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Archive for October, 2015

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 30 - 2015 0 Comment

BENGHAZI, LIBYA – Reuters Unidentified warplanes carried out air strikes on Libya’s Sirte city, targeting areas controlled by Islamic State militants in the south and west, a witness said on Thursday. The strikes were the second on Islamic State in the city this month. Neither of Libya’s rival governments nor other warring factions immediately claimed responsibility. “We heard the warplanes  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 29 - 2015 0 Comment

AFP UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon plans to appoint German diplomat Martin Kobler, who led the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to head a struggling peace effort in Libya. Ban on Wednesday informed the Security Council of his decision in a letter, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. Kobler will succeed Bernardino Leon as special  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 29 - 2015 0 Comment

ROME – Reuters Rescuers plucked more than a thousand migrants from overcrowded boats near Libya on Wednesday morning, Italy’s coast guard said, the most reported saved in a single day in three weeks. The flow of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in rickety boats from Libya towards Italy’s southern tip had been abating with deteriorating weather conditions and as more people  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 28 - 2015 0 Comment

BY AHMED ELUMAMI TRIPOLI, Reuters Several military commanders from Libya’s self-styled government in Tripoli were killed on Tuesday when their helicopter was shot down by another of the country’s armed factions, triggering clashes west of the capital. Libya is caught up in a conflict between that government and a second, internationally recognized one in the east, and the shooting comes  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

By Libya Herald reporter Benghazi, 26 October 2015 UN special envoy Benrardino Leon has flown to Cairo for talks with the head of the Arab League, Nabil El-Araby, and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry over the stalled Libya Dialogue deal and proposed national unity government. He wants them to put pressure on the House of Representatives (HoR) to agree to  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 27 - 2015 0 Comment

Reuters – GENEVA The Libyan Red Crescent reported 40 bodies were found on its coastline near the ports of Zlit and Khoms, according to a spokesman for the International Organization for Migration who said on Monday they may be victims of a week-old shipwreck. At least 3,175 migrants and refugees have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year,  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 26 - 2015 0 Comment

BENGHAZI, LIBYA At least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in Libya’s second city Benghazi on Friday when mortar shells hit a protest against a United Nations proposal for a unity government to end a political crisis, medical sources said. Four years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is caught in a conflict that pits the internationally  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 22 - 2015 0 Comment

FCO 21/10/2015 Philip Hammond expresses disappointment that the Libyan House of Representatives failed to take a decision on the Libyan Political Agreement   Philip Hammond said: I am disappointed that the House of Representatives failed to take a decision on the Libya Political Agreement on 19 October. A political settlement remains the best way to create the environment in which  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 22 - 2015 0 Comment

Excerpts from SRSG for Libya Bernardino Leon’s Press Conference Held in Tunis, Tunisia,  Wednesday 21 October 2015: As you know there has been a position announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives followed by a statement signed by what seems to be a majority of the members insisting that there was no proper vote and that was no  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Oct - 20 - 2015 0 Comment

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 19, 2015 The Foreign Ministers of Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Qatar, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs call upon all parties to the Libyan Political Dialogue to immediately approve the political agreement brokered by UN Special  [ Read More ]