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Libyan GNA to resign Libya’s Government of National Accord to step down as peace negotiations likely to conclude soon

GNA prime minister Fayez Al-Sarraj said in a televised speech on September 16 that the UN-sponsored peace negotiations have succeeded in the rival sides entering a ‘new preparatory phase’

Libyan warring factions announce immediate ceasefire, to be followed by national elections

Both the Government of National Accord and the House of Representatives which supports the Libyan National Army made announcements indicating an end to all hostilities, as well as the demilitarization of the cities of Sirte and Al-Jufrah

Artists, writers and human rights groups urge Egypt to release Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif has been held in pre-trial detention since June for protesting the illegal detention of her brother, activist Alaa Abdel Fattah. She was abducted from outside the prosecutor general’s office where she had gone to file a complaint

Time is not on our side in Libya

Vijay Prashad raises the alarm on the situation in Libya which has been ravaged by an imperialist war since 2011

Egyptian troops may be deployed in Libya Egyptian parliament approves armed forces’ deployment in Libya

Last month, Egypt had threatened “direct intervention” in Libya if the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord did not back off from its mission to take back the eastern city of Sirte from Khalifa Haftar’s forces

KUWAIT-migrant workers COVID In Kuwait, protesting Egyptian workers demanding repatriation face police action

Workers have been stranded in shelters meant for those violating Kuwaiti residency laws after being left jobless due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Kuwait has recorded over 5,000 confirmed cases and 40 deaths due to COVID-19

War-torn Libya confirms first COVID-19 case

The head of the WHO mission in Libya warned that the healthcare system in the country “was close to collapse”. Libya faces a severe shortage of testing equipment, protective gear and medical personnel, along with the money required to pay for them

Palestine COVID Coronavirus exposes once again the effects of the Israeli blockade on Gaza’s healthcare

International human rights and health organizations have warned that the shortage of medical supplies, qualified doctors, testing kits and protective gear due to the Israeli-Egyptian stranglehold of Gaza are all dangerous signs of an impending health disaster

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