Committee at the Russian Federation Council, Viktor Bondarev, denied Moscow's intention of building military bases in Libya and Egypt. Bondarev told RIA Novosti news agency that there are no plans at this point to build military bases for Russia in Libya and Egypt, adding that his ...
The release of the doctor came after an agreement reached by Ukrainian diplomats during negotiations with the dignitaries of the city, according to the embassy. The Ukrainian Embassy called on all its citizens in Libya to leave the country immediately due to the difficulty of settling such issues diplomatically ...
A high ranking security delegation made up of members of the Committee of intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) arrived Sunday in Libya's capital Tripoli. According to the Libyan news agency (LANA), citing the Head of the Media Office of the Foreign Ministry, Ahmed Al-Arbad, the ...
The international community has praised Libya for destroying the last of its chemical weapons from the Gaddafi-era following a ceremony to mark the occasion over the weekend. The Organisation for the Prohibition of chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the complete destruction of these materials in ...
Libyan eastern-based army spokesman on Sunday accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism in Libya. (Reuters Photo). TRIPOLI, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Libya's eastern-based army spokesman on Sunday slammed Turkey as the sponsor of terrorism in Libya. "Turkey is the sponsor of terrorism in our country even ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Monday expressed hope for contribution of China and France in the reconstruction of Libya. "The Presidential Council of the government looks forward to contribution of both China and France to the reconstruction of Libya," ...
refugees and migrants in Libya are estimated to be around 700,000 to one million,1 and are among the most vulnerable groups in the context of the ongoing humanitarian crisis.2 While the living conditions of refugees and migrants living in detention centres have been increasingly investigated, very ...
Libya has been wracked by chaos since the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival authorities and militias battling for control of the oil-rich country. The North African country has rival administrations, with the authorities in the east not recognising the UN-backed ...
Nigerians evacuated by the Federal government in the wake of the globally condemned slavery in Libya are currently kept at a transit camp in Port Harcourt, Rivers State for onward transfer to their different states of origin. ANAYO ONUKWUGHA was at the camp. His report. The afternoon sun was ...
DTM's Flow Monitoring Migrant Report presents four sets of data delivering a comprehensive overview on the number, nationalities and locations where migrants are present in Libya, the recently observed flows and routes used by Libya's migrant community and the latest reports of incidents at sea.

Today, UNHCR appealed for more resettlement places for refugees after reports of some 160 new deaths on the Mediterranean. UNHCR renewed its appeal for help in saving human lives by offering more resettlement places and other safe alternatives to protection for refugees, including through family ...
Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar's Operation dignity has earned him trust and support from certain internal and external players in Libya's civil war. Along with this legitimacy, however, the "renegade general" and his forces in the Libyan National army (LNA) are also receiving growing condemnation from ...
FIFA have joined the international community in condemning what has been called modern day slavery in Libya. An undercover investigation by CNN last year revealed a shocking trade in humans and it ignited protests around the world and international condemnation. The world football authority said the ...
TRIPOLI. - UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said yesterday that holding elections is the only way to bring stability in chaotic Libya. Feltman made his remarks at a Press conference following a meeting with Libyan UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj in the capital Tripoli, ...
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Libya on 10 January to discuss with Libyan leaders the implementation of the United Nations Action Plan for the country and ways to bolster international support for Libya. Today we look, along with our colleagues in the United Nations ...
CAIRO - 12 January 2018: The Libyan armed forces announced in a Thursday statement that it is thoroughly following up on the Turkish freighter that got seized while sailing to Libya. According to the Athens-Macedonian NewsAgency (AMNA), the Thurkish freighter, loaded with 29 containers of ...
THE HAGUE - Libya marked the destruction of its last toxic arms Thursday, hailed by the world's chemical weapons watchdog as a "historic occasion" to make the world a safer place. The final destruction of some 500 metric tonnes of chemical products at a facility based in Munster in western Germany, was ...
NEW YORK - 11 January 2018: The United Nation's political chief pushed Wednesday in Libya for the country to hold credible elections this year in a bid to ... But Libya has remained mired in violent turmoil as the country is riven by divisions between the GNA in Tripoli and a rival administration backed by ...
The Libyan Mufti, Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, has called for lodging a lawsuit against the allegations of the hacking of the Libyan national id System. In his weekly TV program on Tanasuh Channel on Wednesday, the Mufti said a serious investigation into the issue is needed as it constitutes a treason of all ...
Migrants walk at a detention centre run by the Interior Ministry of Libya's eastern-based government, in Benghazi, Libya January 11, 2018. ... BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Authorities in eastern Libya said on Thursday they had arrested and would deport 81 migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who ...
IOM Chief of Mission in Libya, Othman Belbeisi, said that it's very distressing that during the first 10 days of 2018 we have seen close to 800 migrants rescued or intercepted off the Libyan coast with more lives lost at sea, adding that "more has to be done to reduce irregular unsafe movements of people ...
Haftar, a former CIA asset who controls nearly half of Libya from his base in the east of the country, said: "The upcoming elections in the country must bring a solution to the current bloodshed, but if the situation and the chaos continue after the elections, then we will say 'enough is enough' and take action." ...
Tripoli, Libya -- The Libyan navy said on Wednesday that its Coast Guard had rescued at least 279 migrants off the coast of Libya, but that about 100 more were missing and feared dead. The migrants, mostly Africans, had been packed into several vessels hoping to cross the Mediterranean and reach ...
Libya's UN-backed unity government yesterday announced an end of military operations near the border with Tunisia. In a statement, the government's presidential council said it has given orders for taking control of the Ras Ajdir border crossing with Tunisia. It said security measures taken by the ...
The allegations first emerged from Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam when he was detained in 2011. Djouhri has repeatedly refused to appear in a French court to help with the investigation - hence the arrest warrant passed to British police. Nicolas Sarkozy has denied taking covert funding from Libya.
Since the 2011 fall and killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi, Libya has become a key launch pad for migrants making desperate bids to reach Europe, often on unseaworthy vessels. Last year alone, 3 116 people died attempting the crossing, according to the IOM. There was a sharp drop in ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Two members of the Islamic State (IS) who planned to carry out a car bomb attack in the Libyan capital of Tripoli were arrested on Monday, the state's Ministry of Interior said. "After tracking and monitoring of the movements of (the) suspects, two persons were arrested and ...
Maihaja was speaking at a briefing by the Federal government's delegation to Libya on a mission to secure the release of Nigerian migrants stranded in the North African country, noting that the 545 returnees will arrive Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State. A reception centre has been set up in ...
In Nigeria, our reporter spoke to some of the 7,000 migrants who had been returned from Libya over the last year. They described appalling conditions in Libyan detention centers: Some spoke of beatings and sexual abuse. Some said they were made to dismember corpses. Nigeria's government faces a ...
With 3,116 deaths in 2017, the Mediterranean remained the deadliest migrant route in the world last year, despite a sharp fall in attempted crossings, according to the IOM. Of those, 2,832 migrants died on the central Mediterranean route. Each year, tens of thousands of people pour across Libya's borders, ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan government backed by the United Nations announced on Monday the end of the military action launched a few days ago in the western region against insecurity and smuggling. "The Presidential Council of the government of National Accord announces the end of all ...
Rabat, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Terror suspicion has delayed the repatriation of some 330 illegal Moroccan migrants from Libya, local media reported on Sunday. The Moroccan authorities had sent an official delegation to identify the Moroccan nationals stranded in Libya's detention centers, Hespress.com news ...
Seif al-Islam Gadhafi "decided to run in presidential elections, and I see a big chance for him because all the big tribes are supporting him," said Abdel Majeed al-Mansouri, who headed Libya's economic-development board before 2011 and was close to him. "People are frustrated. Even those who were ...
The figures continue to show the Libyan economy in budget deficit with total state revenues in 2017 barely covering state-sector salaries alone. However, the deficit was down by 48 percent from LD 20.3 bn in 2016 to LD 10.6 bn in 2017. Libya's foreign balance of payments was in credit for the first time ...
The Head of education Office in Abyar town, some 50 km east of Benghazi, died of multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday. Local sources said unknown gunmen showered Salah Qaliwan with bullets outside his house and escaped on Wednesday. His relatives rushed him to the hospital in critical conditions, ...
The distribution of winter assistance has started. Over 21,400 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees in central and southern Libya were reached so far with in-kind assistance (core relief items including specific winter items such as clothing) by UNHCR and its partner LibAid. Many IDPs and ...
Many of the migrants being exploited in Libya are from West Africa. This is an area that my organization, Free the slaves, knows well. I lived in Niger and Free the Slaves currently has Anti-Slavery programs in Ghana and Senegal. While unsafe migration does lead to slavery, most slavery in this region ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- General Osama Joueili, commander of the western military zone of the UN-backed government, confirmed on Friday that a military operation to combat smuggling has been launched in western Libya. "The clashes taking place at the moment are between a military force of the ...
File photo shows Salah Abu-Rgiga, African affairs official of the Foreign Ministry of Libya, speaking during a press conference in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 19, 2017 ... Lagos, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian government on Thursday said it has commenced mass evacuation of citizens stranded in Libya home.
They were also taken to Libya instead of Dubai, where they were reportedly sold as slaves. Magareth Olorunfemi, one of the mothers of the victims, said they later learnt that their children only ended up being trafficked and sold to slave traders. She said efforts were made to get the girls back, but the ...
A special federal government team has left Nigeria for Libya on a fact finding mission in the wake slave trading in Nigerians amidst possible mass ... meet with Libyan authorities, and Nigerian officials and citizens resident in Libya, as well as international organisations working on migration issues in Libya.
The Administrative Control Authority issued a decision on Tuesday to reinstate the Financial Controller at the Libyan Embassy in Tunis and revoked a previous decision to suspend him from working with five other officials. The decision stated in its first article that, Omar Ammar, who is the Financial ...
TRIPOLI, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Libyan army spokesman on Wednesday said that the war against terrorism in the eastern city of Benghazi killed more than 5,000 soldiers. "All the military operations in the city have ended, and terrorism has been eliminated, after our forces fought battles from the Benina Air Base ...


 

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