Libya’s Interior Minister has warned the European Union that if assistance is not provided to help deal with the influx of sub-Saharan asylum seekers, Libya will “facilitate” their crossing into Europe. Thousands of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants have died making the crossing from North Africa to Europe in so-called “death boats.” Continue reading
Morocco and Libya signed a maritime transportation and ports cooperation agreement on Thursday in Rabat with the intention of strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two North African countries. Both sides expect the agreement to lead to others in the future, and hope that it can serve as a model of regional integration among Arab states. Continue reading
The Syrian Civil war has increased tensions in Lebanon and no more so than in the coastal city of Tripoli where the Sunni-Shi’a division has threatened the stability of the city. In the midst of this, a Sunni group in Tripoli threatened to burn down the offices of the ruling political party ‘al-Mustaqbal’ due to their policies in Tripoli.
The trial of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s prime minister and other loyalists has been postponed until next month following a request by the defence team to adjourn the case. The three defendants are facing charges of corruption, murder, repression of unarmed demonstrators, and more.
Following sectarian clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon, the Lebanese army has planned to maintain security in the city for the next six months.
Map of proposed seats for constitutional draft body in Libya with special seats for women and minorities. Continue reading
Following the overthrow of Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi through a popular revolution in 2011, Libya has found itself in a state of turmoil due to the power vacuum and power held by militias. Activists and members of civil society are preparing a meeting for national dialogue and reconciliation to try to bring stability to Libya.
Tripoli, Libya: When protestors reached the headquarters of the Tripoli-based militia, the al-Nsour Battalion, militia members open fire on the crowd spurring armed clashes between those loyal to the official security service and the militias and conflict in the city.