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2015-03-04 Peace Talks Set to Resume
[UN News] A new round of United Nations-facilitated talks aimed at resolving Libya's political crisis will kick-off later this week as stakeholders from the North African country prepare to gather in Morocco, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced.

2015-03-04 Omar Gawairi's Comments Do No Represent Position of Tobruk Government, Says Libyan Interior Minister
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -"President of Libyan Information Authority Omar Gawairi's comments do no represent the position of the Tobruk government," Libyan Interior Minister Colonel Ahmed Baraka said.

2015-03-04 Daily Press Briefing By the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
[UN] The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Vannina Maestracci, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

2015-03-04 Tunisia's New Consul General in Tripoli Takes Office
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia's new Consul General in Tripoli Brahim Rezgui arrived, Tuesday, in Tripoli to take office at the Tunisian diplomatic mission headquarters, an official source from the Foreign Ministry told TAP.

2015-03-03 U.S. Hails Algeria's Leadership to Find Solution to Libyan Crisis, Says American Official
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The United States hailed Algeria's leadership and its role to reach a solution to the Libyan crisis, said Tuesday, in Algiers, the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Anne W. Paterson.

2015-03-02 Egyptians in Libya - to Flee or to Stay?
[IRIN] Tripoli -The roundabouts in the Libyan capital of Tripoli have long been a place for Egyptians to find work. Every day, carpenters, builders, plumbers and decorators sit and wait, each man carrying the tools of his trade to make it easier for prospective employers.

2015-03-03 Algeria, U.S. Reaffirm Support for Political Solution to Libyan Crisis
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and the United States have reaffirmed, Monday in Algiers, their support to the United Nations' efforts for a "political solution" to the crisis in Libya.

2015-03-02 Peace Agreement in Mali Should Inspire Libya
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The peace and reconciliation in Mali signed Sunday in Algiers should be an "inspiration" to search for "lasting solutions" for peace in Libya, Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra stressed.

2015-03-02 IMF's Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center and the Statistics Department Conclude Workshop On Price Index Compilation Issues
[IMF] The International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center (METAC) and the Statistics Department held a workshop on "Price Index Compilation Issues" in Beirut, Lebanon from February 23-27, 2015. The workshop addressed specific price statistics compilation issues of participating countries. International standards and best practices were discussed with emphases on the compilation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI).

2015-03-02 Egypt ,Tunisia Discuss Situation in Libya
[Egypt Online] Assistant Foreign Minister Ambassador Osama Majdoub met with his Tunisian counterpart Tohamy Abdouly within the framework of meetings conducted by Majdoub during his visit to Tunisia with officials of the foreign and interior ministries, for consultation about the deteriorating situation in Libya, and ways to counter the threat of terrorist organizations in the region.

2015-03-01 Defense Minister Meets Libyan Counterpart
[Egypt Online] Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhi held talks on Friday 27/2/2015 with Libya's Defense Minister-designate Masoud Rahouma on developments in Libya.

2015-03-01 More Egyptians Cross Tunisia's Border After Fleeing Libya - Diplomat
[Egypt Online] Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Amr Moawad said on Friday that more Egyptians are still crossing the Ras Ajdir border crossing between Libya and Tunisia.

2015-03-01 More Egyptians Cross Tunisia's Border Fleeing Libya
[Egypt Online] Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Amr Moawad said on Friday that more Egyptians are still fleeing Libya through borders with Tunisia.

2015-02-27 Egypt 'to Continue Evacuations of Its Nationals From Libya Until Departure of Last Egyptian'
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -More than one thousand Egyptian nationals will be evacuated, Thursday, from Djerba/Zarzis international airport, thanks to five chartered flights from Cairo. One of the planes had already landed, Wednesday after midnight, transporting the remains of an Egyptian shot dead, ten days ago, in Libya, according to an Egyptian official who accompanied his countrymen coming from Libya.

2015-02-27 Libya - Getting Geneva Right

2015-02-26 UN Libya Mission Urges Country's Stakeholders to Pursue Next Round of Talks
[UN News] The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced today that it is undertaking a series of urgent consultations with stakeholders in the North African country to ensure the convening of the next round of talks soon and "not let this window of opportunity slip away."

2015-02-28 Fajr Libya Aircraft Crashes 5km to Tunisian Border
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Medenine -An aircraft belonging to Fajr Libya crashed, on Friday afternoon, in the Libyan territory 5km to Tunisia's El Mekissem border area, a senior security source told TAP correspondent in M├ędenine without elaborating.

2015-02-27 Russia Backs Arab Draft Resolution On Libya
[Egypt Online] Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asserted his country's support to the Egyptian and Arab countries draft resolution raised to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) concerning Libya.

2015-02-27 25,529 Egyptians Back From Libya - Foreign Ministry
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that 25,529 Egyptians have returned from Libya so far.

2015-02-27 All-Out War in Libya Predicted Without Further Peace Talks
[IPS] Libya is teetering on the edge of all-out war, with a brutal stalemate and misery for civilians predicted unless a recent minor diplomatic breakthrough can be built upon.

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