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2016-09-28 UN Official Deplores Human Rights Abuses
[VOA] The U.N. envoy for Libya said Tuesday that armed groups were carrying out "grave human rights abuses with impunity," and he warned the international community against breaking the arms embargo.

2016-09-28 Kenya, Libya Surface in Clinton-Trump Debate
[News24Wire] Kenya and Libya were both mentioned during the highly-anticipated US presidential debate between candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday.

2016-09-28 UN Human Rights Council Should Establish Independent Expert On Libya
[HRW] Human Rights Watch welcomed the High Commissioner's report on Libya from February this year detailing widespread violations and abuses committed by various factions since the beginning of 2014. Since then, the human rights conditions in Libya have continued to deteriorate amid political insecurity and a looming humanitarian crisis with 400000 internally displaced people many of whom live in dire conditions.

2016-09-29 UN Human Rights Council Discusses Situations in DR Congo, Libya and Burundi
[UN News] At interactive dialogues on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya Ukraine, and Burundi, senior UN human rights officials and independent experts today urged the governments to take immediate steps to ensure protection of human rights in their respective countries.

2016-09-28 France Backs Libya's Unity Government
[VOA] French President Francois Hollande warned Tuesday that Libya must not turn into another Syria, and he vowed to support the country's fragile unity government, whose prime minister is visiting Paris.

2016-09-23 'Political Accord Remains Key to Resolving Crisis'
[UN News] The Chairman of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord of Libya, Mustafa Faiez Serraj, told the United Nations General Assembly today that the political agreement signed by the Libyan parties remains the solution to the current crisis in the North African country.

2016-09-23 Libya Crisis - Messahel Reiterates Algeria's Position Based On Political Solution
[Algerie Presse Service] New York -Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel underlined, Thursday in New York, that the political solution, based on the inclusive inter-Libyan dialogue and national reconciliation, "is the only means likely to preserve the sovereignty, territorial integrity and the unity of Libya, as well as the cohesion of its people away from any foreign interference."

2016-09-23 Desperate Libya Asks Zuma for Help
[News24Wire] South Africa has been asked to share its nation-building secrets with strife-torn Libya, which has been struggling to unite since the death of ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

2016-09-22 Citizens in Libya Subject to Kidnapping for Ransom
[Radio Dabanga] Tripoli -Sudanese nationals in Libya complain of being subject to kidnappings for ransom by armed gangs. Two were shot dead on Monday.

2016-09-22 Libya's FM Hails Algeria's Permanent, Unfailing Support
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Tahar Siala greeted Wednesday, in New York, Algeria's "permanent" and "unfailing" support to Libya, voicing wish that Algeria plays a "greater role" in the restoration of "peace" and "stability" in this neighbouring country.

2016-09-20 UN Launches Appeal for Libya's Sirte As Forces Renew Push Against Islamic State
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Those who have fled the area have reported severe shortages of food and medicines as well as lootings, public beheadings, "crucifixions" on scaffolding and abductions

2016-09-21 UN and Partners Launch Appeal for Urgent Life-Saving Assistance in a Complex Emergency
[UN News] The United Nations and humanitarian agencies in Libya today issued an urgent appeal for $10.7 million to meet life-saving emergency assistance for close to 80,000 people located within the Libyan city of Sirte until the end of the year.

2016-09-19 Libyan, Post & Telecoms Holding Company (LPTIC) Has Been Awarded the Fourth Universal License in the Republic of Ivory Coast
[PR Newswire] Tripoli, Libya -The Republic of Ivory Coast's Ministry of Digital Economy announced the selection of the Libyan Post & Telecommunications Holding Company (LPTIC) as the fourth operator by awarding it the new universal license.

2016-09-15 UK Parliament Report Criticises Libya Intervention
[Al Jazeera] Britain's military intervention in Libya, ordered by former Prime Minister David Cameron, relied on flawed intelligence and hastened the North African country's political and economic collapse, according to a parliamentary report.

2016-09-15 Khalifa Haftar Forces Seize Oil Port Brega in Libya
[Al Jazeera] Forces opposed to Libya's unity government have seized a fourth oil port, Brega, completing their takeover of vital installations in the North African country's "oil crescent", according to military sources.

2016-09-14 Progress Marred By Ongoing Volatile Security Situation - UN Envoy to Security Council
[UN News] Although political space has opened in Libya and there is progress in the fight against terrorism, the political divisions underpinning the North African country's conflict are deepening, a United Nations envoy warned today.

2016-09-14 UN Envoy Calls for Immediate Cessation of Hostilities in Oil Crescent Area
[UN News] Expressing grave concerns over recent fighting in Libya's Oil Crescent area, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the country and the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Martin Kobler called on military forces that moved into the area to immediately stop fighting and refrain from any further military escalation.

2016-09-14 Joint Statement On Libya
[PR Newswire] London -Joint statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, condemning this weekend's attack on Libya's oil terminals.

2016-09-12 Sellal Receives Deputy Chairman of Libya's Presidential Council
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received, Saturday in Algiers, the deputy chairman of Libya's Presidential Council, Ahmed Maitig, said the Prime Minister Office in a statement.

2016-09-12 Maitig Hails Algeria's Position for Reconciliation in Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Deputy chairman of Libya's Presidential Council Ahmed Maitig hailed, Saturday in Algiers, Algeria's consistent position for reconciliation in Libya.

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