Tripoli is in flames. A large fire that started July 27 during fighting between rival militias on the city’s central airport road now engulfs two major fuel tanks and has continued to spread while the body count ticks upward.
In a teleconference yesterday the leaders of four European nations and the United States discussed the current crisis in Libya, as well as those in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza.
Scores of people have been killed in Libya as violence ramps up.
Several Western embassies, including those of Britain and the United States, were evacuated over the weekend as heavy militia violence raged in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
The Special Envoys for Libya of the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States met with the UN in Brussels on 24 July to discuss recent developments in Libya and issued the following Statement:
23 July 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned once again the continued violence in Libya, including the fighting around Tripoli International Airport, and reaffirmed that violence must not be used to pursue political goals.
The countries of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have issued the following statement:
Libya is undergoing severe stresses as it strives to establish the foundations of a modern democratic state against challenges to its security, ongoing violence, and institutional weakness. The current conflict over Tripoli International Airport is further increasing division and mistrust among Libyans and undermining efforts to establish security and institutional …
Philippine government orders its 13,000 nationals to leave country
Tripoli, 14 July 2014 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has been reducing its staff in Libya for the past week because of the prevailing security conditions in the country. We made an announcement about that a few days ago. The reasons behind this are purely due to concerns …
Barack Obama recently declared it is the Arabs’ job to stop the terrorist-related violence gripping their region. So, despite numerous problems, just what are Arab states doing to stamp out this phenomenon, both collectively and individually? Today, Florence Gaub and Patryk Pawlak take a look.