Baladiyat of Libya

Cyclist killed after being hit by car in Tripoli

A cyclist aged 79 was killed on Saturday in southern Greece after being hit on a provincial road in Tripoli by a car driven by a 37-year-old man.

The elderly man was rushed to the Pan-Arcadian Hospital of Tripoli but died of his injuries a short time later. Local police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

Athens seeking restart with Tripoli

After several years of virtually nonexistent relations, Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis spoke on the telephone Wednesday with his Libyan counterpart Najla Mangoush, signaling that contacts between Athens and Tripoli are at a turning point in the effort to build functional channels of communication.

Suspects in deadly shipwreck given one day to prepare defence

Nine suspected people smugglers were granted on Monday 24 hours to prepare their testimony over accusations that they captained the fishing trawler that sank off the southern coast of Greece last week, killing 78 and leaving hundreds of others presumed dead.

Their attorneys asked for the brief extension to study the case file. 

Mediterranean boat carrying 500 migrants has disappeared, rescuers say

A boat carrying about 500 migrants, including a newborn baby and pregnant women, has disappeared in the central Mediterranean, two charities said on Friday.

Alarm Phone, a group that picks up calls from migrant vessels in distress, said it lost contact with the boat on Wednesday morning.

Athens pushes back against Tripoli maritime zone claims

In a letter to the United Nations secretary-general, Greece's permanent representative to the UN, Evangelos Sekeris, expressed Athens' complete opposition to Libya's claims regarding the limits of its maritime zones, as reflected in a verbal communication from the Tripoli government to Cairo. 

Libya in a state of isolation

The failure to hold a consultative meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in the Libyan capital is seen as evidence of the diplomatic isolation of the Tripoli government, even among Arab states. 

Indicatively, of the 22 countries in the Arab League, 15 did not attend, and neither did its secretary-general, Ahmed Aboul Gheit. 

Traffic accident near Tripoli results in one death

A 22-year-old man died in a traffic accident near Tripoli in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the police, the car collided with an outer fence of a nearby house.

The accident also left one 21-year-old passenger injured.

The Tripoli traffic police are conducting an investigation into the incident.