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Guterres warns of fresh round of clashes in Libya

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, warned that risks of renewed confrontation in Libya are intensifying, noting his disturbance of the massive concentration of mercenaries and weapons that violate the Security Council resolutions, as he put it.

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UNHCR, WFP expand partnership in Libya to reach more refugees and asylum seekers as food needs rise

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are expanding their support for food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Libya with emergency food assistance in response to the severe socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country as well as the effects of …

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Serraj intended resignation ‘‘courageous’’, current Libyan situation ‘‘unsustainable’’: UNSMIL

Stephanie Williams, the Acting head of UNSMIL, commended today what she called the ‘‘courageous’’ decision by internationally recognized Libya Prime Minister Faiez Serraj, to announce his intention to hand over power to a new executive authority by the end of October.

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Action Heroes Gone Awry: UN Probing Failed Mercenary Group Who Offered Hit Jobs for Libya’s Haftar

The United Nations is looking into a mercenary outfit that reportedly offered hit job services to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar last year, but was run out of the country after their plan fell apart.

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“This War Is Out of Our Hands”

For almost a decade, Libya has been riven by increasingly internationalized conflicts, stemming from local and regional fissures during the 2011 anti-Qadhafi revolution and the NATO-led intervention. In the wake of that conflict, foreign missteps and the failures of Libyan elites to produce political unity and workable institutions opened the …

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