The cell, known as “the People’s Front for the Liberation of Libya”, was planning to stir unrest in the capital through assassinations, bombing, and other terrorist acts. “The cell members have also set the zero hour for their military action in Tripoli,” the SDF reported. The cell was arrested inside a farm in south Tripoli. Meanwhile, the Anti-Terrorism Unit of the Central Security Agency said that its demining unit succeeded Saturday in dismantling two remote controlled explosive devices. Security sources believe that the explosive devices are linked to the arrested cell of former regime.
May 21, 2018 11:03 UTC
Colonel Qaddafi was captured and killed by rebel forces after the United States and its allies launched airstrikes in Libya in 2011. If you don’t see an audio player on this page or to subscribe to The Daily for free, follow the instructions below. From your mobile device:You can listen and subscribe to “The Daily” from any podcast player. If you’re reading this from an iPhone or other Apple mobile device, tap this link to listen in Apple Podcasts. If you’re on an Android device, tap this link to listen in Stitcher or this link to listen in RadioPublic.
May 21, 2018 09:56 UTC
NAIJ.com gathers that Okoduwa said this fact was disclosed to him by some teachers in the school, concerned about how the institution has become the harvesting ground for traffickers. He warned the students to be wary of the antics of the traffickers who are bent on deceiving them into embarking on the dangerous journey. “The number of students that have been trafficked from your school in this short period is overwhelming. “If anyone tells you to travel abroad through Libya, tell him or her capital ‘NO’. After the protest, an open letter addressed to the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, was received by officials of the state government for onward transmission to the governor.
May 21, 2018 07:22 UTC
No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin on Sunday during an advocacy programme by the Senior Special Assistant to Gov Godwin Obaseki on human trafficking and illegal migration, Solomon Okoduwa. Government will step up its campaign against trafficking, he said, and the state Task Force Against Human Trafficking will be on the trail of the human traffickers. “The number of students that have been trafficked from your school in this short period is overwhelming. “If anyone tells you to travel abroad through Libya, tell him or her capital ‘NO’.
May 21, 2018 06:46 UTC
In the midst of Arab Spring, the imperial watchdog of the USA that is NATO began a military intervention in Libya on 19 March 2011. Instead of protecting the population of Libya from the threats of genocide, NATO was more interested in the regime change. His reply didn’t shock anyone when he mentioned NATO intervention in Libya. Thanks to the imperial power and champions of civilisation, today’s Libya is bitterly divided among various militant groups each having its own sphere of influence on Libyan soil. Once the most developed country in the region, Libya is yet to recover from the damages of intervention that was aimed at protecting the civilians.
May 21, 2018 01:52 UTC
100 Edo Secondary students trafficked to Libya in 4 months, says Obaseki’s aideNo fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin on Sunday during an advocacy programme by the Senior Special Assistant to Gov Godwin Obaseki on Human trafficking and illegal migration, Mr Solomon Okoduwa. Government will step up its campaign against trafficking, he said, and the state Task Force Against Human Trafficking will be on the trail of the human traffickers. “The number of students that have been trafficked from your school in this short period is overwhelming. Follow us on twitter @NigeriaTodayNGAlso, Like us on facebookThis post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria and World News.
May 20, 2018 20:15 UTC
Here is a recap of Sunday’s news headlines from The Libya ObserverExchange Rates http://lyo.ly/5acFrance proposes 2018 elections plan to end Libya political stalemate http://lyo.ly/7dtHCS member Sahid criticizes role of UN envoy towards Derna http://lyo.ly/7diMisrata International Airport closure continues for fourth day running http://lyo.ly/7dhEducation Ministry sets locations for secondary school certificate exams http://lyo.ly/7dfTabu and Awlad Suleiman tribes in Al-Hijara, Sabha sign peace charter http://lyo.ly/7deLiving conditions in Derna are “catastrophic”, official warns http://lyo.ly/7ddSouq Al-Jumuaa mayor meets Presidential Council head to find solution to garbage pile-up http://lyo.ly/7dcPhotos: Libya Ramadan Football http://lyo.ly/7dr
May 20, 2018 19:18 UTC
France has proposed an initiative to end Libya’s political impasse by holding parliamentary and presidential elections by the end of 2018 as per a United National timeline. “Political solution plus a ceasefire except in fighting terrorists, taking away arms form the population with the Shirt agreement being the basis for all military tactics against terror in Libya.” Reads the proposal. Meanwhile, HoR spokesmen Abdullah Blihiq commented on the French proposal saying the solution to Libya’s crisis in at the hands of Libyans and must be a fundamentally Libyan solution. “There are no foreign intuitive to solve Libya’s crisis.” Blihiq told Sputnik on Saturday. France has been doing it all to keep position near the forces of east Libya self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar, who last month raised eyebrows of his supporters as he disappeared for over 20 days on mysterious medical trip in Paris.
May 20, 2018 17:15 UTC
ISLAMABAD: Federal Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar chaired a special session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean region countries in Geneva to elect the new regional head of the organization. The election was held after the sudden demise of incumbent Regional Head Dr Mahmoud Fikri of the United Arab Emirates, said a press release issued here on Sunday. Saira Afzal Tarar presided over the entire election process participated by seven countries of the region, including Oman, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq. She said since this was her last meeting before the end of her tenure she would like to thank all regional countries for extending cooperation to her as chair of the Regional Committee of WHO Eastern Mediterranean region. The minister also made special mention of the regional committee meeting participated by ministers and high officials of 22 countries in October last year in Islamabad which she hosted and thanked the regional countries for making it a huge success.
May 20, 2018 15:22 UTC
A charter for peaceful coexistence, good-neighbourly relations, and mutual respect was signed between members Tabu and Awlad Suleiman tribes residing Al-Hijara neighbourhood in Sabha. The charter insisted on the lifting of social cover on the perpetrators of crimes and the refusal of any acts of aggression against citizens and property. The two sides stressed the need to deal with offenders on the basis of their crimes and not to draw the tribal sensitivities to residential areas. Sabha has experienced in the last few days violent clashes between the two tribes, causing a number of civilian casualties.
May 20, 2018 10:52 UTC
Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, met Saturday with the Minister of Local Government Badad Qansu, Mayor of Souq Al-Jumuaa Hisham bin Yosuf, and Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of The General Service Company. The meeting discussed the urgent solutions needed to solve the problem of garbage accumulation during the last period and its impact on public health and the environment, according to Al-Sarraj's Information Office. The Information Office added that Al-Sarraj issued instructions to provide all necessary support to enable Souq Al-Jumuaa Municipality and the service company to deal with the problem immediately. "The government is tackling the problems in a balanced manner between the municipalities in all regions of Libya and within the actual possibilities", Al-Sarraj said.
May 20, 2018 10:41 UTC
FILE - Al-Qaeda Judge in Libya Omar Refaei SorourCAIRO – 20 May 2018: High-risk terrorist, Omar Refaei Sorour, reappeared in the Derna city of Libya with Abu Sufian bin Qumu, the religious reference of all terrorist groups in the eastern city of Derna, a Libyan military source told Egypt Today Sunday.Sorous was seen outside the gate of Lamees neighborhood, according to the source. Libyan security sources said in April that Sorour, who fights the Libyan army that aims to free Derna from militias, had disappeared.Meanwhile, other sources said Sorous has been severely wounded, following air strikes on Al-Qaeda hideouts in Derna city in Libya, according to Cairo-based weekly newspaper, Al-Ahram Al-Arabi, on Sunday.Salem al-Rafady, commander of Libyan Army’s brigade, Omar al-Mokhtar, revealed to Al-Ahram's correspondent in Libya that his brigade had successfully targeted several hideouts of Al-Qaeda organization in Derna. “Our sources confirmed the injury of Sorour who had been seen at a field hospital,” Rafady added.Sorour is known as “Abu Abdullah al-Masry”. He is one of the key leading terrorists in Derna and he has been known for being the judge of Al-Qaeda in Libya. His father, Sheikh Refaei, was an influential leader of the banned group of the Muslim Brotherhood.
May 20, 2018 10:07 UTC
Little has been known or even touched upon by media and the press about the millions of dollars militias have been making in illicit dealings in Libya black market, especially the capital Tripoli. Libya Black Market: Where Economy is madeSince the advent of 2015, the Libyan Dinar (LYD) has seen a sharp drop in value as a war in Tripoli and another in Benghazi broke out a year earlier and a new era of fighting and political conflict had begun. All transfer agencies like Western Union and MoneyGram were closed not only due to security reasons but also due to militias’ intimidation. Militias with different ideologies: some religious and other boss-style have managed over the course of three years to own the Libyan foreign currency market; the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) was placed on the shelf. Two main black markets that are solely run by armed militias in Libya: Sooq Al-Musheer in the old city of Tripoli and Dahra market also in downtown Tripoli have been busier since 2015 than any other financial department in the state institutions of the Libyan government.
May 19, 2018 22:52 UTC
Libyan national soccer team has kept its FIFA ranking 100th position on the world teams’ list with 341 points this month. On the African level, Libya came 21 in a 54 teams list issued Thursday, while it retreated one position on the Arab level coming 12. The Libyan Football Federation contracted earlier Algeria-Belgian Adel Amrouche as the new coach of Libya to replace national Omar Al-Maryami. Amrouche to lead Libya through the 2019 AFCON qualifiers as Libya tops Group 5 with three points followed by South Africa with goal difference, while Nigeria and Seychelles come third and fourth respectively without points. Libya will play Nigeria next September while South Africa will play Seychelles as part of the second round of the qualifiers.
May 19, 2018 21:22 UTC
Here is a recap of Saturday’s news headlines from The Libya ObserverLibya Audit Bureau wants to freeze bank accounts of firms accused of money smuggling http://lyo.ly/7d1Derna security official: UN envoy Salame refused to meet Derna people due to orders from UAE, Egypt and France http://lyo.ly/7czCenter for Humanitarian Dialogue: First phase of Libya National Conference preparations ended http://lyo.ly/7d0Libya remains in 100th position on FIFA ranking http://lyo.ly/7d3Presidential Council urges for avoiding Derna destruction and bloodshed http://lyo.ly/7c6Southern roads completely unsafe as hijackers kidnap truck drivers http://lyo.ly/7chZintan security chief murdered; elders demand killers to surrender http://lyo.ly/7ciDeath toll rises as war intensifies in Derna http://lyo.ly/7cjAbu Salim Municipal Council says examinations should not be held in university halls http://lyo.ly/7clCamp used by ISIS to make bombs discovered by Sirte Protection Force http://lyo.ly/7cmNew Al-Naser football coach assigned http://lyo.ly/7coUNDP to rehabilitate schools in 13 Greater Tripoli municipalities http://lyo.ly/7cpVideo: Abdul Salam Asmar Mosque http://lyo.ly/7cy
May 19, 2018 21:11 UTC