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The 4-day event is organized by Al-Raed Alliby Company for Consulting, Development and International Cooperation under the patronage of the Libyan Iron and Steel Company and the Sada Industrial Furniture Company. The opening ceremony was attended by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy ...
The Public Cleaning Service Company of Misrata announced a suspension of work in all its service centers as of Sunday. ... of Local Government to cut the salaries of the company's employees, which they consider to be unfair and prejudice against the workers in the public cleaning services in Libya.

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 ...
(Beirut) – Armed groups and civilian authorities in the Libyan coastal city of Misrata are blocking thousands of people from the town of Tawergha from ... as collective punishment for their support of the deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi and alleged abuses by some Tawerghans against Misrata residents.
On February 14 at 3:00 AM, a large truck used by smugglers to transport migrants from the As Saddadah (60 km south-east of Bani Waleed) to Tarhuna, was involved in a car accident causing the death of 19 migrants and injuring 49 more migrants. Out of the 180 migrants involved, 138 were Eritreans while ...
The Libyan Humanitarian Relief Agency (LHRA) said it had set up 60 tents in the district of Qarara Al-Qataf, southeast of Misrata, as part of an aid package provided to the families of Tawergha IDPs. LHRA stated on their official Facebook page on Tuesday that as a result of the increase in the number of ...

Misrata militiamen blame the Tawergha for siding with Libya's longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi during the 2011 uprising that overthrew and killed him. The Tawergha have been living in camps and makeshift housing across Libya since then, facing threats and extortion. Libya was plunged into chaos ...
The head of the Misrata-Tawergha Dialogue and Reconciliation Committee, Youssef Al-Zarzah, has confirmed that the delay in the return process of the Tawerghan IDPs to their town is due to contravening the instructions of the town's representatives in the Misrata-Tawergha reconciliation agreement, ...
The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Misrata said that it is preparing for a family shopping festival in the city, which will be sponsored by public and private sectors. The Misrata Municipal Council welcomed the idea and encouraged the families from all parts of Libya to participate in this ...
However, the LNA's commitment to respect the outcome of the elections depends on two conditions: A defeat of Libyan Islamists and Haftar's election as ... Asked what could be done to curtail the power of the militias, Namane said, “Egypt has attempted to mediate between the LNA and the Misrata's military ...
A Libyan woman displaced from the town of Tawergha stands at a camp in Tripoli, Libya, February 5, 2018. Picture taken February 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ismail ... Tawergha was used by pro-Gaddafi forces attacking the nearby city of Misrata during the war. After the fighting, Misrata forces emptied Tawergha ...
Tripoli - Libya's UN-backed government on Monday accused gunmen of "terrorising" thousands of displaced after armed groups opened fire at them to prevent them from returning to their town. The displaced people are from Tawergha, a town that backed veteran dictator Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 ...
Misrata militiamen blame the Tawergha for siding with Libya's longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi during the 2011 uprising that overthrew and killed him. The Tawergha have been living in camps and makeshift housing across Libya since then, facing threats and extortion. Libya was plunged into chaos ...
The head of the Misrata-Tawergha Dialogue and Reconciliation Committee, Youssef Al-Zarzah, has confirmed that the delay in the return process of the Tawerghan IDPs to their town is due to contravening the instructions of the town's representatives in the Misrata-Tawergha reconciliation agreement, ...
The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) announced the end of the first phase of unspent weapons clear up after they were able to gather a large amount of remnants of war that had put the lives of Misratans and Libyans in general at risk. The Media Office of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) ...
Libyan militias prevent residents returning home to 'Gaddafi' ghost town ... A former stronghold of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, near the Libyan city of Misrata, remains empty as militias prevent residents from returning ... "There are also many families who have come in their cars from eastern Libya."
Spanish officials say more than 300 people including newborns have been rescued from a wooden fishing boat off Libya's coast and taken to an Italian port. The Defense Ministry said water was flooding the boat when rescuers reached it Saturday northeast of the Libyan town of Misrata. The ministry said a ...

Customs authorities in Misrata have seized more than 8 million drug tablets before being smuggled into Libya, according to a statement by Misrata Automated Inspection Unit. The Customs Department explained via its Facebook page that the discovery was made after competent authorities in the port ...
Also in the city, maintenance work and the removal of earth mounds to reopen roads was carried out after the visit of the Minister of Local Government on Wednesday accompanied by the Director of the Misrata General Services Company and representatives of the Misrata-Tawergha Agreement Committee.
The Minister for Local Government, Badad Qansu, held a meeting on Wednesday in Tamina district, east of Misrata, in the presence of a number of members of the committee tasked to execute the agreement between Tawergha and Misrata. Those who were also present at the meeting were the new Mayor ...
Sudanese and Chadian armed groups have been in southern Libya since at least 2013. Some of these militias support the Libyan National Army while others support the LNA's rivals based in Misrata. The pro-LNA Sudan Liberation Army deployed to Libya starting in March 2015. By March 2016, they had ...
Every Friday night just before sundown, about one hundred young Libyans gather around Freedom Square in the city of Misrata to forget about the many problems facing their future — by racing in tricked-out cars, that is. During the Libyan revolution, some of the fiercest violence ripped apart Misrata.
Muammar Gaddafi's former chief of staff, purpose was to develop tribal contacts overall in Libya but, above all, in the southern Fezzan region, where Saleh still has especially good contacts with the tribes. Moscow in turn also has contacts in Tripoli and Misrata via the very effective Chechen connection.
It went on to say that cooperation continues to be based on full respect for Libyan sovereignty and mutual friendship. Italy is committed to providing Libya with the necessary technical assistance to assert its sovereignty, the comment said. In February 2017, Italian Ambassador to Tripoli Giuseppe Perrone ...
The stocks, including 23 tanks of chemicals, were shipped out on a Danish vessel on August 30, 2016, from the Libyan port of Misrata, under the ... Libya joined the UN convention banning chemical weapons in 2004 as part of Gaddafi's ultimately abortive efforts to shake off the country's pariah status and ...
Although they no longer control significant territory in Libya, the Islamic State affiliate has staged suicide bombings and attacked pro-government checkpoints this year. American and Libyan intelligence officials say the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, is seeking to regroup in areas south of Sirte.
Tunis, 1 January 2018 – From 1 December to 31 December 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented six civilian casualties ... of international humanitarian law and violations or abuses of human rights, including the killing of the civilian Mayor of Misrata, Mohamed Ishtiwi.
The committee tasked by the Presidential Council to follow-up and executes the agreement made between Tawergha and Misrata held their first meeting in Tripoli on Sunday. The meeting was headed by the Minister of State for Displaced Persons, Yusuf Jalal, and included the Minister of Local Governance ...
The head of Tawergha Local Council, Abdul Rahman Shakshak, said that they are finalizing arrangements for the agreement reached between Misrata and Tawergha. He clarified in a statement that the Central Military Command is to provide security for Tawergha people on their return to their town, ...
The Presidential Council has formed a committee to supervise and follow up the implementation of the agreement between the cities of Tawergha and Misrata under the chairmanship of the Minister of State for Refugees and Displaced Persons' Affairs and the Minister of Local Government. The Presidential ...
Libya's top religious cleric has mourned the death of Misrata mayor Mohammed Eshtawi and extended his condolences to his family and all Misrata people. Grand Mufti Sheikh Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani called in his weekly program on Tanasuh TV on Wednesday all Libyan people to stand firm against the ...
Local sources said Eshtawi was abducted by an unknown group minutes after leaving the city's airport. Later he was found outside a private clinic with several gunshots on his body. The identity of the killers is yet to known. Misrata Municipality declared a three days of mourning for his death. Eshtawi will be ...
The mayor of Libya's third-largest city Misrata has been killed by unidentified assailants who abducted him as he returned from an official trip overseas, a security source said on Monday. Mohamad Eshtewi's body was found dumped in the street after he was kidnapped after leaving the airport in the western ...
Unknown gunmen have killed the mayor of Libya's port city Misrata after reportedly chasing his car and kidnapping him. Mayor Mohamad Eshtewi's body was found dumped in the street not long after returning to the city from an official visit to Turkey. Libya's third-largest city is reputed to be safer and more ...
Libya's national accord government hosted an event to mark the first year anniversary of ISIL's defeat in the city of Sirte. The government has been compensating and awarding families of the victims. Many have been invited by goverment forces as a show of appreciation for their sacrifices. Al Jazeera's ...
Armed groups, some linked to the self-styled Libyan National Army, have prevented thousands of internally displaced families from returning to their ... Tawergha, located some 38 kilometres (23 miles) south of Misrata, has been a ghost town since anti-Gaddafi militias, mainly from Misrata, ransacked the ...
... in a town that supported Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in the country's 2011 revolution. Libya's UN-backed unity government had announced that the displaced from Tawergha would return from February 1 under an accord struck by its representatives and of Misrata in eastern Libya that runs the town.
The Misrata Security Directorate (MSD) has denied releasing any statement identifying the perpetrators in the case of the assassination of the mayor of Misrata, Mohamad Eshtiwi. The MSD noted in a statement issued on Saturday that it is not responsible for any names that are currently being circulated on ...
The Chief of the Misrata Security Directorate, Brigadier General Tariq Al-Faqih, has resigned from his post, citing negligence by the residents and the Presidential Council toward the security apparatuses in the city. "Threats, media campaigns, claims of betrayal and so on against the security apparatuses ...
The family of the recently murdered Mayor of Misrata, Mohamed Eshtiwi, took to the street along with a group of the city`s people and youth to demand a speedy investigation into his assassination. The protest, which was held on Monday morning in front of the city's Security Directorate, demanded a speed ...
For instance, the Wall Street Journal's Sam Dagher reported seeing a rebel slogan calling for “purging slaves and black skin,” in Misrata, a rebel stronghold ... And now with both Libyan and European naval forces patrolling the Mediterranean to turn back the flimsy boats heading out from Libya, desperate ...
TUNIS: The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year. The acceleration of returns is an attempt to ease severe overcrowding in detention centres, where numbers swelled after boat ...
A few days ago, our team in Libya gave medical consultations in a detention centre in the Misrata region to a group of around 100 men and women. They had been taken to the centre after Libyan coastguards intercepted their boat and returned them to land. Although we work in detention centres, we have ...
Six years after Qaddafi's death, the Libyan crisis has not been solved. The country continues to be divided between a parliament (and executive) in Tobruk and a Presidential Council (headed by Fayez al-Serraj) in Tripoli that is backed by the United Nations. In actual fact, neither have real governing ...
The reported auctioning of Africans in a 21st Century “slave market” in Libya exposed by CNN and other media should come as no surprise to those who ... It would have undermined the credentials of the rebels fighting to overthrow Gaddafi — especially those from the Misrata region — as “liberators” and ...
The UNSMIL and international legal organizations should do more to protect the lives of several young men from Al-Khums city who were arrested by the Misrata joint security room last week, said the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL). In a statement on Friday, the NCHRL said it ...
CNN Crusades Against Slave Trade in Libya, but Knew About It for Years .... for and bombed into power back in 2011 with the attack on the Gaddafi government. ... with the same militias, especially the militia from Misrata that was openly ... The so-called Libyan government says, well, it doesn't have enough ...
WASHINGTON -- A Libyan militant accused of being a ringleader of the ... a second suspect from Misrata, Libya, for prosecution in Washington.
Media Erase NATO Role in Bringing Slave Markets to Libya .... Jazeera's words, that “the international community should pay more attention to post-Gaddafi Libya. .... French fighter jets shot down Libyan planes over Misrata.
UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame arrived Tuesday in the Libyan city of ... President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power.


 

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