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FILE PHOTO- Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. REUTERS-Costas Baltas

Libya frees over 450 inmates due to virus fears

Libya's justice ministry announced on Sunday that over 450 prisoners were being freed in a bid to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the wake of the war-torn country's first declared infections.
Illinois health authorities are carrying out an investigation into the state’s first known death of an infant from the novel coronavirus. David Crosling-AAP

Coronavirus: Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

Countries around the world are increasingly adopting sweeping measures to stem the spread of the new coronavirus, including full lockdowns, shutting down airports, imposing travel restrictions and completely sealing their borders.
I am really angry to see that everybody wants to talk about Libya and very few people want to talk about the Libyans, what happens to the Libyans, Ghassan Salame said after a two-hour meeting with the UN Security Council.

UN: Libya’s warring sides propose draft ceasefire deal

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it would facilitate the ceasefire process alongside a military commission with members from both sides
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s provincial chairmen meeting at the party headquarters in Ankara on March 30, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - ADEM ALTAN

Recep Erdogan: Russia managing Libya war ‘at highest level’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Russia of managing the Libyan conflict “at the highest level”, local media reported Saturday, as Ankara-Moscow tensions mount.
Forces affiliated with the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a new attack on the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of Tripoli.

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire".
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned terrorism and violent extremism in Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania as well as some countries in East Africa.

President Buhari expresses concern over Libya

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the lack of tangible progress and the worsening security and humanitarian situation in Libya.
Fighters of a battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar pictured in the eastern city of Benghazi in December 2019. Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire, January 1, 2020. AFP

Why African countries seek greater role in Libya peace process

African Union leaders are expected to renew calls for greater involvement in efforts to resolve Libya's long-running conflict at a summit held on Thursday in the Republic of the Congo.
Russia and Turkey have formed an alliance to exploit insolvency of the West in the Libyan crisis to pose as sponsors of a future political solution in the North African country, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

Report: Russia, Turkey emerge political frontrunners in Libya

Russia and Turkey have formed an alliance to exploit insolvency of the West in the Libyan crisis to pose as sponsors of a future political solution in the North African country, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.
Photograph purporting to show an airstrike on the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya on April 8, 2019. Twitter-Oded121351

Libyan government says Khalifa Haftar forces hit Tripoli airport

The forces of Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar on Wednesday attacked the only operational airport in Tripoli in a breach of a shaky ceasefire.
Gen Khalifa Haftar (left) meets the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow on Monday. Anadolu Agency-Getty Images

World powers in Berlin to seek elusive Libya peace

World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech as he stands in front of a huge screen during the Annual Evaluation Meeting for 2019 at the Bestepe National Congress and Culture Center in Ankara on January 16, 2020. (Photo by Adem ALTAN-AFP)

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli government falls – Turkish president

In the article, which was published on the eve of a Libya peace conference in Berlin, Erdogan said the EU’s failure to adequately support the Government of National Accord (GNA) would be “a betrayal of its own core values, including democracy and human rights”.
Fighters of a battalion loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar pictured in the eastern city of Benghazi in December 2019. Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire, January 1, 2020. AFP

Libyan sides agree ceasefire after nine months of fighting

Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire from Sunday to end nine months of fighting, following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.
I am really angry to see that everybody wants to talk about Libya and very few people want to talk about the Libyans, what happens to the Libyans, Ghassan Salame said after a two-hour meeting with the UN Security Council.

Foreign meddling in Libya raises ire of UN special envoy

The United Nations special envoy to Libya on Monday said he was "angry" at foreign interference in the war-torn country, saying Libyans have "suffered enough."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey sends troops to shore up Libyan UN-backed government

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said troops have begun moving into Libya after parliament approved the move last week.
Recent developments in Libya indicate that an escalation of violence around Tripoli could be imminent, said the EU high representative for foreign affairs, Josep Borrell.

Top EU diplomat warns of ‘imminent’ Libya escalation

The European Union's top diplomat on Monday warned that more intense fighting could be about to break out around the Libyan capital Tripoli, calling for a political solution to the crisis.
Libya's eastern-based parliament has voted unanimously against deals on security and maritime cooperation the UN-backed government in Tripoli signed with Turkey, days after Turkish legislators approved a troop deployment to chaos-wracked Libya.

Libya’s parliament votes against Turkish involvement

Libya's parliament has voted unanimously against deals on security and maritime cooperation the UN-backed government in Tripoli signed with Turkey, days after Turkish lawmakers approved a troop deployment to chaos-wracked Libya.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump warns Turkey against ‘interference’ after Libya vote

Turkey’s parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any “foreign interference” in the war-torn country.
Forces affiliated with the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a new attack on the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of Tripoli.

Libyan army targets Haftar’s forces near Tripoli airport

Forces affiliated with the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a new attack on the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of Tripoli.

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