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Libyans charting way to secure and prosperous future, but challenges lie ahead

New York: Following years of political instability and conflict, Libya is making substantial progress on the path to peace, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

Libyan elections to take place in December 2021: senior UN official

New York: National elections in Libya will take place on 24 December 2021, Stephanie Williams, the head of the UN mission in the country, announced on Friday during a virtual press conference.

More tragedy on the Mediterranean as 74 migrants reportedly drown off Libya coast

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Thursday reported yet another devastating shipwreck in the Central Mediterranean, which has claimed the lives of at least 74 migrants off the coast of Khums, Libya. It is the eighth such incident since the beginning of October.

ICC Prosecutor calls for Libya ceasefire progress, decries ‘powerful forces’ hampering global justice

New York: The Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is urging Libya’s warring parties to implement their recent historic ceasefire agreement, calling it a “welcome concrete development” for a population that has been yearning for peace.

Following peace deal, talks on Libya's political future begin

New York: Talks to draw up a blueprint for a new political era in Libya began in Tunisia on Monday, following a peace deal struck by Libya’s warring sides last month.

Turkey, Pakistan join hands to export jihadists to fight Armenia, say experts

Aided by Pakistan, the Turkish government is supporting jihadists groups to fight proxy wars in countries like Syria, Libya and now Azerbaijan.

Libya ceasefire: UN relaunches inclusive political forum, amid growing ‘sense of hope’

New York: The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced the launch of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, following the signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement in the strife-torn country.

Western Libya sees rallies against Macron's words defending cartoons on Muhammad :Reports

Moscow/Sputnik:  Grand Mufti of Libya Sadiq Al-Ghariani, head of Islamic jurisconsults in the country, has called for organization of a series of demonstrations across western Libya to condemn a recent speech by French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he defended the use of cartoons of Islamic prophet Muhammad as manifestation of freedom of speech, the media reported on Monday.

UN salutes new Libya ceasefire agreement that points to ‘a better, safer, and more peaceful future’

Warring parties in Libya on Friday agreed an historic ceasefire, which was hailed by the head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), who led the mediation, as a courageous act that can help secure a “a better, safer, and more peaceful future for all the Libyan people”.

390 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast

Tripoli/Xinhua: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday that a total of 390 illegal migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in the past 48 hours.

Put peace in Libya first, UN chief urges summit on war-shattered nation

New York: A “rare opportunity” for peace in Libya should be seized by all those involved directly or indirectly in the conflict, António Guterres said on Monday, at a High-Level virtual meeting convened to end the fighting.

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.