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Libya’s UN-backed govt seeks boosted US military backing – Daily Mail


Daily Mail

Libya's UN-backed govt seeks boosted US military backing
Daily Mail
Libya's unity government has asked Washington, which is backing an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Sirte, to step up its military assistance, the US Africa Command said Thursday. Fayez al-Sarraj, leader of the Government of National
US carries out anti-Daesh airstrikes in Sirte, LibyaAnadolu Agency
Al-Serraj and US Africa Command discuss Libya's future after IS defeat in GermanyLibyan Express
Impasse in Libyan conflict nears breaking pointIHS Jane’s 360

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 3:24 pm

Mediterranean rescue boat hit in armed raid off Libyan coast – The Guardian


The Guardian

Mediterranean rescue boat hit in armed raid off Libyan coast
The Guardian
An unidentified armed group shot at and raided a European rescue boat off the coast of Libya, it has emerged, raising questions over the viability of refugee rescue operations in the southern Mediterranean. On 17 August an unidentified speedboat fired
Mediterranean rescue boat attacked in armed raid off LibyaMaltaToday
Armed men attack refugee rescue boat off Libyan coastThe Times of Israel

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 12:46 pm

Kerry in Saudi talks on Yemen, Syria, Libya – Ahram Online


Ahram Online

Kerry in Saudi talks on Yemen, Syria, Libya
Ahram Online
The State Department official said earlier that Kerry's talks with the Saudis would likewise cover Libya, where a UN-backed Government of National Accord is challenged by a rival adminstration. Pro-GNA forces are battling IS in Libya's coastal city of
Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria and LibyaFox News
ML–United States-Saudi ArabiaYahoo News
John Kerry and Saudi King discuss Libya, Syria and Yemen conflictsLibyan Express

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 12:19 pm

NEMA receives 241 Nigerian Returnees from Libya – TVC News


TVC News

NEMA receives 241 Nigerian Returnees from Libya
TVC News
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has received 241 Nigerians who voluntarily returned to the country from Libya. International Organisation for Migration aided their evacuation from Libya. The returnees arrived aboard Libyan Airlines …
Libya deports 240 NigeriansDaily Post Nigeria
Call for surveillance on Libya returneesThe Nation Newspaper

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Posted on 25 August 2016 | 11:04 am

Joe Scarborough Lies About Trump’s Support for Iraq War and Libya Invention – PoliticusUSA


PoliticusUSA

Joe Scarborough Lies About Trump's Support for Iraq War and Libya Invention
PoliticusUSA
Morning Joe has its moments of lucidity, rather like an MSNBC version of Megyn Kelly, but Joe jumped the shark this morning by claiming that you can't say Trump supported either the Iraq War or the Libya intervention, even though Joe said in May that

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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 6:59 pm

Libya, EU Come to an Agreement on Migrants – STRATFOR


STRATFOR

Libya, EU Come to an Agreement on Migrants
STRATFOR
The EU Naval Force Mediterranean, also known as Operation Sophia, has agreed to help Libya combat human trafficking from the Middle East and Africa by sea. On Aug. 23 it signed a memorandum of understanding with the Libyan coast guard in Rome that …
EU signs deal to train Libya coastguard – EUobserverEUobserver
EU to train Libyan seamen to tackle people-smugglers | – Libya HeraldLibya Herald
EU Anti-Migrant Smuggling Operation, Libya Sign Coastguard …Sputnik International
Kuwait News Agency –The Libya Observer –IHS Jane’s 360
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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 5:52 pm

Libya’s unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament – Reuters


Reuters

Libya's unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament
Reuters
Prime Minister of Libya's unity government Fayez Seraj visits the media center at the headquarters of the prime minister in Tripoli after a meeting of his Government of National Accord (GNA) held for the first time at the official government
Libya's Presidential Council to Present New CabinetAl-Manar TV
UN-Backed Libyan Government to Present New CabinetNew York Times
1ST LEAD Libya's UN-backed administration to form new government after rebuff By Moutaz Ali Jaklin Zaher, dpaEurope Online Magazine
Digital Journal –Libyan Express
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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 5:02 pm

Husni Bey rebutts suggestions of involvement in Libyan Muslim-Jewish initiative – Libya Herald


Husni Bey rebutts suggestions of involvement in Libyan Muslim-Jewish initiative
Libya Herald
Leading Libyan businessman Husni Bey has said that a meeting in a Tunis hotel with Rome-based psychologist David Gerbi who is originally from Tripoli was purely about possible post-war trauma workshops in Libya and there was no discussion about any …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 3:15 pm

Libya repatriates 241 Nigerians to Lagos – The Punch


The Punch

Libya repatriates 241 Nigerians to Lagos
The Punch
No fewer than 241 Nigerians, who were stranded in Libya, have been repatriated to the country. It was learnt that the returnees arrived in the country on Tuesday around 3.45pm through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos State. They were …
241 Nigerians 'Voluntarily' Return From LibyaNaija247news

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Posted on 24 August 2016 | 6:44 am

Gold, guns and piles of cash found in Isil’s Libya stronghold – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Gold, guns and piles of cash found in Isil's Libya stronghold
Telegraph.co.uk
Piles of Libyan and Tunisian cash were found inside luggage and flour sacks along with laptops and mobile phones. The militia fighters also found a stash of Kalashnikov rifles, shotguns and handguns which are believed to have been taken from private …
The US Marines are dropping the hammer on ISIS in LibyaBusiness Insider
US Marines use Cobra attack helicopters to strike ISIS in LibyaMilitary Times
Marine SuperCobra Helicopters Join ISIS Fight Over LibyaMilitary.com
Alaska Dispatch News –Washington Post –Daily Caller
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Posted on 23 August 2016 | 4:01 pm

Libya – BingNews

Libya’s UN-backed govt seeks boosted US military backing

Berlin (AFP) – Libya’s unity government has asked Washington, which is backing an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Sirte, to step up its military assistance, the US Africa Command said Thursday. Fayez al-Sarraj, leader of the Government of …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 10:38 am

Gargash receives head of UN’s Libya mission

ABU DHABI, 25th August, 2016 (WAM) — Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, on Thursday received Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 10:37 am

Libya: Serraj Accepts no Confidence Vote, Concocting a New Cabinet

Prime minister-designate of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and head of the Presidency Council Faiez Serraj stressed in a statement that they would respect the vote of no confidence of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) and their demands.

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 9:38 am

Kerry in Saudi Arabia for talks on Yemen, Syria and Libya

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Saudi King Salman in the Red Sea city of Jiddah ahead of talks focusing on the conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Libya with other Gulf Arab officials. At the start of Thursday’s roughly …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 8:50 am

241 Nigerian Immigrants in Libya Voluntarily Decide to Return Home

The Nigerian returnees arrived aboard a Libyan Airline flight. Bella Naija On Tuesday, August 23, 241 Nigerian immigrants returned from Libya to Nigeria of their own volition. Their repatriation was facilitated by the International Organization for …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 7:29 am

Inside the brutal but bizarrely bureaucratic world of ISIS in Libya

Pro-government fighters take a break before returning to the frontline against the Islamic State in Sirte. Pro-government fighters take a break before returning to the… SIRTE, Libya – When the Islamic State’s religious police arrived at his door, Ahmooda …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 1:54 am

Libya deports 240 Nigerians

At least 240 Nigerians stranded in Libya have been repatriated to the country. The returnees arrived in the country on Tuesday around 3.45pm, through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, and were received by the officials of the National …

Posted on 25 August 2016 | 12:34 am

Libya’s unity government says still seeks approval from eastern parliament

The Government of National Accord (GNA), is trying to unite a multitude of rival factions that have divided Libya since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and getting the support of the eastern parliament is a key part of that jigsaw. But the House …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 2:39 pm

The US Marines are dropping the hammer on ISIS in Libya

Beginning in early August, the US Marines aboard the USS Wasp have conducted airstrikes against ISIS’ Libyan stronghold of Sirte from the Mediterranean. This has forced the group to retreat to a point where the Marines can now use the big guns: AH-1W …

Posted on 24 August 2016 | 12:55 pm

Libya: Still a Fractured Land

The experience of ordinary civilian life without a functioning government in Libya in the years since the fall of its erratic dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi would not have surprised the English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, much of whose work focused on …

Posted on 23 August 2016 | 11:13 am