November 2020

Malta: Cooperation with Libya in migration prevented monumental crisis

November 28, 2020 - 16:39
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Written By: SafaAlharathy
Maltese Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo. Photo Maltese MOFA

Maltese Minister of Foreign Affairs Evarist Bartolo revealed that 2,256 illegal immigrants arrived this year in Malta, saying "Had it not been for the good relations and strong cooperation with Libya, some 7,000 others who were intercepted would have arrived at the shores of the country."

Bartolo emphasized that cooperation between Malta and Libya has prevented what he called a "huge crisis" however, urgent and long-term issues remained to be, resolved as he put it.

In Libya.. Art continues despite pain and fear

November 28, 2020 - 11:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy
Photo: Ministry of Culture

The Iskandar House of Arts in the Old City of Tripoli organized on Wednesday an exhibition to highlight the harrowing experience the Libyan people went through during the last period due to the spread of Covid-19 and the war waged by warlord Khalifa Haftar on the region.

The exhibition, entitled "Persistence" brought together professional photographers and artists who wanted to prove through their pieces of work that an artist could keep going and continue to create despite pain and suffering.

Several killed in clashes between two families in Sabha

November 27, 2020 - 22:15
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Clashes broke out in the city of Sabha on Thursday, resulting in the deaths of several people and the injury of three others; one is in critical condition, a source from the city told The Libya Observer.

The source who preferred to stay anonymous said that the clashes erupted on Thursday afternoon in the "Laqrad" neighborhood; Known as "Al-Fatah" between two families from the Qadadfa Tribe.

UAE blocks new visas for Libyans but keeps sending weapons to Haftar to fuel conflict

November 26, 2020 - 21:03
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The United Arab Emirates has halted issuing new visas to citizens of 13 Muslim-majority countries, including Libya, according to a document issued by Abu Dhabi seen by Reuters.

The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals – those outside the UAE – of 13 countries that also included Syria and Yemen, Algeria, Kenya, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia until further notice.