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3,000 camels were evacuated from Libya's capital and had to trek 45 km

February 24, 2020 1:46 pm

As the camels were being herded along the road, some onlookers made fun of the government, saying it was bringing in camels as a substitute form of transport because of the lack of petrol.

UN says Libya arms embargo a 'joke', demands accountability

February 16, 2020 9:55 pm

"It's complicated because there are violations by land, sea and air, but it needs to be monitored and there needs to be accountability," UN Deputy Special Representative to Libya Stephanie Williams told a news conference, adding that Libya was now awash with advanced weapons.

Major rise in migrants stopped off Libya: UN refugee agency

February 10, 2020 9:15 am

The relentless war in Libya has turned the country into a major conduit for migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.

Russia, South Africa object to draft UN resolution on Libya

February 06, 2020 11:51 am

A UN resolution that would endorse a plan to restore peace to Libya and condemn the recent increase in violence is facing opposition from Russia and South Africa.

UN Secretary General says Libya situation a 'scandal'

February 05, 2020 11:53 am

The talks bring together five senior military officers from Haftar's Libyan National Army and five from forces aligned with the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli.

UN envoy hopes Libya talks will stem influx of foreign arms

February 05, 2020 7:59 am

Ghassan Salame, head of the United Nations support mission in Libya, lamented that an arms embargo has been "incessantly" violated since the fall of longtime autocrat Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. He said an international conference in Berlin last month sought to renew respect for it.

Libya's rival military commander Khalifa Haftar seeks support in Greece

January 17, 2020 9:50 pm

Turkey, which has promised to send troops to back Libya's government against Haftar's offensive, is at odds with Greece over oil-and-gas drilling rights in the East Mediterranean.

Libya's rival leaders fail to make deal in Moscow talks

January 13, 2020 10:39 pm

The truce brokered by Russia and Turkey marked the first break in fighting in months. There were immediate reports of violations by both sides, however, raising concerns it might not hold.

Turkish lawmakers authorise sending troops to fight in Libya

January 02, 2020 9:33 pm

There are concerns that Turkish forces could aggravate the conflict in Libya. But Ankara says the deployment may be needed for Turkey to safeguard its interests in Libya and in the eastern Mediterranean.

Erdogan says Turkey will increase military support to Libya if necessary

December 22, 2019 9:43 pm

"If necessary, we will increase the military aspect of our support to Libya, and evaluate all our options, from the ground, air and sea," President RecepTayyip Erdogan said at an event in the northern province of Kocaeli.

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Indians stranded in Libya reach Delhi

August 07, 2014 3:11 pm

An Air India plane on Thursday brought back home about 200 Indians stuck in war-torn Iraq.