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Arab League calls for Libyan assets to be unfrozen

Arab foreign ministers have called for the UN freeze on Libyan assets abroad to be lifted. Making the call at the Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo yesterday, they said that access to the money was needed by the Presidency Council (PC) to fund services needed by the Libyan …

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Massive drops in migration to Italy bring Libya’s problems to light

Over the last year, thousands of migrants and refugees have made the perilous journey from the shores of Libya to the Italian coast. The figures of new arrivals in 2016 were set to surpass 2017 — that is, until last month.

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UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include sexual violence, torture, detention in inhumane conditions and abductions for ransom. All this before they even embark on the deadly Central …

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Qatrun Tebu brigade clamps down on southern border smuggling

The Sukour Al-Sahra (“Desert Eagles”) Brigade captured a convoy of some 60 vehicles carrying Libyan goods along with their drivers, their Thuraya satellite phones and caches of arms this morning at the Kouri Bougoudi gold mine straddling the Libyan-Chadian border. Another 12 vehicles carrying Libyan-subsidized goods destined for Chad were stopped yesterday.

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No military solution in Libya, Brazzaville summit stresses

The attendees of the African Union summit on Libya have confirmed in the final statement of the Brazzaville-held political event that there is no military solution in Libya, adding that only a Libyan-Libyan dialogue without foreign intervention can solve the crisis.

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