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Grand Mufti demands agenda of UN-backed National Conference be made public

Libya’s top religious cleric Shaikh Sadiq Al-Gharyan said on Wednesday that Libyans should not take part in the UN-backed National Conference until they know the agenda and names of the attendees.

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UN to hold Libya conference in April to avoid military showdown

The United Nations will hold a conference inside Libya in April to discuss elections as a way out of the country’s eight-year-long conflict, a UN envoy said on Wednesday, although it remains to be seen whether powerful factions will attend.

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Interior Ministry calls for increased attention to address smuggling of antiquities

Minister of Interior, Fathi Pashagha has emphasized the need to pay attention to and protect all tourist and archaeological sites inside and outside the capital Tripoli, in an aim to stop the smuggling of antiquities, which represents a threat to the national security of the country.

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France commends the Libyan National Army’s ‘great progress’ in the south

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian lauded the “great progress” made in southern Libya by Libya’s National Army Chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar, pointing out at the same time that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis.

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US pledges $500,000 in security assistance to Libya

The US on Tuesday pledged $500,000 in security assistance to Libya’s UN-backed National Accord Government, Anadolu reports. US Ambassador to Tripoli Peter Bodde and AFRICOM Commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in the capital Tripoli.

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