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UNSMIL condemns continuing truce violations as its beleaguered Libya political track negotiations in Geneva go ahead – despite boycotts

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemned the continuing Tripoli truce violations yesterday. The truce had been declared on 12 January but has been much violated since. UNSMIL was particularly irked by the most recent repeated bombings over the last three days of Mitiga airport, the capital’s only …

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Mitiga Airport suspends air traffic after hit by Haftar’s militias

Update: Flights resumed after a brief suspension Air traffic has been suspended once again at Mitiga International Airport due to its incessant bombing, a statement on the airport’s Facebook page says. The media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation had confirmed earlier today, that the airport and the area adjacent …

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Civilian Forces Movement accuses UNSMIL of infringement of Libya’s sovereignty

Libya’s Civilian Forces Movement (CFM) has accused the UNSMIL of encroaching on the country’s sovereignty and its state institutions as it continued Geneva talks in disregard to the boycott of House of Representatives (HoR) and High Council of State’s (HCS) participants. In a statement on Wednesday, the CFM added that …

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Libya’s GNA military commission says no agreement has been reached in Geneva

The Head of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) military delegation at the 5+5 commission talks in Geneva Ahmed Abu Shahma said they won’t give up the call for the withdrawal of Khalifa Haftar’s forces to their previous positions before the offensive against Tripoli in April 2019. Abu Shahma told …

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UNSMIL: Libyan parties devise draft ceasefire as second round of military talks conclude

UNSMIL said in a statement Monday that a second round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks concluded on February 23 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva in the presence of UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame. UNSMIL said the JMC is one of the three tracks …

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Libyan Consulate in Milan issues a warning to citizens on coronavirus

The Libyan Consulate in Milan, has called upon all Libyan citizens residing in Northern Italy to be vigilant, and to take precautions in light of the current spread of the coronavirus in that area, the numbers of which are increasing and have reached 152 infected with 3 deaths confirmed to …

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Libya’s High Council of State suspends participation in Geneva talks

The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has unanimously agreed on suspending participation of its delegation in Geneva-based UN-led political track until some factors are clarified. In a session attended by 86 members on Saturday, the HCS said the factors include seeing development achieved in the military dialogue, commitment to …

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Source: Egypt is not willing to hand over Libyan fugitive Al-Tuhami to ICC

An Egyptian official predicted that his country will likely dismiss the International Criminal Court’s appeal of handing over Al-Tuhami Mohamned Khaled, former head of Internal Security Service in Gaddafi’s regime. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to London-based The New Arab, clarified that despite Egypt’s signing of the …

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Libyan authorities seize goods bound for smuggling to neighboring countries

The fuel and gas crisis committee has announced confiscating all of the vehicles that had been prepared to smuggle fuel and foods outside Libya via Ras Ajdair border with Tunisia. The committee said Tuesday that Ras Ajdair security personnel seized all of the vehicles and foods as well as other …

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