The head of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his deputy, Ahmed Mitig, met, on Thursday in Tripoli, a common team from the sovereign institutions of the security and administrations of the national borders.
EU to start training of Libya Coastguard this month – Sources
The EU is set to start training of Libyan Coastguard personnel on October 24, Libya’s official news agency LANA quoted EU sources as saying.
Navy spokesman: Operation Sophia is propaganda; Italy wants to have more time to continue stealing Libya’s resources and smuggling its fuel
The spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier Ayoub Qasim, has lashed out at EU’s Operation Sophia, saying it’s propaganda for political gains. In an interview with the Libya Observer on Sunday 21, Qasim has also accused the EU countries of taking part in stealing Libya’s marine resources.
EU Extends EUBAM Mission in Libya, Approves €17M Budget
The Council of the European Union on Thursday extended the mandate of the planning mission EUBAM Libya until 21 August 2017. It also approved its budget of €17 million for the period from 22 August 2016 to 21 August 2017.
The real reason the EU can’t stop human smuggling from Libya
The European Union is taking steps to beef up its struggling efforts against human smuggling and trafficking from Libya, but until the country is politically stable, the changes aren’t likely to be sufficient. Summary⎙ Print The EU’s Operation Sophia has so far failed to stop the smuggling of people from …
IS kidnapping migrants at gunpoint to fight in Libya
The Islamic State group (IS) in Libya is boosting its numbers by people-smuggling new recruits across Libya’s porous southern borders and kidnapping migrant workers, Middle East Eye has learnt.
Tunisia makes plans for refugees fleeing looming Libyan air strikes
Tunisia said on Friday that it was asking its regional authorities to work on a plan to cope with the fallout of a possible foreign military intervention in neighbouring Libya.
The former ‘Gate of Africa’: Libya’s deserted frontier
There is a small town on Libya’s south-west border with Algeria that has traditionally occupied a key point on the migrant route to Europe.
Tunisia closes border with Libya
Tunisia said Wednesday it is closing its border with Libya, a hotbed of violent unrest, a day after a deadly suicide bombing claimed by the ISIL group.
Tunisia: ISIS in Libya preparing training camps near our borders
According to Tunisia’s interior ministry ISIS in Libya has been preparing training camps near Tunisia’s borders.