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Germany’s Merkel urges Libyan PM al-Sarraj to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday, a German government spokesman said in a statement, urging him to move quickly towards signing a ceasefire, Reuters reports.

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National human rights group voices concern over shelling on Tripoli’s neighborhoods

The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has stated that the neighborhood of Shurfat Milaha, which is close to Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, is plagued by indiscriminate shelling which caused fatalities and destruction to their homes and local properties.

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Stephanie Williams to act as UNSMIL head until Salame replacement agreed

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced yesterday that Stephanie Williams will be his Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) with immediate effect.

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Gaddafi Supporters Rise Against ICC’s Decision to Put Saif al-Islam On Trial

The decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reject the appeal submitted by Saif al-Islam, son of late President Muammar Gaddafi, before The Hague, angered many Libyans, especially supporters of the former regime who stressed that local laws “prevent the extradition of Libyans to foreign countries.”

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