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Court ruling blocks Libya-Italy MoU on stemming illegal immigration

Tripoli Appeals Court’s administrative division ruled Wednesday to block the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Libya and Italy to fight the growing influx of illegal immigrants and the issue of human trafficking as well as to help Libya secure its southern borders.

Libya’s Haftar holds talks with UK delegation

Commanding General of the Libyan National Army of the parliament based in Tobruk, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has received a senior delegation from the UK’s House of Commons at the headquarters of the General Command of the Army.

Egypt scrambles to save Libya’s Haftar over lost oil-fields

Egyptian authorities are concerned by recent losses sustained by ally Khalifa Haftar in two key oil ports on Libya’s Mediterranean coast.

Dayri attacks call by EU parliament president for new migrant camps in Libya

The foreign minister in the Beida-based interim government, Mohamed Dayri, has attacked the call for made by the president of the European parliament, Antonio Tajani, for the EU to set up refugee reception centres in Libya.

‘Muslim ban’ leaves officials unable to attend Libya-US conference

Libya’s UN-backed government has criticised US President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on its nationals and those of six other countries entering the United States, which put in question attendance at a high-profile conference on Libya planned in Washington for mid-February.