Libya

Libya agrees to impose fees on foreign currency transactions

September 13, 2018 Libya’s UN-backed authorities decided on Wednesday to impose fees on foreign currency transactions as well as review fuel subsidies, a government statement said, Reuters reports. It gave no details how the fees would be implemented, given the weak grip of authorities challenged by armed groups that effectively control major banks and ministries. The move

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Sudan in Rejection of Foreign Interference on Libya’s Internal Affairs

  SMC- The Sudanese government has renewed its strong rejection to foreign interference on Libya’s internal affairs, while expressing its deep concern to the latest developments there. This came during the 5th joint meeting of the Arab League permanent delegates and the Political and Security Committee of the EU Council began yesterday at the headquarters

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More than 240 refugees die in Mediterranean this week

More than 240 people have died in migrant boat sinkings in the Mediterranean this week, raising this year’s death toll to over 4,500, according to a UNHCR count and survivors. More than 240 people have died in migrant boat sinkings in the Mediterranean this week, officials said Wednesday as horrifying new testimony emerged from survivors

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Arab Spring ‘cost $600bn’ as Egyptians protest economic strife

Regime change, conflict and plunging oil prices have cost the Middle East an estimated $600 billion, according to a UN report. The Arab Spring has cost Middle East economies $614 billion, a UN agency has said, with protests planned in Egypt on Friday as it bears the brunt of economic woes. The figure, resulting from

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Sudan President Attends AU Panel on Libya

  SMC- President Omer Al Bashir is in Addis Ababa where seven African leaders meet at the African Union (AU) headquarter to launch a new initiative to solve the Libyan crisis. The meeting discusses outcomes and measures of meetings held previously in Algiers, New York and Vienna on the Libyan crisis. Al Bashir was accompanied

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Dozens die crossing Mediterranean making 2016 deadliest year yet

At least 25 people have died off the coast of Libya, as the refugee death toll from the Mediterranean crossing hits a record high. Dozens of refugees have been found dead on an inflatable dinghy in the Mediterranean – making 2016 the deadliest year yet. French aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said that its chartered

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Darfur Rebels to Increase Cooperation with Libya’s War Criminal

  SMC- A dissident from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) Al Raheema Ismail has revealed that the movement is trying to garner support and currently exerting efforts to step up their cooperation with the Libyan forces of Major General Khalifa Haftar and groups affiliated to him. Speaking to the SMC, Ismail said that a

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Sudan at 9th Meeting of Libya Neighboring Countries

  SMC- Sudan participated in the Ninth Meeting of Foreign Affairs ministers of Libya neighbouring countries, which begins today in the al-Niger capital Niamey.The delegation is headed by   Ambassador Kamal Al Deen Ismail the Minister of State at the Foreign Ministry, accompanied by Director of the neighbouring countries, Ambassador Mohammed Ghanem Bukhari. Foreign Ministry spokesman

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Libya’s Kufra Town Marks One Year since Victory Against JEM

  SMC- Over one year ago, militias from the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) had tried to enter of Libya’s south eastern town Kufra which is close to the border with Sudan. Instead, they were crushed by the revolutionaries and people. As rebels struggle between making gains and losses, the people mark that day, which

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Darfur Movements Commit Atrocities in Libya: Says Report

SMC- Darfur armed movements are committing crimes in Libya including bank robberies, kidnappings, destroying facilities, and smuggling arms and fuel, according to a detailed report and supporting documents obtained by the SMC. The alleged crimes based on the report include: On March 2015 Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) forces attacked Al Tawarig and Al Tabu

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