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Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam to enter Presidential race

Saif al-Islam, the son of the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, will contest in the upcoming presidential elections in the war-torn nation, a spokesperson for the family told Egyptian news agency, Egypt Today. According to Basem al-Hashimi al-Soul, Saif al-Islam has the support and credentials required to end the chaos that has gripped the North […]

Libya: Brother of Manchester Arena Attack likely to be extradited

Counter-terrorism investigators in the United Kingdom have requested the extradition of the brother of Manchester suicide bomber waiting for his trial in Libya over conspiracy charges for the attack, which killed 22 people and wounded hundreds in the British city, reports say. Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson in charge of counter-terrorism investigations in Northwest England […]

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Kidnaped Former Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, Freed

Libya’s former Prime Minister Ali Zeidan, kidnapped by an armed group in war-torn Tripoli nine days ago, has been released, a relative told Reuters on Wednesday. Ali Zeidan, who became Prime Minister in November 2012 when the country was plunged in an armed conflict, was dismissed by Libya’s parliament in March 2014 amid accusations that […]

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Some 170 Illegal Gambian migrants return home from Libya

Hundred and sixty nine Gambian migrants have been sent back home from Libya after their unsuccessful attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. According to Reuters, the migrants who stepped off a jet at the airport in Banjul were mostly young men in their 20s –most of them were in jail in the North […]

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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 […]

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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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