UNSMIL announces outcomes of DDR team

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) held its last quarterly meeting of the working group on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), last Tuesday, with representatives of the Libyan authorities, international partners and civilian activists from all over the country.

The mission said in a statement, Saturday, that the meeting, which location was not specified, focused on preventing the outbreak of conflicts, Libyan efforts to address the spread of weapons, reducing societal violence, national reconciliation, and rehabilitating members of armed formations and integrating them into society.


Al-Hawij directs to activate Libyan-Chinese Economic Chamber

The Minister of Economy and Trade in the Government of National Unity, Mohammed Al-Hawij, has given instructions to activate the work of the joint Libyan-Chinese Economic Chamber.

This came during his meeting on Monday with members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, at the Ministry’s headquarters, to follow up on the Chamber’s work plan, facilitate the work of the private sector, enhance economic cooperation, exchange visits, and form joint cooperation committees between the two countries.


Libya suffers first loss at 2026 World Cup qualifiers

The Libyan national football team lost match to host, Cape Verde, 1-0 on Tuesday, at the National Stadium in the capital, Praia, as part of the fourth round competitions for the teams of Group Four in the African qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The only goal of the match came at the beginning of the first half: at the 10th minute. The Cape Verdean national team was in control of the field throughout the half.

In the second half, the national team was better, and missed three scoring opportunities compared to two opportunities for the Cape Verdean team. 


New map identifies safe swimming beaches along Libyan coast

The General Directorate of Environmental Sanitation Affairs at the Ministry of Local Government reports that 32 beaches in Libya are unfit for swimming due to pollution. 

The announcement coincides with World Environment Day and follows water quality analyses of recreational beaches along the Libyan coast.

In a press conference on Wednesday, General Director Ibrahim Bin Dakhil presented a map of safe recreational beaches across all Libyan shores, indicating that the results were based on data and analyses conducted by environmental sanitation units throughout the country.


Libya open to new Turkish school affiliated with Maarif Foundation

Minister of Education Musa Al-Maqrif received representatives from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) on Wednesday to discuss the establishment of a new school affiliated with the Turkish Maarif Foundation.

The meeting included TIKA coordinator Ali Benjakcil, assistant coordinator Hassan Mshayekh, and the Turkish Maarif Foundation School deputy head, Ahmed Emre Beqili.

Al-Maqrif emphasized the strategic partnership and historical ties between Libya and Turkey, noting the presence of 14 Libyan schools in Turkey that follow the Libyan curriculum under the Ministry of Education.


Libyan and Moroccan health officials review cooperation in medicine, insurance

The Deputy Prime Minister of the  Government of National Unity and acting Minister of Health, Ramadan Abu Janah, met with the Minister of Health and Social Protection of Morocco, Khaled Ait Taleb, on the sidelines of the opening activities of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, which saw the participation of more than 90 countries.


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