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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. […]

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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Libya: UN Draws bleak picture of situation of refugees & migrants

The United Nations has drawn a bleak picture of the situation of migrants and refugees in Libya, pointing out that the climate of lawlessness in the country provides fertile ground for illicit activities, leaving migrants and refugees “at the mercy of countless predators who view them as commodities to be exploited and extorted”. A report, […]

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Libya: Tuareg protest against US airstrike in South

Tuareg, in dozens last Tuesday staged a protest against the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) after it carried out an airstrike in Southern Libya last week in which 11 members of al-Qaeda members were killed. The protesters; men, women and children, of Tuareg ethnic group called on Tripoli-based UN-backed administration, Government of National Accord (GNA) to […]

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Libya : UN Envoy annonces polls schedule

United Nations Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, on Monday said violence in the North African nation had forced a postponement of the election date. Speaking on the sideline of the ongoing Palermo conference in Italy, Salame said the election would be held between late March and late June. The envoy said 80 percent of […]

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Somalia: 124 nationals repatriated from Libya – Government

A total of 124 Somalis who were stranded in Libya for years have returned home on Wednesday, the federal Government of Somalia said. According to Somali Prime Minister, Ali Hassan Khaire, the returnees “are finally home to start a new life as FGS steps up efforts catering to its nationals wherever they are.” He said […]

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UN urges Algeria again to stop arbitrary expulsions of African migrants

The UN has reiterated its call on Algeria to immediately halt summary expulsions of African migrants, as authorities in the North African country continue to round up and expel thousands to Niger in harsh desert climate. The appeal was made by UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, following his official visit to Niger; […]

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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli

Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli, Reuters reported. According to a spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, there were no casualties or damage. A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, […]

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Libyan Renegade General Threatens to ‘Spread War’ to Algeria

Libyan army renegade general, allegedly connected to the CIA, has threatens to “spread” war to neighboring Algeria. In a video circulated on social media over the past 48 hours, Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar was seen saying that the “war could be spread, in moments, to the Algerian border.” Algiers “was exploiting” the […]

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