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NATO chief meets Libyan official, discuss country's security situation

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held a meeting with Mohamed Taha Siala on Friday during which they discussed the political and security situation in Libya. According to a NATO’s web site on 17 June 2016, the meeting comes as part of the ongoing discussions on how NATO can help Libya improve …

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Algerian troops kill 73 militants in 5-month-long operations

Algerian army has killed as many as 73 armed militants in different operations across the country in the past five months, the Algerian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. In its June issue, the Algerian Army’s “El Djeich” monthly magazine specified that counter-terrorism operations that have been launched between January and …

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EU welcomes Algeria's role in peace process in Mali

The European Union (EU) on Monday hailed the “crucial” role played by Algeria as leader of the international mediation team for the conclusion of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Mali and its effective implementation. “The EU hailed the “crucial” role played by Algeria in the peace process in Mali,” …

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UNSC authorizes EU's Operation Sophia to enforce arms embargo on Libya

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the European Union’s naval force “Operation Sophia” to enforce arms embargo on Libya. The French-led Council adopted this evening resolution 2292 condemning the flows of arms and related materiel transferred to or from Libya in violation of the arms embargo, including …

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UN calls for Libya's feuding forces to unite against ISIS

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Monday calling for Libya’s feuding militias and security forces to unite and strengthen national security forces to defend the country from “terrorism.” The resolution encouraged the recently formed national unity government to finalise interim security arrangements to stabilise the country “as …

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Libya PM calls for unity behind ISIS offensive

The head of Libya’s unity government on Tuesday urged Libyans to rally behind forces battling to retake the city of Sirte from the Islamic State group. Prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj said advances by pro-government fighters in the jihadist group’s North African stronghold should be a model for “a national initiative …

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Algeria, US discuss counter-terrorism solutions for Sahel region

The Algerian capital on Sunday held the 3rd Algeria-U.S. meeting on security, as instability hitting the Sahel region, including Libya and Mali, was in the agenda of the discussions. The meeting was co-chaired by Algerian Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, and the …

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EU urges UNSC to enforce Libya arms embargo

The European Union (EU) on Monday asked the UN Security Council to authorize EU’s naval forces in the Mediterranean to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya. Federica Mogherini, high representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, asked the 15-nation council to adopt a resolution on authorizing …

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Libya violence escalates with hundreds killed in recent attacks

Two of Libya’s unity government soldiers were killed and 12 others were injured on Thursday in a suicide attack by ISIS near the city of Sirte, media office of the presidential guards said. The attack took place as the soldiers were advancing into Sirte with heavy artillery and air force, …

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Libya: Interior minister meets with Tripoli security director and mayors.

The interior minister in the national accord government ‘NAG’ , “Ala’arif Saleh Khoja” , met with director of Tripoli security and mayors of the city. During this meeting , which was held in the Tripoli security directorate headquarters , Khoja stressed on coordination and cooperation among all security services , …

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