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2015-03-26 UN Human Rights Council - Item 10 General Debate - Human Rights Abuses in Libya and Sudan
[HRW] Libya

2015-03-25 UN Report Documents Targeting of Human Rights Defenders
[UN News] Armed groups across Libya have targeted human rights defenders seeking to shed light on abuses, according to a new United Nations report that outlines a litany of violent attacks and threats against defenders in the country, and in some cases even after they are forced to leave.

2015-03-25 Libyan Crisis - U.s., Other Western Countries Welcome Progress Made in Algiers Meeting
[Algerie Presse Service] Washington -The United States, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom have welcomed the "progress" made following the meeting held in Algiers on 10 and 11 March and which brought together political parties and political activists, said a joint statement issued by the US Department of State.

2015-03-24 Libya Oil Fights Weyra Transport, Privatization Agency Over Gas Stations
[Addis Fortune] The Company is accusing Weyra Transport S.C. and Privatization and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency for misappropriating its three gas stations

2015-03-25 Prayers for Peace in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Beyond
[WCC] This Lenten season, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to pray on Sunday 29 March for those affected by wars in the Middle East, especially in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt. The season of prayer is meant to revive hope from hopelessness, taking into account the vulnerability of minority communities and the threat of losing the diversity of the social fabric in this region.

2015-03-25 Orthodox Church Calls On Egyptian Christians to Leave Libya
[Egypt Online] The crisis committee of the Orthodox Church's Holy Synod called on Monday 23/3/2015 on Egyptian Christians to leave Libya for home as soon as possible.

2015-03-24 UN Envoy Says Continued Dialogue Critical for Peace Building
[UN News] Brussels -Stakeholders must work together to take Libya out of its "mess of a war" and begin rebuilding the conflict-ridden country into a modern, democratic state, a senior United Nations official said today.

2015-03-22 Air Strikes Target Tripoli Amid Uncertainty Over Talks
[Deutsche Welle] Libya's internationally-recognized government has carried out airstrikes on multiple targets in Tripoli, which is controlled by a rival administration. A UN envoy has warned the ongoing unity talks in Morocco might fail.

2015-03-23 Algeria, Italy Willing to Strengthen Fight Against Terrorism
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Italy are willing to strengthen the fight against terrorism, including Libya, said Sunday in Algiers Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and Italian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Lapo Pistelli.

2015-03-23 UN Envoy Says Libya On Cusp of 'Decisive Moment' As Parties Resume Peace Talks
[UN News] Negotiations between Libyan parties are entering a "decisive round" as continued fighting and the menace of terrorism cast a sense of urgency to the United Nations-facilitated talks, a senior official for the Organization said today.

2015-03-22 Foreign Ministry Spokesman Receives Families of Egyptians Missing in Libya
[Egypt Online] Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Badr Abdel Aati met on Saturday with the families of 26 Egyptians missing in Libya including Head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Naguib Gobraeil.

2015-03-22 Over 32,800 Egyptians Return From Libya Through Border Crossing - Security Official
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -The number of Egyptians who have crossed from Libya into Egypt through the Salloum border crossing reached 32,828 since mid-February when the evacuation of Egyptians began, an Egyptian security official said.

2015-03-18 Outsourcing Asylum
[IRIN] London -As the EU considers outsourcing asylum screening to North Africa, our Migration Editor looks at what lessons can be learned from Australia's use of offshore processing for asylum seekers.

2015-03-19 Algeria, Italy for Political Solution in Libya, Strengthening Fight Against Terrorism
[Algerie Presse Service] Rome -Algeria and Italy share the same positions on the need to find a political solution to the crisis in Libya and to strengthen the fight against terrorism, said Wednesday in Rome Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.

2015-03-19 Meeting Between Italy, Egypt and Algeria Over Libya Postponed
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A trilateral meeting over developments in Libya, which was due on Wednesday between the foreign ministers of Italy, Algeria and Egypt was rescheduled at "the nearest possible convenience," the Italian foreign ministry announced.

2015-03-18 EU Welcomes Efforts of Algeria to Resolve Libyan Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service] Brussels -The European Union (EU) welcomed the efforts of Algeria to resolve the Libyan crisis, notably the meeting of the Libyan political parties which was held recently in Algiers, said a communiqué released Monday following the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers in Brussels.

2015-03-19 UN Chief Urges More Global Support to Resolve Libya Crisis As He Meets With Italian Leaders
[UN News] Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of international support as the United Nations seeks to promote dialogue to resolve the crisis in Libya, as he met with senior Italian officials in Rome.

2015-03-18 When High Palm Trees Fell Revealing the Terror of the Sun
[WCC] Blogger and political analyst Hany Fawzy from the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt - a member church of the World Council of Churches, reflects on the killing of 21 Christians by the "Islamic State" in Libya. The following reflections were written soon after the incident took place on 16 February.

2015-03-18 Partly True Information Confirm Terrorist Ahmed Rouissi's Death in Libya - Laroui
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -"We have partly true information that confirm terrorist Ahmed Rouissi's death in Libya," said Interior Ministry Spokesperson Mohamed Ali Laroui.

2015-03-17 Middle East Conflicts Give Hefty Boost to Arms Merchants
[IPS] United Nations -The ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Yemen have helped spiral arms sales upwards to the Middle East, according to a study released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

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