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Ras Jedir Border Crossing Reopens

By John Lee. The Ras Jedir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia re-opened to truck traffic on Saturday. Full traffic was expected to be allowed by Monday. The crossing had been closed recently in an attempt to curb smuggling (Sources: Medafrica, Libya Herald)

Libya shuts Border with Tunisia

By John Lee. Libyan authorities reportedly closed the Ras Jedir border crossing with Tunisia on Sunday due to the assaults and harassment of Libyan travellers in the Tunisian city of Ben Gardane. The Libya Observer reports that the Tripoli-based ‘Salvation Government’ said the border would remain closed until the Tunisian authorities take action and protect […]

Tunisia Reopens Libyan Border

By John Lee. Tunisia’s interior ministry has said that it has reopened its border crossings with Libya, following a two-week closure. Both the Ras Jedir crossing on the Mediterranean coast and the Dehiba crossing in the interior reopened on Tuesday morning. Customs officers were reported to be carrying out “painstaking searches” of every vehicle. (Source: AFP)

Trade with Libya down 80% in Matrouh

Trade between Egypt’s Matrouh governorate and Libya has reportedly fallen by 80 percent due to unrest in Libya, which has frequently closed the Salloum border crossing. Matrouh tribal chief Beshir al-Obaidy told Al-Masry Al-Youm on Sunday that trade with Libya involves many industries, such as textiles, building materials, food commodities and other goods and services. […]

Algeria Re-opens Border with Libya

Algeria has reportedly re-opened its border with Libya. The Ghadames-Debdeb and Ghat-Tin El Koum border crossings have been closed since May 2014, according to Libya Herald; Anadolu Agency says they have been closed since 2013. The closure had not stopped illegal migrants entering Libya or terrorist movements in either direction. “Algeria decided to reopen the border […]

Egypt Closes Libya Border Crossing

Authorities in Egypt have reportedly closed the Musaid-Sollum border crossing with Libya. A spokesman for Tobruk Municipal Council told the Libya Herald that the Egyptians closed the border to Libyan travellers because of last week’s assassination of Egypt’s Public Prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, and the current military operations in Sinai. The closure is not thought to affect […]

New Libya-Tunisia Border Crossing Approved

Libya Herald reports that the Libyan government in Beida has approved the creation of a third border crossing with Tunisia. The new crossing at Mashhad Salih is roughly half way between the current two crossings of Ras Jedir, on the coast, and Dehiba-Wazin [Dhiba-Wazn] in the Jebel Nafusa mountains. The Tunisian authorities approved the crossing […]