The United States on Thursday returned a cache of smuggled ancient artifacts to Libya as the oil-rich Mediterranean country struggles to protect its heritage against the backdrop of years of war, turmoil and unrest.
The Libyan army has hunted down members of the pro-Haftar Kaniyat militia accused of committing human rights abuses in the western town of Tarhuna.
The Public Prosecution has issued arrest warrants for several leaders of the “Al-Kaniyat” militia and its members that have enrolled in the group since 2017, the Public Prosecutor Siddiq Al-Sour has said.
UN investigators are seeking to verify reports of mass graves thought to contain the corpses of migrants at a trafficking hub in Libya, they said in a report on Monday that also documented incidents of rape, murder and torture.
A Syrian security company acting as a proxy for the Russian Wagner Group has transferred Syrian fighters from Benghazi to Syria, “Syrians for Truth and Justice” organization (STJ) has reported, indicating that the batch of mercenaries will join the Russian troops fighting in Ukraine and the separatist regions.
The city of Sirte, controlled by Khalifa Hafatr’s militias and mercenaries, has witnessed a surge in kidnappings and arrests, with five people reportedly going missing in just 24 hours.
The Western Border Region Investigations Bureau of the Criminal Investigation Agency has arrested a gang that had kidnapped a number of foreigners on the outskirts of Zuwara.
Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Tuesday that an armed group blockading two major oil fields had lifted its siege and that production had resumed at one of them.
Libya’s national oil company said Sunday that an armed group has shut down two crucial oil fields, causing the country’s daily production of oil to drop by 330,000 barrels.
The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) said closure of crude valves that pump oil out of Sharara and El Feel oilfields led to the loss of 330.000 barrels per day (bpd) worth over 160 million dinars.