Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

Forces of Libya’s Khalifa Haftar threaten to target civilian aircraft

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 25, 2020
A spokesman for one of Libya’s warring factions threatened to target civilian airliners flying over Tripoli airspace on Wednesday, prompting Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya’s largest city, to halt and divert flights elsewhere. The airport reportedly reopened on Thursday. A spokesman for the forces of General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army – which […]

World Leaders Reach Agreement on Libya at Berlin Conference

by Ikokwu Ikembaon January 20, 2020
World leaders agreed on a final communique for Libya during a conference in Berlin on Sunday. Details of the agreement were presented during a press conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas following the meeting’s conclusion. Among those who participated were […]

150 migrants feared drowned as boat to Europe capsizes off Libya

by Ikokwu Ikembaon July 27, 2019
A UN official described the shipwreck as “the worst Mediterranean tragedy” this year. The International Rescue Committee said the tragedy was a stark reminder of the humanitarian crisis emerging out of Libya and of the urgent need for search and rescue missions to be resumed in the Mediterranean. Ayoub Gassim, a spokesman for Libya’s coast […]