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Libyan Newswire
  • Two Girls Die After Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia

    WASHINGTON, Despite sustained efforts to stop the practice, Somali doctors and rights activists say two sisters bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) last week in central Somalia. Doctors and activist confirmed that the girls died in Bur Salah village about 75km west of Galkayo town, but the mutilation took place near the

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  • Russian War Games Seek to Cement Ties With China, Send Message to West

    LONDON, Russia is holding its largest military exercises since the Cold War in the far eastern part of the country, and for the first time it has invited contingents from China and Mongolia. About 36,000 tanks and 300,000 Russian troops, a third of the country’s military personnel, are on maneuvers in the vast expanses of

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  • Security Council Extends Mandate of United Nations Support Mission in Libya until 15 September 2019, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2434 (2018)

    The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) until 15 September 2019 under the leadership of the Secretary General’s Special Representative. Unanimously adopting resolution 2434 (2018), the Council decided to extend UNSMIL’s mandate as an integrated special political mission to support an inclusive political

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  • Libyan Officials: Unknown Missiles Hit Tripoli Airport

    BENGHAZI, LIBYA, Missiles were fired at Libya’s capital Tripoli, including the city’s only functioning airport, forcing authorities to divert flights to another airport to the south, government and airport officials said Wednesday, less than a week after the U.N. brokered a cease-fire between rival armed groups. The source of Tuesday’s missile attack was unclear and

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  • Over 100 died in boat wreck off Libya

    More than 100 migrants died in early September when their rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, the MSF aid agency on Monday quoted survivors as saying. The two boats had set out from the Libyan coast early on Sept. 1, each carrying scores of people, mostly African, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said

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  • Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya national oil firm, two dead

    Armed men on Monday stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Company in Tripoli killing at least two people, officials said, as witnesses spoke of hearing a blast and gunfire. The attack targeted the country’s vital oil sector, repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 uprising against toppled late dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Witnesses said the

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  • UN Envoy: Libya Lurching from One Emergency to Another

    The top U.N. envoy to Libya says the country has “lurched from one emergency to another” in recent weeks and that terrorist groups of all kinds may be taking root there. Ghassan Salame briefed the U.N. Security Council Wednesday on the violence that erupted in Tripoli last month, shattering 16 months of what he called

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