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Europe ‘seriously underestimating possibility of IS militants infiltrating Italy or Malta’

Islamic State militants have taken over practically the whole area from where migrant crossings are launched and are effectively running the whole show, a prominent Libyan politician has warned. Speaking to Italian journalists during the Davos World Economic Forum, former Libyan Finance Minister Ali Tarhouni, who now serves as President …

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UNSMIL Urges Speedy Concrete Measures to Consolidate Ceasefire, Expresses Concern about Breaches

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses concern about the reported breaches of the ceasefire that the parties to the conflict had unilaterally declared earlier. The Mission urges the parties to discuss and commit to speedy concrete measures to consolidate the truce and tackle any violation.

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Militias announce Libya truce after Geneva accord

TRIPOLI, Libya – An Islamist-backed militia alliance on Friday announced a ceasefire in conflict-strewn Libya, following an agreement at UN-brokered peace talks between warring factions. The militias have agreed to “a ceasefire on all fronts” in the North African country on condition that “the other parties respect the truce”, Fajr …

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Rivals agree on road map to form unity govt in Libya

Libya’s warring factions have agreed on a road map to form a unity government after two days of UN-brokered talks in Geneva, touted as the last chance to avert total anarchy. The North African nation has been wracked by conflict since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in a 2011 uprising, …

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