‘Ready for rescue’: Saving refugee lives in the Mediterranean Sea | Refugees

Listen to this story: Geo Barents Ship, Mediterranean Sea – It was Wednesday, May 11, 2022, and a small fishing boat drifted in the Mediterranean, some 240km (155 miles) south of the coast of Malta. On board, the 29 passengers – all without life jackets or supplies – faced their third night on the open … Read more

Civilians in crossfire as shifting alliances spark Libya violence | News

Tripoli, Libya – Fathi Bashagha, one of Libya’s two rival prime ministers, is from Misrata – as is his rival, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, whose internationally recognized government sits in Tripoli. But Bashagha has largely stayed away since being appointed by the country’s eastern-based parliament, because Misrata has long been seen as a stronghold of support … Read more

Gaddafi’s widow appeals Malta court ruling to send funds to Libya | Courts News

Safiya Ferkash says Malta lacks jurisdiction over the funds deposited by her late son Mutassim Gaddafi. The widow of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has appealed a decision by a Malta court ordering the Bank of Valletta to return to Libya some 95 million euros ($100m) deposited by Gaddafi’s late son Mutassim, court officials said. … Read more

Death Toll From Armed Clashes in Libyan Capital Rises to 16 People – Ambulance Service

https://sputniknews.com/20220723/death-toll-from-armed-clashes-in-libyan-capital-rises-to-16-people—ambulance-service-1097716135.html Death Toll From Armed Clashes in Libyan Capital Rises to 16 People – Ambulance Service Death Toll From Armed Clashes in Libyan Capital Rises to 16 People – Ambulance Service BENGHAZI, Libya (Sputnik) – The number of people killed in armed clashes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli has risen to 16 while 34 … Read more

Several killed in clashes between Libyan armed groups in Tripoli | Conflict News

At least 13 killed and 27 others injured in the fighting, a spokesman for the city’s emergency services says. At least 13 people have been killed in fighting between armed groups in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a spokesman for the city’s emergency services said. Fighters exchanged fire in a central district where several government and … Read more

A new Libyan force emerges, accused of abusing migrants

CAIRO: The Moroccan man had been stopped before at sea in his multiple attempts to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe. But his most recent time was different. The Libyan force that intercepted the boat full of some 50 migrants was more brutal. The armed men beat and humiliated the migrants, he recalled. They … Read more

Libyan oil firm chief denounces Tripoli’s move to replace him | News

Libya’s government in Tripoli said it had installed a new National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman in the state producer’s headquarters amid a power struggle to control a company whose revenues are the source of all state funding. The energy committee of Libya’s eastern-based parliament, however, said on Thursday that it rejected the move to sack … Read more

What is behind the protests rocking Libya? | Politics News

Protests have broken out across Libya in recent days; the House of Representatives in the eastern city of Tobruk was set on fire on Friday, and hundreds of protesters in the capital Tripoli have been descending on the city center to denounce armed militias and increasing prices of basic goods. The protests have come as … Read more

22 Malians, including children, die in boat disaster off Libya | Migration News

Sixty-one others were rescued and those healthy enough were taken to a detention center in Libya. Twenty-two people from Mali, including three children, have died in a boat disaster off the coast of Libya, the United Nations and the Malian government have confirmed. The people who died were part of a group of 83, most … Read more

Libya’s power cuts enrage citizens, spurring protest

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI: When the power cut out in Libya’s Benghazi last week, Haitham al-Ghoul dashed into the street with his five-year-old son Othman to find somewhere to plug in a respirator the child needs to ease attacks. A photograph of Ghoul hugging Othman on the street with the respirator hooked up to a shop’s private generator … Read more