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Serbian Pipeline Engineer Abducted in Libya Released

  Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff Serbian pipeline engineer, Miroslav Tomic, who was captured on Saturday from Messla oil field by unidentified kidnappers near the Egyptian border has been freed. Tomic who was employed by a German company Ferrostaal was abducted while inspecting an oil field in a remote area …

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Libyan lawmakers say majority back unity plan, but no vote yet

(Republished from Reuters) Libya’s internationally recognized parliament, which was forced out of the capital by factional violence, failed to vote for a unity government this week, but a majority of members restated their support and urged it to start work. The parliament’s approval is a vital part of a U.N.-backed …

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Hundreds feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

(Republished from the Guardian) Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned in the southern Mediterranean last week, in what would be the deadliest migrant shipwreck in months. A repurposed fishing boat overloaded by smugglers with up to 500 Africans hoping to reach Italy from eastern Libya sunk as passengers …

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EU offers support to Libyan unity government

‘But the process in Libya is fragile can easily be sabotaged. We must therefore continue to support UN efforts in Libya. One way the Netherlands does this is by helping facilitate dialogue with the militias. This is essential if we are to boost support for the government and the process …

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Foreign ambassadors return to Libya under new government

Diplomats from France, Spain and UK return to Tripoli after two-year absence as UN-backed administration takes charge (The Guardian) France, Britain and Spain have sent ambassadors to Tripoli as the international community tries to show solidarity with the UN-brokered unity government forLibya. It is the diplomats’ first return since all …

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Libya’s U.N.-Backed Government Ventures Farther Into Tripoli

(New York Times) CAIRO — The leaders of Libya’s fragile new unity government cautiously expanded their authority in Tripoli on Friday, venturing from their fortified base in the city port to make public appearances in a downtown mosque and square, while political factions from nearby towns pledged their allegiance. The …

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