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2015-05-30 UN Envoy Hopes New Deal Draft Can Be Agreed Within Weeks
[UN News] Libya is on the verge of economic collapse amid ongoing violence, political infighting and efforts by terrorists to "build strong bases" throughout the country, the envoy facilitating the United Nations efforts to restore peace there said as he briefed journalists on meetings held in Brussels discussing the situation in the North African country and efforts towards a political transition.

2015-05-30 Libya Tribes Wrap Up Cairo Meeting
[Egypt Online] A meeting of the Libyan tribes' leaders and chieftains that was held in Cairo to discuss ways of ending the current crisis in the North African country wrapped up on Thursday.

2015-05-29 Statement By High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini Following Her Meeting With Libyan Special Envoy Nuri Betelman
[PR Newswire] Brussels -"Today I met with Dr Nuri Betelman who was recently appointed by Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni as a Special Envoy to engage with the EU on migration related issues. This meeting took place in the context of a series of contacts I have had in recent weeks with different Libyan actors, and others, to address the serious problems caused by human trafficking and smuggling in the Mediterranean and the need for a comprehensive approach to address this urgent humanitarian problem.

2015-05-29 Statement By the Spokesperson On the Assassination Attempt On Libyan Prime Minister Al-Thinni
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Yesterday's terrorist attack on Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni is an outrageous assault to further destabilise Libya. Thankfully the Prime Minister survived the attack unharmed.

2015-05-29 30 Tunisians Held in Libya Released (Baccouche)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Minister of Foreign Affairs Taieb Baccouche said 30 Tunisians held in Libya were released on Thursday, stressing the ministry's concern to see all the Tunisian nationals set free as soon as possible with neither constraints nor conditions.

2015-05-29 Algeria, Italy Committed to Territorial Integrity of Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Rome -Algeria and Italy renewed Wednesday, in Rome, their "firm commitment" to the territorial integrity and unity of Libya as well as to the formation, as soon as possible, of a government of national unity.

2015-05-27 PM Survives Assassination Attempt
[Deutsche Welle] Abdullah al-Thinni, Libya's internationally-recognized prime minister, has survived an assassination attempt unscathed. Armed gunmen reportedly opened fire on al-Thinni's motorcade as it left a session of parliament.

2015-05-28 ISS Arms Expert Heads to Libya
[ISS] Institute for Security Studies (ISS) senior researcher Ben Coetzee has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General to the UN Panel of Experts on Libya.

2015-05-27 The Tragedy of Ethiopian Migrants - This Is No 'Get Rich or Die Trying'
[Addis Standard] In mid April this year, a group of militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS) released a sickening video of pure brutality: the mass beheading and execution of 30 Ethiopian (and possibly Eritrean) citizens. Now, Ethiopia is mourning and no amount of comfort seems to surmount the sheer grief.

2015-05-26 Civilians Trapped in Benghazi - Allow Safe Passage, Aid Access
[HRW] Beirut -The parties to the conflict in Libya should allow civilians safe passage out of neighborhoods in the eastern city of Benghazi and other areas caught up in the hostilities and permit access to deliver food and medical supplies.

2015-05-25 UN Condemns String of Suicide Attacks, Urges Continued Political Dialogue
[UN News] The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a spate of suicide bombings committed by Islamist terrorists in what it says is a blatant effort to undermine the country's ongoing political dialogue.

2015-05-25 Egypt to Host Tripartite Talks On Libya - State Agency
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt, Algeria and Libya will hold talks on the situation in the region, addressing developments in Libya, in a meeting in Cairo next month, Egypt's foreign minister said on Sunday.

2015-05-25 More Tunisians Set to Be Released Sunday or Monday - Libyan Official
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -Another group of Tunisians, held in Libya, will be released Sunday or Monday, head of the anti-illegal migration office in Tripoli Abderrazek Tahar Cheniti said Saturday.

2015-05-23 Tunisians Retained in Libya - Number of Persons Set Free Exceeds 100 - Taieb Baccouche
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The number of Tunisians set free in Tripoli, Libya, exceeded 100, said Foreign Minister Taieb Baccouche to TAP, Friday.

2015-05-22 UN Agency Brings Relief Supplies to People Displaced By Conflict in Western Libya
[UN News] Ten trucks carrying vital relief supplies have crossed the border between Tunisia and Libya, as the United Nations hunger relief agency said today that it has resumed providing assistance in support of displaced people affected by the ongoing conflict in Libya.

2015-05-22 Remarks By High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini Upon Arrival At the Defence and Foreign Affairs Council
[PR Newswire] Brussels -We will have today a very intense meeting of the defence ministers, followed by a joint meeting with the Foreign Affairs ministers. In less than one month we met first with the foreign ministers, then with the interior ministers and now with the defence ministers. This is our way of giving an answer, a concrete answer, to translate those minutes of silence we had in this building one month ago, into action, into European action.

2015-05-21 Soft Approach to Hardcore Groups in Africa
[Al Jazeera] The al-Shabab attack on Garissa University in Kenya, the ongoing battle with Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the arrival of ISIL in Libya highlight the expansion of violent groups in Africa.

2015-05-21 Tunisians Arrested in Libya - Exact Number of Released People Unknown (FM)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis, -Tunisians held in Tripoli, Libya were released on Tuesday evening, Foreign Ministry spokesman Mokhtar Chaouachi said, adding that the department has no information on their exact number.

2015-05-22 Forty More Tunisians Retained in Libya Set Free - Libyan Official
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Forty other Tunisians retained in Tripoli, Libya, were set free, said official at the Libyan Interior Ministry in charge of Migration Colonel Noureddine Mechaal.

2015-05-21 Foreign Ministry Invites Tunisian Nationals in Libya for More Vigilance (statement)
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -The Foreign Affairs Ministry invited, Wednesday, the Tunisian nationals in Libya "to show more vigilance and caution in Libya during their travels, keep away from the tension zones and return to Tunisia in case of necessity to preserve their security."

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