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Guterres “Alarmed” at Increasing Violence in Tripoli

The UN Secretary-General is alarmed by the increasing number of violations of the ceasefire agreement signed by armed groups in Tripoli on 4 September under the auspices of his Special Representative, Ghassan Salamé. He extends his condolences to those who have lost loved ones and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured as a result […]

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 […]

Joint Statement on Libya …

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States The governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the escalation of fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya, especially against residential areas, public facilities, and critical […]

European Council Condemns Violence in Libya

The European Council has strongly condemned the escalation of fighting in Libya, especially attacks against residential areas, public institutions, facilities and critical infrastructure, and called on all parties to accept an immediate cease-fire, to put an end to the suffering of the population, and to engage constructively in an inclusive political dialogue. It reaffirmed its […]

Video: UN Condemns Escalating Violence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. The United Nations has condemned the escalating violence in Libya, saying it threatens the stability of the country. Fighting between militias, backed by rival politicians, has killed hundreds of fighters and forced thousands of […]

EU says Spiralling Violence Threatens Regional Security

The EU has again condemned the increasing violence in Libya and is “strongly concerned by the threats it represents for regional security and for the European Union.” EU Foreign Ministers meeting in an extraordinary session of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels on 15 August said in their Conclusions: “The EU reiterates its condemnation of […]

Libya Farmers Face Major Losses

Farmers in Libya’s south are reportedly suffering from major losses as a result of the continuing violence in Tripoli. An official at the Libyan Ministry of Agriculture in the southern city of Sabha [Sebha] told Anadolu news agency that farmers in the south usually transfer their produce to Tripoli, but the closure of Tripoli’s key […]

UNSMIL Urges Parties to Respond to Ceasefire Efforts

UNSMIL Condemns Escalation and Urges Parties to Respond to Ceasefire Efforts The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) condemns the grave escalation in the military confrontations in Tripoli and its suburbs. The Mission strongly denounces the shelling of residential neighbourhoods, which has inflicted casualties among civilians, forced them out of their homes and caused […]