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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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Serraj calls for a unified Libya stance by international community

Head of Libya’s Presidency Council, Faiez Serraj, called on the international community to present a unified stance towards Libya, to push for early elections and to push the House of Representatives to stop obstructing the political process.

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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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Tobruk parliament speaker says “the army” will “liberate” western Libya as it did in Benghazi and Derna

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqilah Salah said that “the army”, a de facto group of armed militias led by warlord Khalifa Haftar, is the one authorized to announce how and when to start “liberating” the cities and towns in western Libya, after “liberating” Benghazi and Derna.

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