February 2019

ICC Prosecutor keen on pursuing legal action against all Libyan fugitives

February 16, 2019 - 21:06
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda said in a meeting with the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj on Saturday - on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference - that the ICC is keen on pursuing legal actions on all the criminals of whom the court had issued arrest warrants.

According to Al-Sirraj's media office, Bensouda talked about the obstacles her office is facing regarding the apprehension of the wanted criminals in Libya.

Libya demands be scrapped off EU list of money laundering and terrorism financing

February 16, 2019 - 20:59
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj called on the European Union (EU) to remove Libya from the list of money laundering and terrorism financing countries.

In a meeting with the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference, Al-Sirraj said the EU should have contacted his government to do some analyses before taking the decision.

Libya's February 17 revolution leaders form a political party

February 16, 2019 - 20:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Attendees of the meeting of Libyan revolutionaries, held in Tripoli on Saturday under the slogan "Together for building a civil state," formed a new political party named "Libyan National Assembly" with a military arm called "Military Command."

The deputy head of the new party, Ghazi Ismaiel said their current foundation statement is a reiteration of the previous statement they issued in Al-Zawiya city on December 29, 2018.

14 Tunisian workers abducted in Zawiya city

February 16, 2019 - 16:35
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Written By: NewsDesk

14 Tunisian workers have been abducted while they were on their way to work at Zawiya refinery, western Libya.

Tunisian sources said an armed group abducted the workers to demand the release of a Libyan national from prison in Tunisia.

The Libyan and Tunisian foreign ministries are now in continuous contacts to secure the release of the workers.

Meanwhile, the Libyan interior ministry said it’s following the case with great concern.

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