Boat Carrying 700 Sub-Saharan Immigrants Capsizes Off Libyan Waters

Rabat – About 700 sub-Saharan immigrants are accounted for off Libyan waters, according to the UNHCR. According to Italy’s ANSA news agency, an estimated 700 people were aboard and only 28 people had been rescued so far. The accident, which could be the worst ever in European waters happened overnight about 60 miles (96km) off the Libyan coast and 120 miles (193km) south of the Italian island of Lampedusa. ...

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New Round of Libyan Political Dialogue Starts in Morocco

Skhirat - A new round of Libyan political dialogue, hosted by Morocco and facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) with the aim of ending the political crisis and military conflict in the country, started Wednesday in Skhirat (outskirts of Rabat). Participants are expected to present their remarks regarding the overall framework outlined in the "Draft Agreement on the Political Tr ...

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Libyan GNC Condemns Terrorist Attack on Morocco’s Embassy

Tripoli - Libya's General National Congress (GNC) on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attack against Morocco's embassy in Tripoli, deeming it a "criminal act". The General National Congress will monitor the investigations conducted by the security apparatus of the "Government of National Salvation" aimed at "identifying the perpetrators and the parties behind this criminal act", the GNC said in a ...

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GNC lauds Morocco’s Historic Role by Hosting Libyan Talks

Skhirate - Chairman of the delegation of the General National Congress (GNC), known as Tripoli Parliament", Saleh Makhzoume, lauded on Wednesday the historic role by Morocco which is hosting on its territory the inter-Libyan political talks meant to find a solution to the crisis in Libya. By hosting these talks, Morocco plays a historic role which was applauded by UNSG special representative for Libya Berna ...

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Libyan Factions Continue Peace talks in Morocco

Skhirate, Morocco - The Libyan factions resumed, on Sunday afternoon in Skhirate (Rabat’s outskirts), the UN-sponsored peace talks for the third consecutive day with a view to finding a solution to the crisis in Libya. Prior to the start of negotiations, the Special Representative for the UN Secretary General for Libya Bernardino Leon held informal meetings with representatives of the parties to the conflic ...

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Libyan negotiator Praises Morocco for Facilitating Libyan Peace Talks

Skhirate- Member of the Libyan political talks commission, Mohamed Cherif Ouafi, applauded, on Thursday in Skhirate, Morocco for its efforts in the peace talks between the Libyan factions with a view to reaching a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya. "We thank Morocco’s King, Government and people for the generous hospitality that they showed us and for their efforts," Cherif Ouafi told the national ...

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UN-led Libya Peace Talks Resume in Morocco

Rabat - The UN-backed peace talks between Libya’s rival factions resumed in Skhirate near Rabat with the aim to reach a comprehensive political agreement to the crisis in the north African country. The parties to the Libyan conflict have paused the negotiations for consultation in preparation for a more "decisive" phase of the UN-led talks in Skhirate. The talks agenda include security arrangement, ceasefir ...

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Inter-Libyan political Talks Resume Next Thursday in Morocco: UN Envoy

Skhirate - The resumption of inter-Libyan political talks was postponed until next Thursday, March 19 in the Moroccan city of Skhirate, announced on Friday UNSG special representative for Libya Bernardino Leon. The decision was taken to help the different parties prepare themselves for this decisive phase of the dialogue, said Leon at a press conference following his consultations with Libyan delegations. W ...

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Over 5,700 Moroccans Flee Libya

Ras Ajdir (Libyan-Tunisian border) - More than 5,730 Moroccan nationals have fled the ongoing violence in Libya until March 5, thanks to the voluntary evacuation operation led by Moroccan authorities. According to data collected by MAP at the Tunisian border crossing of Ras Ajdir, the main border crossing between Tunisia and Libya, the monitoring unit has delivered 950 passes to Moroccan citizens who do not ...

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France Praises Morocco’s Initiative To Host Inter-Libyan Talks

Rabat-  France praised the initiative taken by Morocco to host the 3rd round of inter-Libyan talks aimed at finding a political solution to the crisis in this country. Regarding Libya, Moroccan and French foreign ministers, Salaheddine Mezouar and Laurent Fabius, "stressed the urgent need to find a political solution within the framework of the dialogue launched by the United Nations and reiterated their su ...

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UN Says Inter-Libyan dialogue in Morocco is Making progress

Rabat - UNSG special representative for Libya Bernardino Leon announced, on Friday in Rabat, that progress has been made in the two main topics on the table of inter-Libyan political talks, held since Thursday in Skhirate, namely the national unity government and security arrangements. Inter-Libyan dialogue: progress in issues of national unity govt. and security arrangements, UN emissary 06 March 2015. "We ...

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Inter-Libyan Political Talks Take Place in “Positive Spirit”: Bernardino Leon

Rabat - Inter-Libyan political talks, which resumed Friday in Skhirate, on the outskirts of Rabat, in the presence of representatives of different Libyan stakeholders, to find a peaceful solution to the political crisis in Libya, is taking place in a "positive spirit," UN secretary general special representative for Libya, Bernardino Leon said. The different stakeholders have shown a "good positive spirit" ...

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