The UN Human Rights Council today told the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to gather information on human rights abuses in Libya so as to be able to initiate proceedings against those responsible.
After the fall of Libya’s President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, several actors – political and military – have been competing with one another for power and hegemony in Libya.
The Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Serraj, met Wednesday in Tripoli with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing, to discuss the ever-developing issue of illegal immigration and human trafficking in Libya.
Over 3,000 migrants were saved off the Libyan coastline today, a vast increase on the 1,394 rescued in February this year. The Zuwara coastguard also reported finding 38 bodies from two capsized rubber rafts.
Benghazi IDPs Association: Ganfouda case to send all Dignity Operation leaders to national, international courts
The Benghazi IDPs Association has stressed that Ganfouda case will bring down all of the Dignity Operation leaders and make them stand trial before national and international courts.
Russia is ready to step up its support of rebel factions in Libya’s eastern region and get a foothold in North Africa, but it will not deploy its military there, Russian analysts say.
Although Russia had regained a foothold in Libya by the late 2000s, it was ousted again following the NATO operation and the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
22 migrants have been killed and some 100 injured in fighting between rival smuggler gangs in Libya so far this year. This comes at a time when seaborne migration from Africa to Italy has risen by 50 percent so far in 2017.
Egyptian authorities are concerned by recent losses sustained by ally Khalifa Haftar in two key oil ports on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.
The Kremlin has revived its criticism of the U.S.-led intervention in Libya, days ahead of a possible visit by the war-torn north African country’s prime minister, state news agency Itar-Tass reports.