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HoR shelves Political Isolation Law

The House of Representatives today shelved the controversial Political Isolation Law (PIL) which prevents prominent Qaddafi-era figures from holding any state posts until 2023. It has reportedly frozen it until the new constitution is passed and a new parliament in place. According to Benghazi HoR member Aisa Al-Araibi 101 members had …

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UN Faces Problem Finding Location for Talks in Libya

Speaking to reports in Geneva on Saturday, United Nations Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, said the location of the next round of talks in Libya had not been decided yet. Participants in the United Nations-sponsored Libyan political talks in Geneva have agreed, in principle, to move future rounds to …

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Journalists in Libya must be protected by the state, says head of Information, Culture and Antiquities Authority

The protection of journalists is a national duty and must be carried out by all security offices, the head of Information, Culture and Antiquities Authority Omar Gawairi told the Libya Herald. In an interview with this paper, Gawairi said that all security personnel have been instructed to support, protect and …

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Libya’s Haftar confirms military support for Operation Dignity from Egypt and UAE

The African Union called on Friday for the international community to pay “greater attention” to resolving the crisis in Libya. Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, the Mauritanian president and head of the AU, told the body’s 24th summit that international co-ordination on the issue must continue “until the Libyan parties reach …

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Libya's Haftar confirms military support for Operation Dignity from Egypt and UAE

The African Union called on Friday for the international community to pay “greater attention” to resolving the crisis in Libya. Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, the Mauritanian president and head of the AU, told the body’s 24th summit that international co-ordination on the issue must continue “until the Libyan parties reach …

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Libyan Political Dialogue Participants Agree in Principle to Move Dialogue to Libya

Participants in the UN-facilitated Libyan political dialogue have discussed during their meeting in Geneva this week the venue for holding the future talks. There was agreement on the principle of convening future dialogue sessions in Libya, provided that logistical and security conditions are available.

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Hardline Hassi claims US coming to the rescue

The head of the “government” appointed by the rump General National Congress and supported by Libya Dawn, Omar Al-Hassi, has claimed that the US Justice Department and his administration are collaborating on humanitarian reconstruction in Libya. As a result, he said, the US would be sending food, medical supplies and …

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Algeria: Coordination between three neighbouring countries to prevent oil smuggling

Three states neighbouring Libya have begun coordinated security operations to prevent the smuggling of oil and its derivatives through land and sea, which is considered one of the most important financing resources for armed groups in the country, Anadolu Agency reported.

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