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Three members of LNA unit found shot dead south of Tripoli

Three soldiers attached to Libyan National Army (LNA) and two of their friends were found shot dead today in Wadi Rabie, near Tripoli International Airport.

The three were members of Brigade 103, which belongs to the LNA’s western command. In a statement this evening mourning them, it said they had been shot “treacherously.”

Naming four of them as Ghassan Shahima, Wajdi Shahima, Ahmed Al-Alem and Ahmed Al-Yacoubi ­(the identity of the fifth man has not been announced), it said they were originally from Tajoura and had been visiting friends and family in the capital for the first time in a long time. They had then gone missing, only to be found dead at dawn this morning.

It vowed to avenge their deaths which it blamed on Tripoli’s militias. It did not state which ones.

Wadi Rabie, consisting mainly of farms, is largely in the hands of militias opposed to both the Presidency Council and the LNA.

Brigade 103, formerly Brigad 101, is operating in the Bir Ghanem area, 90 kilometres southwest of the capital.
https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/07/07/three-members-of-lna-unit-found-shot-dead-south-of-tripoli/

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US AFRICOM commander and ambassador visit Libya's capital

US AFRICOM commander and ambassador visit Libya's capital | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
The US ambassador to Libya, Peter Bodde, and the commander of the its Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser arrived on Tuesday in Tripoli and
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At least 10 migrants died when their boat sank off Libyan coast -official | Reuters

At least 10 migrants died when their boat sank off Libya's coast near the western town of Sabratha, a Libyan security official said on Tuesday.
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HCS head holds talks with Russian officials in Moscow prior to UN-backed National Conference | The Libya Observer

HCS head holds talks with Russian officials in Moscow prior to UN-backed National Conference | The Libya Observer | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
The President of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, presented on Monday a roadmap to resolving the Libyan crisis to the Chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko during his visit to the Russian capital Moscow. "The solution is to hold a referendum on the constitution and parliamentary and presidential elections," Al-Mishri said.
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Preparations Underway for Haftar, Sarraj Meeting as Clashes Erupt in Libya Capital

Preparations Underway for Haftar, Sarraj Meeting as Clashes Erupt in Libya Capital | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Preparations are underway to hold a meeting between Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Khalifa Haftar and Government of National Accord (GNA) chief Fayez al-Sarraj.
Informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that the meeting is planned for next week and
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Libyan Presidential Council Assumes New Chief of Staff

Libyan Presidential Council Assumes New Chief of Staff | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Tripoli, March 16 (Prensa Latina) Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Sharif assumed the post of Chief of Staff of the Libyan Presidential Council (PC) government on Friday, replacing Brigadier General Abdelrahman Al-Taweel.
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Human rights groups want EU to limit cooperation with Libyan coast guard

Human rights groups want EU to limit cooperation with Libyan coast guard | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Amnesty and Human Rights Watch have called for a temporary agreement between EU states that outlines where rescued migrants should disembark and how they should be relocated
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Oil drops towards $65 a barrel as Libya’s biggest field restarts

Oil drops towards $65 a barrel as Libya’s biggest field restarts | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Opec-led supply cuts prop up the market as US crude inventories are expected to rise
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Essallak: There Was No Agreement Signed During The Abu Dhabi Meeting –

Essallak: There Was No Agreement Signed During The Abu Dhabi Meeting – | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it

A spokesman for the President of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Essallak, on Wednesday, said that the meeting of Abu Dhabi did not result in the signing of an agreement, but was only a consultative meeting.

During a press conference, Essallak stated that there was a consensus at the Abu Dhabi meeting on reducing the transitional period, unifying the state institutions, completing the parliamentary and presidential elections before the end of the year, and providing the appropriate atmosphere for them and supporting the efforts of the UN envoy in this regard.

Essallak confirmed that Al-Sarraj stressed several constants, including the civil state, and that there is no military solution to the crisis, indicating that there is no alternative to the option of dialogue and negotiation to heal the wounds between the Libyans.

The head of the presidential council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and the leader of the Karama operation, Khalifa Haftar, gathered on Thursday in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi, agreeing that the military would be subordinate to the civil authority, ending the transitional stages and holding a democratic elections.

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Watch: 40 investigated for stolen vehicles racket involving Libya and Malta

Watch: 40 investigated for stolen vehicles racket involving Libya and Malta | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Two Maltese are among the 40 people under investigation in Italy after police in Ragusa unveiled a ring which saw stolen luxury and commercial vehicles transferred to Malta onto Libya. Italian news sites reported that 40 people are under investigation for their involvement in a transnational criminal association specialising in money laundering and theft of …
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Qatar foreign minister discusses Syria, Libya with Russia's Lavrov | Reuters

Qatar foreign minister discusses Syria, Libya with Russia's Lavrov | Reuters | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Qatar's foreign minister said he discussed Syria and Libya with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who is visiting Doha, the first stop in a Gulf tour.
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France, Italy Offer Guard Boats to Libya to Police EuroMed

France, Italy Offer Guard Boats to Libya to Police EuroMed | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
France and Italy plan to offer guard boats to Libya to prevent migrants from crossing the Mediterranean into the European Union.France plans to provide the Libyan coastguard with six new boats in June
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Haftar's forces claim full control of south Libya

Haftar's forces claim full control of south Libya | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
The spokesman for the forces of the Libyan east-based self-proclaimed army Ahmed Al-Mismari his self-styled Libyan National Army has seized control of
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Salame's plan in its four processes.. Will it succeed?

Salame's plan in its four processes.. Will it succeed? | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
What are the prospects for the Libyan political landscape in the new year of 2019? Will Libya remain divided in two governments, and prevail the
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Italian charity ship defies Rome to rescue 50 off Libyan coast | World news | The Guardian

Italian charity ship defies Rome to rescue 50 off Libyan coast | World news | The Guardian | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Rescue could spark showdown with Rome after order not to bring migrants to Italy
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France reiterates need for political solution to crisis in Libya | The Libya Observer

France reiterates need for political solution to crisis in Libya | The Libya Observer | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reiterated during his meeting with Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj in Tripoli on Monday his country's support for political solutions and for the UN envoy Ghassan Salame’s action plan, saying there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis.

Le Drian reaffirmed h
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Sanallah to Bloomberg: Libya boosts oil output by a third after reopening Sharara field

Sanallah to Bloomberg: Libya boosts oil output by a third after reopening Sharara field | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Libya's Sharara oilfield is currently pumping 260,000 barrels a day, the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah told Bloomberg
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Libyan Navy lambasts Human Rights Watch report on alleged mistreatment of migrants in Libya | The Libya Observer

Libyan Navy lambasts Human Rights Watch report on alleged mistreatment of migrants in Libya | The Libya Observer | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
The spokesman for the Libyan Navy, Ayoub Qasim has demanded Human Rights Watch to provide proof for what was included in its report with respect to the alleged ill-treatment of illegal migrants in Libya. "The allegations in the report are totally false", Qasim told The Libya Observer. "Such organizations have continued to distort the Libyan Coast Guards and the Anti-Illegal
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HCS member confirms divergence among European countries on Libyan file | The Libya Observer

Member of the High Council of State (HCS), Fathallah Al-Sariri has confirmed that their meeting with the European ambassadors a few days ago revealed disagreement of stances among European countries, regarding the outcome of the Abu Dhabi meeting. Al-Sariri told Libya Al-Ahrar channel that the French ambassador was in favour of the recommendations of Sarraj-Haftaer meeting in
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Libya's NOC, oil majors set up $20 million fund to support local near oilfield | Reuters

Libyan state oil firm NOC and its foreign partners operating the El Sharara oilfield will launch a development fund worth $20 million to support local communities, NOC said on Wednesday.
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IOM condemns violence in Libyan detention center

IOM condemns violence in Libyan detention center | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
The UN migration agency, the IOM, has condemned violence against migrants in a detention center in the Libyan capital. The agency also demanded access to the migrants who were removed from the Trig al-Sikka facility after a protest last week.
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INSIGHT-Debts pile up as rival Libyan governments struggle for power | Reuters

Libya's parallel government in the east has sold bonds worth more than $23 billion to fund its wage bill, bypassing the central bank in Tripoli and creating a potential financial black hole if the country reunifies, bankers and diplomats said.
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Conclusion of tripartite meeting on Libya - Egypt Today

Conclusion of tripartite meeting on Libya - Egypt Today | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
The Egyptian, Tunisian and Algerian foreign ministers asserted their commitment to backing Libya and its people in that critical phase of the country's history.
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326 Nigerians Return Home From Libya Under The Cover Of Darkness

At the end of profiling, the breakdown of returnees showed that 291 adults were brought back with eight children and 27 infants.
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UN chief welcomes Libya rivals’ agreement to hold elections

The United Nations secretary-general has welcomed an agreement between rival Libyan leaders to hold elections.

The agreement came in a meeting Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates' capital between Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, head of Libya's U.N.-recognized government in Tripoli in the west, and Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of Libya's national army which dominates the east.

In a statement late Friday, Antonio Guterres commended both parties' "agreement on the need to end the transitional stages in Libya through the holding of general elections."

Hifter and Sarraj had agreed to a Paris-brokered deal in May 2018 and hold a nationwide election by the end of the year. But their disputes delayed those plans.

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WHO condemns continuous attacks on health care in Libya [EN/AR] - Libya

WHO condemns continuous attacks on health care in Libya [EN/AR] - Libya | CT MENA - Security - CT, Organised Crime, Immigration - MENA - Libya | Scoop.it
Arabic News and Press Release on Libya about Health, Protection and Human Rights and more; published on 27 Feb 2019 by WHO
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