Human Rights Watch says Italy should direct safe rescue operations in Mediterranean

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Italy and other European Union countries should not cede control over rescue operations in international waters to Libyan forces because they have engaged in reckless conduct during recent rescue operations that endangered people in international waters in the Mediterranean, Human … Read More

‘No limit’ to cruelty of traffickers in Libya, says UN agencies

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Two United Nations agencies have voiced ‘deep concern’ for the safety of hundreds of migrants and refugees – including many children – held captive by smugglers or criminal gangs at an unknown location in Libya after videos showing their abuse … Read More

ICC may investigate migrant-related crimes in Libya

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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda told on Monday the United Nations Security Council that her Office is considering launching an investigation into alleged migrant-related crimes in Libya, including human trafficking. “My Office continues to collect … Read More

Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau opt for political solution to the Libyan crisis

The Leaders of Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau have suggested that a political solution was the best way to resolve the military and security crisis rocking Libya for years now. In a joint communiqué issued at the end of a two-day working … Read More

Libya: US embassy stops issuing visa to Libyans

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The US embassy in Libya has suspended the issuing of visas to Libyan citizens who want to travel to the United States following President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday, which temporarily bans nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Libya, … Read More

NATO intervention in Libya has destroyed everything, according to Arab League Special envoy to Libya

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The Arab League Special envoy to Libya, Salah Eddine Al-Jamali, believes that the intervention of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Libya “has destroyed everything including security and governmental institutions”. In an interview with the Egyptian television ”Al-Ghad”, the … Read More

Libya-Libye: UN rights report urges end to ‘unimaginable abuse’ of migrants in Libya

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A joint report launched last Tuesday by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has cited “unimaginable” human rights violations and abuses of migrants in Libya as … Read More

The Arab League shocked not invited to the meeting on Libya in Paris

The spokesman of the League of Arab States, Mahmoud Afifi, can hardly believe that the pan-Arab Organization is not invited to the meeting convened by the French Government on the Libyan crisis, and scheduled on Monday in Paris. Resolving the … Read More

Libyans look to AU-led national dialogue to crush spoilers of peace

Though the African Union (AU) announced at its recent summit in Kigali, Rwanda, that it intended to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation among Libyan stakeholders in order to address the security crisis that erupted in 2011, it is still … Read More

Libya: Fayez al-Sarraj protests French military presence on its territory

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The president of the presidential council of the national coalition government in Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, has summoned the French ambassador to Libya, Antoine Sivan, to officially protest against the French military presence in the eastern region of the country, particularly … Read More

Libya wants int’l community to honour commitments to Libya

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The presidential council of the Libyan national unity government has urged the international community to honour its commitments to Libya, especially medical support to the armed forces fighting the Islamic State group, Daech. The call was made in a communique … Read More

Arab League urges member states to refrain from interference in Libyan affairs

Following the extraordinary meeting of its foreign ministers on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt, the Council of the Arab League has urged its member states not to interfere in the internal affairs of Libya, including “the supply of arms to armed … Read More

Cairo to host international conference on Libya’s rebuilding

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Egypt is actively preparing to host an international conference for Libya’s rebuilding after the formation of a national coalition government, which is waiting for the approval by the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), the Egyptian deputy … Read More

Mugabe takes aim at SA and Nigeria over Libyan invasion

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has slammed both South Africa and Nigeria at the African Union Summit because they had both voted for a United Nations Security Council Resolution in 2011 which authorised military action against … Read More

Libya: 2 Libyan soldiers, on training in Great Britain, jailed for rape

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two Libyan soldiers, who are taking part in a military training in Great Britain, have been sentenced by a Cambridge Court to 12 years imprisonment for rape on Saturday. Mokhtar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim … Read More