Niger repeals fighting immigration law, opens door for influx to northern countries

The Chief of Niger's military regime, General Abdourahamane Tchiani, abolished a law issued in 2015 that criminalized the smuggling of illegal immigrants seeking to reach Europe via Libya.

Under this law, Nigeriens who, in one way or another, facilitated the transfer of foreign immigrants to the north, Libya and Algeria, were subject to criminal prosecution.


LIA succeeds in lifting the last judicial seizure on its assets in France

The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) said it had succeeded in lifting the latest judicial seizures imposed on its assets by international parties and companies seeking to use LIA's funds and assets to pay alleged debts on some Libyan state entities.

LIA said in a statement on Sunday that it challenged those seizures at European courts and refused to use its funds to implement them, adding that the Paris Court of Appeal invalidated the last of these seizures, according to the two rulings issued on 11/16/2023 and 11/23/2023.


Libya draws with Cameroon in World Cup qualifiers

The Libyan national football team drew 1-1 with its Cameroonian counterpart at Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi, in the second round of the group D of qualifiers for the upcoming 2026 World Cup, which includes: Libya, Cameroon, Angola, Cape Verde, Eswatini, and Mauritius.

The Cameroonian national team's first goal came from penalty in the 33rd minute of the first half, and before the end of the first half, in the 43rd minute, the Libyan national team equalized the score through Abdel Moneim Akasha.


US embassy opens applications for AFCP grant

Cultural establishments in Libya can now apply for a US grant program under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

The program targets cultural sites, collections, and traditional cultural expressions, according to a press release by the US Embassy in Libya on Friday.

The grants offered range from $10,000 to $500,000 to support cultural sites or objects that have a historical or cultural significance to Libya's cultural heritage.


Al-Qaib, Bosnian ambassador discuss cooperation in higher education

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Imran Al-Qaib met on Sunday with the Bosnian Ambassador to Liya, Nermin Misnovic, to discuss cooperation in the field of higher education between the two countries.

Al-Qaib presented during the meeting a draft memorandum of understanding for cooperation to be studied by the Bosnian side.

The proposal includes dispatching campus assistants, faculty members, outstanding students, and rare medical specialities students to universities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Misrata reopens health complex after a decade-long wait

Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah attended a ceremony on Saturday to mark the reopening of the Misrata Golden Clinic Complex after undergoing maintenance work.

In his address, the PM deemed the development a crucial step towards

reforming the "dilapidated" health sector, noting that 27 health facilities have been developed across various cities, including new sections and intensive care rooms.

The Misrata Golden Clinic Complex had been out of operation for over a decade, but now it has been restored with all its historical significance, the Dbeibah said.


Gaza reshapes the globe

Certainty and inevitability of the victory of the Palestinian resistance over the occupier is not a guesswork, a bet that has a share of chances of victory, or out of desire or wishes. Rather, it is a fact recorded by the experiences of the struggling peoples, who made sacrifices and presented their children on the altar of freedom, and history recorded this in the clearest way, on its pages and its most beautiful lines, its bravery, and heroism until it achieved glory and snatched its freedom and independence from the fangs and claws of the colonialists.

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Al-Lafi holds talks with Tunisian ambassador

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