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Posted by nairouz On Aug - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
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TRIPOLI Mon Aug 18, 2014 The Libyan government does not yet know which group carried out the aerial bombing of militia positions in Tripoli, it said on Monday in its first reaction after residents reported jets flying over the capital to the sounds of explosions. “The government does currently not have any convincing indications to establish which side was behind  [ Read More ]

Posted by nairouz On Aug - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
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By BENOÎT FAUCON Aug. 18, 2014 Libya’s production has jumped to 550,000 barrels a day, state-owned National Oil Co. said Monday, as production ramps up at fields across the country. The recovery of Libya’s oil sector is in contrast with continuous fighting between militias in the capital of Tripoli—which is far from Libyan oil fields. NOC spokesman Mohamed el-Harari said  [ Read More ]

Posted by nairouz On Aug - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
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By James Titcomb 19 Aug 2014 Goldman Sachs, the Wall Street banking giant, has dropped an attempt to throw out a London court case from Libya’s sovereign wealth fund that accuses the bank of losing more than $1bn (£600m) of funds during the final years of Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) is suing Goldman and the French  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Mr. Bernardino León of Spain as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The new Special Representative will succeed Mr. Tarek Mitri of Lebanon on 1 September 2014. The Secretary-General is grateful to Mr. Mitri for his dedication and leadership of UNSMIL. Mr.  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
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Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 13, 2014 The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the ongoing fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya. We are in particular deeply concerned by the increasing toll the violence is taking on Libya’s civilian population and institutions, as  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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The EU is deeply troubled by reports of escalating violence in Tripoli and Benghazi. Indiscriminate attacks that harm civilians and their property are unacceptable and must stop. ICC has reminded it will prosecute those who commit crimes under its jurisdiction in Libya. We urge all parties to actively cooperate with UNSMIL, in particular with the team sent to Tripoli to  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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Tripoli, 12 August 2014 –   The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the continuing battles in Tripoli despite the repeated official and international calls for an immediate ceasefire and to refrain from the use of force to resolve political differences. The Mission deplores the rise in the number of civilian casualties and expresses deep concern about  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
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Libya’s new parliament agreed on Tuesday that the next president would be elected by a popular vote as lawmakers sought to overcome a confrontation between two armed factions. Western partners hope the new parliament will open space for negotiations between rival militias and their political backers and return Libya to stability after a month of clashes that turned Tripoli and Benghazi into  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
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Tripoli, 11August 2014 -  The Special Representative for the Secretary-General for Libya, Tarek Mitri, continues to serve as head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). Mr. Mitri will hand over his duties to his successor in September, and will complete his assignment at the end of that month. When his one-year term was renewed a year ago,  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Aug - 8 - 2014 0 Comment
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Tripoli, 07 August 2014 – The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, is leading a delegation from the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to Tripoli for consultations with the Libyan parties with a view to ending the violence in the country. The delegation includes the Director of Political Affairs at UNSMIL, Muin  [ Read More ]