9 KILLED IN HAFTAR’S FORCES ATTACK ON GOVT MILITARY STORE

At least 9 people have been killed in an air strike by Libya’s Eastern Commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces. The attack targeted the Libyan government’s arms depot in eastern Tripoli. Libya’s health minister says two women and a child are among those killed. Clashes between the Libyan government and forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar are intensifying […]

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UN CALLS FOR RELEASE OF ARBITRARILY DETAINED PEOPLE

The UN Support Mission in Libya has called for the immediate release of all people arbitrarily detained in Libya. The mission expressed concern over the bombing of civilian infrastructure and the kidnapping of a member of the High Council of State. It said all parties must remain careful of their obligations under International Humanitarian Law. […]

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LIBYA: PM FAYEZ AL-SARRAJ ARRIVES IN ROME

The Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj has arrived in Rome on the first stop of a diplomatic tour of European Capitals. He will meet his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte to seek support against Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has condemned Khalifa Haftar’s attack on Tripoli since day one. Libya wants Europe’s support […]

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LIBYA: UN CALLS FOR A WEEK-LONG HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN TRIPOLI

The UN has called for a week-long humanitarian truce in Libya where eastern forces have waged a war to take control of Tripoli. It urged the warring sides to implement a truce starting today to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan. The UN mission in Libya called on all parties to allow the delivery of […]

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US KILLED 120 IN IRAQ, SYRIA, AFGHANISTAN AND SOMALIA IN 2018

A Pentagon has said that it killed 120 civilians and injured 65 others in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia in 2018. The Pentagon’s annual report said that 76 civilians were killed by US forces in Afghanistan during its 2018 operations. It said that 42 civilians were killed in Iraq and Syria. No civilians were killed […]

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LIBYA: COAST GUARD STOP, DETAIN 113 MIGRANTS FLEEING WAR

Libya’s coast guard have stopped and detained 113 migrants trying to flee the ongoing war. The migrants were trying to reach Italy following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Tripoli. The UN’s migration agency confirmed that coast guard stopped and detained three boats of migrants fleeing to Italy. Officials said the detained migrants […]

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AFRICAN LEADERS GIVE SUDAN’S MILITARY 3 MONTHS FOR REFORMS

African leaders have given Sudan’s ruling military council a three months to implement democratic reforms. This was agreed at a summit hosted by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo. Speaking at the summit, Sisi said that the meeting has agreed on installing comprehensive democratic system in Sudan. Last week, African Union had set a 15-day […]

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