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European Commission allocates €10 million for emergency humanitarian assistance in Libya.

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Libya The new funding aims to help humanitarian organisations respond to urgent needs, especially in terms of access to emergency health services and essential medicines.Today, the European Commission has ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Czech minister: EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants.

The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the EU consider a military engagement in Libya in attempts to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe

- News24.com - ZA

Backing Of Workers, Communities Key To Libya's Oil Revival.

When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

- Rigzone.com - US

Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival.

When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

- The Daily Star - LB

Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions.

The Libyan National Army, the main military force in eastern Libya, on Thursday denied accusations that its troops were involved in torture and killing of prisoners after the United Nations urged the LNA to investigate.

- The Daily Star - LB

OPEC-member Libya still in crisis mode, European Commission says.

Exempt from an OPEC-led move to cut protection for national security reasons, the European Commission said Thursday that Libya remains steeped in crisis.

- UPI - US

EU steps up humanitarian assistance in Libya.

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 20 July 2017 The European Commission has announced additional emergency assistance of €10 million to respond to increasing humanitarian needs in Libya. The European Commission has today announced an additional €10 million in humanitarian aid for those most in need in Libya ...

- EU - EU

Libya: EU pledges 10 mn euros in humanitarian aid.

To support organizations for emergency healthcare services

- ANSA - IT

Libya: media, new Sarraj-Haftar summit being prepared.

Source Al Wasat, this time 'in a European capital'

- ANSA - IT

Qatar helped Al Qaida target UAE troops in Yemen: diplomat.

UAE has evidence that Doha supported other terror groups in Libya and Syria, envoy tells BBC

- GulfNews - AE

Czech minister advocates EU military role in Libya to reduce migrants.

The Czech Republic's foreign minister has suggested that the European Union consider a military engagement in Libya to reduce the flow of migrants arriving by boat from there to Europe.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya - When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

- Reuters - US

Libya: Incitement Against Religious Minority

– The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya's competing governments should repeal a discriminatory religious edict accusing `Ibadi faith followers in Libya of deviance' and adherence to an infidel' doctrine, Human Rights Watch said today. The government linked to the committee, the Interim Government based in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

V4 Conveys Support To Italy Regarding Migration Crisis

The Visegrad Group has sent a letter to Italy's prime minister assuring him of the V4's support in connection with the migration crisis. The letter to Paolo Gentiloni released on the V4 website notes that the V4 prime ministers are ready to contribute to European and Italian efforts to stop irregular migration flows to ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

SC: grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court has dealt President Donald Trumps government a fresh setback, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the United States -- for now.The court yesterday accepted a Hawaii federal judges ruling last week that the Trump administration ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Egypt's Poorest Risk Death for Promise of Work in Libya

In a bare room with nothing but a small pillow, a few pots and a sheet to cover the dusty floor, Youssef Abdullah's family was living in an impoverished Upper Egyptian village when they were told he'd died in the Libyan desert. Abdullah was one of at least 22 Egyptians found dead this month, perishing from heat and ...

- Voice of America - US

Shipping movements

These ships are expected in Malta: The Contship Max from Bejaia to Sousse, the Lady Massa from Tobruk to Tobruk, the CMA CGM Herodote from Skikda to Annaba , the MV Eurocargo Venezia from Genoa to Genoa and the Swansea from Antwerp to Piraeus today. The Evridiki G from Algeciras to Salerno, the Cerinthus from Alexandria to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

U.S. top court rejects Trump bid to include grandparents in travel ban

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to include grandparents and other relatives of Americans in his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries. A federal judge had ruled against the government on the scope of both bans last Thursday, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Europe's alt right is chartering a boat to stop migration to Italy

A European alt-right group is taking to the Mediterranean Sea in a bid to stop illegal migrants crossing from Libya – a move NGOs fear could start a dangerous game of cat and mouse with humanitarian rescue teams. The mission, known as Defend Europe,' is the project of the Identitarians,

- VICE News - US

Libya's NOC sees 1.25 mln bpd oil output by year-end

Libya's NOC sees 1.25 mln bpd oil output by year-end...

- MENAFN - JO

Egypt's poorest risk death for promise of work in Libya

TARFA AL-KOM, Egypt - In a bare room with nothing but a small pillow, a few pots, and a sheet to cover the dusty floor, Youssef Abdullah's family was living in an impoverished Upper Egyptian village when they were told he died in the Libyan desert.

- Reuters - US

After long Benghazi campaign, Libyan commander eyes capital

TUNIS - Buoyed by the end of a long military campaign in Benghazi and new signs of foreign support, Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been signaling his intent to extend his power to the capital, Tripoli.

- Reuters - US

Europe's alt-right is chartering a boat to stop migration to Italy

A European alt-right group is taking to the Mediterranean Sea in a bid to stop illegal migrants crossing from Libya – a move NGOs fear could start a dangerous game of cat and mouse with humanitarian rescue teams. The mission, known as Defend Europe,' is the project of the Identitarians,

- VICE News - US

News24.com | China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from becoming a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria

- News24.com - ZA

Surviving the deadliest migration route from Libya to Italy

The UN refugee agency says traffickers on the migrant route from Libya are becoming ever more ruthless.

- BBC - UK

China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from dissolving into a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria.

- FOX News - US

China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

China's Wang Yi said Libya is attracting international terrorist forces now being driven from Iraq and Syria.

- Stars and Stripes - US

China, Tunisia Call for New Efforts to Stabilize Libya

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia called Wednesday for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from dissolving into a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria.   China's Wang Yi said Libya is attracting militants from across the globe now being driven from ...

- Voice of America - US

Head Of Libya's NOC To Attend OPEC/Non-OPEC Meeting

OPEC has invited Libya to share its production plans with the Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee next week, and Libya will attend the gathering, with National Oil Corporation chairman Mustafa Sanalla leading the delegation, NOC said on Tuesday. The recovery of Libya and Nigeria's crude oil production in ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Saudis Consider Further Cuts To Oil Exports

The latest word from the OPEC rumor mill is that pack leader Saudi Arabia is planning more oil export cuts – causing oil prices to jump on Tuesday. Oil futures jumped up two percent in value after industry consultant Petroleum Policy Intelligence said the KSA had been considering lowering exports by a further 1 million ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Stability Is Returning To Oil Markets

The last couple of years have been turbulent for the international oil market and all of its players. But there are signs that the waters are beginning to calm, as traders and investors wait and see how OPEC's cuts work. Benchmark prices have stabilized in the last few days, and they might even start rising as the market ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Mapping Libya's War Economy

This fieldwork-based research initiative seeks to map and understand the development of a war economy that is undermining peace efforts and fuelling state disintegration in Libya.Libya suffers from an interlinked political, security and economic crisis that is weakening state institutions, damaging its economy, and ...

- Chatham House - UK

Libya: UN rights arm sounds alarm for safety of prisoners at imminent risk of torture

The United Nations human rights arm today voiced deep concern for the safety of individuals taken prisoner by members of the Libyan army after recent fighting in Benghazi, noting that they may be at imminent risk of torture and even summary execution.

- UN - INT

An oil boom is coming sooner than you think

REUTERS/Essam Al-SudaniDespite the support of OPEC, crude prices remain in the doldrums again this year. While many initially expected that oil would stay in the mid-$50s, it has fallen well short of those forecasts, spending most of the year in the $40s. Driving down prices has been a combination of weaker demand ...

- Business Insider - US

Migrant Crisis: EU to Curb Rubber Boat Sales to Libya

EU foreign ministers have agreed to restrict exports of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in a drive to curb the smuggling of migrants, reported BBC.The restrictions will not apply to legitimate Libyan businesses, such as fishing crews, an EU statement said.It is not clear how the EU will check that such exports ...

- Novinite - BG

OPEC agrees on Saudi official as new head of research

By Rania El Gamal and Alex Lawler DUBAI/LONDON - OPEC's board of governors chose Saudi Arabia's candidate to be the group's new head of research in an appointment that went smoothly, two OPEC sources said on Tuesday, a sign political tension between Gulf members is not affecting decision-making. Saudi Arabia's Ayed ...

- Sify - IN

EU blocks sale of inflatable rubber boats to Libya in order to stop the flow of migrants

Thomson Reuters Brussels - The European Union on Monday adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe. The decision by the foreign ministers of the 28 EU states, which also covers outboard motors, is the latest to help a chaotic and ...

- Business Insider - US

Far-Right Group Plans to Patrol Mediterranean to Turn Back Migrants

A pan-European far-right group with a history of violent direct action has charted a 422-ton ship and says it plans to confront people-smugglers and turn back migrants it finds in the waters off Libya. Humanitarian organizations say the planned intervention is a "PR provocation" by the Defend Europe group, which is part of ...

- Voice of America - US

Libya called to share production plans with OPEC

Libya has been called on by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to share production plans at a summit next week, an oil company director said.

- UPI - US

EU curbs rubber dinghy, outboard motor sales to Libya to stop migrants

The European Union yesterday adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe.

- EurActive - UK

Mediterranean rescue vessels must not be prevented from saving children at sea - UNICEF

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Italy, Libya, World With thousands of refugees and migrants being pulled from the Mediterranean Sea each week, UNICEF is warning that a proposed code of conduct for NGO vessels could put children's lives at risk.NEW YORK/GENEVA, 17 July 2017 - With thousands of refugees and migrants being ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

James Mattis Doesn't Understand Iran or 'Moderate Arab Regimes'

During his presidential campaign Donald Trump repeatedly expressed his desire not to get the United States involved in another destructive war in the Middle East. He expressed his opposition to the invasion of Iraq in 2003; he was opposed to the NATO intervention in Libya [although he had originally supported the wars in ...

- Antiwar.com - US

EU votes to slow sales of rubber rafts to Libya in response to migrant crisis

The European Union is looking to deflate the amount of migrants coming into its member countries by restricting the sale of rubber dinghies to Libya.

- FOX News - US

EU curbs rubber dinghy sales to Libya in effort to stop migrant crossings

The European Union has adopted limits on the export of inflatable boats to Libya in a bid to make it harder for smugglers to send migrants to Europe.

- SBS.com.au - AU

EU limits boat sales to Libya in effort to stem migrant flow

EU foreign ministers have introduced restrictions in a bid to counter human-trafficking. More than 100,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean since the start of the year, with 85,000 landing in Italy.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

EU limits sales of inflatable boats to Libya

Most of the 100,000 refugees and migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year arrived in Italy from Libya.

- Al Jazeera - QA

EU to restrict rubber boat sales to Libya to curb migrant smuggling

The European Union's Foreign Affairs Council restricted exports of inflatable boats and outboard motors in an effort to curb the smuggling of migrants.

- UPI - US

Migrant Crisis: EU Limits Sale of Inflatable Boats to Libya

BRUSSELS — The European Union is allowing members to restrict sales of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in an effort to stop dangerous migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean. EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to allow member countries to ban such export or supply where there are reasonable grounds to ...

- Breitbart - US

News24.com | Egypt says it destroyed 15 arms-laden SUVs from Libya

Egypt's military says its jet-fighters have destroyed 15-all-terrain vehicles carrying weapons and explosives along with "criminal elements" after they were detected getting ready to cross the Libyan border into Egypt.

- News24.com - ZA

EU limits sale of inflatable boats to Libya to try tackle migrant smuggling

The European Union will allow members to restrict sales of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in an effort to stop dangerous migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean. On an initiative by Malta, EU foreign ministers have agreed to allow member countries to ban such exports or supply "where there are reasonable ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

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