The Ministry of Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons discussed on Sunday at the Prime Minister's Office in Tripoli the file of the displaced persons of the city of Tawergha with an international expert from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The meeting dealt with the challenges facing the return of Tawergha people to their hometown.
October 16, 2017 13:52 UTC
The Joint Drafting Committee of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State continued its debate in Tunisia for finalizing the amendments to the Libyan political agreement, in the presence of the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame. According to the spokesman of the UN mission, the committee commenced by setting an agenda for this new round of sessions where the fresh meeting focused on the mechanism of selecting the mini Presidential Council, in addition to the competencies and powers of the Presidential Council and the government.
October 16, 2017 13:41 UTC
The General Electricity Company has managed to restore power lines to Ghat town in the southern region after three days of blackout due to a defect in power tower 51 on the Obari-Ghat road. The company explained that its maintenance team has been working on power transmission lines in the regions of Ghat and Ubari for more than a month, prior to the operation of the Ubari gas station, the matter which led to almost daily power outages in the two cities.
October 16, 2017 13:41 UTC
Much of the current destabilisation of the Sahel is blamed on the fallout from the war in Libya. A high-ranking South African official told the European representatives that “it is useful to listen to Africa, as the Libyan example shows”. Johnson’s gaffe meanwhile also exposes the European rivalry when it comes to getting their hands on the prize of Libyan oil and reconstruction deals. Yet at the same time, Italian oil company Eni S.p.A has reportedly increased its production of oil in Libya to pre-2011 levels and has discovered new oil fields in Western Libya. Migration, which will be top of the agenda of the upcoming Abidjan summit, is still presented as the major motivation of European current efforts to make peace in Libya.
October 16, 2017 12:33 UTC
Namane says that political agreement between the two rivals is the best way to prevent Daesh from reasserting itself in the country. While officials declared absolute victory against the terrorist group after kicking them out of their stronghold in Sirte, there are signs that hundreds of Daesh militants, are regrouping in nearby areas. On October 4, three Daesh militants launched a suicide attack against a courthouse in Misrata, killing two security guards, a prosecutor, and a fourth person. The attack was seen as revenge for the role of militias from Misrata in driving Daesh out of Sirte. However, a sustainable settlement to the political and governance crisis in Libya at all levels could diminish chances of the group surviving.
October 16, 2017 10:52 UTC
Abu Khattala and additional lawyers from his defense team observed in Washington and could communicate with their colleagues in Cairo by phone. “ ‘As revolutionaries, how can we allow the presence of intelligence, a foreign intelligence entity amongst us in Benghazi?’ ” Abu Khattala asked, according to the commander’s testimony. “He was inciting the people.”In September 2012, Abu Khattala appeared at the door of the officer’s home, where the two spoke alone, he said. “ ‘I want you to provide me with military cars, armed cars,’ ” the commander quoted Abu Khattala as saying. Nobody forced me to come or made me come,” he said at another point in the testimony played Thursday.
October 16, 2017 10:30 UTC
In simpler terms, the EU is to cooperate with militias to ensure Libya carries the burdens of this massive flow of migrants. The main objective of Operation Sophia has been to ensure the Libyan coastguard capture the migrants in Libyan waters and return them to Libya. By taking active steps to ensure refugees and economic migrants remain in Libya, Europe assents to the intolerable treatment they receive in Libya. As long as the refugee crisis is politicized and the immigrant dehumanized, we will continue to see band-aid policies enforced. A shift to the humanitarianization of the refugee crisis through the cooperation of non-state humanitarian actors and governments is desperately needed.
October 16, 2017 09:00 UTC
Libyan army prepares to take over western city of Zawiya – Military sourceLibyan eastern-based army is preparing to launch a large-scale military operation aimed at controlling the city of Zawiya, some 45 km west of Tripoli, a military source said. The source said: “military reinforcements arrived in the outskirts of Zawiya city, with the maximum readiness of the army units, especially in the areas of Bir al-Ghanam and Garyat Naser in the southern outskirts of the city. Army commander, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, earlier announced plans to take over Zawiya city, saying that the army had taken control of parts of the western region stretching from Zwara on the border with Tunisia to the city of Zawiya. Haftar’s army, allied with the Libyan eastern-based parliament, controls eastern and southern Libya, as well as part of the west. NANThe post Libyan army prepares to take over western city of Zawiya – Military source appeared first on Vanguard News.
October 16, 2017 07:41 UTC
Foreign Minister Sameh ShoukryCAIRO - 16 October 2017: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Sunday Egypt supported the French candidate in UNESCO's final voting round as the Qatari rival was not representing the Arab Nation.In a televised interview with ON satellite channel, the minister added that Qatar contributes to fueling conflicts in the Arab world, supports terrorist groups in the Arab world, and plays a role in the killing of innocents in Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Libya.Qatar was seeking self-assertion and not to serve the Arab countries, Shoukry said.Egypt is capable of being a sponsor of the common Arab interests, which made it compete on the post, he added.The minister said that Egypt was supported by the Arab countries in UNESCO election.He added that the country chose Moushira Khattab as she met all standards set by a committee formed to choose the Egyptian candidate.
October 15, 2017 23:03 UTC
The mayor of Tobruk Al-Naji Mazik dropped a bombshell for media when he said that the so-called authorities of eastern Libya redirected a flight from Tobruk airport to Benghazi's Benina airport in order to arrest the CEO of the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL). The plane arrived at Tobruk airport carrying passengers from Tripoli-based Mitiga airport. "What they did is just immoral and unacceptable and it is part of conspiracies against Tobruk city." “All land, sea, and air routes will be targeting those usurpers.” Al-Thanni said back then. Last month, top commander of Dignity Operation ordered his militia groups to ban Presidential Council officials from working in the areas under his control.
October 15, 2017 19:18 UTC
Palestinian Fatah member, Mohammed Dahlan, was a subject for an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his involvement with Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Gaddafi's Intelligence Chief, Abdullah Al-Sanousi, in different crimes in Libya, the Middle East Eye unveiled. The ICC disclosed that it had investigated alleged involvement of two Palestinian nationals, Mohammed Dahlan and Mohamed Borhan Rashid, whose involvement with Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, Abdullah Al Sanousi, and other individuals were potentially most responsible for the most serious crimes under the Rome Statute, adding that such claims are of great concern to the ICC, the MEE reported on Saturday. It was unclear to the MEE if the investigation of the ICC is still ongoing. The ICC issued in June 2011 an arrest warrant for Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi on two counts of crimes against humanity. Likewise, Tripoli Appeals Court sentenced in absentia to death by a firing squad Saif Al-Islam and Abdullah Al-Sanousi.
October 15, 2017 18:00 UTC
-----------------------------------The International Conference on Earth Sciences on Libya - Geo Libya 2 - kicked off in its 2nd session at the Medical Colleges Complex at Benghazi University on Saturday. -----------------------------------The Italian government has sent an urgent humanitarian aid to illegal migrants in the cities of Sabratha and Zuwara, The Italian Embassy in Libya announced. On Twitter, the Italian Embassy said that the aid reached the two cities in coordination with the International Organization for Migration. The second marathon is expected to host up to 2000 participants compared with the previous year with 450 competitors only. The Committee noted that the assistance included food, tarpaulins, blankets, mattresses, kitchen utensils and hygiene kits.
October 15, 2017 17:48 UTC
The second International Conference on Geosciences of Libya - Geo Libya 2 - kicked off at the Medical Colleges Complex at Benghazi University on Saturday. The conference brought together Libyan university professors, experts and specialists in geology with representatives of local and international oil companies concerned with scientific research and earth sciences for three days to discuss and lecture on the studies of sedimentary rock sciences, vertebrate and nonverbal fossils, remote sensing, geology and oil geophysics studies.
October 15, 2017 15:56 UTC
The Italian government has sent an urgent humanitarian aid to illegal migrants in the cities of Sabratha and Zuwara, The Italian Embassy in Libya announced. On Twitter, the Italian Embassy said that the aid reached the two cities in coordination with the International Organization for Migration. The head of the illegal immigration Agency in Sabratha revealed earlier that more than 3000 immigrants were seized while attempting to immigrate to Europe.
October 15, 2017 15:56 UTC
Libyan organizations' representatives and international organizations' delegates have blueprinted a pamphlet inclusive of measures aiming at securing oil industry in Libya so they can guarantee a fair distribution of oil revenue and keep it away from the reach of embezzlers and thieves. "Only the NOC and its firms are entitled by laws to practice all matters related to the oil industry in Libya. The revenue will be transparently transferred to the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) and the Libyan people will be informed of the details." The statement reads, adding that the government will fund all the NOC firms in a transparent fair manner, at the right time and by the needed and requested amounts of money in order to guarantee steady production and fixed income for Libya. It also added that official authorities should condemn the closure of oil facilities as well as the looting of oil, oil products and equipment, reiterating that the ones responsible for those violations will be subject to a legal pursuit both in Libya and in the international circles.
October 15, 2017 12:11 UTC