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UN condemns deadly attack on students in western Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday condemned a deadly attack on school children in the city of Al Ajaylat, some...
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Libya welcomes UN’s travel exemption for late leader’s family members

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The Ministry of Justice of Libya's UN-backed government on Thursday welcomed the humanitarian travel exemption granted by the UN Security Council Committee concerning Libya...
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Libya’s UN-backed PM welcomes general elections to be held at end of next year

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Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Monday said he welcomed the general elections to be held in December 2021. "The president of the...
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Libya talks adjourn without appointing transitional government

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UN-led talks on naming a unified executive authority in Libya to help transition to possible elections next year were paused Sunday without appointing such...
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Seventy Four migrants drown off Libyan coast: IOM

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At least 74 migrants drowned following a shipwreck off Libya's western coast Thursday, the latest in a series of tragedies involving at least eight...
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UNICEF provides medical protective equipment for vaccination sites in Libya

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The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it has provided medical protective equipment for vaccination sites and health facilities in Libya in a...
Illegal Immigrants

Nearly 300 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UNHCR

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Thursday that nearly 300 illegal migrants have been rescued off Libyan coast. Nearly 300 persons were...
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14 bodies recovered from mass graves in Libya’s Tarhuna

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Libyan authorities on Thursday said that 14 unidentified bodies were recovered from mass graves in the city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of...
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Mass graves discovered in Libya’s Tarhuna, 12 bodies found

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A total of 12 unidentified bodies were found in the city of Tarhuna, some 90 km south of capital Tripoli, a local official told...
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UN launches Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

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The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, launched Sunday the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) shortly after the signing...
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UN mission praises election of municipal councils in western Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday praised election of municipal councils in four western Libyan towns. "UNSMIL congratulates the citizens...
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UN expresses hope for permanent cease-fire in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Monday expressed hope to reach a permanent cease-fire in the country through a solution reached...
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UN welcomes arrest of Libyan smuggler

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday welcomed the arrest of a Libyan human and fuel smuggler by Libya's UN-backed...
Illegal Immigrants

Libyan Coast Guard rescues 128 illegal immigrants

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The Libyan Coast Guard on Saturday rescued 128 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, authorities said. "The Coast and Ports Guard handed over to...
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UN-recognized Libya premier seeks to hand over power by October’s end

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Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya's internationally recognized government, said on Wednesday he intends to hand over power by the end of October. "I...
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Rival Libyan delegations meet for talks in Morocco

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Libya's rival parties are conducting consultative talks in Morocco, as part of international efforts to restart political negotiations in the troubled country. The two-day meetings...
A fighter of the UN-recognized Libyan government gestures on a pickup truck in the Abu Qurain area about 300 kilometers east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, July 20, 2020.

UNSMIL stresses need to return to political process in Libya

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday stressed the need for an inclusive return to the political process in the country. "Libya...
Members of Lebanese security forces clash with protesters in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on June 13, 2020. Clashes between the Lebanese army and protesters in Tripoli's demonstrations on Saturday led to the injury of 20 people including four army members. (Photo by Khalid/Xinhua)

Armed group indiscriminately fires at protesters in Tripoli – Libyan government

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The Interior Ministry of Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday said that an armed group had indiscriminately fired at protesters in...
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UNSMIL voices concern over arbitrary arrests in Libya’s al-Asaba city

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday expressed concern over the reported escalation of the situation in the city of al-Asaba,...

Libyan Red Crescent retrieves 22 bodies of illegal migrants

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Twenty-two bodies of illegal migrants were retrieved by the Libyan Red Crescent in the coastal city Zwara, chief of mission for the International Organization...
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Libya’s eastern-based army says UN-backed government initiative “media marketing”

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Ahmad al-Mismari, spokesman of Libya's eastern-based army, on Sunday said that the recent initiative of the UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj for cease-fire and...
Libya cease-fire

Will cease-fire last in Libya?

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by Mahmoud Darwesh Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj and Speaker of the east-based House of Representatives Aguila Saleh on Friday issued...

31 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast – IOM

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Monday said that 31 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. "IOM staff are...
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Germany’s Maas arrives in war-torn Libya, meeting set with Serraj

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Germany's top diplomat arrived in Libya on Monday for a previously unannounced visit intended to spur international efforts to resolve the country's long-running conflict. It...
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Libyan and German officials discuss readiness for future elections

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Head of the Libyan Higher National Commission of Elections Imad Al-Sayah on Sunday met with German Ambassador to Libya Oliver Owcza here and...

IOM reports 160 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday said that 160 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast recently. "IOM staff are at...
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Libyan authorities arrest 57 illegal immigrants

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The Interior Ministry of Libya's UN-backed government on Monday said it arrested 57 illegal immigrants in the city of Zuwara, some 90 km...
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UN demands release of Libyan journalist

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Friday demanded immediate release of Ismail Abuzreiba, a Libyan journalist sentenced to 15 years in...
Covid-19

123 new COVID-19 cases reported in Libya

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The National Center for Disease Control of Libya on Saturday reported 123 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of cases in Libya to...
Rescued illegal immigrants are seen in Tajura, eastern Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 18, 2020. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday that Libyan Coast Guard rescued more than 300 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast on Monday. More than 1,500 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast so far in 2020, said the IOM. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)

72 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday said that 72 illegal immigrants have been rescued by the Libyan coast guard off...