February 2020

Libya, Indonesia seek closer cooperation in the cultural field

February 26, 2020 - 08:14
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Written By: SafaAlharathy
Hassan Onis (L) receives Chargé d'Affairs of the Indonesian Embassy, Mohammad Amar Ma’ruf

The head of the General Authority for Culture, Hassan Onis, received Tuesday, at the HQ of the Book and Publishing House in Tripoli, the Chargé d'Affairs of the Indonesian Embassy, Mohammad Amar Ma’ruf, and his delegation, where they discussed enhancing Libyan-Indonesian ties in the cultural and artistic fields.

Onis stressed their readiness to cooperate with the embassy to hold cultural days and implement cultural exchange programs and other activities, as a channel for rapprochement between the two nations.

Al-Sarraj: Monitoring UN arms embargo should take place on all Libyan borders

February 25, 2020 - 21:39
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said Tuesday that the UN arms embargo in Libya should be monitored on all borders not only the maritime ones, stressing the need for a fact-finding committee to work across the country without any political agenda.

Libya's GNA military commission says no agreement has been reached in Geneva

February 25, 2020 - 21:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Government of National Accord's (GNA) military delegation at the 5+5 commission talks in Geneva Ahmed Abu Shahma said they won't give up the call for the withdrawal of Khalifa Haftar's forces to their previous positions before the offensive against Tripoli in April 2019.

Abu Shahma told reporters that GNA's delegation didn't agree or sign any draft in Geneva, adding that their notes to the UNSMIL either get accepted as a package or rejected altogether; "no partition," he remarked.

European-American support for political talks in Geneva

February 25, 2020 - 20:26
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Embassies of France, UK, US, Germany and Italy said in a statement on Tuesday that they were looking forward to the kickoff of UN-led political talks in Geneva on Wednesday.

The US embassy in Libya posted the statement on its Facebook page, saying the embassies and the European Union's delegation to Libya hailed the progress made at the Geneva-hosted 5+5 military commission talks to reach a permanent ceasefire in Libya.

Tripoli Central Hospital says 1186 people checked in for psychotherapy in 2019

February 25, 2020 - 14:15
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Tripoli Central Hospital announced on Tuesday that it had received 1186 psychiatric cases during the year 2019, 11 of which were under the age of 18.

The hospital explained on Facebook that 596 of the cases registered were females, noting that some cases were treated by psychologists and others required assistance by specialists in other fields.

Given to the hospitals' location, most of the patients were from Tripoli with 929 cases, according to the hospital.

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