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Unhappiness over Beida government fees for foreign marriages

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 18 July 2017: The Thinni government in Beida has produced new marriage fees which social media sites are protesting discriminate against Libyan women. The new fees mean that every Libyan man who marries a foreign woman must pay LD 5,000, while every foreigner who marries a Libyan woman must find [...]

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Tunisians make large fuel smuggling bust on border

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 18 July, 2017: A major smuggling bust has been reported by Tunisian authorities in which 36 vehicles, including a Libyan fuel tanker were seized just over the border into Tunisia. Security forces said they came under fire when they confronted the large smuggler convoy. Fire was returned but no details [...]

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NOC’s Sanalla heading to Russia for oil output talks

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 18 July 18, 2017: National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief Mustafa Sanalla will beRussia’s St Petersburg on Monday to tell OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers why Libya simply cannot afford to cut back on its rising oil output, even though global oil prices remain weak because of excess production. At its [...]

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And the Benghazi battle still goes on

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 18 July 2017: The full extent of the savage fighting to oust the last of the militants from Benghazi’s Sabri district became apparent today when the LNA admitted that since the start of the month, 78 soldiers had been killed. Twenty-one of these had fallen victim to land mines and [...]

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Plans to reopen Benghazi port under discussion

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 18 July 2017: Transport and maritime authorities in Benghazi say they want to reopen the city’s port as soon as possible. Once the Libyan National Army (LNA) has declared the area safe, the port could be quickly brought back into operation, they agreed in discussions yesterday. Efforts to reopen it were given a boost on [...]

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Op-Ed: Election choices in Libya

By Abdul Salam Nasiyah. Several initiatives have been presented to resolve the Libyan crisis, in particular the proposal to hold presidential and parliamentary elections. Such initiatives and proposals have been presented either by members of the House of Representatives, or in the meeting of Abu Dhabi [between the President of the Presidential Council for the [...]

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Rada captures perpetrators of multiple armed kidnappings and car jackings

By Sami Zaptia. London, 18 July 2017: The Abdelrauf Kara-led RADA (Special Deterrence Force) has published the video confessions of two perpetrators of multiple kidnappings in Tripoli. Thirty-year old cousins Ali Milood Tirshani and Mohamed Eshtewi Tirshani admitted to multiple cases of armed kidnapping for ransom, torture and car jackings. Since victims were nominated based [...]

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LNA moves towards Derna as Hafter says there is still work to do fighting terrorism

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 17 July 2017: Units of the Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Hafter claim to have moved to within 20 kilometres of Derna, removing earth barriers mounds and cement blocks at Kirissah, west of the Mujahideen-controlled town.

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LIA gets new Board of Trustees, new board, confirms chairman and reform plan

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 July 2017: The Faiez Serraj led Presidency Council/Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) has appointed a new Board of Trustees for the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) which, in turn, has announced a new LIA Board of Directors and a 6 to 12-month reform programme. At its Tripoli headquarters last Saturday, the [...]

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