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US conducts two more anti-IS strikes

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 21 November 2017: The US Africa Command (Africom) has carried out two more air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants. According to a statement today, they took place last week, on 17 and 19 November. Both strike occurred near the desert town of Fugaha, some 230 kilometres north-east of Sebha. [...]

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HoR approves Salamé’s action plan

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 21 November 2017: At a session in Tobruk today, the House of Representatives voted to endorse the action plan to solve the current political crisis drawn up by UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé. Under it, there would be a new presidency council consisting of three members, each representing of the [...]

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Row continues over education ministry schoolbook endorsing suicide bombing

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 21 November 2017: The row over a schoolbook on Islamic culture which approves suicide bombings against those seen as enemies of Islam has taken a fresh turn with the head of the education ministry’s curriculum department denying responsibility for it. The book, which has being circulated to school students, [...]

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Waha to rebuild storage tanks and pipelines, plans “alternative” payment schemes

By Libya Herald reporter. Tunis, 21 November 2017: Waha Oil is looking to replace large sections of its pipelines suffering from corrosion as well as the 12 oil tanks destroyed in 2014 at its terminal in Sidra. However, it lacks the finance to pay for them. As a result, according to Waha chairman Ahmed Ammar, [...]

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Annual Libyan Banking Sector Development Forum to be held in Tunis

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 November 2017: The Annual Libyan Banking Sector Development Forum will take place in Tunis next week, organizers told Libya Herald. The two-day forum promises an in-depth discussion by financial and banking experts known locally and in Arab countries, in addition to regional and international experts. Beside the heads of a [...]

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Tripoli Chamber holds meeting on developing renewables in Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 November 2017: The Tripoli Chamber of Commerce held a meeting yesterday at its headquarters on renewable energies (RE). The meeting of Libyan private sector companies engaged in the RE sector discussed ways in which the Libyan authorities can help facilitate the development of the sector and create a localized industry. [...]

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Tanarout hold cultural event in Benghazi 19-23 November

By Sami Zaptia. London, 21 November 2017: Libyan creative cultural organization Tanarout celebrated the second anniversary of its creation at its headquarters in Benghazi with a cultural event on Sunday. This included a clairvoyance exhibition for artists to celebrate foresight and the awareness of sensations, a first such exhibition to be held in Libya, organizers [...]

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Sirte mayor badgers PC for promised funds

By Olfa Andolsi. Tunis, 21 November 2017: Sirte mayor Mukhtar Al-Madani is still pressing the Presidency Council (PC) to come up with promised funds to help rebuild his shattered town. In his fourth Tripoli meeting in 12 months with PC head Faeiz Serraj, Madani laid out Sirte’s most pressing problems and where there were bureaucratic [...]

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UN chief Guterres “horrified” by Libyan slavery reports

By Zeinab Mohammed Salih. New York, 20 November 2017: The UN secretary-general has said he is horrified by the CNN video footage showing sub-Saharan migrants being sold off as slaves in Libya. “Slavery has no place in our world”, said Guterres, “and these actions are among the most egregious abuses of human rights and may [...]

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Thinni orders stop to all Tripoli-Tobruk flights

By Ajnadin Mustafa. Cairo, 20 November 2017: Beida premier Abdullah Thinni has ordered the suspension of all Tripoli flights to Tobruk airport following yesterday’s refusal of that airport to allow the landing on a UN plane carrying 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members from the west of the country. They were due to take part [...]

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