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Refugees with TB ‘left to die’ in Detention Centres

Amid ongoing conflict in and around the capital, OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville (pictured) expressed deep concern about the “ghastly conditions” in which migrants and refugees are being detained in the capital Tripoli and elsewhere. He explained that at the Zintan facility south of Tripoli, 22 people had died of tuberculosis – which is preventable – and […]

Tripoli Death Toll now over 600

By John Lee. At least 607 people have been killed, including 40 civilians, and 3,261 wounded, including 117 civilians, since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

Tripoli Death Toll now over 560

By John Lee. At least 562 people have been killed, including 40 civilians, and 2,855 wounded, including 106 civilians, since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. Last week’s deaths included two health workers traveling in ambulances. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

Tripoli Death Toll now over 500

By John Lee. At least 510 people have been killed and 2,467 wounded since Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its offensive Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said late on Monday. (Source: WHO) (Picture credit: Hakeem Gadi)

GNA presses US to block Gulf support for Haftar

By Jack Detsch for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan government presses US to block Gulf support for Tripoli offensive Libya’s besieged UN-backed government has launched a full-fledged effort to get the Donald Trump administration to abandon strongman Khalifa Hifter and […]

Tripoli Govt “Threatens to Suspend” 40 Foreign firms

By John Lee. The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly asked 40 foreign firms to renew their licences or have their operations suspended. According to Reuters, the companies, including Total of France, have three months to renew their licences. The decree from the Ministry of Economy and Industry was issued while GNA Prime […]

What Russia makes of Hifter’s offensive on Tripoli

By Yury Barmin for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently put Russia in the spotlight in Libya by first holding a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Summit […]

Adapting to the New Libya

By Tarek Megerisi. Libya’s escalating war is changing political realities, necessitating a new framework for conflict resolution and power sharing. Khalifa Haftar’s march on Tripoli on April 4 was a paradigm-shifting event whose importance remains lost on the global diplomatic community. Haftar’s actions closed the door on the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) and on attempts […]