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2016-05-30 More Than 80 Feared Dead in Mediterranean Crossing
[CAJ News] Cairo, Egypt -As thousands of people continue perishing in the dangerous Mediterranean, agencies have called on governments to ensure the protection of migrants.

2016-05-30 Justice and Accountability 'Critical Components' for Lasting Peace in Libya - ICC Prosecutor
[UN News] Justice, accountability and the deterrent effects of the law remain "critical components" for achieving lasting peace in Libya, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the United Nations Security Council today, encouraging the country's Government to give priority to devising effective plans and strategies to address atrocity crimes, and to invest in the relevant national institutions responsible for such work.

2016-05-23 World Powers to Arm Libyan Unity Government
[Cameroon Tribune] They have agreed to partially lift arms embargo to enable the unity government fight Islamic State (IS) group.

2016-05-21 Why Islamic State Gets Away With Murder in Sirte
[HRW] Amjad bin Sasi was a cocky 23-year-old who didn't mind his tongue, even after the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) took over his home city of Sirte on Libya's coast. Last December, ISIS executed bin Sasi for swearing.

2016-05-18 Islamic State Executed Dozens in Newest Stronghold
[HRW] Misrata -The extremist armed group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has unlawfully executed at least 49 people in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte since February 2015, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Those killed, by means such as decapitating and shooting, include captive fighters, political opponents, and people ISIS accused of "spying," "sorcery," and "insulting God."

2016-05-18 U.S. Military Prepared to Support a Train and Equip Mission in Libya
[VOA] Brussels -The U.S. military is "prepared to support" a train-and-equip mission to fight the thousands of Islamic State militants in Libya when the Libyan government is ready for it, the head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said Tuesday.

2016-05-17 Egypt Takes Part in Vienna Conference On Libyan Crisis
[Egypt Online] Egypt has taken part in an international conference in Vienna to discuss the latest developments in Libya.

2016-05-17 U.S., Allies 'Ready to Respond' to Libyan Arms Requests
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Vienna -The United States and other allied nations say they will work to provide Libya's internationally recognised government with weapons to battle Islamic State (IS).

2016-05-17 Statement By HR/VP Federica Mogherini On Eunavfor Med Operation Sophia
[PR Newswire] Brussels -As concrete follow up to the 18 April Foreign Affairs Council, EU Ambassadors in the Political Security Committee agreed yesterday to extend the mandate of Operation Sophia by one year with continued emphasis on its core mandate of disrupting the business model of human smugglers and traffickers.

2016-05-17 Messahel - Algiers, U.S. Share Similar Views Concenring Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said that Monday Algeria and Algeria have "convergent views" concerning the help and support to provide to the Libyan Presidential Council as the only representative of Libya.

2016-05-17 Ministerial Conference in Vienna Reiterates Support to Presidential Council
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The 2nd ministerial conference on Libya, held Monday in Vienna, reiterated the international community's support to the Libyan Presidential Council in its stabilization and peace restoration mission in Libya, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced in a communiqué.

2016-05-17 President of the Republic Receives Libyan Envoy
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir met in the Republican Palace , Monday, the Libyan Envoy and Advisor of Speaker of Libya Parliament for African Affairs and African Union , Abdul-Monem Yousif Bosafita.

2016-05-16 Messahel to Partake in Ministerial Conference On Libya Monday in Vienna
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel will partake Monday in Vienna in a ministerial conference on Libya, which aims at "straightening stabilization efforts in this country", the Foreign Affairs ministry announced Sunday in a communiqué.

2016-05-16 Shoukry Coordinates With Sarraj, Ben Zayed Over Vienna Meeting On Libya
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry received two phone calls on Saturday 14/5/2016 from Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez el Sarraj and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah ben Zayed as part of coordination over a high-level meeting on Libya in Vienna on Monday.

2016-05-16 Vienna Conference, New Step to End Divisions, Clashes in Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Ministers of Foreign Affairs of European countries, the United States and Libya's neighbouring countries will meet, once again in Vienna, Austria, on Monday, in a bid to end the divisions and clashes shaking Libya since five years.

2016-05-14 Govt Condemns ISIS Vicious Attacks Against Migrants
[Ethiopian Herald] The Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) has condemned with the strongest possible terms the latest ISIS vicious and inhumane attacks against 16 Ethiopian migrants in Libya.

2016-05-10 Sisi Stresses Egypt's Support for Libya's Presidential Council
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday 7/5/2016 stressed Egypt's support for the Presidential Council and the Libyan institutions.

2016-05-09 Essid Visits Tripoli, Reaffirms Tunisia's Support to Government of Al-Sarraj
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Prime Minister Habib Essid, on Friday, paid an unannounced visit to Libya, the first of a premier of a foreign State after the installation of the Government of National Accord Presidency Council in Tripoli.

2016-05-07 Essid in Tripoli - Reaffirms Tunisia's Support to Government of Sarraj
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Prime Minister Habib Essid paid an announced visit Friday to Libya, the first of a premier or a foreign State after setting up the government of national accord presidency council in Tripoli.

2016-05-05 Libyan Sued for Forging Doctorate Certificate
[Times of Zambia] A director residing at Chrisma Hotel in Lusaka has been sued for allegedly forging a doctorate certificate in philosophy from the University of Zambia (UNZA).

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