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Libyan rivals conclude talks on key security and military issues

New York: Delegations from Libya’s warring sides meeting in Egypt have concluded two days of security and military talks in efforts towards a lasting ceasefire, the UN political mission for the country, UNSMIL, has reported.

Security Council support ‘in action’ for Libya, crucial for its future, declares UN mission chief

New York: The top UN official in Libya urged the Security Council on Wednesday to press for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and a return to negotiations, following the call from rival political leaders for a ceasefire on 21 August.

Libya: UN human right chief appoints independent investigators to probe abuses

New York: UN-led efforts to address serious rights violations in Libya, received a boost on Wednesday with the appointment of three independent investigators to document abuses in the war-torn country.

IOM reports 160 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli/Xinhua: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said that 160 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast recently.

Time is running out for Libya, UN chief warns Security Council

New York/IBNS: With battle lines shifting, foreign interference growing, thousands fleeing their homes and COVID-19 cases on the rise, time is running out for bringing a peaceful end to the conflict in Libya, Secretary-General António Guterres says.

Libya: Case filed over killing of 26 Bangladesh nationals

Dhaka/UNI:  A case has been filed with Bhairab Police Station in Kishoreganj of Bangladesh over the killings of its 26 nationals in Libya.

Bangladesh asks Libya to take action against killers 26 Bangladeshis

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh on Saturday asked Libya to take stringent punitive actions against perpetrators of the massacre of its nationals alongside compensation for the victims a day after alleged hostage takers killed 26 Bangladeshis and wounded 11 others.

'Alarming’ military build-up underway in Libya, as COVID-19 heightens insecurity

New York/IBNS: The civil war in Libya is in danger of intensifying as foreign intervention grows and the spectre of the COVID-19 pandemic adds to a deepening sense of insecurity, the head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Two civilian planes hit in rocket strike at Tripoli airport - GNA

Cairo/Sputnik: Two civilian jetliners in Libya were damaged in Saturday shelling of a Tripoli airport by forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar, the UN-backed administration said.

Attacks on civilians, arbitrary arrests, top list of abuses in Libya: ICC Prosecutor

New York/IBNS: Unabated violence, particularly in and around the Libyan capital, has now been raging for more than a year, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the Security Council in a virtual briefing on Tuesday, warning that war crimes may have been committed.

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

New York/IBNS: The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause to stop the fighting, in the hopes that this would allow humanitarian access throughout the crisis-torn country and head off the potential threat of COVID-19.

Libya's eastern-based government shuts border to ward off coronavirus

Tripoli/Sputnik: Libya’s Tobruk-based interim government ordered the shutting down of all land, air and sea border crossings on Thursday to prevent the risk of the coronavirus pandemic reaching the country, an Interior Ministry statement said.

Declaring commitment to ‘peace and stability’ for Libya, top UN envoy steps down as stress takes its toll

New York/IBNS: After serving more than two years as the UN’s Special Representative in charge of finding a way to a lasting peace in war-torn Libya, Ghassan Salamé - who also heads up the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) - handed in his resignation on Monday, citing failing health caused by the immense stress of the job. 

At least 16 Turkish servicemen die in clashes in Libya's Tripoli

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Sixteen members of the Turkish armed forces and more than 100 Syrian mercenaries have died fighting in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Sunday, citing sources in the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Libya: Security Council demands commitment to ‘a lasting ceasefire’

New York/IBNS: After what has reportedly been weeks of diplomatic negotiation, the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Wednesday aimed at stemming rising violence across Libya, demanding the warring parties commit to “a lasting ceasefire” according to terms agreed by military representatives from both sides at recent talks in Geneva.