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Archive for January, 2016

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 25 January 2016: The UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler has welcomed what he called “the endorsement in principle” by the House of Representatives (HoR) of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) signed in Skhirat last month. The deal was given tentative approval by 97 out of 104 members this afternoon in an initial vote on it.  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

BENGHAZI, LIBYA | BY AYMAN AL-WARFALLI Libya’s internationally recognized parliament voted on Monday to reject a unity government proposed under a United Nations-backed plan to resolve the country’s political crisis and armed conflict. Though not a surprise, the rejection was a setback in efforts to heal Libya’s deep divides. Of 104 members who attended the session in the eastern city  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

Libya’s Presidential Council announced a new government of national accord on Tuesday aimed at uniting the country’s warring factions under a U.N.-backed plan. The Tunis-based council had pushed back the deadline for naming the government by 48 hours, amid reports of disputes over the distribution of ministerial posts. Only seven of the council’s nine members signed the document, which named  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

19 January 2016 The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, strongly welcomes the formation of the Government of National Accord by the Presidency Council as a significant step forward in the quest to end the political divisions and the armed conflict. “This is a sterling opportunity for Libyans  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 18 - 2016 0 Comment

1. The EU fully supports the Libyan Political Agreement that was signed on 17 December 2015. It welcomes the formation of the Presidency Council, presided by Fayyez al-Sarraj. The EU recalls the endorsement of the Rome Communiqué of 13 December 2015 by the Security Council through Resolution 2259, adopted unanimously on 23 December 2015. The EU and its Member States  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 18 - 2016 0 Comment

TUNIS – REUTERS/ZOUBEIR SOUISSI The body tasked with naming a unity government for Libya under a U.N.-backed agreement to resolve the country’s armed conflict has delayed announcing the government’s members by 48 hours. The Presidential Council said in a statement released late on Saturday that it had made “great progress” since beginning discussions on Jan. 1 but needed two more  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 18 - 2016 0 Comment

By Libya Herald reporter Tunis, 17 January 2016 While visiting Shihat today for talks with House of Representatives (HoR) President Ageela Salah as well as with a number of its boycotting member, UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler took time off to visit the local hospital in adjacent Beida to see how the health service was coping. He later tweeted his  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 18 - 2016 0 Comment

London – BBC World Service – Newshour Extra After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has descended into a chaos of warring factions. Western forces that initially supported the uprising are now largely absent and Islamic State militants have taken advantage of the power vacuum. The breakdown of a coherent administration has also allowed Libya to become a  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

Libya’s National Oil Corporation has emptied oil storage tanks at the Ras Lanuf terminal as a precaution after Islamic State militants attacked the country’s two biggest oil ports last week, an official from the company said on Monday. Islamic State attacked the major Libyan oil terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, which lie between the town of Sirte, which  [ Read More ]

Posted by Libyan Embassy On Jan - 12 - 2016 0 Comment

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 11 January 2016: Security challenges and political divisions are the two main reasons for the occurrence of violations and abuses against journalists in Libya, says the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) in its 2015 fourth quarter report. The LCFP said that working conditions for journalists in Libya have been virtually paralyzed as a  [ Read More ]