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U.N. chief calls Libyan factions to firm up ceasefire deal

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday urged Libya’s warring parties to quickly conclude a ceasefire agreement. The Council call comes after a warning that the conflict that has spiraled into a proxy war risks becoming the “next Syria.” This month has seen several failed attempts by foreign powers to broker a ceasefire in Libya. […]

Arab League warns against ‘foreign interference’ in Libya

The Arab League has warned against deployment of foreign fighters in Libya. In an emergency meeting in Cairo Tuesday, the council of the League urged the warring sides in Libya not to do anything that might enable the deployment of foreign fighters in the country. They expressed “serious concern over the military escalation further aggravating […]

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Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

Libya: GNA reins in Egypt for hostage-linked comments

UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Monday laid into Egypt after president Fattah al-Sisi accused the internationally recognized Libyan administration of being held hostage by militia. In speaking at World Youths Forum in Sharm el Sheikh on Sunday, the Egyptian leader indicated that the GNA is “unable to have a free and real will because […]

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Libya: Rwanda agrees to host 500 African migrants

Rwanda has agreed on Tuesday to take in 500 refugees and asylum seekers trapped in Libya under an agreement signed with the United Nations Refugee Agency and the African Union. According to the “life-saving” agreement, Rwanda would accept an initial group of 500 people who agree to leave from Libya. The first group, including children […]

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Libya: GNA-aligned HCS accuses Egypt for death of at least 40 migrants in air strike

Head of the Libya’s High Council of State, HCS, aligned with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) has held Egypt responsible for the bombing of a migrant camp in Tripoli in which at least 40 illegal migrants had been killed, Libya Express reports. A drone airstrike believed carried out by the self-proclaimed Libyan National […]

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Libya: Airstrike kills 44 in migrant detention center

At least 44 people were killed and more than 130 wounded in an air strike on a migrant detention center in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the UN mission to the country said. According to UN Libya envoy Ghassan Salame, the strike “clearly amounts to the level of a war crime”. The Tripoli-based government GNA blamed […]

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European Union calls for ceasefire in Libya

European Union calls for ceasefire in Libya

The European Union on Monday called on all warring groups in Libya to commit to a ceasefire and return to UN-led mediation. EU foreign ministers in a statement urged all parties to immediately implement a ceasefire and to engage with the United Nations to ensure a full and comprehensive cessation of hostilities. The council of […]

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Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting with Khalifa Haftar’s forces

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting with Khalifa Haftar’s forces

In Libya, about 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the capital city Tripoli. About two weeks ago, Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to march on the capital Tripoli, taking his conflict with the internationally recognized government to a dangerous new level. […]

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Libyan Parties urged to show restraint, deescalate tensions

The governments of France, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have expressed deep concern over fighting in Libya and urged all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions, which are hindering prospects for UN political mediation. n a joint statement issued Thursday, the five countries said at this sensitive moment in […]

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Libya: AU pushes for elections in October

The African Union (AU) Monday announced it hopes to see Libyans casting their votes in October after it succeeds in holding an international conference under auspices of the United Nations, for reconciliation among protagonists in the oil-rich African country. The Pan-African bloc in a statement hoped to stage the conference mid-July while asking the commission […]

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