At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned today, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said.
Libya Quartet insists all legitimacy, including HoR’s, stems from Skhirat agreement but says limited amendments permissible
At its second meeting, held today in Brussels, the Libya Quartet – the UN, African Union (AU), Arab League and the EU – agreed that there could be “a limited set of amendments” to the Libya Political Agreement (LA). These should be facilitated by UNSMIL but Libya-led.
South Libya needs more help preventing illegal migration insists Serraj in talks with Italy’s interior minister
To counter illegal migration it is imperative “to concentrate on the south”, Presidency Council (PC) head Faiez Serraj told Italy’s interior minister today.
Libya’s foreign minister, Mohammed Sayala, has named Khalifa Haftar, the controversial chief of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), as the head of the country’s army – provided that he recognises the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) as the only authority.
Migrant rescue boat NGOs have denied claims by an Italian prosecutor that they are in collusion with Libyan human traffickers.
Together with its Mediterranean and European partners, Malta stands ready to engage in doing whatever it takes, in consultation and cooperation with Libyan authorities, to help re-build the fundamental components of the Libyan State, minister for home affairs and national security Carmelo Abela told an inter-parliamentary conference on the EU’s …
Two commanders from Libya were in Brussels on Tuesday (25 April) to discuss migration with the European Commission as part of a broader effort to stop people from fleeing into Europe.
In their final communique at the end of their two-day meeting in Italy on April 10, the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven yet again expressed their unequivocal support of the Libyan political agreement and its transitional government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, while calling on all armed …
Leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Marshal Khalifa Haftar has once again rejected calls made by Libyan Prime Minister of Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj to end military operations to liberate the South of armed militias, instead assigning a commander for the southern military area.
Nearly 8,300 asylum seekers were rescued from unseaworthy smugglers’ boats in the Mediterranean over the Easter weekend, according to NGOs and rescue workers.