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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.

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.

Libya’s cities left ‘re-contaminated’ by months of fighting, warn landmine clearance experts

New York/IBNS: Ongoing hostilities in Libya have left numerous cities severely “re-contaminated” with unexploded ordnance, threatening schools, universities and hospitals, the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) said on Wednesday.

As fighting in Libya escalates, so does number of children ‘at imminent risk of injury or death’

New York, Apr 19 (IBNS): In and around Tripoli, an increasing number of children are “at imminent risk of injury or death” two senior United Nations officials warned on Thursday, citing a surge of aggression in crisis-torn Libya.

UN committed 'to support the Libyan people' as Guterres departs 'with deep concern and a heavy heart'

New York, Apr 6 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General left Libya on Friday voicing his hope that the divided country can “avoid a bloody confrontation” in and around the capital Tripoli.

Libyan army launches military operation to take over capital

Tripoli, Apr 4 (Xinhua/UNI) Libya's eastern-based army commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday launched a military operation to take over the capital Tripoli, where the UN-backed government is based.