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2017-07-20 Incitement Against Religious Minority
[HRW] Beirut -The Supreme Fatwa Committee linked to one of Libya's competing governments should repeal a discriminatory legal edict accusing 'Ibadi faith followers in Libya of "deviance" and adherence to an "infidel" doctrine, Human Rights Watch said today. The government linked to the committee, the Interim Government based in Al-Bayda, and parliament have yet to respond publicly to this edict.

2017-07-10 Bodies of 19 Egyptian Migrants Found in Libyan Desert
[Deutsche Welle] The Red Crescent humanitarian body has said it recovered the decomposed bodies of 19 Egyptian migrants. They appear to have been smuggled into Libya but it remained unclear where they were going when they died.

2017-07-09 Dozens of Refugees Feared Drowned Off Coast
[Al Jazeera] At least 35 refugees, including seven children, were feared drowned after their inflatable boat sank on Saturday off the Libyan coast.

2017-07-07 Daunting Task Awaits Zamalek Against Ahly Tripoli
[CAF] Five-time winners, Zamalek, face a daunting task this weekend when they take on Libyan visitors, Ahly Tripol in Alexandria, as Group B enters homestretch.

2017-07-07 Nigeria, Libya Oil Output Threaten Global Market
[Vanguard] The increase crude oil output by both Nigeria and Libya has posed a threat to the global market, even as there are indications that the global oil market may see some rebound in the second half of the year. International Energy Agency, IEA, Chief, Fatih Birol, told Reuters in an interview that the development is seen as a distortion to global market.

2017-07-05 Cabinet Affairs Minister Affirms Full Solidarity With Libya
[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of the Council of Ministers, Ahmed Saad Omer, has underscored Sudan's firm stance and solidarity with Libya to achieve stability and peace through inter-Libyan dialogue.

2017-07-03 Refugee and Migrant Flows From Libya to Europe On the Rise - UNHCR Study
[UN News] Movements by sea from Libya to Europe, despite being the most dangerous route for reaching the continent, have increased and there are indications that it will likely continue to do so, a new study by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed.

2017-07-03 News of Saif Al-Islam's Release - Regional Politics Fuels Rumour Mill
[The Conversation Africa] Aberdeen -The release of Saif al-Islam son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi dominated the media for several days in early June. But the saga of Saif's unconfirmed release fits right into broader regional politics and the contest for power and influence by countries in the region.

2017-07-03 Dozens Still Missing After Boat Sinks Off Libya Coast - IOM
[VOA] Dozens of people are missing and believed drowned after an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Libya earlier this week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday.

2017-07-03 Vice - President Participates At Mini Summit On Libya
[SNA] Addis Ababa -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, Sunday evening participated in Addis Ababa at a mini summit on Libya.

2017-07-03 Vice President Takes Part in Mini-Summit On Libya
[SNA] Addis Ababa -The Vice President of the Republic, Hassabou Mohamed Abdul Rahman, represented the Sudan in the mini summit conference on Libya, held on the margin of the current African union summit meeting, to review the situation in Libya.

2017-06-30 UN Renews Steps Against Illicit Libyan Oil Exports - Renews Missions in Golan, Mali, Darfur
[UN News] The Security Council today adopted a series of resolutions by which it extended the mandates of United Nations missions in the Golan, the Darfur region of Sudan and Mali, and renewed measures against illicit oil exports in Libya.

2017-06-29 Gunmen Fire at UN Convoy, Seize Workers
[VOA] Gunmen fired at a United Nations convoy in Libya on Wednesday and seized seven U.N. observers.

2017-06-26 Foreign Ministry Affirms Its Full Rejection of All Claims of Hafter Forces' Spokesman
[SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday its total rejection of the statement made by the Spokesman of the Major General Khalifa Hafter in eastern Libya on the Sudan's relation with parties in Libyan arena, stressing Sudan's continuous role in achieving security and stability for the brotherly Libyan people.

2017-06-26 Foreign Ministry Affirms Its Total Rejection to All Baseless Allegations Mentioned in Libyan Khalifa Hafter Forces' Press Conference
[SNA] Khartoum -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stressed its full rejection to the statements made by the spokesman of the Major General Khalifa Hafter's forces in eastern Libya on the relation of Sudan with one faction of the Libyan parties.

2017-06-23 UN Chief Appoints Lebanese Official As Head of Operations in Libya
[UN News] A Lebanese political science professor and political advisor to the United Nations in Iraq has been appointed as the Organization's top official in Libya.

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