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Workshops discuss Youth Development in Libya

UNICEF organized two workshops in parallel in Hammamet, Tunisia to discuss the role of municipalities in youth development and creating opportunities for active participation through the UNICEF-EU programme “Towards Resilience and Social Inclusion of Adolescents and Young People in Libya”. The first workshop included youth from 11 municipalities, while the other workshop was attended by […]

Video (Arabic): ‫ Libyan Women’s Peace Talks

From UNDP Libya: Earlier this year, a group of women from Libya came together. From doctors, to professors, to housekeepers — they all shared a common vision — to build peace in Libya. The three-day dialogue between women, policymakers and civil society aimed to take stock of the Libyan Women’s Minimum Agenda for Peace. The […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]

Sanalla Speaks Out on NOC Neutrality

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, has said the country’s oil sector must not be a political bargaining chip, and urged all sides to refrain from conflict over oil infrastructure: “NOC has always stood for the unity of the country, and we will continue to do so. Our […]

GNA Prime Minister, Fayez Serraj visits Russia

The head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Serraj, is currently visiting Moscow for high level talks with the Russian government. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (pictured) described Russia as an old friend of Libya and said: “We are convinced that only the Libyan people themselves can overcome the current crisis, all the […]

LNA Travel Ban – HRW Calls for Repeal

On February 23, Abdelrazeq al-Nadhouri, chief of staff of the forces known as the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the military governor of the region that extends from Derna to Ben Jawwad, repealed his order requiring women who wish to travel abroad to be accompanied by a male guardian and replaced it with a new […]

Haftar’s Forces Seize Car Carrier

By John Lee. Libyan forces loyal to the Khalifa Haftar boarded and seized a car carrier off the Libyan coast last week, diverting it to the port of Ras Al-Hilal, northeast of Benghazi. The Morning Compass (pictured), operated by Eukor, was reportedly traveling from South Korea to Misrata with several thousand cars. The Tobruk government said the […]