Tag: Tripoli

Pope Francis phones Bishop George Bugeja

Bishop George Bugeja, the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, received a surprise telephone call from Pope Francis last Friday.

As Tripoli anti-corruption protests escalate, GNA announces curfew to contain Covid-19

The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord has imposed a total curfew in the Libyan capital with the stated aim of halting the spread of Covid-19, though the decision comes in the wake of widespread protests against corruption and poor living conditions.

‘Numerous’ reports of looting in retaken Libyan towns, UN says

The U.N. Libya mission (UNSMIL) said more than 16,000 people had been displaced in Tarhouna and southern Tripoli.

Forces aligned with Tripoli government advance along west Libyan coast

Forces aligned with Libya's internationally recognised government seized two towns west of the capital Tripoli.

More coronavirus cases in Libya as fighting rages

In chaos and without central authority since the 2011, Libya is poorly placed to withstand any epidemic.

Eastern Libyan lawmakers not to join Geneva talks

The eastern politicians said the United Nations, which is brokering the talks in Geneva, had not approved all the members of their proposed delegation.

Imported camels evacuated from Libya’s capital after port comes under fire

The camels left Tripoli's port shortly after midnight on Wednesday, and were herded along a highway leading west to the city of Zawiya, some 45 km (30 miles) away, where they arrived on Thursday morning, according to a local merchant.

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

About 140,000 people have been forced out of their homes

Missile hits Tripoli airport car park, grounding flights for three hours

A missile hit the car park of Libya's only functioning airport in Tripoli on Saturday, forcing flights to be grounded for almost three hours...

Photos: Malta rescues 216 migrants in upsurge of Mediterranean crossings

A Maltese armed forces patrol boat picked up more than 200 migrants from two dinghies in the Mediterranean and was bringing them to Malta...