25 Apr 2019

UN evacuates 325 refugees out of Tripoli as clashes continue

While the battle for Tripoli between renegade commander Khalifa Haftar’s troops and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli rages on, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday evacuated 325 refugees from a UN detention centre located at the southern edge of the capital.

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24 Apr 2019

NATO, Afghan forces kill more civilians than Taliban

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has released a new report[pdf] showing that in the first quarter of 2019, NATO and pro-government troops in Afghanistan were responsible for more civilian deaths than Taliban fighters. While pro-government forces killed 305 civilians, the Taliban and other insurgent groups killed 227.

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23 Apr 2019

UN raises Libya aid alarm as Tripoli clashes intensify

The United Nations is warning that the ongoing conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military leader Khalifa Haftar and forces loyal to the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli requires the international body to step up its humanitarian response efforts in the country. So far, the fighting

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22 Apr 2019

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy

US President Trump on Friday endorsed Khalifa Haftar, a renegade Libyan military leader who is challenging the legitimacy of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli. One day after the US opposed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, Trump called Haftar to

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19 Apr 2019

U.S., Russia say cannot support a U.N. call for Libya truce: diplomats

On Thursday, renewed fighting in Libya further increased the death toll related to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar’s campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. Despite this, both the United States and Russia refused to support a draft United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. While

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17 Apr 2019

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as UN debates Libya ceasefire

The Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar carried out heavy shelling on Tripoli Tuesday night as part of a campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. At least four people were killed due to the shelling. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) negotiated

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09 Apr 2019

Libya death toll rises, Islamist militants exploit chaos

As the battle for Tripoli between the internationally recognized Libyan government and forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar continues, militants loyal to Islamic State on Tuesday took advantage of the chaos by killing 3 people in an attack on a town controlled by Haftar’s forces. According to the

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08 Apr 2019

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

Tensions between India and Pakistan have flared up again, with Pakistan claiming to have “reliable intelligence” indicating that India plans to attack the country between April 16 and 20. Pakistan says it has informed the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), namely the US, Russia, China,

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05 Apr 2019

Libyan militias resist advance of pro-Haftar forces on Tripoli

On Friday, forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a military leader who is challenging the legitimacy of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli, continued to close in on the capital. However, militias in western Libya have vowed to prevent the forces, known as the Libyan National Army, from capturing Tripoli.

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04 Apr 2019

UN chief warns of risk of confrontation in Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday stated that he is “deeply concerned by the military movement taking place in Libya and the risk of confrontation.” Guterres was referring to recent westward movement by the Libyan National Army, a force loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a military leader who is challenging the

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