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EU sets out €200-million plan to combat illegal Mediterranean migration from Libya

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 3 February 2017: EU leaders have approved a deal to step up training, the supply of equipment and other support for the Libyan coastguard, following a summit in Malta today that was backed by Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj. The move is part of a wider, new €200-million plan to stem the [...]

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Libya needs more EU money to stem migrant flow says Serraj

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 2 February 2017: The EU needs to give Libya more money if it wants to stop the flow of migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean, Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj said today. Serraj, on the second day of his visit to Brussels insisted EU needed to be more [...]

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Siala attacks US ban on Libyans; calls it illegal

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 31 January 2017: In the first official Libya response to the Trump administration’s decision to ban Libyan and a number of other Arab and Middle Eastern nationals, the Presidency Council’s foreign minister, Mohamed Siala, has lambasted the move, saying that banning Libyan citizens from the US was in contravention of [...]

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Misrata’s militias to join the “Libyan army”

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 30 January 2017: Misrata military council (MMC) has announced that all militias operating under its control will now join the Central Military Zone of “the Libyan Army”. This refers to the forces in much the west of Libya that currently support the Presidency Council, rather than the Libyan National Army [...]

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Kobler condemns heavily-edited illicit video as unfair

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 20 January 2017: UN special envoy Martin Kobler has voiced his frustration at an illicit video recording of a private meeting he held with Presidency Council (PC) deputy Ali Al-Gatrani in Malta yesterday. It is unclear who took the video, which has been highly edited to create the illusion that [...]

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Condemnation of Benghazi mosque attack mounts

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 20 January 2017: The car bomb outside a Benghazi mosque today in which former interior minister Ashour Shuwail and his son Sulaiman were among as many as 17 injured injured has been widely condemned, including by Presidency Council (PC) members and UN special envoy Martin Kobler. The PC said bombings [...]

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Ashour Shwai injured as LDA bomber strikes HoR room

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 21 January 2016: The car bomb outside a Benghazi mosque today in which former interior minister Ashour Shuwail and his son Sulaiman were among as many as 17 injured injured has been widely condemned, including by Presidency Council (PC) members and UN special envoy Martin Kobler. The PC said bombings [...]

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Kobler condemns truncted illicit video as unfair

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 20 January 2017: UN special envoy Martin Kobler has voiced his frustration at an illicit video recording of a private meeting he held with Presidency Council (PC) deputy Ali Al-Gatrani in Malta yesterday. It is unclear who took the video, which has been highly edited to create the illusion that [...]

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Fezzan municipalities declare region “a disaster area”

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 17 January 2016: Municipal councils in Fezzan have declared the deteriorating living conditions in the region a disaster today and attacked the Presidency Council’s supposed lack of interest in the south.

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Nephew of Muslim Brotherhood’s Ali Salabi killed in Benghazi fighting

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 15 January 2017: The nephew of Ali Salabi, the man considered to be the ideological brains and real head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, has been killed in Benghazi while fighting with the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council. A family member today confirmed to this newspaper that 17 yer-old Mohamed [...]

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