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UN: Elections in Libya crucial in maintaining stability

Tripoli, Libya | XINHUA |  The top UN envoy for Libya said Friday that the elections scheduled for Dec. 24 are crucial in maintaining stability in the war-torn country. “I would like to stress that holding the elections in Libya — even in less than ideal situation, and with all …

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Over 42,000 refugees, asylum-seekers in Libya

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said there are 42,210 registered refugees and asylum-seekers currently in Libya. So far in 2021, a total of 20,799 refugees and immigrants have been rescued at sea and returned to Libya by the Libyan Coast …

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UN Libya special envoy Salame steps down

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | The UN’s envoy to war-plagued Libya, Ghassan Salame, announced his resignation on Monday citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking up the post. “I tried to unite Libyans and restrain foreign interference… but for health reasons I can no longer continue with this level …

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War dominates Africa summit as leaders vow Libya support

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  African Union leaders vowed on Monday to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc’s desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent’s conflicts. The AU leadership has complained about being overlooked in Libya-related peacemaking efforts, which have been led primarily …

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Berlin peace plan for Libya: main points

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Key players in the Libya crisis and world leaders held a high-stakes summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss the way forward to end the conflict. Here are the main points they agreed on their final communique, to be put forward as a UN Security …

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UN: Stop interfering in Libya affairs

Libya ‘needs foreign interference to stop’: UN envoy Berlin, Germany | AFP |  International players must stop meddling in the Libyan conflict, the UN’s special envoy told AFP on Saturday, on the eve of a summit of world powers to try to bring peace to the North African nation. “All …

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Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall. In the article, published on Saturday on the eve of a Libya peace conference in Berlin, Erdogan said the EU’s …

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