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The EU could “amend” some sanctions to help the political process

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 6 February 2017: The EU said today that some sanctions could be lifted to assist the peace process in Libya. Vowing to continue to support the political transition, the Council of the European Union said it stood “ready to amend its restrictive measures as necessary to help support peace, stability [...]

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Kobler in Moscow for Libya talks

By Alessandra Bocchi. Tunis, 6 February 2017: In a bid to firm up Russian support for the Libyan Political Agreement and ensure coordination with international efforts to secure a peaceful settlement in the country, UN special envoy to Libya Martin Kobler has been in Moscow for talks with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

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New head of Libyan embassy in Amman

By Libya Herald reporter. Amman, 5 February 2017: A new Libyan chargé d’affaires to Jordan has been announced today by the Presidency Council’s foreign affairs minister Mohamed Siala. An embassy official confirmed to the Libya Herald tonight that Qais Faraj Barasi would leave his job as head of the Libyan consulate in Alexandria and move to [...]

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Austria’s OMV looks to expand activity in Libya

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 5 February 2017: Austria oil company OMV is looking to increase its activities in Libya and its CEO Rainer Seele was in Tripoli last week for talks on the issue with National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanalla.

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Libya-Egyptian border crossing again restricted

By Libya Herald reporter. Alexandria, 3 January 2017: The Libya and Egyptian authorities have imposed fresh restrictions on travellers at the Musaid-Sollum border crossing. The move particularly affects Libyans between 15 and 50 years of age who until now had been able to cross the border simply by applying for permission through the local Libyan [...]

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CBL Tripoli spokesman dismissed; he says he left of own accord

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 3 Febuary 2017: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli has announced that Essam El-Oul is no longer its official spokesman. It has given no reason, however, for his removal. For his part, Oul has said on his Facebook page that he had not been sacked but quit, having [...]

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CBL Tripoli spokesman dismissed; he says he left willingly

By Libya Herald reporter. Tripoli, 3 Febuary 2017: The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) in Tripoli has announced that Essam El-Oul is no longer its official spokesman. It has given no reason, however, for his removal. For his part, Oul has said on his Facebook page that he had not been sacked but quit, having [...]

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Libyan artists exhibiting at Sicilian Mediterranean show

By Sami Zaptia. London, 2 February 2017: The Libya collection for the Imago Mundi by the Benetton Foundation is going to be exhibited in Palermo, Sicily at the Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee for the first Biennale of the Med in Sicily. Libya’s collection will be exhibited alongside hosts Sicily and the Campania region of Italy [...]

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Migrants must not be sent back to Libya, HRW warns EU leaders

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 2 February 2017: The EU must put the safety and dignity of migrants at the forefront of any migration deal it signs with Libya, Human Rights Watch said today. HRW said that its greatest concern was the possibility that the EU would consider sending migrants back to Libya. It claims to [...]

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Internally displaced face food shortages – especially in Benghazi, Bani Walid and Ajdabiya: report

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 1 February 2017: Nearly a quarter of all households of Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Libya suffer from food shortages, a sharp increase from the six percent in 2015, a report for the World Food Programme (WFP) has found. Bani Walid was identified as the hardest hit area with [...]

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