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Libya, Tunisia prepare joint protocol to open borders

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah and Tunisian President Kais Saied have agreed to coordinate through each country’s Health and Interior Ministries to establish a protocol for the reopening of borders so travelers and other movements can return via flights and land border crossings soon.

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Menfi to Borrell: Ready to issue presidential order for elections

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC), Mohammed Menfi, told the visiting High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, Wednesday that the PC is with holding elections in all possible ways, including issuing a presidential order that meets the aspirations of …

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Tripoli Readies For Polls: Releases Pro-Gaddafi Supporters, His Son Saadi

As diplomatic efforts continue to salvage the Libyan elections scheduled for December, the authorities in Tripoli this week announced the release of Saadi Gaddafi, son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Ahmed Ramadan, former Libyan dictator’s personal secretary and Naji Harif Gaddafi, a senior security official under Gaddafi, along with …

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Tunisia’s turning point: The regional ramifications of Kais Saied’s power grab

There has been much debate about whether a “coup” took place in Tunisia on 25 July. Regardless of what word most appropriately or accurately describes what occurred, President Kais Saied now possesses power on par with former Tunisian autocrat Ben Ali.

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Libyan PM says to work on establishing decentralization

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah said his government is working to establish decentralization to improve services to the Libyan people, saying in a statement aimed to encourage local management and transferring authorities to municipalities that municipal councils should be able to operate with full authority within their capacity and …

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UNSMIL calls for immediate release of thousands of individuals still detained arbitrarily

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya called on the Government of National Unity (GNU), the Presidential Council (PC), and the judicial authorities to release, without delay, thousands of individuals still being held arbitrarily in detention centers throughout Libya, according to an official statement.

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