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EU appeals for UN backing to enforce Libya arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked the UN Security Council Monday to authorize the EU naval force in the Mediterranean to enforce the arms embargo on Libya. The appeal came as the 15-member council was considering a draft resolution that would allow Operation Sophia to intercept …

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Media practitioners propose reforms on media in Libya

The media practitioners and journalists suggested a significant set of reforms to improve professional criteria and to defend freedom of expression so that it would be an essential cornerstone of the Libyan society. They also agreed, in a symposium organized by the UNESCO, to launch joint initiatives to promote social …

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UN seeks assurances from Libya over arms

The UN Security Council is seeking assurances from Libya‘s unity government that new weapons will not fall into the wrong hands before it can authorize the purchases, diplomats said Friday. Britain, Egypt, Italy, the United States and Russia were among 25 countries that agreed at a meeting last month to help …

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Libya unity government makes anti-IS advances as French pen $500m oil deal

Fighters allied with Libya’s UN-backed unity government have captured a coastal town from the Islamic State (IS) group in an advance towards its bastion Sirte, a spokesman said on Tuesday. The Petroleum Facilities Guard overran Bin Jawad, some 150km east from Sirte, as they thrust westwards along the Mediterranean coast from …

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Two months on from Serraj’s Tripoli arrival Libyans still live in fear and little hope

On the 30th March this year the much heralded arrival from Tunis of Faiez Serraj and his Presidency Council (PC) finally happened. The arrival brought with it much hope and anticipation for Libyans living in a state of limbo since the summer of 2014 when GNC-backed militias led by Salah …

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Gaddaf Al-Dam: Gaddafi’s military loyalists are fighting alongside Haftar’s militias

The cousin of the slain Libyan dictator, Muamar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam has disclosed that thousands of military soldiers who were part of Gaddafi’s brigades have joined Khalifa Haftar’s militias.

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World powers agree to arm Libya’s unity government against IS

Over 20 countries, including the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Russia, have vowed to ease a five-year arms embargo on Libya to help its recently formed unity government fight the so-called Islamic State, which is in control of much of the central Libyan coastline.

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