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Italian Embassy in Tripoli Reopens

Rome announced Monday it would reopen it embassy in Tripoli two years after closure following the deterioration of security in the Libyan capital. The announcement came from both the Interior and Foreign Ministries of the EU member state. Interior Minister Marco Minniti present in the Libyan capital Monday indicated that the new ambassador would take […]

Libya: Italy Sends 100 Soldiers to Misrata

The Italian government on Tuesday confirmed the deployment of 100 soldiers to protect a military hospital near Libya’s airport in Misrata, as part of a humanitarian intervention requested by Tripoli. The move comes in response to a request from the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA), which has the backing of the international community. “We […]

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Libya: US Expands Airstrikes for 30 Days, Mixed Feelings Emerge

President Obama has approved a 30-day US airstrike in Libya following the request of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) but the foreign intervention has been criticized by the Fatwa House, a top religious body, and the Tobruk-based parliament. Obama said the GNA “has already made significant progress against ISIL.” He hailed it for […]

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Libya: Seven GNA fighters killed Friday in Sirte

Forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Friday they lost seven fighters in the battle with the Islamic State (IS) militants as fighting narrows down to the command centre of the militant movement still holding the coastal city of Sirte. 49 other fighters have been wounded in the fighting, the forces […]

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Libya: HoR President Calls for Session to Vote on GNA

President of Libya’s legitimate legislature Thursday called for a session on June 13 to vote on the UN-supported unity government and amendment of Political Accord signed in Morocco last year. Angeela Salah reportedly summoned Prime Minister-designate of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiez Serraj, and his Presidential Council to attend the session in Tobruk […]

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Libya to be Military Equipped by US, Allies

The United States and other world powers on Monday said they would allow Libya’s internationally recognized government to import weapons and related materiel with the approval of a UN Security Council committee overseeing the embargo imposed in 2011. The move, made in Vienna on Monday, is to help the new government counter the Islamic State […]

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About 200 Illegal Migrants Arrested in Chaotic Libya

Libyan authorities on Sunday said they had arrested 203 African migrants in the capital who were preparing to make a perilous sea crossing to Europe. The migrants were nabbed after a raid by forces battling clandestine migration targeted a house in Al-Hashan district in eastern Tripoli. Their smuggler was also arrested. Last week alone, 6,000 […]

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Libya: Tripoli-Based Government Resigns, Kobler Demands More

The Tripoli-based government known as the National Salvation Government (NSG) declared that it was resigning from the duties and obligations that it was upholding without naming a body or institution to which it will hand over power. The announcement came in a statement posted on the justice ministry’s website. The statement was welcomed by supporters […]

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Libya: State of Emergency Declared in Tripoli

A state of emergency has been declared in Tripoli by the capital-based government known as the Government of Salvation ordering the defense and interior ministers in collaboration with the head of the intelligence service and leaders of the revolutionary brigades to take all necessary measures in protecting the regime. The reasons for the declaration were […]

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North Africa: Ban ki-moon Speaks about the Region Challenges

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who visited Algeria over the weekend touched on the many challenges facing the North African region with focus on the Libyan crisis. Speaking to reporters after talks with Algerian officials, Ban called on “all external actors” to help calm the situation in Libya because if things don’t improve politically, he […]

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