PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:21 AM IST
UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told a news conference in Geneva that the advisory committee’s members “have met their responsibility with a constructive spirit, cooperative efforts, and a great deal of patriotism.”
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Tunisia
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:26 PM IST
UN acting envoy for Libya Stephanie Williams told reporters in Tunisia that the 75-member forum did not discuss names during their week-long talks.
By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:28 AM IST
Figures showing a rebound in the world’s second and third largest economies, China and Japan, also supported prices, along with data that Chinese refineries processed the most crude ever in October on a daily basis.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:54 PM IST
The boat was carrying over 120 migrants, including women and children, when it capsized off the coast of the Libyan port of al-Khums.
Vitamin E extracted from palm oil useful in boosting immunity? Here’s what studies based on liver cells reveal
By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 08:46 PM IST
A team of researchers from Malaysia and Libya recently investigated the effect of Vitamin E, extracted from palm oil, on mice liver cells as its compound is known to have antioxidant effects which protects cells from damage of toxic chemicals produced by metabolic processes
By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:03 PM IST
Libya’s resurgence -- it was producing less than 100,000 barrels a day in early September -- has taken oil traders by surprise and weakened prices just as renewed coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and accelerating cases in the US stifle energy use.
By Associated Press | Geneva, Geneva
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:23 AM IST
The breakthrough, which among other things orders foreign mercenaries out of the country, sets the stage for political talks in November to find a lasting solution to the chaos unleashed after a 2011 Nato-backed uprising toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
By Manjeev Puri
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The politics behind the votes have been discussed but the nine votes business saw a brief but heightened drama in the UNSC chamber before the vote was called
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:02 PM IST
On October 8, the external affairs ministry confirmed the seven Indians had been abducted at Asshwerif in Libya on September 14, while they were travelling to Tripoli airport to catch a flight back to India. The men belong to Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral | Tunis
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:09 AM IST
The seven were kidnapped from Asshwerif in Libya on September 14. They hail from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Libyan fishermen spotted the sinking boat late Thursday, said the International Organisation for Migration, and managed to pull 22 people from the water, including those from Egypt, Bangladesh, Syria, Somalia and Ghana.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Cairo
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 02:23 PM IST
At least 45 survivors on the three boats were returned to the shore. All migrants were men, with a majority from Egypt and Morocco, UN migration agency said .
By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Cairo
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 06:49 PM IST
Libya’s UN supported government Friday announced a cease-fire across the oil-rich country and called for demilitarizing the strategic city of Sirte in an initiative supported by the rival parliament in the east.
By Asian News International | Cairo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Libya has been locked in a civil war since the ouster and killing of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
By Press Trust of India | Cairo
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:02 PM IST
The shelling of the facility in the city’s Furnaj district late Saturday also wounded at least 17 people, including a 52-year-old Bengali migrant and his 5-year-old child, Malek Merset.
By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh | United Nations, United States
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 06:44 AM IST
It is the first time the UN has confirmed claims first made in US media that the group is supporting military strongman Khalifa Haftar. Moscow has denied being responsible for deploying the group.
By Associated Press | ANKARA, Turkey
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Turkey, which backs the U.S.-supported Libyan government that is based in Tripoli, has sent Turkish military trainers as well as Syrian fighters to battle against rival Libyan forces under commander Khalifa Hifter, who in April launched an offensive to capture Libya’s capital.
By Reuters | TRIPOLI/GENEVA
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Turkey has sent several ships carrying arms and heavy trucks to Tripoli and Misrata, another western port since January.
By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 03:51 AM IST
The palace announced on Saturday that the couple would no longer use their “Royal Highness” titles and would pay their own way in life.
By Agence France-Presse | Berlin
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
The move to cripple the country’s main income source was a protest against Turkey’s decision to send troops to shore up Haftar’s rival, the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj.
By Soumya Bhattacharya | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Amitav Ghosh’s new novel, Gun Island, explores many of the writer’s recurring motifs: Irrawaddy dolphins; the Sunderbans; climate change. But at the heart of the novel is the theme of illegal migration and refugee crisis, displacement and renewal. Exclusive interview plus extract from the book
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2019 07:14 PM IST
In a tweet, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that though there had been massive evacuations from Libya, more than 500 Indians were still stranded in Tripoli.
By Reuters | ABOARD SEA-WATCH 3, Mediterranean
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2019 12:01 AM IST
The Sea-Watch 3 plucked 32 people from an unsafe boat off the coast of Libya on December 22, including three small children who are suffering from seasickness and four teenagers, who are travelling alone.
By Associated Press | Benghazi (Libya)
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Libya has been a haven for Islamic militants since a 2011 uprising toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi. The country is split between rival governments, each backed by an array of local militias.
By Agence France-Presse | Tripoli
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2018 09:36 PM IST
Mohamad al-Amial, the coastal city’s municipal council spokesman said the find was made “a few days ago” and that the bodies were believed to be of Islamic State (IS) group members, although there was no confirmation.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 08:44 AM IST
Guards were unable to prevent the prisoners escaping as they feared for their own lives.
By Grant Smith and Sharon Cho | Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2018 04:28 PM IST
By Heesu Lee | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 04:09 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is demanding that Iran’s oil customers end imports by a November 4 deadline, refusing any extensions or waivers to that timeline, as it targets the Persian Gulf state’s economy with sanctions.
By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Tripoli
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2018 04:00 PM IST
Three separate operations took place on Saturday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesman Ayoub Kacem said. Monday’s announcement by the navy came as Italy’s far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini was en route to Libya for talks about the migrant crisis.
By Associated Press | Associated Press, PUNGGYE-RI
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 06:16 PM IST
North Korea has conducted all six of its nuclear tests at the Punggye-ri site, which consists of tunnels dug beneath Mount Mantap in the northeast of the country.