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Presidential Guard Established and Welcomes Any Libyan to Enlist

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Yesterday a statement signed by the GNA Presidency Council in its capacity as the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, announced the establishment of the Presidential Guard. Several responsibilities have been assigned to the Presidential Guard including protecting the headquarters of the presidency council and …

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Italian FM Announces Strategic Libya Meeting to be Held in Vienna

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Italian FM Paolo Gentiloni and Tunisian FM Khemaies Jhinaoui Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni announced on Monday that regional powers were gearing up to hold talks about supporting Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Vienna on May 16. Western and regional foreign ministers are …

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PM Fayez Al-Sarraj Says Arms Embargo Must be Lifted

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) On Sunday Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj called on the international community to assist Libya in its fight against extremist forces by lifting the UN sanctioned arms embargo and unfreezing its assets. Speaking at the Arab league in Cairo, Sarraj stated that, “it doesn’t make sense …

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Egypt’s El-Sisi Shifts His Support To The UN-Backed GNA

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)   Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Cairo on Saturday where he reaffirmed his faith in the UN-backed Government of National Accord’s (GNA) ability to achieve political resolve in Libya. Sisi stated that Egypt supported the GNA’s Presidential Council …

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Tunisian PM Meets with PM Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Neighboring countries Libya and Tunisia pledged on Friday to cooperate in the fight against terrorism after Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid met with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Tripoli. “We will conquer terrorism but it will take time and cooperation,” Essid said in a joint …

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Egypt’s FM Sameh Shoukry Meets with Libyan Deputy Head in Cairo

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Moussa al-Kawni the Deputy Head of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in Cairo on Thursday. Shoukry and al-Kawni discussed the latest developments in Libya and the importance of obtaining national reconciliation. The two sides discussed efforts on …

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Five Killed in Attack West of ISIS Stronghold Sirte

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Attacks carried out by ISIS militants killed five local security forces and wounded 12 at checkpoints located between Misrata and ISIS held Sirte on Thursday.   An ISIS suicide bomber killed two local militiamen and wounded 12 at Abu Grain checkpoint west of Sirte, while …

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Libyan Health Crisis: 12 Newborns Die of Infection in South Libya

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medic attending to newborns at Ras Tubah Hospital in Misrata Twelve newborn babies died of bacterial infections over the past month at Sabha Medical Centre, which is south Libya’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), highlighting Libya’s deteriorating health situation and …

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Libya’s Government of National Accord Takes Over Several Ministries

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff) Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has taken administrative control over ten ministries since its arrival in Tripoli on March 30, further solidifying its authority in Libya.   The unity government has taken control of the transport, housing and public utilities, social affairs, environment, …

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