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Tripoli’s main children’s hospital begs the public for money to keep going

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 30 January 2017: Tripoli’s main children’s hospital is so broke it has only managed to keep its emergency power generators working thanks to an anonymous donation of fuel. With little or no money coming from the government, despite repeated requests for official support, the Al-Jalaa children’s hospital with its neonatal [...]

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LPA changes must be agreed says quickly says African Union

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 28 January 2017: The African Union has called on Libyan political factions to work on amendments to the Libyan Political Agreement so a unified army operating under a consensus government could be created. In its final statement on the second and final day of a mini-summit in Brazzaville, Congo the [...]

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No confirmation from Hafter on Cairo meeting with Serraj but Ageela Saleh expected to attend

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 26 January 2017: There is still no news whether Khalifa Hafter will attend a meeting in Cairo with Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj organised by the Egyptian government. A senior official close to Hafter today said that he had seen the field marshal but that nothing was said about such a [...]

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Beida government accuses Italy of violating Libyan sovereignty

By Alessandra Bocci. Tunis, 14 January 2017: In a sign of its growing annoyance with Italy over its cooperation with the Presidency Council and the Government of National Accord (GNA), the rival interim government in Beida this week accused the Italian navy of illegally entering Libya’s territorial waters. It claimed Italy was violating Libyan [...]

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GNA “can ensure ministries’ security” insists Maetig, following attempted takeovers by Ghwell

By Moutaz Ali, Tripoli, 13 January 2017: Deputy Presidency Council (PC) head Ahmed Maetig has said that the Government of National Accord (GNA) is able to ensure the security and safety of government ministry buildings in Tripoli.

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Pro GNA HoR members open HoR branch in Tripoli

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 January 2017: Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) who fully support the UN-brokered Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and its Government of National Accord (GNA), signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat in December 2015, have set up a branch of the HoR in Tripoli. These are mainly the HoR [...]

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Trump says pharma ‘getting away with murder,’ stocks slide

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder" in what they charge the government for medicines, and promised that would change, sending drugs stocks sharply lower.

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GNA forms committee to review, prioritize stalled projects within 10 days – for 11 sectors

London, 10 January 2017: Presidency Council (PC) vice president Abdulsalam Kajman revealed yesterday that the Libyan Government of National Accord-designate (GNA) is reviewing contracts of stalled projects.

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Ageela Saleh in Tunis, Sewehli in Algiers, as neighbouring states step up efforts for solution to Libya crisis

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 6 January 2017: Joint endeavours by Algeria and Tunisia over the past two days to bring about reconciliation in Libya have see the head of the House of Representatives Ageela Saleh in talks in Tunis with the Tunisian government and the president of the State Council Abdulrahman Sewehli in Algiers. [...]

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Suicide bomber kills seven in Libyan city of Benghazi: officials

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and eight wounded when a suicide bomber targeted forces loyal to Libya's eastern government in Benghazi on Sunday, medical and security officials said.

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