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Italian ambassador in talks with Hafter and Ageela Saleh; wounded Benghazi troops airlifted for treatment in Italy

An Italian air force C-130 aircraft with 16 seriously-wounded LNA fighters on board landed this evening at Pratica di Mare airbase near Rome. It was seen off this afternoon from Benghazi’s Benina airbase by Italian ambassador Giuseppe Perrone who earlier held talks with HoR president Ageela Saleh and Field Marshal …

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169 Gambian illegal migrants deported home from Libya after prison ordeal

A hundred and sixty nine Gambian migrants returned home on Tuesday, after journeying across the Sahara in harsh conditions only to get stuck in Libya, most in jails far short of their intended destination in Europe, Reuters reported.

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MSF: MoU between Libya and Italy perilous to migrants

An agreement between Italy and Libya to fight people-smuggling in the north African nation will lead to migrants being returned to camps where they are held against their will, extorted and abused, Doctors without Borders (MSF) said on Monday, Reuters reported.

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UK, Germany affirm support to Libyan Government of National Accord

British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, and the German Ambassador to Libya, Christian Buck, on Monday affirmed their countries’ support to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), in an attempt to bolster the North African country’s security and stability.

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Italy brokers deal with Libyan tribes to help curb migrant influx

The Italian government said on Sunday that dozens of rival tribes in southern Libya had agreed to cooperate on securing the country’s borders in an effort to curb the influx of migrants trying to reach Europe.

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Sayala accuses EU Operation Sophia of encouraging illegal immigration

The UN-proposed government’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Sayala, has pointed fingers at the EU’s Operation Sophia, which is tasked with assisting and rescuing immigrants off the Mediterranean, saying it is encouraging illegal immigration.

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How does Russia expand its influence in MENA through Libya?

Since the emergence of ‘failed states’ in the Middle East and North Africa region driven by the so-called “Arab Spring” events, Russia has actively endeavoured to expand its influence across the region. In Libya – the country, which has suffered from bloody sectarian wars since 2011 and thus, became a …

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Sayala: Egypt is working against its interests in Libya

The Foreign Minister-designate of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Sayala, disclosed that an argument took place between Libya’s Presidential Council delegation and Egypt’s delegation regarding phrasing the Arab ministerial statement about Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC).

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