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GNA Offers Condolences to Indonesian Government and People for Victims of Plane Crash.

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Tripoli, 10 January 2021(Lana) The Government of National Accord has expressed its sincere condolences to the Government and people on Indonesia for victims of the ill-fated plane which crashed shortly after take from Jakarta Airport with 62 passengers on board. The GNA Foreign Ministry expressed, in a statement on Sunday, the Government's full solidarity with the people of Indonesia at this time of ordeal . =... Read more

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Pashagha Hopes Biden Administration Gives Priority to Achieving Stability in Libya.

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Tripoli, 10 January 2021(Lana) GNA Minister of Interior Fathi Pashaga has expressed hope that the new US Administration would make stability of the war-torn Libya among its priorities. 'Our hopes have considerably increased by Biden's win of the elections in the US, and we hope that the new administration will play a prominent role for stability and reconciliation in Libya Pashaga told the US Associated Press. =... Read more

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UNSMIL Expects Number of International Unarmed Neutral Observers to Join Libyan Observers of Military Commission 5+5.

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Tripoli, 10 January 2021(Lana) The Libya Security Work Group represented by the African Union, France, Turkey, UK and UNSMIL has renewed a call for all Libyan parties to expedite the implementation of the ceasefire, confidence building measures especially in regard to re-opening of the coastal highway Abu Grain Sirte, and withdrawing foreign fighters and mercenaries. This came at a meeting organized by UNSMIL via video-conferencing to discuss support for the Military Commission 5+5. The UN Special Envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams hailed the effort of 5+5, the progress... Read more

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NATO is carrying out a reconnaissance mission related to Libya.

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Brussels, January 8, 2021 (Lana) - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) began, on Friday, the implementation of a new mission related to Libya, according to the website "Itamel Radar". The website stated that a non-pilot aircraft (Hawk RQ-4d) known as "Phoenix", belonging to the alliance, left Friday morning, bound for southern Europe, opposite Libya. NATO recently carried out a similar mission via a Phoenix plane over the Gulf of Sirt. According to the site itself (Itamel Radar), the new mission launched today seems to be to achieve the same goals. =... Read more

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India is the new chair of the International Sanctions Committee for Libya.

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New York, January 8, 2021 (Lana) - The India's ambassador to the United Nations, Terumurti, becomes the new president for 2021 of the UN Security Council's International Sanctions Committee for Libya, succeeding Germany's Jurgon Schultz, who ended his mandate on December 31, 2020. The International Sanctions Committee for Libya was formed on March 17, 2011 according to Security Council Resolution No. 1973, in the aftermath of the February 17 Revolution 2011, and includes in its membership all the fifteen members of the Security Council, and it takes its decisions by consensus, and... Read more

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