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UN condemns deadly shelling in Libya’s Tripoli

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Friday condemned the indiscriminate shelling on the center of the capital Tripoli, which killed two...
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25 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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About 25 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast and brought back to Libya, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Thursday. "Tonight,...
A baker prepares bread dough in a bakery in Tripoli, Libya, on March 16, 2020. The UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on March 14 declared the state of emergency over the possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. Confirming that no coronavirus infections have been detected in the country so far, Serraj said his government is committed to applying the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan against the virus. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Libya reports 1 more recovery from COVID-19

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The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Monday reported one COVID-19 recovery, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to...
A baker prepares bread dough in a bakery in Tripoli, Libya, on March 16, 2020. The UN-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on March 14 declared the state of emergency over the possible coronavirus outbreak in the country. Confirming that no coronavirus infections have been detected in the country so far, Serraj said his government is committed to applying the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan against the virus. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

WHO urges Libya to remain vigilant against COVID-19

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Libyan authorities to remain vigilant against the COVID-19 pandemic. "Now is not the time...
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UN calls for protection of journalists in Libya

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The United Nations on Sunday called for protection of journalists and media workers in Libya, who are witnessing deadly armed conflicts between the eastern-based...
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Libyan east-based parliament condemns deadly terrorist attack in Egypt’s Sinai

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The east-based House of Representatives of Libya on Friday strongly condemned the deadly attack in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, which killed nine military...
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Libya’s UN-backed government refuses to stop military action

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Libya's UN-backed government on Thursday rejected stopping all military operations in Libya, following the rival eastern-based army's announcement of a humanitarian truce during...
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Social distancing important during Ramadan to fight COVID-19

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Badr Addin Al-Najjar, director general of the National Center for Disease Control of Libya, on Sunday stressed the importance of social distancing during the...
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Libya to reduce curfew hours in fight against COVID-19

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The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday decided to reduce the daily curfew time from 24 to 12 hours next week. The new...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Fighting around Tripoli, insecurity in Libya trigger food price hikes

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Fighting around Tripoli and insecurity in Libya have triggered food price hikes, prompting the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to renew appeals for...
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Libya reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

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Libyan National Center for Disease Control on Tuesday announced eight new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total count in the country to 59, with 15...
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UNSMIL voices concerns over deteriorating humanitarian situation in western Libya

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The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday expressed concerns over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in and around the capital Tripoli and in...
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Libya’s UN-backed government forces shoot down aircraft of eastern-based army

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Forces of the UN-backed Libyan government on Sunday announced shooting down three aircraft of the rival eastern-based army in south of Misurata city, some...
Damage is seen in a ward of a hospital hit by missiles in Tripoli, Libya, April 6, 2020. The Ministry of Health of the UN-backed Libyan government on Monday accused the rival east-based army of attacking a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in Tripoli, as the armed conflict between the UN-backed government and the east-based army continues. On April 4, 2019, the east-based army launched a military campaign in and around Tripoli in an attempt to take over the capital city and topple the UN-backed government. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Libyan government accuses east-based army of targeting pharmacies in southern Tripoli

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Libya's UN-backed government forces said Saturday that the rival east-based army targeted pharmacies in southern Tripoli two days after attacking a hospital for COVID-19...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

More than 200 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast – IOM

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More than 200 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast on Thursday, said the International Organization for Migration (IOM). "200+ migrants...
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Libyan government declares western, central Libya military zones

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The UN-backed Libyan government on Wednesday declared Western and Central Libya military zones, banning movement of vehicles without prior permission. "According to...
Migrants In A Detention Centre In Tripoli Photo Iom Safa Msehli

Over 200,000 Libyans displaced amid fighting as COVID-19 threat increases – IOM discloses

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More than 200,000 people have been displaced in the year since conflict reignited in Libya according to new data compiled by the International Organization...
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Armed conflict in Libya worsens situation amid COVID-19 spread

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The United Nations Higher Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that the ongoing armed conflict in Libya is worsening the situation in the...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

UNICEF official calls on Libya’s parties to stop hostilities and fight coronavirus instead

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An official of the United Nations children's agency on Thursday called on the warring parties in Libya to halt fighting and instead focus on...
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Libya’s PM calls for full cooperation against economic impacts by COVID-19

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Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Thursday called on Libyan authorities to fully cooperate against COVID-19's impacts on economy. "The consequences of the coronavirus...
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Libya announces 1st COVID-19 case, but rival governments remain divided over combating coronavirus

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by Mahmoud Darwesh Though Libya has detected the first case of novel coronavirus infection, the two rival governments have failed to...
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UNSMIL condemns attacks against civilians in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday condemned the attacks on civilians in Libya, a day after indiscriminate shelling killed 4...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libya’s UN-backed government kills 10 eastern-based army soldiers in southern Tripoli

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The spokesman of the UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday said that the government's forces killed 10 soldiers of the rival eastern-based army in south...
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UNSMIL urges Libya’s eastern-based army to stop military action for fight against coronavirus

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday called on the eastern-based army to stop all military action in Libya for fight...
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UNSMIL voices concerns over abductions in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Wednesday expressed concerns over increased abductions and enforced disappearances across Libya. "UNSMIL expresses deep concerns over...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

128 refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said it evacuated 128 refugees from Libya to Niger. "In the 1st evacuation of the...
Migrants are rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard in Tripoli, Libya, Nov. 29, 2019. The Libyan Coast Guard on Friday rescued more than 200 migrants off the country's western coast, the International Organization for Migration in Libya (IOM Libya) said. Libya has become a preferred departure point for migrants hoping to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe due to the insecurity and chaos in the North African country following the 2011 uprising that toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

Over 50,000 migrants left Libya for home countries – IOM

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said over 50,000 migrants have voluntarily returned to their countries of origin from Libya since 2015. ...
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UN envoy to Libya resigns for health reasons

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The UN Special Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, on Monday requested to be relieved from his duties for health reasons. "For...
Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2019 shows a damaged vehicle after an airstrike in Zawiya, Libya. The UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday condemned an airstrike carried out by the rival eastern-based army on the city of Zawiya. The airstrike on Zawiya, some 45 km west of the capital Tripoli, killed and injured a number of civilians, the UN-backed government said in a statement. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

Libya’s UN-backed government announces killing more than 20 east-based army soldiers

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A spokesman of the forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Sunday that they killed more than 20 soldiers of the rival east-based...
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Libya’s immigrant shelter fire kills 1

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday said that a fire broke out in a shelter for immigrants in Libya on Saturday night,...