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Le Drian meets with military officials in Tripoli and Haftar in east Libya

The French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, met Monday with military officials of the Presidential Council’s government and discussed unification of Libya’s military institution, reviewing as well Cairo meetings’ results in that regard.

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French FM makes Libya election push on visit

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in Libya on Monday to push a Paris deal which paves the way for elections in the war-torn country. Le Drian met the head of Libya’s UN-backed government, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, in the capital Tripoli ahead of a series of talks with …

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UN Security Council concerned over humanitarian conditions in Libya’s Derna

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) expressed concern at the humanitarian situation in Libya, especially in Derna, including the situation faced by migrants, refugees and internally displaced people, and called on all parties to respect applicable international humanitarian law.

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Arrest of 131 Egyptian migrants in east Libya points to migration network funneling into militant groups

One-hundred and thirty-one Egyptian irregular migrants have been arrested in the east Libyan city of Baydan over the last three weeks, according to the director of the city’s police station.

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UNSC responds positively to Libyan request for audit of spending by its Central Banks

The UN Security Council has responded ‘‘positively’’ to the letter from Faiez Serraj, the head of Libya’s Presidency Council, requesting the formation of an ‘’international technical committee’’ to review and audit the expenses, revenues and transactions of both of Libya’s Central Banks in Tripoli and Beida.

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Amnesty International: Libyan women human rights defenders remain under attack

Libyan women activists, bloggers and journalists are increasingly being silenced as they face gender-based violence in the form of physical assault, abductions and sexual violence, as well as smear campaigns, gender-related slurs and attempts at intimidation, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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HoR concludes debate of constitution referendum bill – to put to final vote on 30 July

Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) completed is debate of the referendum bill on the country’s permanent constitution during its session yesterday. The HoR’s official spokesperson, Abdalla Belheeg, said that over 70 members attended the session and that the bill shall be voted on, on 30 July.

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