Posts Tagged ‘Tripoli’

UNSMIL hails Libya’s Al-Sirraj approval of security arrangements implementation

  • 24 October 2018 - 13:22
UNSMIL hails Libya’s Al-Sirraj approval of security arrangements implementation

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday welcomed the new security arrangements in the capital Tripoli approved by Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj. UNSMIL welcomes the so-called Greater Tripoli Security Plan and looks forward to the start of implementation, the Mission said late...

Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

  • 15 October 2018 - 21:19
Libya’s eastern strongman insists he wants to secure elections and liberate Tripoli

Sources close to the commander of the self-styled army in eastern Libya, Khalifa Haftar, told Egypt-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday that the forces in east Libya are ready to secure any electoral process in regions under Haftar's control. The so called army stressed, the newspaper...

UNSMIL welcomes implementation of new security arrangements in Libya

  • 6 October 2018 - 20:37
UNSMIL welcomes implementation of new security arrangements in Libya

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) praised on Saturday the new security arrangements in the Libyan capital Tripoli adopted by the Government of National Accord. "UNSMIL welcomes the progress made by the Greater Tripoli Security Arrangements Committee, created by PC (Presidency...

Tripoli’s Mitiga airport reopens after brief closure

  • 2 October 2018 - 16:11
Tripoli’s Mitiga airport reopens after brief closure

Libya has reopened the only functioning airport (Mitiga Airport) in the capital Tripoli again after rockets fired in its direction forced a brief closure, officials said on Tuesday, days after flights had resumed following an earlier shutdown. The airport has closed and opened several times...

Joint statement by international community calls for holding ceasefire in Libya’s capital

  • 27 September 2018 - 20:55
Joint statement by international community calls for holding ceasefire in Libya’s capital

At the invitation of French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, Ministers and high representatives of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Niger, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League, gathered in New York...

Ceasefire agreement in place in Libya’s capital

  • 26 September 2018 - 21:09
Ceasefire agreement in place in Libya’s capital

The Government of National Accord (GNA) welcomed "the return of calm" after the battle for power between militias left at least 117 dead and more than 400 injured since it broke out in the capital's southern suburbs on August 27, according to official figures, and displaced over 25,000...

United Nations’ OCHA: 5000 families displaced in Tripoli’s clashes

  • 26 September 2018 - 18:12
United Nations’ OCHA: 5000 families displaced in Tripoli’s clashes

An estimated 5,000 families were forced to leave their homes in Tripoli to seek refuge in other areas of the Libyan capital due to clashes between militias that started on August 26 and ended, at least for the time being, yesterday with a new ceasefire, said the coordinator for Libya of the UN...

Tripoli’s atrocious violence ends

  • 25 September 2018 - 21:01
Tripoli’s atrocious violence ends

Tripoli Protection Force, affiliated with Libya’s UN-backed unity government, assumed control of the capital’s southern districts on Tuesday, according to a local security source. The force assumed control of Tripoli’s Al-qaklia military camp following the withdrawal of forces led by...

France wants UN sanctions on militias fighting in Tripoli

  • 25 September 2018 - 16:01
France wants UN sanctions on militias fighting in Tripoli

France said on Monday it wanted the U.N. Security Council to implement sanctions on militias involved in month-long clashes between rival factions in Libya’s capital Tripoli. “In the face of the worsening security situation in Tripoli, there is a responsibility to support the Libyans and...

Tripoli militias fighting leaves over 1700 families displaced, UN says

  • 25 September 2018 - 15:58
Tripoli militias fighting leaves over 1700 families displaced, UN says

More than 1,700 families have been displaced by fighting in Libya's war-ravaged capital over the last 48 hours, the UN has said, as clashes between rival groups intensify. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Monday that at least 1,700 families had sought "safer...