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Tobruk water crisis said to be imminent

By Libya Herald reporters. Benghazi, 17 September 2017: Tobruk’s sole working water treatment plant is on the verge of collapse meaning that some 400,000 people could in the town could soon be without safe drinking water. The town’s problems are nothing new. It has long been short of water. But since 2015 outdated and poorly [...]

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Albanian cargo vessel seized off Zawia

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 17 September 2017: A Panamanian-registered cargo vessel is being held by the Libyan Coastguard on suspicion of smuggling construction materials out of the country. The Coastguard said that the Albanian-owned ENVI 1 was intercepted off Zawia on Friday. Eight crew, five Albanians and three Montenegrans had been detained on board [...]

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Relatives of Ibrahim Jadhran released in Tripoli

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 17 September 2017: Abdul Raouf Kara’s Rada Deterrence Force appears to have abandoned an attempt to compel Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) commander Ibrahim Jadhran to give himself up since it has released members of his family that it had seized in Tripoli. National Oil Corporation (NOC) chief Mustafa Sanalla claimed that the [...]

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Sabratha fighting leaves at least three dead

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis, 17 September 2017: At least three men have been killed and several injured, some severely, in further fighting today in Sabratha between an Islamist militia and a local anti-people smuggling force. The shooting in the town centre which broke out early this morning, is understood to have involved members of [...]

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Families threatened during trial return to Tawergha: report

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 16 September 2017: Moves made in Misrata last week to implement the agreement permitting Tawerghans to return home appear to have proved unworkable today after four Tawerghan families who had gone to Tawergha for a temporary visit, were reported to have been shot at by a Misratan militia while they [...]

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More than a thousand migrants caught by the coastguard

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 16 September 2017: The Libyan Coastguard today said it had arrested more than a thousand migrants off the coast.. Eight craft carrying 1,074 people were intercepted at sea nearSabratha. The occupants were detained and sent to a migrant detention camp in Zawia. The action by the coastguard appears to be [...]

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Thinni inaugurates new projects in Ghadames

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 16 September 2017: The Beida-based interim prime minister Abdullah Al-Thinni has been carrying out a series on engagements today in his home town of Ghadames. Accompanied by several of his ministers and deputy ministers as well as heads of parallel institutions appointed by him, he inaugurated several projects in the border [...]

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Horse racing season begins in Tripoli

By Gabriel Harrison. Tunis, 16 September 2017: The first of a five-week series of horse races began yesterday at Tripoli’s Busetta race course. Known as “The Libya Peace Cup” they have been organised by the Libyan Horse Racing Authority and sponsored by the General Authority for Culture. The races will continue at 4pm every Friday [...]

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Salamé and Maetig in separate Moscow meetings

By Libya Herald reporters. Tunis and London, 16 September 2017: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to outline a fresh Libyan peace initiative next week during the UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting New UNSMIL chief Ghassan Salamé briefed Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on the new plan during his visit yesterday to Moscow. Since he took [...]

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Nazhuri overrules Beida interior minister on Shahat mayor sacking after locals protest

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 15 September 2017: A decision by the Beida-based local government minister to suspend the mayor of Shahat has been countermanded by Major General Abdul Razzaq Al-Nazhuri in his role as military commander of the area from Ben Jawad to Derna. Local government minister Mohamed Farouk Mahdi had suspended mayor Saleh [...]

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