The Russian Embassy in London on Tuesday refuted reports claiming that Moscow was allegedly plotting to get control over European immigration routes in Libya and establish a stronghold against the West.
UK intelligence agencies have told Prime Minister Theresa May that Russia wanted to “turn Libya into a new Syria” in order to take control of migration flows and flood Europe with refugees, thus increasing its influence on the West, The Sun newspaper reported.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a report on Saturday that more than 669,000 illegal immigrants of 41 different nationalities are currently in Libya.
The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, said they are ready to train Libyan military forces. Stoltenberg said in a presser after a meeting for NATO defense ministers in Brussels that the alliance wouldn’t reject training Libyan forces and is ready to help the country rebuild its security and military …
A new migrant rescue ship was headed for the waters off Libya on Thursday, one of the aid groups running the boat said, after similar vessels were prevented from operating.
The World Bank has concluded that on-gong clashes by Libya’s militias will continue to hamper growth. It implies that as long as Libya is a rentier state, militias will continue to compete for its resources. The conclusions came in the World Bank’s October 2018 Libya Economic Outlook report.
A group of Nigerian migrants held in Libya have been released after a video documenting their detention went viral on social media, AFP has reported.
More than 1,700 families have been displaced by fighting in Libya’s war-ravaged capital over the last 48 hours, the UN has said, as clashes between rival groups intensify.
Libya’s internationally recognised government has called on the United Nations to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital Tripoli that has killed more than 100 people since late August.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has called the deteriorating situation in Libya as desperate, citing constant fighting, the collapse of the economy, and the destruction of basic infrastructure.