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2014-07-28 Foreigners Urged to Leave as Violence Spirals
[Deutsche Welle]Foreigners have been urged to leave Libya by their governments, as fighting spreads across the country. Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands have joined the US in urging citizens to leave as soon as possible.

2014-07-28 Libya Oil Corp Fears Catastrophe As Depot Fire Rages
[Deutsche Welle]Libya's national oil company has warned of a possible environmental disaster after a fire broke out at an oil depot. This comes as foreign governments warned their citizens to leave the country amid fighting.

2014-07-28 Dozens Killed in Heavy Benghazi Clashes
[Deutsche Welle]Dozens of people have been killed in heavy clashes between government forces and Islamist militants in the Libyan city of Benghazi. This comes a day after the US evacuated staff from its embassy in Tripoli.

2014-07-28 Foreign Ministry Denounces Killing of Egyptians in Libya
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's Foreign Affairs Ministry has condemned the killing of Egyptians in Libya's Tripoli on Saturday and demanded that the Libyan government takes responsibility for the incident which it described as "horrible", the state-owned news agency said.

2014-07-28 U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuated After Heavy Violence
[Deutsche Welle]The United States has evacuated its embassy staff in Libya due to violence between rival militias in the capital. Secretary of State John Kerry said there was a "very real risk" to US diplomats.

2014-07-28 China Welcomes Libya Election Results
[Focac]Beijing -China on Thursday welcomed the announcement of the results of Libya's parliamentary election, calling for dialogue to address disputes in the war-afflicted country.

2014-07-28 Crisis Cell - Plan to Ensure Return of Tunisians From Libya
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Kasbah, -Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa called, Sunday, during the meeting of the crisis cell, to implement the plan aimed to ensure the return of the Tunisian nationals from Libya, with the required efficiency. According to a statement of the Prime Ministry, the plan also provides for the repatriation of the foreign refugees from the Tunisian airports and mastering the flow of the displaced people after the deterioration of the security situation in Libya.

2014-07-28 State Dept. On Temporary Move of Staff From U.S. Embassy in Libya
[State Department]Washington, DC -Temporary Staff Relocation

2014-07-28 Egypt Condemns Death of Nationals in Tripoli
[Egypt Online]Egypt condemned on Sunday 27/7/2014 the death of 23 nationals in a rocket attack in the Libyan capital.

2014-07-26 Troubled By Escalating Violence, ICC Prosecutor Urges Halt to Fighting
[UN News]The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today she is "deeply troubled" by the escalating violence in Libya, and called on all parties to refrain from committing criminal acts that may fall within the jurisdiction of the Court.

2014-07-25 Libya Interested in Tunisia's Democratic Transition Experience - Ahmed Jebril
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Bardo, -Adviser to the President of the Libyan Constituent Assembly Ahmed Jibril stated his country's desire to draw on the Tunisian experience in democratic transition and welcomed "the positive results achieved by Tunisia as a result of this democratic transition, particularly its success to promulgate a new consensual constitution.

2014-07-25 Eleven Tunisians Return Home After Being Held Several Hours in Libyan Territory
[Tunis Afrique Presse]Medenine -Eleven Tunisians, including two from Ben Guerdane, Governorate of Medenine, returned home on Thursday early in the morning, through the border crossing of Ras Jedir after being held for several hours in the Libyan territory.

2014-07-24 Tunisia Recalls Diplomats From Libya
[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia is taking steps to protect citizens from the security chaos across the border in Libya.

2014-07-25 Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Recent Situation in Libya
[Focac]Q: It is reported that the High National Election Commission of Libya announced the final result of the House of Representatives, and how does China comment on this? What is China's take on the recent situation in Libya?

2014-07-25 ICC Judges Reject Sanussi Appeal - Court Rules Ex-Intelligence Chief Can Be Tried At Home
[HRW]An International Criminal Court (ICC) decision approving Libya's bid to prosecute former intelligence chief Abdullah Sanussi comes down amid a near breakdown of Libya's judicial system, Human Rights Watch said today. Sanussi is currently on trial in Libya for, among other charges, serious crimes related to his alleged role in trying to suppress the country's 2011 uprising, though the proceeding against him raises serious due process concerns.

2014-07-25 Libyan Bloggers Urge Loyalty to the Homeland
[Magharebia]Tunis -The Libyan blogosphere blames tribal divisions for the persistent violence.

2014-07-24 Security Council Condemns Ongoing Violence and Its Use to Pursue Political Gains
[UN News]The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.

2014-07-24 Security Council Committee Concerning Libya Issues Update to Its
[UN]Implementation Assistance Notice #2 on Arms Embargo

2014-07-24 Security Council Press Statement On Libya's Elections
[UN]Rwanda -The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda):

2014-07-24 ICC Appeals Chamber to Deliver Appeals Judgment On the Admissibility of the Al-Senussi Case On 24 July 2014
[PR Newswire]The Hague, Netherlands -Today, 22 July 2014, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, 24 July, at 11:00 (The Hague local time) to deliver its judgment on the admissibility of the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi.

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