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Bangladesh Closes Embassy in Libya

Bangladesh has reportedly suspended diplomatic operations in Libya, and relocated its staff to Tunisia. The government also asked all Bangladesh nationals, including migrant workers, not to travel to Libya because of the worsening security situation. The Bangladeshi foreign ministry said it was monitoring the overall situation in Libya closely. (Source: bdnews24.com) (Bangladesh image via Shutterstock)

Tobruk Govt bans Bangladeshi Workers

Libya’s internationally recognised government in Tobruk has banned the entry of Bangladeshi labourers. Anadolu Agency reports that the decree was made “in pursuit of public interest,” adding that it did not address the status of the Bangladeshi workforce currently in the country. (Source: Anadolu Agency) (Bangladesh image via Shutterstock)

Security Forces Stop Human Trafficking Operation

A joint operation by Libya’s Border Force and Air Defence Unit put a stop to one of the largest human trafficking operations ever seen in the country, according to unconfirmed reports. According to Libya Herald, Muftah Omar Hamza, commander of the Ali Hassan Al-Jaber Battalion, said that a raid was carried out south of the […]

Libyan diplomat in Dhaka flees amid $13m visa scam

A middle-ranking Libyan diplomat in Bangladesh is believed to have absconded with up to $13 million of visa payments made by Bangladeshis seeking jobs in Libya. Kamel Al-Mahjoub, who was chargé d’affaires at the embassy in Dhaka, is also thought to have operated a scam selling invalid visas. Up to 400 Bangladeshis have been turned […]

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Bangladesh’s Libya evacuees keen to get back to work

Some 37,000 Bangladeshi migrant workers were evacuated from Libya, mostly by the International Organisation for Migration or their employers, when foreign companies shut up shop as fighting erupted earlier this year. Before war broke out, tens of thousands of Bangladeshi contract workers were based in Libya, working mostly for large Korean companies on oil or […]

Libya returnees getting back job

Thirty-eight Bangladeshi workers will fly for Libya today, as the war-torn country starts recruiting overseas workers after a pause of eight months. An Italian company is recruiting these workers, Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said at a press briefing, yesterday. Another Libyan company sought to hire 34 of its former workers, […]