The Guards of the oil facilities of the Libya they announced the closure of all fields, valves, oil and gas pipelines in the country. This is what we learn from a statement arrived today by the armed group, after a ten-day deadline given to Libyan officials "to satisfy our requests without receiving a response". Previously the Night he would have asked the prime minister of Gun to intervene urgently to resolve the issue and prevent the closure of the gas pipeline of the Mellitah oil and gas complex, located on the coast of western Libya. The closure announced today could cause a serious energy crisis in Libya, especially if the oil fields and valves of the Mellitah complex and the Zawiya refinery continue to be closed, as well as a gradual decline in oil and gas flows to Europe, in particular regarding the Italian Green Stream gas pipeline. The Snam interactive map of the national gas network shows that for the moment gas flows to Italy are continuing.
February 25, 2024 14:47 UTC
The Prime Minister and the Opposition leader are engaged in a constructive discussion about who should be the new president of Malta. Responding to questions from PBS’ Mario Xeureb, Nationalist Leader Bernard Grech expressed satisfaction with how the discussion is unfolding with Robert Abela. I must say that this is what I always expected since the first time I became Opposition Leader,” Grech said. Prime Minister Robert Abela and Opposition leader Bernard Grech held their first face-to-face meeting on the matter in the second week of February. Abela and Grech have a frosty relationship but sources privy to the talks told MaltaToday the meeting was “friendly”.
February 25, 2024 14:30 UTC
Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh held talks in Tripoli today with Germany’s special envoy to the country, Christian Buck. According to a statement by Dbeibeh’s media office, Buck affirmed his country’s support for the peace initiative of UN Special Envoy Abdoulaye Bathily. For his part, the Libyan premier reiterated his commitment to attend the UN-sponsored dialogue meeting between Libyan warring parties. The two also discussed “economic cooperation between both countries”.
February 25, 2024 14:20 UTC
The Acting Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Masoud Suleiman, held a meeting in Tripoli today with the Head of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, Brigadier General Abdul Razzaq Al-Khurmani. The meeting notably comes after the Petroleum Facilities Guard, affiliated with the government of Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, announced shut down of all oil facilities today including the Greenstream pipeline which links gas supply between Libya and Italy. The Guard claimed they’re protesting Dbeibeh’s disregard for their demand to officially recognize the group as security force under the authority of NOC among other demands. Al-Khurmani discussed the Guard’s demands with Suleiman while the latter urged protection of staff and property at oil sites, according to a statement by the NOC. Suleiman insisted that oil sites “must be kept away from any tensions”, urging the Guard to “follow official and legal channels to implement their demand”.
February 25, 2024 14:08 UTC
Tripoli, 25/February/2024 – The Government of Germany has renewed its partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in support of Libyan elections. Committing additional German resources to UN-coordinated international election support, Dr. Buck underscored the importance of elections to sustainable peace, political stability and development. The generous contribution from Germany will significantly bolster our efforts in ensuring that the upcoming elections are transparent, inclusive, and reflective of the Libyan people's aspirations." PEPOL provides technical assistance to Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC), supporting its capacity and readiness to prepare and hold national elections as part of its 2023 – 2025 Country Programme. The project is implemented by the United Nations Electoral Support Team (UNEST), comprised of experts from UNDP and the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL).
February 25, 2024 12:51 UTC
Wagner's Strategic Maneuvers in LibyaUnder the command of General Andrei Averyanov, Russia's Wagner PMC is not just expanding its footprint in Libya; it's embedding itself into the fabric of the nation. Breaking Barriers: Women in Technical EducationWhile the echoes of geopolitical chess games reverberate from Africa, a different kind of revolution unfolds in the halls of the Government Technical Institute (GTI). Wagner's deeper inroads into Libya under General Averyanov's leadership showcase a relentless drive for expansion and influence. Simultaneously, the stories of women at GTI, led by figures like Eva Butcher, highlight a relentless pursuit of personal growth and societal change. As we witness Russia's strategic maneuvers in Libya and celebrate the triumphs of women in technical education, we are reminded of the diverse yet interconnected world we inhabit.
February 25, 2024 10:11 UTC
The Attorney General's (AG) Office has ordered the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the Abu Salim mass murder, which claimed the lives of 10 people, without specifying the identity of the murderers. The AG Office said Saturday that the prosecution’s orders came after the investigators and autopsy reports had confirmed that the cause of death was due to the victims being subjected to gunshots. The AG Office said that the investigating authority had obtained evidence that contributed to understanding the circumstances surrounding the incident and identifying the perpetrators, so the Public Prosecutor assigned the Tripoli Security Directorate to supervise the implementation of the arrest. Last Sunday, the Tripoli Security Directorate announced that the Public Prosecution had launched its investigations into the Abu Salim murder, explaining that the incident claimed the lives of ten people. They moved to the crime scene in order to take record of fingerprints, search the house, and conduct a physical examination of the bodies.
February 24, 2024 18:33 UTC
For the past ten years, Bangladesh has consistently been among the top ten countries from where people attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. Yet, even after such tragedies, the flow of Bangladeshis attempting to reach Europe continues, as evidenced by the return of 144 Bangladeshis from Libya just on Friday (23 February). Besides, Dhaka-Istanbul-Dubai to Libya, Dhaka-Qatar-Libya, and Dhaka-Dubai-Syria-Libya are common routes for people from Bangladesh to take to reach Libya. Law enforcement agencies need to collaborate closely to identify local brokers and human trafficking networks," he added. Moreover, concerted efforts are needed to track down international human trafficking networks operating in Libya and other countries, said Hasan.
February 24, 2024 11:45 UTC
Coach Abdulrahman Mohammed’s side trailed the Libyans 16-25 in the first quarter but bounced back to win the second quarter 19-15. In the third quarter, however, D’Tigers failed to build on their four-point lead as they slumped to a third-quarter loss of 20-15. In the final quarter, Mohammed’s side bounced back to win 25-15 which forced the game into overtime where they lost 12-7. D’Tigers, who crashed out of the Paris Olympics and the World Cup, will face Uganda in their next game on Saturday. Their final Group B game is against Cape Verde on Sunday.
February 24, 2024 10:48 UTC
Malta voiced its doubt on a statement pledging support for Ukraine from the European Union, citing its concern about the language used on defence, sources have told MaltaToday. Sources said Malta’s “doubts” were specifically about pledging military support to Ukraine, specifically missiles. It also criticised EU institutions over the “silence” on the situation in the Middle East. POLITICO reported the statement was prepared by the office of the European Council president, Charles Michel, who on Friday afternoon sent an email to member countries. That version of the statement was released Friday afternoon.
February 24, 2024 10:28 UTC
Nigeria senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, are looking to bounce back in their FIBA Afrobasket qualifying campaign after falling to a defeat to Libya on Friday night. The men’s team are set to face Uganada in their second Group B game at the AfroBasket 2025 qualifiers in Tunisia today (Saturday). D’Tigers had arrived on the day of their opening game (Friday) as they went straight to the venue from the airport. D’Tigers will now take on Uganda, who had been beaten 78-73 by Cape Verde in the other opening game of the group. After one round of games played, Libya are top, Cape Verde in second place while Uganda and Nigeria are third and fourth respectively.
February 24, 2024 08:22 UTC
Nigeria senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, lost to Libya in their opening Group B game at the AfroBasket 2025 qualifiers in Tunisia on Friday night. D’Tigers will hope to bounce back from the defeat to Libya when they face Uganda in their second group game today (Saturday). Meanwhile, the other game in the group saw Cape Verde beat Uganda 78-73. After one round of games played, Libya are top, Cape Verde in second place while Uganda and Nigeria are third and fourth respectively. The AfroBasket 2025 qualification will be played from February to November 2024, to determine the 16 nations who will qualify for the FIBA AfroBasket 2025.
February 24, 2024 07:28 UTC
Nigeria face overtime heartbreak against Libya in FIBA AfroBasket 2025 qualifiersSHARENigeria's D'Tigers have been off to a rough start in the FIBA AfroBasket 2025 qualifiers as the team suffered their first defeat in the hands of Libya in an overtime thriller. D'Tigers of Nigeria had found a way back into the game in the 4th Quarter of the tie but late points from the opposition saw Libya take the first game of the qualifiers into overtime and win by a 7-point margin with a score line of 82-89. Libya defeated Nigeria in the opening game of the FIBA AfroBasket 2025 qualifiers on the country's return to the game for the first time since 2009. Players like Eke, Bright, Daramola, and Nuga were influential and instrumental in picking up points and coming from behind to take the lead in the 4th quarter and send the game into overtime. @MichaelNuga with a great performance 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/33iUFXVX5F — D’Tigers | Nigeria Basketball (@NigeriaBasket) February 23, 2024Read the Latest Sport Trends and Get Fresh updates as they drop via Twitter and Facebook
February 24, 2024 07:15 UTC
This photo provided by RR Auction shows a watch melted during the Aug.6, 1945 bombing of Hiroshima. The watch is frozen in time at the moment of detonation of the atomic bomb over the city during the closing days of World War ll, sold at auction Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 for more than $31,000. (Nikki Brickett/RR Auction via AP)By STEVE LeBLANCA watch melted during the Aug 6, 1945, bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, has sold for more than $31,000 at auction. The artifact was recovered from the ruins of Hiroshima and offers a glimpse into the immense destruction of the first atomic bomb detonated over a city. The small brass-tone watch, a rare survivor from the blast zone, was auctioned alongside other historically significant items, according to the auction house.
February 24, 2024 06:59 UTC
The real-life story of Hamrouni and her children is the focus of “Four Daughters,” an Academy Award nominee for best documentary feature film. Today, families like Hamrouni’s are living reminders of that complex legacy, the unresolved issues and difficult questions persisting years later. “It’s … an open wound in my country,” said actor Hend Sabri, who appears in the film as Hamrouni in some scenes. Besides Sabri, actors play Ghofrane and Rahma, the daughters who left, as Ben Hania reconstructs the family’s past in search for clues for their radicalization. In the film and the family’s telling, the daughters grew up with little in a tumultuous home.
February 24, 2024 06:53 UTC