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Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Palmyra

  • 23 May 2018 - 15:00
Over 30 Syrian soldiers killed in ISIS attack on Palmyra

At least 30 Syrian army troops and Iranian-backed militiamen were killed on Tuesday when ISIS fighters attacked a military outpost near Palmyra in eastern Syria, a monitor and residents from the area said. They said the militants used suicide bombers and armored vehicles in the dawn attack near...

Checkpoint attack kills two in Ajdabiya, east Libya

  • 22 May 2018 - 21:08
Checkpoint attack kills two in Ajdabiya, east Libya

At least two personnel loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, were killed Tuesday in a car bomb attack in eastern Libya. The car bomb blew up near checkpoint 60km outside the town of Ajdabiya, where forces loyal to Haftar are deployed. According...

UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

  • 22 May 2018 - 16:44
UN report: Healthcare under attack in Libya

Violence in Libya continues to have a devastating impact on health care in the country, with hospitals and other medical facilities bombed, shelled and looted; medical personnel targeted, attacked and even taken hostage or arbitrarily detained; and patients at times denied prompt life-saving...

Reuters: Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold

  • 21 May 2018 - 20:53
Reuters: Russia put UN sanctions on Libya human-trafficking leaders on hold

Russia has delayed a western proposal for a UN Security Council committee to blacklist six accused leaders of human trafficking and migrant smuggling networks in Libya, asking for more information on the value and efficiency of the move. The Netherlands, backed by France, Germany, Britain and...

UN delegate to Libya briefs Security Council on latest developments in the country

  • 21 May 2018 - 20:22
UN delegate to Libya briefs Security Council on latest developments in the country

The UN envoy for Libya is warning that the oil-rich country’s “perverse economic model” based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods “must be shattered” to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year. After Ghassan Salame addressed...

Special Deterrence Force arrests sleeper cell plotting for military acts in Tripoli

  • 21 May 2018 - 17:58
Special Deterrence Force arrests sleeper cell plotting for military acts in Tripoli

The Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (SDF) said it had arrested a sleeper cell that was plotting to carry out military actions in the Libyan capital in coordination sleeper cells from the Popular Front for Liberation of Libya, which is made up of Gaddafi’s regime loyalists. The SDF...

Unemployed youths vow to shut down key Libya oilfield

  • 20 May 2018 - 22:05
Unemployed youths vow to shut down key Libya oilfield

Several unemployed Libyan youths vowed on Sunday to shut down oilfields in Marada town in the eastern Libyan region unless demands for better state services are answered by the government. An oil engineer reported to Reuters that despite the threat, oil production was running normally through...

Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

  • 20 May 2018 - 21:44
Tripartite meeting on Libya crisis to be held in Algeria

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, along with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts, will take part in a tripartite meeting on Libya on Monday in Algeria, according to spokesperson of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abu Zeid. Abu Zeid said that the meeting comes...

Libya black market run by the same militias controlling government

  • 20 May 2018 - 00:52
Abdulkader Assad

Little has been known or even touched upon by media and the press about the millions of dollars militias have been making in illicit dealings in Libya black market, especially the capital Tripoli. Libya Black Market: Where Economy is made Since the advent of 2015, the Libyan Dinar (LYD) has seen...

ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

  • 19 May 2018 - 15:11
ACTED provides Libyan conflict-affected families with cash assistance

ACTED said it started helping the most vulnerable conflict-affected families in Benghazi, Tripoli, and Sebha to fulfill their life-saving needs in a dignified manner. ACTED said over 1.1 million in need of assistance since the onset of the 2011 conflict. "Access to basic goods and...