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Forum on the non-state financing of development projects to be held in Tripoli tomorrow

By Sami Zaptia. London, 6 February 2017: The Libyan High State Council (HSC) has announced that a forum will be held at the Mahari-Radisson hotel in Tripoli tomorrow ‘‘To find a Mechanism for Non-State Finance of Development Projects’’. The three-part agenda announced by the HSC includes: 1-Finding a balanced and stable valuation for the Libyan [...]

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Hafter says LNA controls 95 percent of the country

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 5 February 2017: Khalifa Hafter has said that the Libyan National Army now controls 95 percent of the country. He is hoping that America’s new president Donald Trump will join the Russians and lift the arms embargo so equipping the Libyan National Army to fight their common terrorist enemy. The commander-in-chief of [...]

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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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Trump ban forces postponement of Washington conference on Libya

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 4 February 2017: The first US-Libyan business conference of the Trump era has been postponed due to the new president’s decision to temporarily ban Libyans and the nationals from six other Arab or Middle Eastern states from entering the US. “The presidential executive decision banning Libyan passport holder from entering [...]

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Italian and Libyan businesses call on Italy to ease visa process

By Alessandra Bocchi. Tunis, 2 February 2017: Italy needs to ease and speed up the visa application process for Libyan businessmen and women if trade ties are to expand, the Italian-Libyan Chamber of Commerce has said. The call came at a seminar organised by the chamber, held today in Rome at the Libyan Academy. [...]

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Five die and 15 wounded as LNA battles to take final Ganfouda position

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 1 February 2017: What had seemed to be the end game for the terrorists in Benghazi’s Ganfouda district a week ago has turned out to be a bloody siege of a group of apartment blocks which today cost the Libyan National Army five more dead and 15 wounded. An unknown [...]

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Serraj says foreign warships might fight people-smugglers within Libyan waters

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 1 February 2016: Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj has suggested NATO ships could be allowed to operate in Libyan waters if they helped the navy combat people-smugglers. He told reporters in Brussels that any “party” that seeks to work with and support the Libyan navy would be welcomed. “We have to modernise [...]

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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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London’s Libya investment conference legally invalid, places no obligations on Libya: HoR

By Sami Zaptia. London, 30 January 2017: The recently held conference in London on investment and the reconstruction of Libya is legally invalid and places no obligations on the Libyan state, the House of Representatives (HoR) said today. In a statement carried by the eastern-based official Libyan state news agency, Lana, the HoR said that [...]

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