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September 25, 2018

Libya's parliament passes referendum law, amends constitutional declaration

The Tobruk-Based House of Representatives (HoR) passed the constitution referendum law with the approval of over 135 members on Monday.

The spokesman for the HoR, Abdullah Blihiq, said the members also approved"...

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September 25, 2018

Morocco, Sierra Leone Call For Stronger Integration Of African Nations

Morocco’s Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita and his Sierra Leonean counterpart Alie Kabba have called for stronger integration of African nations.

In a joint statement issued after talks between the two foreign"...

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September 23, 2018

UNSMIL official in Benghazi to discuss support to the war-torn city

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya, Maria Ribeiro, said that the mission is working on a study to determine the features of the city of Benghazi, including the demographic changes that occurred due to the forced displacement during the war in Benghazi.

Ribeiro"...

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September 23, 2018

Presidential Council urges international community stop armed groups’ fighting in Tripoli

The Presidential Council (PC) called on the UNSMIL and the rest of the international community to take more practical measures to end the war and protect civilians in Tripoli, urging the UN Security Council to take up its responsibility in this regard.

“All"...

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September 23, 2018

EU strongly condemns the breaking of Libya’s capital ceasefire

The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya have strongly condemned the latest escalation of violence in Tripoli which has caused civilian fatalities, injured and displaced people, and the destruction of critical infrastructure.

“The"...

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September 23, 2018

Libya’s Haftar: LNA Not Involved in Tripoli Clashes

Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar reiterated a warning that his forces could intervene to restore calm in Tripoli following the renewal of militia clashes in the capital.

“When the time is right, we will move towards Tripoli,” he told a meeting with"...

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September 23, 2018

Libya seeks UN help to protect civilians in Tripoli

Libya’s internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take “concrete and effective” action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

In a statement late on Friday, the Government"...

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September 23, 2018

IOM repatriates 160 migrants via Misrata Airport

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that around 160 migrants, including 15 children and 12 women, have been able to return to their homeland Mali via Misrata airport, in cooperation with the Italian Foreign Ministry.

The"...

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September 23, 2018

German Ambassador commends courage of Libyan people in dealing with challenging security conditions

The German Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza, praised what he described as the 'courage and resilience' of Tripoli's civilian population in dealing with the difficult security situation.

'The courage"...

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September 23, 2018

Only the Libyan people can build a brighter future for their country

Few people in Washington are as knowledgeable about Libya as Jonathan Winer, who was the United States special envoy to the country from 2013 to 2017. He is also a former deputy assistant secretary of state and was counsel to senator John Kerry, later secretary of state.

What"...

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