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Shelling kills four in Tripoli as UN debates Libya ceasefire

At least four people have been killed in heavy shelling in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Nearly two weeks into the assault to seize the city, Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) is stuck in the city's southern outskirts battling armed groups loyal to the UN-recognised Tripoli government. But the southern district of Abu Salim got…

Are foreign powers worsening the conflict in Libya?

Libya's rival forces are intensifying their fight for control of Tripoli. Troops loyal to the UN-backed government in the capital are trying to stop the advance of the warlord Khalifa Haftar, who began his offensive on the city two weeks ago. At least 120 people have been killed. The UN says the fighting is undermining…

Is Haftar an aggressor or leader in Libya?

Libya has not had a stable government since the country's former leader Muammar Gaddafi was forced from power and killed following a months-long uprising in 2011. Since then, violence and insecurity has plagued the oil-rich country, with armed groups jostling for influence with Libya's two rival governments. In a surprise move on Thursday, the powerful renegade…

Pope in UAE: Reject wars in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Libya

In the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, Pope Francis has said that faith leaders have a duty to reject war as he called for religious freedom in the majority Muslim region. "War cannot create anything but misery, weapons bring nothing but death," the pope said on Monday, addressing an inter-religious meeting attended by hundreds of representatives…

Barricaded refugees ‘ready to die’ than return to Libya detention

Refugees and migrants refusing to leave a cargo boat in a Libyan port are pleading to be taken to Europe, saying they are prepared to die than be returned to detention in the North African country. As the standoff with Libyan authorities in Misrata entered its ninth day, two of those on board said on…

Over 100 drowned in shipwrecks off Libya in early September

More than 100 people, including 20 children, died in early September when their rubber boats were wrecked off the coast of Libya, according to the aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders.)  A pair of twins about 17 months old, as well as their parents were among the fatalities, MSF said…
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