Tag Archives | Tripoli

Half a Million Children in Immediate Danger in Tripoli

By Geert Cappelaere (pictured), UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa. We are shocked and saddened by reports that an entire family killed including two children today in Tripoli when a missile hit their home. This brings the total number of children killed to eight, since violence escalated in Tripoli on 27 […]

EU condemns Escalation of Violence in Tripoli

The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to Libya strongly condemn the latest escalation of violence in Tripoli which has caused civilian fatalities, injured and displaced people, and the destruction of critical infrastructure. The deliberate targeting of civilians is a violation of international humanitarian law. The EU Delegation and the EU Heads of Mission to […]

Mitiga Airport diverts Flights after Rocket Attack

By John Lee. Tripoli’s Mitiga International Airport has reportedly diverted flights after a rocket attack on Tuesday night. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, according to BBC. The attack forced a Libyan Airlines flight from Alexandria in Egypt to divert to Misrata. (Sources: Reuters, BBC)

UNSMIL publishes Ceasefire Consolidation Agreement

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) published the details of the Ceasefire Consolidation Agreement signed last week. It includes a commitment to publish a package of economic reforms this week. The full text of the statement folllows: Based on the 4 September Ceasefire Agreement and the 6 September Security Council statement demanding immediate […]

Ceasefire-Related Security Dialogue for Tripoli

The United Nations Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) hosted a meeting today to discuss the consolidation of the 4 September 2018 ceasefire, agree on a monitoring and verification mechanism and begin talks on the security arrangements in the Greater Tripoli area. The meeting, convened in the western Libyan city of Zawiya, was attended by representatives […]

Violence in Tripoli – UN Calls for Meeting

The UN Secretary General has condemned the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli and, in particular, the use by armed groups of indiscriminate shelling leading to the death and injury of civilians, including children. In a statement, Antonio Gutteres (pictured) extended his deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones. He called […]

Video: Civilians killed in Clashes near Tripoli

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyans gather at the site where a mortar shell landed south of Tripoli. At least 27 people have been killed and nearly 100 wounded in several days of fighting between rival militias near the Libyan […]

LIA asks English Court to Discharge Receiverships

 Libyan Investment Authority: Statement regarding Commercial Court application to discharge English Receiverships The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has applied to the English Commercial Court to discharge three receiverships in England by formally recognising the LIA’s Board of Directors, chaired by Dr Ali Mahmoud Hassan Mohamed, as appointed by the LIA’s Board of Trustees, which was […]