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Arab League calls for Libyan assets to be unfrozen

Arab foreign ministers have called for the UN freeze on Libyan assets abroad to be lifted. Making the call at the Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo yesterday, they said that access to the money was needed by the Presidency Council (PC) to fund services needed by the Libyan …

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Supreme Court annuls verdict that suspended implementation of Italy-Libya MoU

The Supreme Court in Libya annulled a previous verdict that suspended the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that was signed between Libya’s UN-proposed Presidential Council and Italy.

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UN report cites numerous sources of illegal funding for Libyan militias

A UN report has concluded that ‘‘a variety of sources of funding are available to (Libyan) armed groups’’, assessing that there are ‘‘four important sources of funding: fuel smuggling, trafficking in persons, interference with institutions and the local arms trade. Previous findings on income from other criminal activities and State …

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Manchester Bombing Puts Libya’s ISIS Problem Back in the Spotlight

A horrific suicide bombing in Manchester has put a spotlight on Libya—the North African nation where the chaos that has prevailed for the better part of the past six years has become a fertile breeding ground for a mélange of terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham …

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There is no such thing as Haftar-led Libyan army, Libyan military ranks stressed

Several Libyan officers from the military sector rejected in a meeting in Zuwara city on Sunday the statements of the Foreign Minister of the UN-proposed government, Mohammed Sayala, who said Haftar is the commander of the Libyan National Army.

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