Posts Tagged ‘UN’

Clashes renew in Tripoli breaking a two-week ceasefire

  • 18 September 2018 - 17:22
Clashes renew in Tripoli breaking a two-week ceasefire

Clashes renewed in Tripoli on the Airport Road and other areas in southern Tripoli on Tuesday. The fresh violence came to break the ceasefire that was brokered on September 04 by the Head of the UNSMIL Ghassan Salame. The Ambulance and Emergency Apparatus in Tripoli told local media that one...

Germany to support Libya’s elections with 2 million euros

  • 16 September 2018 - 18:51
Germany to support Libya’s elections with 2 million euros

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya on Saturday revealed that Germany will provide 2 million euros (2.33 million U.S. dollars) to election programs in the country. The German contribution, announced by Ambassador of Germany to Libya Oliver Owcza, aims to assist Central...

UN report: Belgium violated freezing of Libya’s assets through Euroclear bank

  • 12 September 2018 - 21:40
UN report: Belgium violated freezing of Libya’s assets through Euroclear bank

The UN panel of experts on Libya said Tuesday that Belgium is in violation of international sanctions targeting assets once owned by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The experts’ conclusions come after Politico said months ago that the money was channeled to mystery beneficiaries behind...

UN in Libya publishes the terms of ceasefire in Tripoli

  • 10 September 2018 - 21:15
UN in Libya publishes the terms of ceasefire in Tripoli

The UNSMIL has published the terms of the Tripoli ceasefire agreement saying the parties agree to the following steps: Develop a monitoring and verification mechanism to consolidate the ceasefire under the oversight and guidance of the Joint Operations Centre. Reposition [the...

UNSMIL condemns attack on Libya’s state oil firm NOC

  • 10 September 2018 - 16:51
UNSMIL condemns attack on Libya’s state oil firm NOC

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on the National Oil Company today. It expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. UNSMIL affirms that the assault on the...

Libyan armed groups agree to consider withdrawing from Tripoli, UNSMIL says

  • 9 September 2018 - 21:04
Libyan armed groups agree to consider withdrawing from Tripoli, UNSMIL says

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...

MSF demands evacuation of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 20:32
MSF demands evacuation of thousands of migrants and refugees from Libya

Thousands of refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers arbitrarily held in Libyan detention centers must immediately be released and evacuated to safety out of the country, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, urging...

UNHCR accuses smugglers of posing as its personnel in Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 18:11
UNHCR accuses smugglers of posing as its personnel in Libya

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is dismayed at reports of smugglers and traffickers posing as UNHCR staff in Libya and calls on the authorities for action against all criminals trying to target desperate refugees and migrants. Reliable reports by our sources and refugees suggest that traffickers...

US blocks request at the UN Security Council to return frigate to Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 13:06
US blocks request at the UN Security Council to return frigate to Libya

The United States has blocked a request for the UN Security Council to allow a Libyan navy vessel's return home to combat migrant smuggling, documents obtained by AFP on Thursday showed. The El Hani frigate was taking on water when it was sent to Malta in 2013 to undergo extensive repairs under...

UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council “The country lurching from emergencies as extremists grow”

  • 6 September 2018 - 13:27
UN delegate to Libya tells Security Council “The country lurching from emergencies as extremists grow”

The UN envoy for Libya said the country has lurched from one emergency to another in recent weeks and warned that the IS extremist group is expanding its operations and Libya could become a refuge for terrorist groups of all persuasions. Ghassan Salame told the Security Council Wednesday that "the...