Around 156 migrants, including one pregnant woman, were intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard before they were brought back to Libya, where they disembarked at Zawiya airport, the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday.
The Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) is facing an internal conflict between those who support the December elections, and those opposite it because “they benefit from the status-quo”, LPDF member Belqassem Al-Nimr told reporters on Thursday.
A military committee of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by LNA’s Chief of General Staff Abdel Razek Al-Nadori, arrived in Ubari today to inspect the LNA forces positioned there and review their work, according to a statement by the army’s Media Division.
Mohammed al-Menfi, the chairman of the Presidential Council, has reportedly held a closed-door meeting on Thursday with Saddek Elkaber, the governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), in which they agreed to reopening the banking clearing next week.
Libyan Justice Minister Halima Abdurrahman confirmed on Thursday that Tripoli’s Mitiga prison, as well as a number of other detention centers across the country, are not controlled by the Government of National Unity.
Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush spoke on the phone with her Tunisian counterpart Othman Jerandi on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation, particularly with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Former Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has called on the United States to enforce “stiff and immediate sanctions against anyone who tries to obstruct the country’s electoral process, even if those individuals currently hold positions in the Libyan state.”
The Libyan Foreign Ministry discussed in a meeting in Tripoli with the European Union Mission in Libya ways to enhance and support border security and management, develop search and rescue operations, and combat smuggling and human trafficking networks.
Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Benghazi criticized on Thursday the allocation of low amounts of cash to commercial banks in the Eastern region, Cyrenaica, calling on CBL in Tripoli to form working teams to reunify CBL.