Russia and Turkey continue to keep troops in Libya despite agreeing to withdraw their troops. Both nations want to protect their interests in Libya with sufficient guarantees that their economic agreements will be respected. Turks and Russians are troublemakers in Europe and Libya is a foreign branch of that mischief. Right now, the Russian presence in Ukraine is more of a problem than the few Russian troops left in Libya. The Russians remain in Libya to look after deals they made with one of the Libyan governments to obtain oil exploration opportunities.
November 22, 2023 04:47 UTC
400 detained Pakistani migrants in Libya are stuck because of a lack of cooperation from the government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Embassy in Libya. Libyan authorities are willing to deport them back but it is very unfortunate and shocking that Pakistani authorities are not showing any willingness to take them back. The Embassy in Libya must come forward and play its part immediately to confirm the nationality, and if found Pakistani, they must be brought back home immediately. Pakistanis, whether they are inside the country or outside, are the responsibility of the state. Pakistani Embassy, Libya must do what is necessary.
November 21, 2023 20:05 UTC
The European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) and the Libyan Ministry of Interior opened today a student accommodation facility of the Specialized Training Institute of the ministry’s General Department for Security Operations. EUBAM said it supported the renovation of the facility which will host personnel under various departments of the Ministry of Interior coming from all regions of Libya.
November 21, 2023 17:21 UTC
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November 21, 2023 16:43 UTC
More than 43,000 people are still displaced amid increasingly dire reports of suicides and other mental health crises. This mental health crisis is among Derna’s most urgent needs, says Talal Burnaz the Libya Country Director at International Medical Corps, but it is also a difficult issue to address. Libya lacks trained psychologists and a culture of mental health care, he says. In Derna, families are quick to say that help is needed, but they need it "direct to the people without any middle parties," without explaining the problem exactly. But the mental health crisis continues to deepen, according to Alowami, and many among the thousands of missing people are no closer to being identified.
November 21, 2023 15:40 UTC
I’ve put their names on a list compiled by a committee in the Palestinian consulate in Benghazi dedicated to chasing those missing. Despite the instability, Libya attracts many immigrants, but identifying their bodies after the storm hit Derna has proved hard. The situation gets even more complicated for immigrants, such as Ali Ashraf, whose presence in Libya was undocumented. Undocumented migrants have fallen through the cracks. “I was one of three Egyptians who worked in the shop, and our Libyan employer paid us generously,” says Ayad over the phone.
November 21, 2023 14:12 UTC
The Tripoli based Libyan Minister of Marine Wealth, Adel Sultan, participated in the first session of the Blue Africa Summit held in the city of Tangier in Morocco from 16 to 18 November. The event, as its title suggests, was on protecting the marine environment and the blue economy and developing strategic plans for sustainable development. In his opening speech on the first day of the conference, Minister Sultan stressed the importance of the blue economy in all aspects of the economy. He also pointed out the importance of cooperation between the continents of Africa and Europe in the field of the blue economy and combating pollution of the seas and oceans. The opening was followed by technical discussions and an open dialogue on the blue economy, blue finance, ocean pollution, European-African rapprochement, and climate.
November 21, 2023 12:02 UTC
Around 160 Bangladeshi workers who remained stranded in Libya were brought back home on Wednesday morning. The government has repatriated them with the support of International Organization for Migration (IOM), according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The workers remained trapped in Benghazi and the different cities of the eastern parts of Libya following the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and political unrest. For these reasons, they were sheltered in deportation camp in Libya, the press release also added. A significant number of the returnee workers stayed in Libya for the last 7 to 12 years.
November 21, 2023 10:32 UTC
Khar - Leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have urged the government to facilitate the repatriation of 60 young men from Bajaur currently imprisoned in Libya. The arrestees, who had been seeking better opportunities due to unemployment and poverty, were arrested in Libya several months ago while attempting to reach Europe. At a news conference in Bajaur district, PPP leaders Aurangzeb Inqilabi and Malik Saeed-ur-Rahman, accompanied by families of those arrestees, said that a local union is willing to cover the return ticket and other expenses. They appealed to the government to assist in repatriating the Bajaur tribesmen, considering the mental distress their families were enduring.
November 21, 2023 08:34 UTC
The Chairman of the Joint Libyan-Egyptian Economic Chamber and the Chairman of the Tobruk Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Ibrahim Al-Jarari, participated last Saturday in the meeting of Libyan and Egyptian businessmen held in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, in the presence of the representative of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry for Libyan affairs. The crossing process lasts for long hours without any convincing reason, he added, especially since the Libyan traveller heads to Egypt for trade, study or treatment. The traveller is committed to implementing the procedures imposed by the Egyptian authorities at the border crossing, as well as paying the fees imposed by the Egyptian side, and no violations or serious legal violations have been recorded against Libyans. Efforts are also being made to facilitate the work of Egyptian contracting and construction companies in reconstruction and infrastructure projects inside Libya, especially in cities and areas affected by last September’s Storm Daniel. Positive responseAl-Jarari stressed the positive response of the Egyptian side, including chambers of commerce, businessmen, and official bodies, with regard to facilitating transit procedures at the Salloum border crossing, and seeking with the competent Egyptian authorities to reduce the fees imposed on Libyan travellers, in addition to facilitating commercial transit movement and preventing the accumulation of goods in the Egyptian customs warehouses at the border crossing.
November 21, 2023 08:01 UTC
Libyan Desert Glass, a impact glass found in the Great Sand Sea of the Libyan-Egyptian Libyan Desert along the border. analysisThe Great Sand Sea Desert stretches over an area of 72,000km2 linking Egypt and Libya. It was first described in a scientific paper in 1933 and is known as Libyan desert glass. But none are as rich in silica as Libyan desert glass, nor are they found in such large lumps and quantities. Such pressure and temperature conditions provided us with the proof for the meteorite impact origin of the glass.
November 21, 2023 07:13 UTC
Seven years in the Libyan desert: ‘Only God helped us’Cameroonian migrant Pato speaks to Vatican News about his recent meeting with Pope Francis, and the tragic journey that brought him to Europe. Nov 21, 2023Pato presents Pope Francis with a photo of his familyBy Joseph TullochSeven years. He met with Pope Francis in a private audience in the Vatican on Friday afternoon, and told him his story. After listening to his story, Pope Francis thanked Pato, and told him that he had "prayed so much" for his wife and child. For those who are fortunate enough to be born in wealthy countries, Pope Francis said, “What you do is not something more: it is a duty."
November 21, 2023 06:34 UTC
Flanked by the family members of the several detainees, the PPP leaders said the Pakistanis were arrested from the warehouses of human smugglers, where they were kept for entering Europe. The PPP leaders said according to media reports and family members, all the migrants were later shifted to prisons to be deported to their country after completion of formalities. They said it was the job of Pakistani mission in Libya and the Foreign Office officials to investigate the detainees’ nationalities when they were arrested. They said no official of the Pakistani embassy in Libya had even met the migrants to ascertain their identities. The PPP leaders demanded the caretaker prime minister and foreign and interior ministers to ensure early and safe return of the immigrants to their homeland.
November 21, 2023 04:00 UTC
Tripoli: Up to 662 illegal migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya in the past week, the International Organisation for Migration said. On November 12-18, 662 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya, the UN migration agency said on Monday in a statement. So far this year, 14,894 illegal migrants were rescued and returned to Libya, it said, adding that 940 died and 1,248 went missing on the Central Mediterranean route off the Libyan coast, Xinhua news agency reported. Libya has suffered violence and insecurity since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Many migrants chose to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores from Libya.
November 21, 2023 03:21 UTC
Travis Kelce and his family are navigating a new level of fame thanks to his romance with Taylor Swift — and it hasn’t been easy. Kelce confessed that “the biggest thing” he wanted to do was “make sure I don’t say anything that would push Taylor away.” Even his mom, Donna Kelce, has learned lessons about being swept into the media frenzy. Related: Donna Kelce’s Sweetest Moments With NFL Sons Travis and Jason Kelce Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce’s No. 1 fan in the NFL is their mom, Donna Kelce, and fans love her almost as much as they love the football stars. “God bless him, he shot for the stars!”Related: Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift's Relationship Timeline Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are all anyone can talk about.
November 21, 2023 03:07 UTC