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Archive for September, 2014

Posted by admin On Sep - 30 - 2014 0 Comment

From:Foreign & Commonwealth Office 29 September 2014 Tobias Ellwood MP, Minister for North Africa, welcomes UN-led peace talks and underlines need for ceasefire and start of political dialogue in Libya. Commenting today, Tobias Ellwood said: “I welcome the start of UN-sponsored peace talks in Ghadames today. Libya faces serious political and security challenges which can only be addressed through an  [ Read More ]

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Ghadames, 29 September 2014 At the invitation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), a group of parliamentarians from the Libyan House of Representatives met today in Ghadames for preliminary discussions on ways of overcoming the deficit of trust and confidence within parliamentary ranks, and resolving the current political stalemate in the country. The group of 22 parliamentarians  [ Read More ]

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Your Middle East September 29, 2014 The Libyan hashtag #IamTawfik has been created in memory of peace activists Tawfik Bensaud and Sami El-Kawafi, two young voices that were silenced in Benghazi on 19 September – now known as Libya’s Black Friday. Bensaud and El-Kawafi were two young, outspoken civil society activists who were not afraid to raise their voices for  [ Read More ]

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By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 28 September 2014: Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni’s cabinet has been sworn at a session of the House of Representatives in Tobruk today. The swearing of the 13-member cabinet, which was finally approved on 22 September, was attended by the President of the Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, the two deputy presidents, HoR members and representatives of  [ Read More ]

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Tripoli, 28 September 2014 The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, continued his efforts to pave the way for political dialogue. Mr. Leon Travelled to Tobruk on Sunday 28 September 2014 for a meeting with first deputy parliament president, Mr. Mohammed Shoueib, and to hear the views of some MPs. Mr Leon later Travelled to Tripoli for  [ Read More ]

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UNITED NATIONS — Sep 27, 2014 By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press Libya pleaded with the international community on Saturday to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the United Nations must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa. Ageila Saleh Eissa, president of the House of Representatives, addressed the  [ Read More ]

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Sun Sep 28, 2014 BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) Libya’s oil output has fallen by 25,000 barrels a day to 900,000 bpd because of a strike at its Jalo oilfield, a spokesman for state-run National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Sunday. Output is still nine times more than several months ago when nationwide strikes crippled the industry. Libya reported it was producing  [ Read More ]

Posted by admin On Sep - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

25 September 2014 Warning that Libya is in “deep crisis,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in the country to peacefully resolve the ongoing conflict, and safeguard the democratic transition under way since 2011. “The political transition process is facing its biggest challenge since the revolution,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his remarks to the high-level  [ Read More ]

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BY MICHELLE NICHOLS UNITED NATIONS Thu Sep 25, 2014 A group of mainly Western and Arab states expressed readiness on Thursday to help Libya’s government combat a growing presence of Islamic militant groups in the North African country. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss the conflict in  [ Read More ]

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By Libya Herald staff. Tripoli, 25 September 2014 United Nations Resident Coordinator in Libya, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has said that the security conditions and the lack of access to some affected areas are a major challenge for national and international humanitarian organisations, and are stopping vital aid being delivered to some of those who need it. Ahmed has called  [ Read More ]