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Al-Sirraj: International community must put the kibosh on military escalation in south Libya

The Head of the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, has called for an immediate intervention by the international community to stop the current military escalation in southern Libya, which he said is threatening the stability of the country.

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EU Trust Fund for Africa assigns €90 million for migration management in Libya

The EU Trust Fund for Africa adopted Wednesday a €90 million program to step up the protection of migrants and reinforce migration management in Libya, upon proposal from the European Commission, a press release by the European Commission indicated.

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169 Gambian illegal migrants deported home from Libya after prison ordeal

A hundred and sixty nine Gambian migrants returned home on Tuesday, after journeying across the Sahara in harsh conditions only to get stuck in Libya, most in jails far short of their intended destination in Europe, Reuters reported.

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HoR sets conditions for dialogue on Libyan Political Agreement: separate Presidency Council and government, no UNSMIL involvement, and no Additional Article 8.

In a vote today, The House of Representatives has set out its terms for taking part in dialogue with the State Council on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) approved at Skhirat, Morocco, 16 months ago.

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Italy brokers deal with Libyan tribes to help curb migrant influx

The Italian government said on Sunday that dozens of rival tribes in southern Libya had agreed to cooperate on securing the country’s borders in an effort to curb the influx of migrants trying to reach Europe.

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Sayala accuses EU Operation Sophia of encouraging illegal immigration

The UN-proposed government’s Foreign Minister, Mohammed Sayala, has pointed fingers at the EU’s Operation Sophia, which is tasked with assisting and rescuing immigrants off the Mediterranean, saying it is encouraging illegal immigration.

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EU extends sanctions on Agilah Saleh, Nuri Abu Sahmain and Khalifa Al-Ghweil

European lawmakers on Friday extended sanctions against three Libyan politicians, citing concerns they are thwarting efforts to form a democratic government and violating a 2015 peace deal that was signed in Skhirat, Morocco under the UN auspices.

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