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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean sea and carried out what a senior Turkish official dismissed as an “illegal”...

UN opens Libya peace talks in Tunis with eye on elections

ReutersThe United Nations opened talks on Libya’s future in Tunisia on Monday aimed at ending nearly a decade of chaos and bloodshed by arranging elections, but obstacles remain despite progress in cementing last month’s ceasefire.Acting U.N. Libya envoy Stephanie...

Libyans set Nigeria migrant ablaze in Tripoli

Associated PressA migrant worker was burnt to death in the Libyan capital, U.N. and government officials said Wednesday, the latest in abuses that migrants and refuges face in the conflict-stricken country.The Interior Ministry of the U.N.-supported government said three...

Migrants stranded in Libya face vicious cycle of cruelty

Associated PressAmnesty International said Thursday that thousands of Europe-bound migrants who were intercepted and returned to Libyan shores this year have disappeared after being taken out of unofficial detention centers run by militias allied with the U.N.-supported government in...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of some regional parties,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the United Nations General Assembly on...

Libya’s Haftar says will lift oil blockade

ReutersEastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Friday he would lift for one month his blockade of oil output and said he had agreed with the rival Tripoli government on “fair distribution” of energy revenue.A resumption of oil exports...

Turkey upset by Libya Sarraj’s plan to step down

ReutersPresident Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month and Ankara may hold talks with his government on the issue in the coming week.Sarraj...

UN-backed Libya’s Fayez Serraj to step down next month

Associated PressThe head of Libya’s U.N.-backed government said Wednesday night that he wants to hand over power to a new administration in October, amid peace talks on ending the country’s years long conflict.Fayez Serraj said the U.N.-brokered talks between...

UN demands all countries enforce arms embargo on Libya

Associated PressThe U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Tuesday demanding that all countries enforce the widely violated U.N. arms embargo on Libya, withdraw all mercenaries from the country.The council also called for political talks and a cease-fire in the...

Warring Libya rivals, UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

Warring Libya camps and their international backers — UAE, Russia, Jordan, Turkey and Qatar have violated a U.N. arms embargo on Libya which has been ineffective, reports the Associated Press.The panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Libya said in...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...