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Kobler: No weapons to the forces fighting ISIS in Sirte until the UNSC makes sure of them

Western media call them “forces loyal to Libya’s internationally backed unity government,” but the Head of UN Mission in Libya Martin Kobler hinted that the identity of these forces is still unclear. On Sunday, Martin Kobler visited the High Council of State where Council President Abdul-Rahman Al-Swaihli expressed displeasure over …

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UNHCR demands “thorough and impartial investigation” into Qaddafi soldiers’ slayings

The UN human rights organisation UNHCR has called on the Government of National Accord in Tripoli to carry out an investigation into the murder last week of 12 Qaddafi-era soldiers and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice. The investigation must be “effective, thorough and impartial”, it insists.

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12 freed Gaddafi-era officials found murdered in Libya

Gunmen killed 12 Libyans after their release from jail for taking part in acts of repression during the 2011 revolt against Muammar Gaddafi, officials said on Sunday. A Tripoli court ordered the conditional release of the former government officials on Thursday, and on Friday their bullet-riddled bodies were found in …

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Is the West about to repeat its mistakes in Libya?

Is the international community about to help Libya fix itself and gain stability or will it repeat the same errors of judgment and commit more mistakes than it did five years ago? Those mistakes helped make Libya become more chaotic, more ungovernable and more destabilizing to its immediate and regional …

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PC needs to fix shortages and HoR needs to vote Kobler tells UNSC

The Presidency Council must immediately sort out the dearth of cash, food and power in the west of the country while the House of Representatives in the east must get on with a vote on the Government of National Accord, UNSMIL chief Martin Kobler told the UN Security Council in …

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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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