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Tripoli’s Interior Minister claims there is military balance on Tripoli borders

Speaking at a press conference in Tripoli yesterday, Fathi Bashagha, the Interior Minister of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli, reviewed the positions of the countries supporting what he called ‘‘the criminal Khalifa Haftar’’ in his war on the capital Tripoli.

Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Seven UN agencies on Wednesday called for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying the international community “must not turn a blind eye to the conflict” in the North African nation where 64 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed.

EU calls for immediate Libya ceasefire, respect of int’ law, protection of civilians, return to negotiations, implementation of UN arms embargo and appointment of new UNSMIL head

Following on from the report to the UN Security Council on Libya on 11 May by Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Turkey’s escalatory statement on 10 May warning that it could target Khalifa Hafter’s (commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) ‘‘elements’’ directly, following his missiles landing near Turkey’s Tripoli …