Egypt's new FM, Koury pledge cooperation on Libyan crisis

Egypt's new Foreign Minister, Badr Abdel Aty, met with the Acting Head of the UN Mission to Libya, Stephanie Koury, in Cairo on Saturday.

The Egyptian FM spokesman, Ahmed Abu Zeid, stated that Minister Abdel Aty expressed Egypt's eagerness to enhance cooperation with Kouri to support her mission's success in finding a Libyan-led solution to the nation's crisis.

The minister reiterated Egypt's ongoing efforts to help Libyan parties reach a consensus, strengthen the solution process, and respect state institutions.


Libyan MP criticizes exaggerated budget figures, calls for financial stability plan

Libyan MP Abdul Salam Nasia has raised concerns over what he describes as exaggerated figures in the country's general budget, urging the necessity of developing a plan to maintain a minimum level of financial stability.

In an interview with the London-based "Al-Araby Al-Jadeed," Nasia stated that a suitable budget for Libya's national economy should not exceed 135 billion dinars, especially amid the political division affecting the country.

He highlighted the 27% tax on the exchange rate, which impacts citizens and the middle class.


Libyan Football Federation extends contract of national team's coach Micho

The Head of the Libyan Football Federation (LFF), Abdulhakim Al-Shalmani, said that the LFF had agreed with the national team coach, Serbian Milutin Sredojević (Micho), to renew his contract for an additional 16 months.

This came in a press conference held by Al-Shalmani at the Hilton Hotel in Rome on Friday, in the presence of the Serbian coach. Micho's contract with Libya was set to expire next September, but after renewal, the contract will expire in January 2026.


A man arrested in Derna for assaulting his wife

A man from the eastern city of Derna has been arrested by police on charges of beating and burning his wife with hot water, causing her first-degree burns.

The Derna Security Directorate reported that a woman filed a complaint against her husband after beating her. 

According to the complaint, he accused her of adultery and burned her by pouring hot water on her body, causing her first-degree burns, according to the medical report.

The judicial police officer, accompanied by an investigation team, moved to inspect her house and arrest her husband. 


GNU announces academic calendar for 2024-2025

The Ministry of Education in the Government of National Unity has announced (GNU) the start of the new academic year 2024-2025 for primary and secondary education on September 1.

The announcement follows Minister of Education Musa Al-Maqrif's Decision No. (984) for 2024, published by the ministry on its official Facebook page.

The ministry also released a letter from the Director General of the Educational Curriculum and Research Center, which includes detailed schedules for study and exams for all educational levels (primary and secondary) for the upcoming academic year.


PM Dbeibeh stresses urgency in public tender execution

Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh has emphasized the urgent need to implement all provisions of the public tender, focusing on direct contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers and streamlining documentation processes to ensure timely completion.

During a meeting with Acting Health Minister Ramadan Abu Jinnah and key health and financial officials, Dbeibeh addressed the progress and challenges of the public tender and reiterated the importance of the national project, which has been stalled for years.


Do parties to conflict pay attention to upcoming menace?

Each party continues to perpetuate the current situation, immersed in its conflicts, with hopes of winning and overthrowing opponents. Libyan entities and personalities may not fully grasp the danger of the next stage for the future of the Libyan entity. Alternatively, they might recognize that major powers are paving the way for Libya to become a new arena of conflict—a hot spot where they settle their scores. These powers negotiate and conclude deals, shaping what the next world order will be. Unfortunately, Libyan parties seem incapable of acting effectively to spare the country from its dire scenarios.

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