EU seeks to shut down Libya sea route

By NIKOLAJ NIELSEN AND ERIC MAURICE EU leaders at a summit in Brussels still have no solution to an internal asylum stalemate, opting instead to focus their attention on stopping people from leaving for Europe. On Thursday (19 October), European Council president Donald Tusk agreed to offer Italy more help with Libya in shutting down the […]

Khalifa Haftar: Libyan Army is launching legitimate war in Sabratha

Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim Renegade Libyan General, Khalifa Haftar, has declared that one of the warring groups in Sabratha is affiliated with his self-styled army, saying the ongoing fighting in the city is legitimate. In a statement to Italy’s AKI news agency, Haftar revealed that the ISIS Fighting Operation Room is launching a legitimate war against the […]

Italy's deal to stem flow of people from Libya in danger of collapse

Number of people crossing Mediterranean rises again amid power struggle between rival factions in Libyan human-trafficking port Patrick Wintour A key pillar of the Italian government’s effort to stem the politically toxic issue of people crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to southern Italy is in danger of collapse as a result of a bloody power struggle in […]

Libya threatens to seize boats from NGOs rescuing migrants

Libya’s navy warned it will seize activists’ boats on migrant rescue missions that enter its waters unauthorized, after a run-in Wednesday with a German vessel during which a warning shot was fired. “This time we avoided an escalation. In future, we will seize the boats of NGOs that do not respect Libya’s sovereignty,” said navy […]

Violent Clashes Rage On in Libya's Sabratha

Tripoli — The western Libyan city of Sabratha has witnessed violent clashes for a week between rival armed groups, which have caused dozens of casualties and forced residents to flee their homes. Officials fear the violence might spread to nearby cities and towns, thus further complicating the worsening situation in the country. To continue reading, […]

Italy accused of bribing Libyan militias to stop migrants reaching Europe

Rome refuses to comment on claims that millions of dollars have changed hands, as migrant arrivals in Italy plummet Francesca Mannocchi Until recently, the shores of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, were the crossroads for much of Libya’s human trafficking. But over the last few weeks, such trade has come to a standstill. Arrivals to Italy […]

Blockchain solution for container security

Belgium-based logistics and supply chain company T-Mining is undertaking a pilot project to make container handling in the Port of Antwerp more efficient and secure. The project comprises digitalising processes that currently involve multiple parties by using blockchain technology. The technology aims to remove the need for middlemen and the risk of compromising security during […]

UN extends arms embargo on Libya for one more year

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday to extend authorization for another year so as to allow the European Union to seize illegal weapons on the high seas off the coast of Libya. The 15-member UN body “decides to extend the authorizations as set out in Resolution 2292 for a further 12 […]