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Libya receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Libya has received its first shipment of vaccines against COVID-19, with 101,250 doses from Russia.

Buhari: Libya fuels insecurity in Nigeria, Sahel region

President Muhammadu Buhari warned on Thursday that as long as Libya remains unstable, illegal arms and ammunition will continue to flow in the Sahel region of Africa.

Nigeria receives 118 stranded Libyan returnees

Another batch of 118 Nigerians stranded in Libya, was on Wednesday received in Abuja.

Over 90 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), late Friday, said that more than 90 illegal migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast.

Libya spends $284m to fight coronavirus

Libyan Central Bank (LCB) announced on Wednesday that a whopping 1.27 billion dinars or about the US$284 million was devoted to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020.

79 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM), on Sunday, said that 79 illegal migrants were rescued and eight others went missing off the Libyan coast.

Libya reports 670 new COVID-19 cases

The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Sunday reported 670 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the national count to 101,414.

Libya, UNICEF to further cooperate in youth support

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Libya’s General Authority of Youth and Sports have agreed to further cooperate in supporting the country’s youth.

348,000 Libyan children in need of humanitarian aid

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that more than 348,000 children out of 1.2 million people need humanitarian assistance in Libya, due to...

74 migrants drown in Central Mediterranean

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya.

FG demands justice for Nigerian burnt to death in Libya

By Maureen Okon The Nigerian government has demanded for justice for her citizen who was burnt to death on Oct. 7 in Tripoli, Libya. Hon. Abike...

3 Libyans pour petrol on Nigerian migrant worker, watch him burn to death

A yet-to-be identified Nigerian migrant worker in Libya has been burned to death in Tripoli, the capital, U.N. and government officials said today.

Libya moves to reopen oilfields, ports

Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) said it is preparing to resume oil exports as engineers and workers gradually return to their workplaces at some fields and ports.

UN backed Libyan PM Fayez Al-Sarraj bows out October as crisis deepens

Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister of UN recognised government in Libya, said on Wednesday he intended to hand over power by the end of October.

Libya records first coronavirus recovery

Few weeks after Libya's first coronavirus case, the country has recorded its first recovery as well.

Coronavirus: East Libya government imposes curfew

A parallel government in eastern Libya, which is allied with Commander Khalif Haftar, will impose a 24-hour curfew for 10 days as part of preventive measures against the coronavirus.

Suspension of Libyan oil exports costs over 1.6 bln USD

Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) on Monday said that the suspension of oil exports due to closure of oil fields and ports has caused a loss of more than 1.6 billion U.S. dollars so far.

14,045 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 161 Nigerians from Mitiga, Tripoli in Libya, bringing the total returnees from Libya to 14,045.

World leaders commit to peace in Libya

World leaders committed Sunday at a Berlin summit to ending all foreign meddling in Libya's war and to uphold a weapons embargo, as part of a broader plan to end the spiralling conflict.

Merkel, Putin, Erdogan in Berlin to forge peace in war-wracked Libya

World leaders gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked...

Turkey sends troops to Libya

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey is sending troops to Libya, weeks after the country's parliament endorsed the move and days after a ceasefire deal between the warring parties collapsed

Haftar forces announce ceasefire in Libya

Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar on Saturday announced a ceasefire in his months-long battle to control the capital Tripoli after calls for a truce from Russia and Turkey.

EU’s Michel travels to Turkey, Egypt for talks on Libya

European Council President Charles Michel heads on Saturday to Turkey and Egypt for talks on the conflict in Libya.

Libyan rebels seize strategic city of Sirte

Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Monday they had taken control of the strategic coastal city of Sirte in a rapid advance preceded by air strikes.

Over 28 killed in airstrike on Libya’s military academy

At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said.

Libya’s parliament votes against deals with Turkey

Libya’s parliament voted against two agreements on military and security cooperation and maritime borders signed between the UN-backed government and Turkey, which would allow Ankara to send troops to Libya.

Turkish parliament backs troops deployment to Libya

Turkish troops are going to Libya after Parliament, on Thursday passed a motion authorising the government to deploy them in support of the UN-backed government.

Turkey mulls sending troops to Libya

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is planning to send troops to Libya to shore up the UN recognised Government of National Accord(GNA) based in Tripoli.

Libya’s Haftar army detains ship with Turkish crew

Libya's east-based army has seized a Grenada-flagged ship with a Turkish crew off the Libyan coast, local media reported Sunday.

168 Nigerians return from Libya

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 168 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya.

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