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A million cars taken from Libya to Chad, Sudan and Niger in 2016 – The Libya Observer


The Libya Observer

A million cars taken from Libya to Chad, Sudan and Niger in 2016
The Libya Observer
Over 100 trucks laden with hundreds of cars pass by Jalu, Ojla, Ajkhara and Al-Kufra every day en route to Chad, Niger, and Sudan, eyewitnesses were cited as saying by the Libyan News Agency. According to cars businessmen in Libya, demand on cars in …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 7:41 pm

Darfur rebel groups retreat to Libya, South Sudan: UN report – Yahoo News


Yahoo News

Darfur rebel groups retreat to Libya, South Sudan: UN report
Yahoo News
United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Two rebel groups driven out of Darfur by a Sudanese military offensive now operate mostly in Libya and South Sudan but hope to return to fight again, a UN report said Monday. Sudan meanwhile is breaking out of …

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Posted on 16 January 2017 | 7:30 pm

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists – Yahoo News


Yahoo News

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists
Yahoo News
Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Monday retook a district in Libya's Benghazi from jihadists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source said. "We now control the district of Abu Sneib" in
Images show the Libyan National Army's fight against jihadistsDaily Mail
Fighter jet shot down over Libya's BenghaziNews24
Second Libyan MiG-23 Fighter Shot Down In A WeekDefenseworld.net

all 10 news articles »

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 3:49 pm

What is Russia’s endgame in Libya? – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

What is Russia's endgame in Libya?
Aljazeera.com
Rival factions wrestling for control in a divided Libya are plunging the country into further chaos, as a UN-brokered government struggles to bring stability to its people. In a quick turn of events this week, Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar
Libya: Ticking Clock with Dwindling OptionsInternational Policy Digest (press release) (blog)
George Vella casts doubt on EU-Libya migration dealMaltaToday
Italy sends aids to Haftar-held areas in eastern Libya for first timeLibyan Express
Malta Independent Online
all 12 news articles »

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 12:52 pm

UK spy agency faces ruling on abduction, torture of Libyan dissident … – Middle East Eye


Middle East Eye

UK spy agency faces ruling on abduction, torture of Libyan dissident …
Middle East Eye
MI6 aided the delivery of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife to Muammar Gaddafi. The Supreme Court is due to rule on whether they can sue.

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Posted on 16 January 2017 | 12:01 pm

IOM Libya: Humanitarian Support to Migrants and IDPs Situation Report | December 2016 – ReliefWeb


ReliefWeb

IOM Libya: Humanitarian Support to Migrants and IDPs Situation Report | December 2016
ReliefWeb
On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home. IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 8:27 am

Power returns gradually after total blackout to most Libya – Libya Herald


Al-Arabiya

Power returns gradually after total blackout to most Libya
Libya Herald
Electricity supply began to return gradually to parts of Libya in the early hours of this morning after a total blackout hit all the western, southern and most of the eastern region yesterday. The south of Libya, such as Ghat, went for six days without
Libya goes dark as power shortage struggles continueAl-Arabiya
Total blackout sweeps through Libya's western regionLibyan Express
News Roundup – Sat, Jan 14, 2017The Libya Observer
ETEnergyworld.com
all 7 news articles »

Posted on 15 January 2017 | 6:28 pm

Libya Is Off the Grid But There’s a Solar Solution | Motherboard – Motherboard


Motherboard

Libya Is Off the Grid But There's a Solar Solution | Motherboard
Motherboard
Libya has been experiencing one of its worst blackouts, with protesters burning tires and shutting down telecommunications towers frustrated with the sustained …

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Posted on 15 January 2017 | 2:02 pm

Italy steps up talks with Libya over curbs to Med migrant flows – Financial Times


Financial Times

Italy steps up talks with Libya over curbs to Med migrant flows
Financial Times
Italy has ramped up talks with Libya over a deal to stem migrant flows across the Mediterranean Sea, in a move that has raised EU hopes of curbing the flow of arrivals from north Africa but faces huge practical and political challenges.
With Libya in Chaos, Migrant Deal with Italy CollapsesBreitbart News
Migrant crisis: About 100 feared drowned after boat sinks off LibyaBBC News
Nearly 100 refugees missing after boat sinks off LibyaAljazeera.com
Daily Mail –Santa Fe New Mexican –ITV News
all 121 news articles »

Posted on 15 January 2017 | 12:11 pm

Beida government accuses Italy of violating Libyan sovereignty | – Libya Herald


Libya Herald

Beida government accuses Italy of violating Libyan sovereignty |
Libya Herald
In a sign of its growing annoyance with Italy over its cooperation with the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord (GNA), the rival interim …
Italy's Last-Ditch Effort to Stabilize LibyaForeign Policy (blog)
Malta raises alarm on Russia in LibyaEUobserver
Libya: GNA government dismisses claims on seized ministries …africanews
Voice of America –Middle East Monitor –Human Rights Watch
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Posted on 14 January 2017 | 5:49 pm

Libya – BingNews

As OPEC Acts on New Year’s Resolution, U.S. Shale Pumps Away

One OPEC producer exempt from the deal, Libya, has increased output to 700,000 barrels a day, a National Oil Corp. official said earlier this month. Producers are “protecting themselves,” Tariq Zahir, a New York-based commodity fund manager at Tyche …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 1:29 pm

Darfur rebel groups retreat to Libya, South Sudan: UN report

Two rebel groups driven out of Darfur by a Sudanese military offensive now operate mostly in Libya and South Sudan but hope to return to fight again, a UN report said Monday. Sudan meanwhile is breaking out of international isolation — the Obama …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 11:29 am

Libya forces retake Benghazi district from jihadists

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Monday retook a district in Libya’s Benghazi from jihadists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source said. “We now control the district of Abu Sneib” in the …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 8:57 am

World View: With Libya in Chaos, Migrant Deal with Italy Collapses

Italy’s Coast Guard was able to rescue only four people after a rubber dinghy with 110 migrants sank in rough waters in the Mediterranean Sea about 30 miles off the coast of Libya. These situations are brought about by people smugglers. They charge …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 7:05 am

What is Russia’s endgame in Libya?

Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya. Russian State media did not mention the agreement but confirmed Russia would get a foothold in the south of the Mediterranean [Gianluigi …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 5:21 am

Italy’s Last-Ditch Effort to Stabilize Libya

Italy this week became the first Western country to reopen its embassy in Libya since foreign diplomats evacuated in 2015, a move meant to bolster the faltering unity government and reclaim Italy’s position as a power broker in its former colony.

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 3:15 am

Up to 100 feared dead as migrant boat capsizes off Libya coast

About 100 migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized off Libya’s coast. Four survivors have been rescued and eight bodies recovered, officials coordinating the rescue effort said. The Italian coast guard said the boat overturned about …

Posted on 16 January 2017 | 2:43 am

Libya: Ticking Clock with Dwindling Options

As a businessman, it is really no surprise that President-elect Trump wants to do the international relations equivalent of letting the market right itself in preferring stable governments in lieu of struggling democracies. However, if Mr. Trump is to rely …

Posted on 15 January 2017 | 9:55 pm

Nearly 100 missing after wreck in waters between Libya and Italy

The International Organization for Migration said Saturday that nearly 100 people are missing after a boat carrying migrants wrecked in the waters between Libya and Italy. Many migrants have died trying to make the perilous trip from North Africa to Europe …

Posted on 15 January 2017 | 9:07 pm

IOM: Only 4 survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya

ROME – Aid officials say a migrant ship carrying around 100 people has capsized off Libya’s coast and that only four survivors have been rescued. The ANSA news agency said eight bodies were recovered but poor conditions were hampering the search taking …

Posted on 13 January 2017 | 9:00 pm