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Greece seizes big drugs haul from Syrian freighter sailing for Libya
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday. Officials found about six tonnes of processed cannabis and 3 million super-strength “Captagon” amphetamine pills hidden aboa
Possible war approaches Sirte and central Libya
On Friday night, local media outlets and local sources from central Libya reported advances of military formations of brigades related to Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled army toward southwestern Sirte towns.
Eritrea : Evacuate Eritrean refugees from Libya death camps – Diaspora conference calls on EU
(Brussels, ) As European Union leaders present their bid for a responsible common migration policy, a conference of over 200 members and spokespersons of the Eritrean diaspora on the old continent taking place this week in Brussels calls for the evacuation and resettlement of Eritrean refugees from
Libya’s Grand Mufti demands lawsuit over promotion of gender equality
Johannesburg – Libya’s Grand Mufti, Sadiq Al-Ghariani, has called for a lawsuit against the British embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli in the wake of the embassy’s promotion of gender equality.
Conditions Improving for a US Return to Libya, Marine Commander Says
The commander of a special Marine Corps task force said Friday that conditions on the ground are improving for the return a U.S. diplomatic mission to Libya, six years after a devastating attack on the American consulate in Benghazi left four Americans dead.
Libya: Essential Humanitarian Support Reaches Communities in Tawergha, Nearby Areas
Tripoli – This week (12/12), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libya’s Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and the Local Council of Tawergha delivered essential humanitarian assistance to communities in Tawergha, 200 kilometres southeast of Libya’s capital Tr
UNHCR Update Libya (8 - 14 December 2018)
Following the evacuation of 133 refugees to Niger on 6 December, this week, 89 vulnerable individuals were transferred to the newly opened Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli. The GDF is the first of its kind in the country and is intended to bring vulnerable refugees to a safe environ
UN humanitarian, development chiefs join forces towards Libya recovery from crisis [EN/AR]
High-level UN officials completed their four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia today. Tunis, 14 December 2018 – Concluding a four-day mission to Libya and Tunisia, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, Mr. Mourad Wahba, the Director of the UNDP C
Militia leader's bravado shows limits of Libya reforms
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - For the United Nations, it was a chance to clip the wings of powerful armed groups who had held the levers of power in the Libyan capital for years. The militia were on the back foot after suffering losses to rival factions in the latest convulsion of violence to shake Tripoli; t
Oil ends lower on Iran comments despite Libya, OPEC supply cuts
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil ended lower on Wednesday after reports that Iran's oil minister said divisions exist within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, leading futures to give up earlier gains on OPEC-led production curbs and export cuts from Libya.
Golf: New rules meant to be make golf faster, fairer and simpler
(Reuters) - The New Year will usher in dozens of new rules in the biggest revamp of golf regulations in decades, even if at the recreational level it is more a case of catching up to what many casual players have been doing for years anyway.
Quick Read: UN says Islamic State kills 6 captives in Libya
Interested in ISIS? Add ISIS as an interest to stay up to date on the latest ISIS news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The U.N. mission to Libya says Islamic State militants have killed six people captured during an attack on a small town in October. The U.N….
One Month Later: How Was The International Meeting On Libya?
On November 11, Italy organized an international conference on planning a fresh start for Libya. One month later we evaluate the outcomes. Since 2011, when the dictator Muammar Gaddafi lost his grip on his totalitarian regime, Libya has been thrown into turmoil. After a raging civil war tore the cou
Oil rise as global equities climb, Libya output drops
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil futures rose on Tuesday with the help of an increase in global stock markets, an outage reducing Libyan crude production and a gradual decrease in Russian output.
Oil Rises as Supplies Seen Reduced by OPEC, Libya Field Halt
(Bloomberg) -- Oil rose on renewed optimism that production cuts announced by the OPEC+ coalition will rebalance the market, while a giant Libyan field remained shut and U.S. inventories were estimated to have shrunk.
Militia forces Libya's NOC to declare force majeure on biggest oilfield
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya's National Oil Company (NOC) on Monday declared force majeure on exports from the El Sharara oilfield, which was seized at the weekend by a local militia group.
This app tells your doctor if you have malaria
Kampala, Uganda (CNN)Only a few spare seats remain in the crowded waiting room at Kiruddu General Hospital, overlooking Lake Victoria on Kampala's southern tip. Doctors in white coats walk quickly past tired patients clothed in bright, patterned kitenge fabrics.
Oil prices rise on Libya supply outage, report of falling US stockpiles
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, supported by an industry report showing a drop in U.S. crude inventories, a cut in Libyan exports and an OPEC-led deal to trim output. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $52.66 per barrel, up $1.01, or 2 percent.
Crude oil prices rise in sympathy with equities after Libya's force majeure
Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Crude prices were higher shortly after the opening of the regular trading session Tuesday, in sympathy with gains in U.S. equity markets but also due to a force majeure in Libya curbing oil production.
What Must Change for Libya to Prosper?
It's time to craft a new international compact with the Libyan people that reflects their core demands for local institutional support and national transparency. “They came, they didn't meet, they pronounced it a success.” This is the skeptical press line on the latest international bid to stabilize