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New York: A UN call for a humanitarian truce over this week’s Eid al-Adha religious holiday led to a “palpable reduction” of violence around the embattled capital of Tripoli, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said in a statement released on Wednesday. more
Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but ‘overriding priority’ must be ‘lasting peace’, say UN officials

New York, July 24 (JEN): The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their “arbitrary detention” across Libya, following a ...

In aftermath of Libya airstrike deaths, UN officials call for refugees and migrants to be freed from detention

New York, July 13 (JEN): “As a priority, we ask that 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in centres across Libya be freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed ...

Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack

New York, July 6 (JEN): The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “s ...

Libya detention centre airstrike could amount to a war crime says UN, as Guterres calls for independent investigation

New York, July 4 (JEN): An airstrike on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed scores of migrants and refugees “deserves more than condemnation”, UN agencies said on Wednes ...

Libyan air forces launch three strikes in southern Tripoli

Tripoli (Xinhua/UNI) The air forces of the UN-backed Libyan government launched 3 airstrikes against the eastern-based army in south of the capital Tripoli, as the armed conflict in the c ...

Libya: ‘Substantial civilian casualties’ in Derna, UN humanitarian chief ‘deeply concerned’

New York: Increasing hostilities in the oil-rich city of Derna are becoming an increasing source of concern said the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya on Friday, following an intensif ...

Libya: Attack on foreign ministry, an attack on all Libyans, stresses UN envoy

New York: The United Nations peace mission in Libya has “strongly” condemned a terrorist attack on the country’s foreign ministry in the capital, Tripoli.

Increasing hostilities in Libya taking heavy toll on civilians, warns UN relief official

New York, The top United Nations relief official in Libya has voiced deep alarm at the humanitarian impact of increasing hostilities in Tripoli, which has led over two days to the deaths ...

UN chief “alarmed” by violations of UN-backed ceasefire in Libya

New York,  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stated on Friday that he is “alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire” in the c ...