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Almost any Libyan can tell you the story of a relative or friend imprisoned, tortured, exiled or simply disappeared. Zoe Holman profiles this complex ... It is sometimes joked that, of the multiple governments now staking a claim to rule in Libya, some exist purely on Facebook. Indeed, between a UN-backed ...
According to the report, he fled to a “safe place” in the city of Al-Rajaban, 162 kilometers south-west of Tripoli. There was no comment from the Libyan government on the report. Erhouma was kidnapped from his home in southwestern Tripoli by gunmen in mid-March. No group had claimed responsibility for ...

These main Libyan factions seem uninterested in forming a unified state, preferring instead to blame each other and foreign powers for interfering. And the ... For almost seven years, the United Nations has sent special envoys to Libya that have sought to help Libyans form a strong central government.
By Waleed Abdullah. TRIPOLI. The military prosecutor of Libya's UN-backed unity government, Maj. Masoud Erhouma, has reportedly fled his captors after more than one month in captivity, according to local media. The local Al-Ahrar TV channel quoted Erhouma's family as saying that the military ...
... a hostile militia, according to both an intelligence official with Libya's Government of National Accord, an interim body that is backed by the United Nations but exercises little real authority, and a Libyan airline employee. Separately, a spokesman for Libyan Airlines said both men took its flight from Tunis to ...
Saleh said during his visit, he had officially asked Morocco to urge the Libyan parties -- as well as Ghassan Salame, the UN envoy to Libya -- to expedite a solution needed to amend the political agreement for Libya to get past its crisis. Leaving Rabat, Saleh concluded a visit that started on Sunday evening, ...

The strikes targeted an al-Qaida-linked group that al-Mesmari says was behind several recent attacks. Libya was plunged into chaos following the 2011 uprising and is now split between rival governments, each backed by an array of militias. The LNA supports a government in the east, while the Misrata ...
U.S. lawmakers this week strongly endorsed continued U.S. military engagement in Libya, calling it vital for building the country's unity and keeping it from ... "Ending major violence and stabilizing Libyan politics to the point where powerful actors accept a single government will be the most durable way to ...
For almost seven years, the United Nations has sent special envoys to Libya that have sought to help Libyans form a strong central government. ... Specifically, Libyan political leaders and their international partners should take seriously the possibility of building a federal system of governance in Libya.
TRIPOLI, April 3 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan UN-backed government on Monday launched a sudden military operation to hunt down the remnants of ... the terrorists and prevent them from striking hard, especially after the recent U.S. airstrikes on terrorists in Ubari (southern Libya)," said Mohammed Khoja, ...
Requisitioned by the government for migrants repatriated from Libya, it offers new arrivals free accommodation for a few days while they find their feet. ... emerged showing Nigerian and other African migrants being sold for the equivalent of $US400 ($520) each in what appeared to be Libyan slave markets.
Paolo Salom: The main reason is the way that the government of Italy reached an agreement with the governments of a few countries just opposite ours in the Mediterranean, so the main countries that I'm speaking of is Libya of course. The problem is that within Libya, the government of Tripoli does not ...
It added that the ambassadors expressed hope that joint relations with Libya would be developed for better conditions for Libya and the Libyan people. "We are happy to receive the new ambassadors' credentials in Libya, and we hail the support their countries provide to Libya, especially the peace and ...
Tripoli, 25 March 2018 - The German Government commits EUR 9.8 million to UNICEF to support at least 30,000 vulnerable children and their families in Libya with child protection, education, water and sanitation services over the next four years. This announcement represents the fourth phase of funding ...
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Maria Ribeiro, stressed UN's support for the Libyan Government, on order to realize its national priorities. ... and peace nexus that will support Libya in responding to the humanitarian crisis while working towards sustainable development, ” Ribeiro indicated.
While a government has yet to be formed, Italian-Libyan relations could be set for some real changes. Italy has been deeply invested in Libya in recent years, largely due to the immigration issue. Thousands of migrants and refugees set sail from Libyan shores to Italy each year. Over 4,740 people crossed ...
Hamed Al-Khiali, head of the municipal council of Sabha, said last month that the local airport was occupied by "an armed group that has nothing to do with Libya," carrying flags of other African countries. Recently in Tripoli, the UN-backed government announced measures to support its forces in Sabha to ...

WASHINGTON — The United States military has carried out twice as many airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya since President Trump took ... on the ground in Libya, advising and assisting militias aligned with the country's fragile Government of National Accord, which clings perilously to power ...
... argued that he had been in the Libyan consulate in Jeddah for eight months before he managed to escape with the help of Saudi parties to arrive in Libya. Last Ramadan, the Saudi authorities arrested Libyan pilgrims, including officers working within the internationally recognized Government of National ...
The UNHCR says it has managed to evacuate 1,400 from Libya since December. The African refugees had been held under terrible conditions in detention centers run by the Libyan government of national accord. Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR's special envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, says his ...
Forces loyal to Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday gave African “mercenaries” -- who are allegedly operating in Libya's south -- nine ... head of Sabha's municipal council, recently told Anadolu Agency that pro-Haftar forces were cooperating with the Tripoli government to “purge the area ...
On Libyan political reconciliation he said: “In Libya, U.S. Africa Command continues to support the U.S. Libya External Office's diplomatic efforts to ... We will continue to apply pressure on the ISIS-Libya network, work with the Government of National Accord, and support the international community to ...
The increasing presence of Chadian and Sudanese armed groups, estimated in their thousands, is threatening to significantly change the demography of southern Libya and making it increasingly difficult for any Libyan central government to ever regain control of the region. Ultimately, the Libyans ...
The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj announced Sunday the formation of a military force to secure southern Libya, which is ... “He has issued orders to … form a military force to secure and protect the southern region from all dangers, and support the government's force in the south and work ...
"He has issued orders to ... form a military force to secure and protect the southern region from all dangers, and support the government's force in the south and work to provide all its needs," the statement revealed. The city of Sabha, located some 800 km south of the capital Tripoli, has been witnessing ...
In a statement on Saturday, the LOHR said it is flowing up on the movement of ambassadors of western countries in Libya, especially Britain, France and ... for government positions, people who have links to municipalities and others who are supported by the House of Representatives or the two Libyan ...
But despite the fact that they were helped back home by the Federal Government after their inhuman treatment in that country, the cartel involved in the illicit trade seems to have continued to ... Saying she became pregnant for a Libyan man, Vivian said, “He is a white man that pushes people to Italy.
Weekly; Monthly; Yearly. 10 years on, Lockerbie money paid by Gaddafi remains at US Treasury, report unveils · One civilian killed, four wounded in fresh clashes in Sabha, southern Libya · Libya's oil output soaring despite latest shutdown of key oilfield, Bloomberg reports · Libyan actress Nour Al-Kadiki ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – About two weeks ago leader of the Libyan Tobruk government Field Marshal General Haftar requested Russian military authorities to establish a base in the war-torn country. Speaking to Egypt's Youm7 weekly release, Head of the Russian Contact Group in Libya Lev ...
In October 2017, the Libyan Government expressed concerns over damage to the historic city of Sabratha “from the imminent danger of vandalism, and theft of its historical treasures because of armed clashes in the city and its surroundings.” As Daesh continues to operate surreptitiously in Libya, the ...
TRIPOLI, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed government on Thursday demanded an immediate cease-fire in the southern city of Sabha, where a number of civilians were killed and injured in violent tribal clashes. "The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord expresses deep regret ...
While the Awlad Suleiman support the Tripoli government, the Tabu support Khalifa Haftar, a military commander who serves Libya's Tobruk-based parliament. According to the Seventh Brigade, Tripoli decided to send troops to Sabha because “innocent people have been killed and Libyan territories have ...
Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), which is aligned with the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and refuses to recognise the UN-backed government in Tripoli, has taken significant ground in eastern and central Libya over the course of the past year, including military bases, cities and oil ...
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) is having difficulties in receiving the necessary budget money from the government, the Chairman of the NOC, Mustafa Sanallah, said on Monday. “This could reduce production. The entire sector is suffering from these problems because of delays in the finance ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Libyan military forces of the UN-backed government on Saturday held a military exercise with live ammunition near the northwestern Libyan city of Misurata. "Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad M'etig attended the tactical training exercise with live ammunition at the military airport of ...
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 children ...
A UN panel of experts found in February that human trafficking is on the rise in the North African country and that Libyan forces may be helping rebel groups tighten their control of smuggling routes. Many migrants face harsh treatment and exploitation in Libya. Bishr acknowledged that conditions in centres ...
JOHANNESBURG - As Libya's war economy persists, prospects for the restoration of functioning central governance become more distant, a recently published Chatham House report has concluded. Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in ...
The UN-backed presidential council in Libya on Tuesday said some unspecified measures had been taken to support army units to respond to repeated attacks by "groups of mercenaries". In a statement Tuesday, the presidential council hailed "the success of military units in repelling attacks on its ...
They also called for the implementation of article 26 of the Libyan Political Agreement on abductees and missing persons, which obliges the signatories to the agreement to compile information on missing persons and abductees and submit them to the government. In the same article, the agreement also ...
“We are aware of all difficult circumstances in Libya and the victimization of Turkish contractors,” he said. “We will discuss with the Libyan government on how to solve these problems and what can be done immediately.” “The Libyan government should determine its priorities about these issues and put ...
A military zone affiliated to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Libya's southern city of Sabha came under attack by foreign armed groups ... The Libyan official pointed out that the foreign forces aim at “invading Sabha and the whole Southern area,” calling the Libyan government to support the ...
"We are aware of all difficult circumstances in Libya and the victimization of Turkish contractors," he said. "We will discuss with the Libyan government on how to solve these problems and what can be done immediately." "The Libyan government should determine its priorities about these issues and put ...
Mr Metcalfe said: “To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 26 October 2011 to Question 76106 on Exports: Libya, what progress the Government has made on providing assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises owed money for goods supplied to Libyan ...
TRIPOLI, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Libyan military forces of the UN-backed government on Saturday held a military exercise with live ammunition near the northwestern Libyan city of Misurata. "Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad M'etig attended the tactical training exercise with live ammunition at the military airport of ...
Libya's current state is one of near anarchy. A UN-led initiative resulted in a Libyan Political Agreement in December 2015 and a so-called Government of National Accord (GNA), bringing together two warring "governments," the Council of Deputies (elected in 2014) and the Islamist General National ...
She says lack of access to many of the Somali migrants is a factor, as they are held in areas not controlled by the Libyan government. But the main the reason given by people for not returning, she says, is that migrants are desperate to reach Europe. "I met this woman who said, I was here in Libya for less ...
The Abia Government on Friday received five of its citizens, who were deported from Libya as illegal migrants. The News ... She said that she had been moved to five different prisons since her arrest, adding that they were subjected to all sorts of inhuman treatment by Libyan immigration officials. “Anyone ...
But Libya has remained riven by divisions between the Government of National Accord (GNA) and a rival administration backed by military strongman Khalifa ... Sarraj also accused countries, which he did not name, of "fuelling" the Libyan conflict and called on them to stop intervening in his homeland.
May 17: Libyan National Army launches Operation Dignity with air support from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Libyan National Army (LNA) chief Haftar's forces clash with Islamist militias, leaving seventy-nine dead and 141 injured. Interim government officials accuse Haftar of attempting a coup.


 

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