Chaos rules the day in Libya. Since the elections for the House of Representatives in late June, the already unstable transition has fallen further off track. The four major threats to a positive development of Libya are the inability of the government to impose its will and retain the monopoly on violence, …
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Bernardino León of Spain as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
A majority of Libyan MPs voted Wednesday to call for foreign intervention to protect civilians amid chaos in the North African country as rival militias engage in fierce clashes, a deputy said.
CAIRO, Egypt — It’s easy to spot Egyptians returning from Libya at the Cairo airport. They come through the doors of the arrival hall almost at a run, one carrying a plastic bag, another a small backpack, eyes down, not scanning the crowd for a familiar face. Most are from Upper Egypt …
Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States
The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the ongoing fighting and violence in and around Tripoli, Benghazi, and across Libya. We are in particular deeply concerned by the increasing toll the violence is taking on Libya’s civilian population and institutions, as well …
As clashes continue and Benghazi and Tripoli, foreigners are continuing to leave Libya.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Libya, Tarek Mitri, will be replaced at the end of the month.
NGOs exit as violence intensifies, leaving Libya straining under weight of supporting migrants and internally displaced people
Three years after Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster, Libya remains in political turmoil. Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz tells NPR’s Arun Rath that the international community must follow through on its intervention.
Rallies have been held in Tripoli and Benghazi, both for and against the new parliament.