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March 30 Movement and Constitution First Movement organized a demonstration at the Tripoli Martyrs Square on Friday, calling for better living conditions and speeding up the formation of a unity government that can work for the benefit of Libyans. The demonstrators called also for a referendum for the ...
Members of the High Council of State (HCS) confirmed Wednesday that the Libyan draft constitution is owned only by the Libyan people and they are the only ones who can approve or reject it. In a letter to the UNSMIL's Head, Ghassan Salame, the HCS members said Libya will go into chaos if it entered a ...

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has stated that accusations that his 2007 presidential campaign received funding from the Libyan government are not evidence-based, the newspaper Figaro reported. On March 20, he was detained for 48 hours over a presumed bribery case. Political analyst and ...
A journalist aboard the search and rescue ship of the NGO Proactiva Open Arms says the Libyan Coast Guard threatened rescue workers and migrants with death if the workers didn't turn over rescued migrants to the Libyan authorities. Meanwhile international support is growing for the Italian NGO.
While the campaign to bring the Gaddafi clan back to power has already begun, the “decisive word” will be given by all Libyans. “It is the Libyan people who must form, on the basis of their constitution, such a state system and such state power as it deems most appropriate for themselves,” Al-Ghwail told RT.
He also clearly accused Khalifa Haftar of arming mercenaries to kill Libyans as he said in the letter: "Chadian and Sudanese rebels attacked the oil terminals in Ras Lanuf and Essidra on September 12, 2016 and this is a first in arming mercenaries and use them to kill Libyans for personal and political ...

The Minister of Interior of the Presidential Council, Abdul Salam Ashour, said “concessions must be made, although painful, if we to get the homeland to a safe shore.” His statement came after a day of ISIS claims of responsibility for the checkpoint 60 attack, south of Ajdabiya. "We may agree or disagree ...
The Libyan Interior Minister of the Presidential Council government Abdelsalam Ashor discussed in Tripoli with the Turkish ambassador to Libya, Ahmet Aydin Dogan, the possibility of scraping visa obligation on Libyans. According to the ministry's media office, Ashor called for the return of the Turkish ...
The High National Elections Commission (HNEC) said that 5940 Libyans abroad have registered on the electoral roll in the period from February 1 to March 10. The data released by the HNEC Sunday showed that Britain had the largest number of registrants, during the same period, by 1319 voters, ...
On the regional impact and regional political dynamics, the 157-page UN Experts Panel report noted that ''despite overt international and regional support to the SRSG's efforts to overcome the political stalemate in Libya, regional polarization has been further driving Libyan actors apart. State-sponsored ...
February marks the seventh anniversary of the Libyan revolution, but many Libyans believe there is not much to celebrate as they are still waiting for the birth of a democratic state. Since the fall of long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, Libya has been torn apart by a power struggle waged by armed ...
On Facebook, the Libyan navy accused the NGO of acting recklessly, racing to rescue the migrants before the Libyans, and ignoring orders, although the ... migrant rescue NGOs: last year, he said he suspected them of acting in cahoots with Libyan people smugglers, possibly taking money from them.
Libyans are still waiting to see the end of a chaotic transition that continues and the birth of a democratic state . To celebrate the anniversary of the revolution of 2011, the authorities have a line up of programs at the Martyrs square,in the heart of the capital, where Gaddafi used to deliver his speeches.
Anniversaries have come and gone to mark the start of the February 2011 uprising to topple Libyan autocrat Colonel Moammar Gadhafi and to remember his gruesome death on a desert road outside the coastal city of Sirte months later. Hope has slowly given way to sobering experience and the north ...
The number of Libyan expatriates registered to vote in elections slated for later this year currently stands at only 2,049 out of some 1.5 million Libyans living abroad, according ... Libyans living abroad represent about 25 percent of the country's overall population of some 6.5 million, according to estimates.
The Speaker of the Libya House of Representatives, Aguila Issa, says no fewer than 2.5 million Libyans have registered to cast their ballots in the forthcoming 2018 general elections. “No fewer than 2.5 million people or almost a half of the country's population have already registered to take part in the ...
Displaced Libyans from the western city of Tawergha wait by their cars to enter the city, which lies about 250 kilometers east of the capital Tripoli, as armed groups from nearby Misrata set up roadblocks to prevent the return of hundreds of families from the town that supported Libyan leader Muammar ...

The requirements included a valid email, a phone number in the country where the citizen is residing, a Libyan National by law, 18 years old and above and a National ID number. “All Libyans abroad should go to www.voteabroad.ly in order to fill the registration form.” The HNEC added. It also called on all ...
Displaced Libyans. Armed groups, some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Thursday. Groups affiliated to Haftar's Libyan National ...
Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN's migration agency. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. Libyans were also aboard. Libya has for years been a major transit route for migrants trying to reach southern Europe by ...
Armed groups, some linked to the self-styled Libyan National Army, have prevented thousands of internally displaced families from returning to their homes in the eastern city of Benghazi, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. According to the New York-based group, the displaced Libyans reported being ...
UNSMIL has launched an appeal for US$313 from donors as part of its 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan to support some one million Libyans in urgent need of aid. Working with 21 international and national organisations and NGO's, the plan made up of 71 projects is focused on three key objectives; ...
Revenge Using ISIS-Style Executions Intimidates Libyans. Saturday, 27 ... Rage and fear spread among Libyans after the escalation of “attacks of vengeance for detainees and civilians” after three men were shot dead in Derna in murders that were reminiscent of those committed by the ISIS terrorist group.
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.
In 2017, an estimated 1.3 million people including 439,000 children were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Libya due to the continued conflict, insecurity, and the collapsing economy. UNICEF reported that he periodic escalations of armed conflict that took place in 2017 further aggravated the ...
In a particularly charged excerpt the 77-strong group said “the Libyan people would not accept the colonization entering from the window after being expelled from the door.” The House of Representatives Defence Committee had also rebuked the decision by the Italian parliament. Italy's embassy in Tripoli ...
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has delivered aid as winter blankets to refugee camp where people of Tawergha residents were forced to leave their home seven years ago. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is continuing to bound relations with aggrieved people of Libya since the 2011 revolution.
With all those dilemmas, Libyans have found themselves between two evils or as the Greek put it “between Scylla and Charybdis” as they are faced with the injustice of the governmental system and the economic conditions that are only applied on the poor and the ordinary citizens, besides the lack of ...
The head of the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), Emad Sayeh, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libyan Post Company, Tariq Shatshat, signed a memorandum of understanding in Tripoli on Wednesday. According to HNEC's website, Sayeh stated that the HNEC is very close ...
Libyans Urge Haftar to Run for Upcoming Presidential Elections ... elections fail or are manipulated or deferred, we will delegate His Excellency the Marshal to take over the country for a period of four years to organize its affairs, until a constitution is approved by all … the Libyan people,” the statement read.
Wounded Libyans struggle as Benghazi fight ebbs. Since 2014, Libya has been split between rival military factions and governments. Image Credit: Reuters. Mutassim Al Misrati, a Benghazi resident who lost his leg during a three-year war in the city, looks on as he sits at Benghazi port, Libya. Published: ...
The High National Elections Commission in Libya (HNEC) has reported that Libyan voters' number reached over 1.8 million. According to the HNEC's daily report on its Facebook page, the newly registered voters until Wednesday were about 400.000 Libyans, with 30.000 voters as an average on a daily ...
The United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL) has reaffirmed that only Libyans are entitled to decide who can or cannot run for sovereign positions, via the existing constitutional and legislative bodies in the country. The UNSMIL tweeted Thursday that the right to be nominated for a potential candidate in ...
TRIPOLI, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- This Sunday marks the 66th anniversary of Libya's independence. Libyans were yearning for peace and hope to end the current state of insecurity and political division. Amani Saeed, a 25-year-old medical student, is optimistic that the independence anniversary would see the ...
Motivational speaker Alex Ihama speaks to returnee migrants brought home from Libya as part of rehabilitation process being packaged for the returnees by the state government in Benin, capital of Edo State in midwest Nigeria on December 7, 2017. Out of over 400 Nigerian migrants that voluntarily ...
He remains popular among some Libyans in the east weary of the chaos but faces opposition from many in western Libya. In his speech Haftar said his forces, known as the Libyan National Army (LNA), could be only placed under an authority that had been elected by the Libyan people, in a further ...
... even the few news reports that do acknowledge NATO's complicity in the chaos in Libya do not go a step further and detail the well-documented, violent racism of the NATO-backed Libyan rebels who ushered in slavery after ethnically cleansing and committing brutal crimes against Black Libyans.” ...
With Aubree Eliza Weaver. FORMER CASEY AIDE WILL LOBBY FOR LIBYANS: Ari Mittleman, a former aide to Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), has signed a top official with a Libyan militia that's been accused of human rights violations as his first foreign lobbying client. Mittleman's firm, Keystone Strategic ...
The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, stated on Thursday that many requirements must be met before holding elections in Libya. During his reception of a delegation from Zawiya city, Salame said “we need to have a constitutional framework prior to elections; combat corruption; limit foreign interference ...
Reactions from ordinary Libyans and officials were all in protest of the mere insult of a presumable voice of the people who was elected to be an HoR member because of the very “disaster” – February revolution – he was talking in contempt about, lashing out at him since he is benefiting off the revolution ...
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Libya said that more than 44,000 people benefited from the hygiene kit program in Libya last year. The UNICEF stated that the hygiene kit provides the basic elements of life for children and their families affected by crises. According to a post on UNICEF`s ...
We must also address the grave abuses endured by the irregular migrants in Libya; including human trafficking, sexual abuse, forced labor and killings. I commend the many Libyans who stood up against such cruelty in solidarity with the migrants and with human rights. I urge all Libyans to stand up for ...
The Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala said they have taken the needed measures to take Libya off the list of countries banned from obtaining US visas for their nationals as per Trump's latest order. In a meeting with the US National Security Official Eleni Duke, Sayala said the US should rethink ...
The State Council has condemned what it calls a “clear bias” shown by United States in moving its embassy to Jerusalem. It called on Libyans and Muslims throughout the world to demonstrate peacefully in rejection of the decision. In a statement, it argued that “this step is a clear bias towards the racist ...
The High Council of State (HCS) has strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the relocation of American embassy there. In a statement on Thursday, the HCS said the recognition is a blatant challenge to the feelings of Muslims and a violation of the ...
Mr. Mohamed Omar Mohamed Talbi, Libyan Ambassador to Liberia, is calling on Africans, including their leaders, to jointly tackle the migrant crises in his country and on the continent. “We have tried over the years to unite our country; unfortunately for us, there are people in Libya, who are not Libyans but ...
They continued thatm worse than this, Amnesty had not thought about the moral and material harm caused to all Libyans. They maintained that as a result of the allegations, many Libyans had been subjected to verbal and physical violence around the world. The slavery reports had increased feelings of ...
As the public outcries for the emancipation of Africans in Libya intensify, the Movement for Born and Naturalized Liberians (MOBANAL) has joined the calls for the liberation of Africans who are reportedly going through tortures and inhumane sufferings minted against them reportedly by Libyans. Of recent ...
There are 3622 Libyan nationals registered as residents in Malta, the highest number from a non-European Union country, by a large margin. This is followed by Serbian nationals, with 2757 residents, and Philippine nationals, with 2407 residents, according to data supplied by Identity Malta.
Chicago, IL – The corporate media has only now begun reporting the atrocities committed against black Libyans and African migrant workers by racist ... This myth was useful to claim that the NATO invasion and occupation of Libya was actually a war “between Gaddafi and the Libyan people”, as if he had ...


 

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