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Bashagha says his government will operate from Sirte and Benghazi

The Prime Minister-designate of the House of Representatives (HoR), Fathi Bashagha, announced that his government will exercise its duties from the cities of Sirte and Benghazi, after the failure of its attempt to work from Tripoli because “it did not want to shed blood or ignite division”.

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Turkish ambassador says consulate in Benghazi will reopen when status quo permits

The Turkish ambassador to Libya, Kenan Yilmaz, has confirmed that the closed consulate in Benghazi will resume work if the conditions in the eastern region allow it, adding in statements to Anadolu Agency on the sidelines of the 13th conference for Turkish ambassadors that was held in Ankara, that there …

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The tragedy of Benghazi, Libya’s second city … No one seems willing or able to rebuild it

Much of what was once a charming Italian city, with cafés, art-deco cinema and royal palace, is a smashed ghost town. The courthouse where Libyans rose up against Qaddafi in 2011 is awash with sewage. “Lost homeland”, reads a graffito on a chipped colonnade adorning the old Bank of Rome.

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