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2014-11-25 Algeria Provides Dzd80 Million in Aid for Libyans in Neighbouring Areas
[Algerie Presse Service]Illizi -Algeria has devoted DZD80 million to help local population in the Libyan areas neighbouring Ilizi (1850-km southeast of Algiers), on Algeria's eastern border, the administration of the south-eastern province said Sunday.

2014-11-21 Editor's Harsh Conviction Blow to Free Speech
[HRW]Beirut -A Libyan criminal court's imposition of a five-year prison term on Al-Ummah newspaper editor Amara al-Khatabi for allegedly defaming public officials is a serious blow to free speech that should not be allowed to stand.

2014-11-21 Sisi - No Egyptian Forces in Libya, We Protect Borders From Within
[Egypt Online]President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has hailed Egypt's relations with European Union states, adding that his planned visit to France and Italy is part of his efforts to restore Egypt's standing.

2014-11-20 UN Brokers 'Critical' Benghazi Truce
[UN News]The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced today that all parties to the conflict in Benghazi have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian truce to evacuate civilians and retrieve the bodies of the dead.

2014-11-20 UK Welcomes UN Action to Sanction Libyan Terrorist Groups
[PR Newswire]London -Foreign Secretary welcomes UN action taken to list two terrorist groups in Libya, underlining need to support UN-led mediation efforts.

2014-11-20 UK Welcomes UN Action to Sanction Libyan Terrorist Groups
[PR Newswire]Madrid -Foreign Secretary welcomes UN action taken to list two terrorist groups in Libya, underlining need to support UN-led mediation efforts.

2014-11-17 Amid Surging Violence, UN Warns of Potential Displacement Crisis
[UN News]In the wake of car bombings in Tripoli and deadly clashes between rival armed groups across the long-troubled Libya, the United Nations human rights office today voiced alarm over escalating violence in the long-troubled country, while the Organization's refugee agency warned that mounting insecurity is taking a toll on humanitarian operations.

2014-11-17 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denies Rumours About Death of Abducted Journalist Sofiene Chourabi in Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis, -Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mokhtar Chaouachi, on Sunday, denied the rumour relayed by some Websites on the death of journalist abducted in Libya Sofiene Chourabi.

2014-11-17 African Centre Concerned About Sudanese Stranded in Libya
[Radio Dabanga]Benghazi/Tripoli -The African Centre for Human Rights Studies expressed its deep concern over the sufferings of thousands of Sudanese stranded in the Libyan city Benghazi, because of the poor security situation there. Meanwhile, Sudan's Foreign Minister declared that Libya's warring parties have accepted a reconciliation initiative by the President of Sudan.

2014-11-14 UN Mission Condemns Bombings in Libya, Calls for Accountability, Dialogue
[UN News]The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned the rising violence in eastern and western Libya, including the bombings this morning in Tripoli of the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ongoing fighting in the city of Benghazi and in Jabal Nafusa, reminding all parties to respect international law.

2014-11-14 More Than 100,000 Flee Fighting Over Past Month
[UNHCR]Geneva -The UN refugee agency on Friday reported that intense fighting among rival armed groups in western, eastern and south-eastern Libya has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in the past month.

2014-11-15 Egypt, Libya FMs Meet in UAE
[Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with his Libyan counterpart Mohammed al-Dairi during their participation in the Sir Bani Yas Forum held in the UAE.

2014-11-14 Algeria, Egypt Stress Convergence of Views On Need to Preserve Libya's Territorial Unity
[Algerie Presse Service]Cairo -Algeria and Egypt on Thursday in Cairo stressed their "complete convergence of views" on the need to preserve Libya's territorial unity and coordinate their efforts in this regard.

2014-11-14 New Displacement in East, South and West of Libya
[UNHCR]This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 14 November 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

2014-11-13 Bombs Explode Near Egyptian, UAE Embassies in Libyan Capital
[ANGOP]Tripoli -Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the atttacks.

2014-11-12 ICC Prosecutor Warns Court's Work Faces 'Deleterious Impact' of Ongoing Instability
[UN News]A deteriorating security situation and growing political instability in Libya are creating an environment that "clearly cannot be conducive" to closing the impunity gap, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) warned the United Nations Security Council today.

2014-11-13 "There Must Be Justice for the Libyan People"
[PR Newswire]London -Statement by the Legal Counsellor to the UK Mission to the UN, to the Security Council Briefing by the ICC on Libya Cases

2014-11-13 Ambassador Jones At UN Security Council Session On Libya
[State Department]New York -U.S. Mission to the United Nations

2014-11-13 Court Ruling Divides Libya
[Magharebia]Benghazi -Libya's parliament and high court disagree as to whether the country has an elected government.

2014-11-12 UN Security Council Should Use ICC Briefing to Highlight Need for Action On Impunity
[HRW]New York -United Nations Security Council members should use the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor's briefing on her Libya investigation on November 11, 2014, to express concern about the country's deteriorating situation, Human Rights Watch said today. Security Council members should underline the ICC's ongoing jurisdiction to investigate grave abuses being committed by all sides.

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