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G7 calls for Int’l Conference on Libya

By John Lee. The Group of Seven (G7) has called for an international conference to bring together all the stakeholders and regional actors relevant to the conflict in Libya. In a statement on Monday, the leaders of the G7 said: “We support a truce in Libya that will lead to a long-term ceasefire. We believe […]

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Citizenship “On Hold” in Libya

Amid Libya’s ongoing crisis, unresolved disputes over citizenship haunt society and the fragile state. A significant number of people in Libya – presumably several hundred thousand – are not formally recognized as citizens, despite considering themselves as such. Commonly referred to as “persons of undetermined legal status”, the majority are first- or second-generation immigrants whose […]

New US Ambassador to Libya is Confirmed

By John Lee. U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland assumed his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Libya on August 14, following his nomination by the U.S. President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Ambassador welcomes the opportunity for dialogue with all Libyans. So far, he has appreciated the opportunity to present himself to GNA Prime Minister […]

Czech Embassy in Tripoli to Close

By John Lee. The Czech Republic will reportedly close its embassy in Tripoli from 1st September. According to Radio Praha, the embassy has been operating from Tunis since April 2015, due to the security situation. It quotes the Czech Foreign Ministry as saying that it sees no immediate prospect of improvement in security. (Source: Radio […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]

Abducted Politician Missing 4 Weeks

The Interim Government in eastern Libya should exert all possible efforts to ensure the safe return of Seham Sergewa, a member of parliament who was abducted from her home in the eastern city of Benghazi on July 17, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The Interim Government, which controls Benghazi and is one of two […]

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Security Council Press Statement on Libya

The Members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on a UN Convoy on 10 August 2019 in Benghazi. Those behind the attack should be identified and held accountable. The Members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and wished a speedy and […]

Weekly Security Report from Whispering Bell

Advertising Feature Whispering Bell produces a 7-10 page report that covers the past week of political, security, and economic events that occurred within Libya, comprehensive data/risk collection, maps for country-wide security events, and includes forward-looking analysis on the political and security situation over the coming weeks. Please click here to download an edited version of […]