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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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Libya: HoR to Continue Debate over Proposed GNA Monday

Libya’s internationally recognized House of Representatives (HoR) based in Tobruk is resuming debate over the proposed Government of National Accord on Monday after the Sunday session was called off to allow UNSMIL Chief Martin Kobler to talk to key political figures in Tobruk. Monday session is to discuss the new line-up proposed by Prime Minister-designate […]

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Tripoli adjourns trial of Gaddafi’s son Saadi

A court in Tripoli on Sunday adjourned the trial of Saadi Gaddafi, after his lawyers asked for more time to examine the case against him. Saadi Gaddafi, known as a playboy with a brief career in professional soccer, has been extradited to Libya from Niger in 2014. He appeared in a Tripoli court last year […]

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Libya: Unity Government Would be Based in Tripoli, Kobler

UN special envoy to Libya Martin Kobler said that the Libyan would-be government to be formed under the political agreement signed in Morocco must be based in Tripoli. “We must advance on the political process by installing a government in Tripoli,” Kobler stated Monday after a meeting in Algiers with Algerian Minister in charge of […]

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Libya: GNC’s Abu Sahmain ready to meet with HoR’s Gwaider

Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) President Nuri Abu Sahmain Monday said he is ready to meet his counterpart of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Ageela Salah Gwaider following Tunis Declaration of Principle accord signed by officials from both sides over the weekend. Sahmain made the announcement to Libyan Al Nabaa TV saying that he […]

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Libya: Helicopter crash near Tripoli kills 14

At least 12 bodies have been recovered after a helicopter carrying 23 passengers including two high-ranking officers allied with the Islamist-backed Tripoli government crashed near the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Local media reports say the helicopter may have been hit by gunfire before crashing in the coastal area. It had been carrying cash for a […]

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Libya: Two new Libyans cited in Lockerbie plane bombing probe

Lead prosecutors in 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing probe Thursday identified two new Libyans suspected to have participated in the plane attack that killed nearly 300 people. the Scottish prosecutors indicated that they have strong law basis to name the two Libyans as suspects. “The two individuals are suspected of involvement, along with Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed […]

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Libya: Rival forces reject UN-proposed peace deal

Libya’s rival parliaments and governments both showed opposition to the UN-proposed peace deal installing a unity government Monday, with one lawmaker saying it would deepen rifts in the country. Voices in both camps have criticized the proposal the U.N. wants to impose. Others have flatly rejected the deal despite warnings that naysayers will be internationally […]

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Libya: Tobruk rejects draft amendments and recalls delegation

The 20 September deadline eyed by U.N special envoy Bernardino Leon to reach an agreement between the rival Libyan governments received a blow on Tuesday when the spokesman of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Faraj Buhasahim, announced the rejection of the amendments made to the draft in the past few days. The spokesman announced […]

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