Guterres unhappy with US for blocking UN Libya envoy appointment

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said he was not happy with the decision by the US government to block former Palestinian Prime Minister, Mr. Salam Fayyad from heading the UN political mission in Libya. Fayyad was the former Palestinian … Read More

Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau opt for political solution to the Libyan crisis

The Leaders of Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau have suggested that a political solution was the best way to resolve the military and security crisis rocking Libya for years now. In a joint communiqué issued at the end of a two-day working … Read More

The Arab League shocked not invited to the meeting on Libya in Paris

The spokesman of the League of Arab States, Mahmoud Afifi, can hardly believe that the pan-Arab Organization is not invited to the meeting convened by the French Government on the Libyan crisis, and scheduled on Monday in Paris. Resolving the … Read More

Libyans look to AU-led national dialogue to crush spoilers of peace

Though the African Union (AU) announced at its recent summit in Kigali, Rwanda, that it intended to initiate a national dialogue on reconciliation among Libyan stakeholders in order to address the security crisis that erupted in 2011, it is still … Read More

Arab League urges member states to refrain from interference in Libyan affairs

Following the extraordinary meeting of its foreign ministers on Saturday in Cairo, Egypt, the Council of the Arab League has urged its member states not to interfere in the internal affairs of Libya, including “the supply of arms to armed … Read More

Cairo to host international conference on Libya’s rebuilding

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Egypt is actively preparing to host an international conference for Libya’s rebuilding after the formation of a national coalition government, which is waiting for the approval by the Libyan House of Representatives (Parliament), the Egyptian deputy … Read More

Mugabe takes aim at SA and Nigeria over Libyan invasion

Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has slammed both South Africa and Nigeria at the African Union Summit because they had both voted for a United Nations Security Council Resolution in 2011 which authorised military action against … Read More

Libya: 2 Libyan soldiers, on training in Great Britain, jailed for rape

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Two Libyan soldiers, who are taking part in a military training in Great Britain, have been sentenced by a Cambridge Court to 12 years imprisonment for rape on Saturday. Mokhtar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim … Read More

Egypt: Arab League called on to protect Libya’s oil installations

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Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – The Speaker of the Libyan Chamber of Representatives (Parliament), Aguila Saleh Gueider, called on the Arab League to intervene in Libya to protect vital installations, which have been targets of attacks by armed groups. Forces affiliated … Read More

Libya: Libyans demonstrate against foreign intervention

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Thousands of Libyans took to the streets in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday, to demonstrate against calls, by the new Parliament, for international intervention in the violent crisis ravaging their country. The intervention, according to parliamentarians, is … Read More

Libya: Armed clashes displace 36,000 people in Tripoli

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Some 7,240 families, representing about 36,200 people, have been displaced in Tripoli as a result of the month-long clashes between rival armed militias fighting for the control of Tripoli airport, the local council of the Libyan … Read More

Libya: Ex-Libyan MP killed

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Former member of the Libyan National General Congress (NGC, Parliament) Feriha al-Berkaoui was shot dead Thursday in the eastern city of Derna, hospital sources said. Mrs. al-Berkaoui was shot dead in her car by unidentified gunmen. Former … Read More

Libya: Arab League ‘available’ to assist Libya

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Arab League is available to contribute to any Arab, regional or international initiative to restore peace to Libya, according to the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi. Speaking at a joint news conference with … Read More

Libya: Govt. condemns capture of Libyan Islamist by US forces, demands his return

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Libyan government strongly condemned the capture, on its territory by the United States special forces, of a Libyan Islamist, suspected of being responsible for the terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in September … Read More

Libya: North Korea disowns oil-stealing vessel

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Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – North Korea has disowned the vessel which illegally loaded a shipment of crude oil from a militia-held port in Libya, local media reported Thursday. The report quoted North Korea’s official news agency as saying the vessel, … Read More