Dbeibah establishes new security agency

The Head of Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, has issued a resolution to establish a new security agency called ‘The National Agency of Backup Forces’, to protect the legitimacy of the state and sovereign institutions, and to preserve Libya’s security and stability.

The new resolution provides that the agency is tasked with safeguarding the goals of February 17, in accordance with the Libyan legislations in force, and support the army as necessary to help secure and protect Libyan borders and ports, and secure vital and strategic instillations and facilities.


Libya-Morocco Trade and Business Forum to be held in September

The Libyan-Moroccan Trade and Business Forum will be held from 11 to 14 September in Tangier, Morocco, with the purpose of promoting joint investments. The forum will be held in partnership with the Libyan Center for Export Development, with the support of the Ministry of Economy and Trade in Tripoli, and in cooperation with economy institutions in Morocco.

According to Moroccan media, the organization of this forum is part of a strategy aimed at strengthening Libyan-Moroccan relations among suppliers, exporters and chambers of commerce in free zones to be present in the Arab Maghreb and African markets.


Nasr club condemns attack on basketball team at Mitiga Airport

The Nasr Basketball Club has condemned the assault on its team by police officers at Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli.

The club said a group of police officers physically assaulted the team in the airport while on their way home to Benghazi.

The club's administration held the security authorities, including the Ministry of Interior and the Tripoli Security Directorate, accountable for the "brutal acts."

It called on the Basketball Association to provide security for the players and staff of national teams in cooperation with the relevant authorities.


Rare bird spotted in Libya for third time

A bird species that hadn’t been seen in Libya for nearly 15 years made a surprising return on May 14.

The Libyan Organization for Conservation of Nature confirmed this is the third time the Terek sandpiper has ever been spotted in Libya and the first in the Western region.

The previous records were both in the eastern parts of the country in 2008.

The species was spotted by the Organization's team while on a trip it conducted in coordination with the Misrata Environmental Affairs Monitor to the wetlands in Misrata.


Libya, Morocco sign 5-year long MoU on education

The Minister of Education of Government of National Unity, Musa al-Maqrif, has signed with Minister of National Education, Primary Education and Sports in Morocco, Chakib Benmoussa, a memorandum of understanding and cooperation for a period of 5 years in the field of education, in order to strengthen relations between the two countries, according to an announcement by the Libyan Ministry of Education on Sunday.

The ministry reported that the MoU was signed on Friday, at the end of the 13th Conference of Arab Ministers of Education, which was hosted by Morocco on May 31.


Simulating Preparedness and Response to Polio Outbreak workshop takes place in Tripoli

The National Center for Disease Control launched on Sunday a workshop in cooperation with the World Health Organization at Al-Mahari Hotel in Tripoli. The workshop is titled "Simulating Preparedness and Response to an Outbreak of Polio" and it's held after the emergence of Polio cases in African countries, including neighboring countries: Chad and Niger. According to the center, Libya is completely free of Polio cases, underscoring the fact that efforts are being made to keep Polio out of Libya. 


Potential shifts in the Libyan crisis

The war in Sudan will have serious repercussions on the Libyan crisis, far more than Sudan’s other neighboring countries. Political stability enjoyed by these countries will leverage security threats, and will further confuse the US strategy in Libya, which seeks to form a joint armed force from the conflicting powers, and achieve a political consensus, conducive to elections before the end of the year.

The Sudanese war could lead to a security situation overshadowing the political one, thus decreasing focus on the election file.

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