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TRIPOLI, April 21 (Xinhua) -- Tunisia officially decided to reopen its consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli after nearly a three-year closure following the kidnapping of Tunisian diplomats, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. "The Tunisian Consulate has officially begun working through ...

The Minister of Finance of the Presidential Council, Osama Hammad, stated that the unification of the payment of salaries for all employees in the state, ... Tripoli and the Finance Department in Bayda through the national ID number system is a step in the direction of the unification of Libyan state institutions.
The President of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, confirmed on Thursday during a meeting with the French Ambassador to Libya, Brigitte ... For her part, Curmi stressed that her country only recognizes the Presidential Council and state institutions that originated from the Libyan ...
U.S. involvement in Libya has been a politically divisive issue ever since former President Barack Obama launched the U.N.-authorized military ... At the policy level, a U.S. official familiar with the administration's policy stance said the U.S. still was actively supporting the U.N.-backed, Libyan-led process.
Colonel Gaddafi in Libya, President Mubarak in Egypt, President Mobutu in Zaire and oppressive rule over South Sudan and the Taliban in ... Cameron himself makes a similar point in a Guardian opinion article summarising the report, without specifically referencing his role in the Libyan intervention.
Even if he does prove fit enough to return to work, his illness has dealt a blow to his carefully cultivated persona of a leader with the muscle to rule. ... Although General Hifter styles himself as a military virtuoso who forged Libya's only disciplined army, in practice his Libyan National Army is a loose ...
Often described as the oil-rich state's "most powerful warlord," Khaftar, who heads the powerful but internally fractured Libyan National Army (LNA), has been a stabilizing force in a country wracked by civil war since longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. military
Gen Haftar won the backing of Egypt, the UAE, and Russia by presenting himself as a stabilising force in Libya who could be relied on to confront Islamist ... Emmanuel Macron, the French president, hosted a summit in July 2017 where Gen Haftar and Fayez al-Sarraj, the prime minister of the ... Paris
News that Moammar Gadhafi's most prominent son, Saif al-Islam, intends to run for president is raising fears and hopes that the old regime could return to power in Libya through the ballot box. He could have a reasonable chance to win, especially now that Gen. Khalifa Hifter — the leader of the Libyan ... Paris
Khalifa Haftar, a veteran military commander in Libya, has reportedly been admitted to a hospital in France after suffering a stroke and slipping into a coma. His spokesman denied the reports, however. Touted as a possible future leader of Libya, Haftar was hospitalised in Jordan on Tuesday after suffering ... Paris
Photo: A woman gestures as she holds a sign that reads, "the hypocrisy government has no place in Benghazi" during a rally in support of Libya's eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar and the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi, Libya, November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori. Paris
CAIRO – 11 April 2018: Libya is in dire need of Egyptian labor to work in Libya's safe places during its reconstruction process, after witnessing destruction ... long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has become the largest security threat facing Egypt due to the civil war sparked between Libyan factions. Paris
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi agreed to support the 2007 election campaign of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, ... Gaddafi and Sarkozy discussed the presidential ambitions of the French politician in 2005, when the latter visited Libya as the French interior minister. Paris
The aim of Sandstorm is to tell the sprawling life story Gaddafi and Libya's evolution under his reign, in the style that fact-based drama Narcos did to Pablo Escobar. Gaddafi rose from being the penniless son of an illiterate Bedouin goat herder to the young leader of Libya after King Idris was deposed in a ... Paris
Guns and bullets to train two companies of Libyan soldiers are gathering dust in a German warehouse as the Donald Trump administration holds off on ... But military officials acknowledge that the ongoing civil war has left the weak UN-backed government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj unable to unify ... Paris

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya's internationally recognised government launched a military operation on Monday against remnants of the Islamic State ... in late 2016, helped by U.S. air strikes, but Libyan officials say it retained a presence in desert camps and sleeper cells in western Libyan towns and cities. Paris
CAIRO (AP) — A top aide to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi said on Monday he fears arrest if he returns to Libya over what he may know about corruption allegations against France's ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and Gadhafi's alleged financial support to the former France leader. Paris
ZINTAN, LIBYA – Nearly a year after a Libyan militia announced it had set free the son and heir apparent of slain dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the fate of ... And now Seif is back in the news, after former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was charged in Paris with financing his 2007 election campaign with ... Paris
6 Indonesian crewmen, detained in Libya, freed: Says Foreign Minister. Libyan Express |; Monday 2 April 2018. Print. Benina Airport- Benghazi (Photo: Social Media). The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi has handed over six ship-crew members to their families Monday. The six crewmen were taken into ... Paris
Three States Offered Gaddafi Refuge – Slain Libyan Leader's Official Interpreter ... funding by the former Libyan leader, Meftah Abdallah Missuri, Muammar Gaddafi's official interpreter, told Sputnik that the former French President was not the only one to have made use of the colonel's “generosity.”. Paris
A U.S. military drone strike over the weekend in southern Libya killed a top recruiter and logistics specialist for al-Qaida's branch in northwest Africa, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a senior military official warned of more attacks on extremists there. The military's Africa Command said in a statement that ... Paris
The announcement that French authorities have decided to formerly charge the country's former president with criminal wrongdoing on this matter comes on ... approaching Benghazi to quash the uprising in its initial stages, had been directed by the Libyan leader to show “no mercy” to the city's residents. Paris
A senior official at the presidential office has expressed a pessimistic view on applying the example of Libya to the North Korean nuclear issue. The presidential official told reporters on Friday that it's a personal opinion, but it will be impossible to apply the Libyan example to North Korea. The official said ... Paris
The mayor of Libya's capital Tripoli was released on Thursday after being held in detention in confused circumstances, the city council said. Earlier, prosecutors said he had been arrested and interrogated. The council, however, reported he had been kidnapped. Armed men stormed Abdulraouf Hassan ... Paris
Minister Sigrid Kaag of of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation wants detention centers for asylum seekers in Libya to close as soon as possible, she said after paying a visit to such a center in Tripoli. She was horrified by the conditions in which asylum seekers live in these centers, RTL Nieuws ... Paris
French officials stated that the results of Libyan investigations with former Gaddafi aides had allowed the speed up of proceedings and condemnation of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is accused of receiving funds from Gaddafi during his election campaign. For his part, the head of the ... Paris
Leaders of the two most heavily armed towns in western Libya met on Wednesday for the first time since they fought for control of Tripoli four years ago, hailing the reconciliation talks as "historic". The towns of Misrata and Zintan were among the first to rise up against longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi, who ... Paris
An American military strike in Libya over the weekend that killed a high-ranking al-Qaeda member marked a notable expansion in the U.S. campaign there. ... Saturday's strike near Ubari in the country's southwest, killed two al-Qaeda terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official who ... Paris
TRIPOLI, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Wednesday called on the Netherlands to help Libya "partially" lift the arms embargo imposed by the UN Security Council since 2011. Serraj made his remarks during a meeting with Sigrid Kaag, Dutch minister for foreign ... Paris
Saturday's strike near Ubari in the country's southwest, killed two al-Qaeda terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official who ... in the greater African Maghreb and Sahel regions, took advantage of the security vacuum left in Libya after the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in ... Paris
The March 24 strike near Ubari in southern Libya killed "two Al Qaida terrorists, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking AQIM official," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement. Officials said the strike, the second by the US this year and the first targeting AQIM, had been coordinated with the ... Paris
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigating judges overseeing the probe gave ... Paris
PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France was placed under formal investigation on Wednesday as part of an inquiry into whether his 2007 election campaign received illegal financial support from the Libyan government of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Mr. Sarkozy, 63, faces charges of passive ... Paris
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. A judicial official told The Associated Press that investigating judges overseeing the probe had ... Paris
PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France was questioned by the police on Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether his 2007 election campaign received illegal financial support from the Libyan regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Mr. Sarkozy, 63, was taken into custody in Nanterre, ... Paris
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will run for president in the next Libyan election, a campaign spokesperson said in a news conference from Tunis on Monday. The son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will seek to implement a "reform" programme that will focus on reconstruction to serve all Libyans, said Ayman ... Paris
A US air strike hit a house in southern Libya on Saturday where militant “leaders” were meeting, killing two of them, the spokesman of the Libyan prime minister said. Spokesman Mohamed El Sallak, in a statement on his Twitter account, said the strike was “coordinated” with the UN-backed Government of ... Paris
The Foreign Minister of the Interim Government in eastern Libya Mohammed Eddairi said he resigned on March 04 and his resignation has not been accepted yet. He attributed the resignation to the hindrance of his work by the Prime Minister of the Interim Government Abdullah Al-Thanni, whom he said ... Paris
1 (Xinhua) -- Libya's Illegal Immigration Agency issued a decision Wednesday to close four shelters in western Libya, without giving a specific reason. ... Libyan immigrant reception centers house thousands of migrants, mostly Africans, rescued in the Mediterranean on boats while attempting to cross to ... Paris
The Indian Express reported that the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) sent a letter to Libyan authorities seeking details of this detention. “The state counter terrorism agency followed up with the Libyan authorities by sending a letter that has still remained unanswered,” said a senior official from the ... Paris
The International Criminal Court prosecutor renewed her appeal on last Friday to Libyan authorities to arrest Dignity Operation militias' senior leader who is ... despite an official statement from the General Command of the Libyan National Army in August 2017 that Mr. Al-Werfalli had been arrested and was ... Paris
A total of 120 undocumented refugees were rescued off the coast of Libya late Monday, a Libyan official told Anadolu Agency. Al-Hadi Mohamed Sabratha, chief of the Libyan Naval Forces' port and coastguard, said the African refugees included women and children. Mohamed said the rescue operation ... Paris
The Governor of the Libyan Central Bank - appointed by the House of Representatives in eastern Libya - Mohammed Al-Shoukri was sworn in in an HoR ... The Minister of Local Government, Badad Qansu, met with senior officials of the ministry on Sunday to discuss the preparations, arrangements, and ... Paris
More than 13,000 migrants have been repatriated from Libya since the beginning of December, the African Union's chief said yesterday (29 January), ... France on Wednesday (22 November) called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel ... Paris
Ali Al-Mahrouq was informed him that the Sudanese government condemns the “savage” treatment of its citizens in Libya. ... In a statement, the ministry pointed out that the Sudanese Embassy in Tripoli had also contacted senior officials in the Libyan government of national accord and security agencies, ... Paris
Several politicians, ministers, diplomats and high-ranking civil servants who were once a part of the Libyan revolution now find themselves in different ... through his shuttle diplomacy, which took him to meet leaders, including then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the main sponsor of the rebels in Libya. Paris
24 (Xinhua) -- The convoy of Libyan Education Minister, Osman Abdel-Jalil, was attacked on Wednesday in Bani Walid city, some 180 km southeast of the capital Tripoli. "No one was ... Libya has been suffering insecurity and chaos since the uprising that toppled former leader Gaddafi's regime. The country ... Paris
Libyan national actors would be ill-advised to not prioritize the increasing demands for local governance. Libyans perceive municipal councils as the most legitimate representatives of local communities, according to a 2016 survey done by the International Republican Institute (IRI). As mayors and ... Paris


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