December 2015

UAE got its hands dirty in Libyan south, gasps to separate it from country

December 12, 2015 - 17:12
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A private Emirates Airline plane picked up a delegation from the leaders of the Libyan southern region to attend a meeting with the UAE’s leadership in Abu Dhabi last July, a well-informed source told Press Solidarity.

Asking to remain anonymous for security reasons, the source explained that the UAE offered the south leaders a plan to found a federal government and ordered that they nominate a governor for the south and help get across to all the tribes in their region.

SG to take crimes in Capital more roughly

December 12, 2015 - 17:05
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Salvation Government has strongly condemned all kinds of kidnap and torture by all armed groups regardless of the justifications they give.

In a statement last Thursday, the SG said that taking bad advantage of the current unstable conditions of the country and the state weak institutions as well as the inability of decisive decision making by the government would not last for good, as it would likely thrust the country into more wars, division, and bloodshed, stressing that those outlaws will receive punishment sooner or later.

Head of GNC dialogue team deplores UN-led dialogue announcement

December 11, 2015 - 23:28
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Head of GNC Dialogue Team lashed out Friday at the announcement of UNSMIL-sponsored dialogue participants to sign the unity government on December 16.

In a statement following the announcement, Awad Abdul-Sadiq said those attended Tunisia's UN facilitated meeting on December 10, 11 represent themselves only, and they are not entitled to attend or sign any agreements.

Demonstrators call for Libya-Libya dialogue, GNC hails Tunisia declaration of principles

December 11, 2015 - 20:55
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The General National Congress highly commended on Thursday signed by both the GNC and Tobruk parliament in Tunisia on December 02.

In a statement signed by 82 members, the GNC said the direct talks between both parliaments are the most effective solution to Libya's crisis.

Holding our nation together

December 10, 2015 - 12:45
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These have been very painful and difficult times for all of us who live in Libya. We have seen our country torn apart and our hopes crushed.  

Before Sunday’s welcome moves towards power-sharing, there have been few shafts of light in this darkness. But without the role the Central Bank has played in holding our nation together, the position now would be far bleaker and the prospects for our future even more uncertain.

Mahmoud Jibril instigates violence as Benghazi-like fighting looms in Ajdabia

December 10, 2015 - 11:23
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A war on alleged terror in the eastern city of Ajdabia has been already scheduled for December 15.

The city's top tribal leader Saleh Latwish met last week with a number of the city's pro-Dignity Operation groups and agreed to launch a Benghazi-like military operation against what they call Khwarij and remnants of Muslim Brotherhood and IFG.

Similar to Benghazi scenario, Sahawat or "Awakening" have been invited to join the fighting.

Fatwa House and other prominent bodies hail the GNC-HoR declaration of principles

December 10, 2015 - 08:31
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Research Council of the Libyan Fatwa House has welcomed the signing of the declaration of principles by the General National Congress and the House of Representatives in Tunisia.

In a statement late on Wednesday, the Research Council urged the revolutionaries’ senior leaders, political activists, and the elders’ councils to give their unconditioned support for the declaration as a way out of the current crisis.

Internationally-renowned NGO criticises Tobruk for attempts to create rival central bank, NOC and investment authority

December 09, 2015 - 19:06
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The widely respected non-profit the International Crisis Group (ICG) has accused groups in Tobruk of “trying to set up parallel institutions” to those based in Tripoli.

In a report released on Thursday, the ICG states that “most regional and international actors remain committed” to the established Libyan Central Bank (CBL), National Oil Company (NOC) and Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).

EU-bound illegal immigrants rescued at sea

December 09, 2015 - 14:28
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

180 illegal immigrants were rescued off Al-Zawiya shores, Libyan Coast Guard said Wednesday, hours after the motor of their boat broke down 31 miles off the shore.

A marine source said the EU-bound immigrants were in miserable conditions waiting for their fate before being rescued by the Coast Guard.

He added that the immigrants, including 19 women and children, were provided with first aid services and then taken to the Immigration Fight Agency in Al-Zawiya city. 

Revolution Squares Gathering positive over GNC and HoR harmony

December 09, 2015 - 08:24
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Revolution Squares Gathering (RSG) has hailed the declaration of principles between the delegations of both the General National Congress and the Tobruk Parliament in Tunisia, saying that it is a very positive step towards concord.

In a statement on Monday, the RSG, urged the GNC and HoR to prioritize the country’s great good and respect the laws and state institutions. It also called them to exert more efforts to bring security and stability to the country, renounce the ex-regime and its evil doings.

EU, western ambassadors refuse Tunisia's declaration of principles

December 09, 2015 - 08:06
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Head of the EU Delegation to Libya have reiterated their strong support for the UN-brokered Libyan Political Agreement, negotiated in Skhirat, as the only way forward to resolve Libya’s political, security and institutional crises.  

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