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Tripoli fighting expands to south as airbase changes hands, humanitarian conditions worsen and death toll rises

Tripoli fighting expands to south as airbase changes hands, humanitarian conditions worsen and death toll rises

By Sami Zaptia. Photo: UN OCHA and partner agencies London, 18 April 2019: The Tripoli war expanded to the south of Libya today as the Pro Faiez Serraj…

Heavy overnight shelling of residential areas in Tripoli fighting – acknowledged by both sides

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2019: Tripoli experienced a third night of shelling last night as missiles, reported by both sides as Grad, fell on a number…

ICC calls on all Tripoli fighters to respect international humanitarian law

ICC calls on all Tripoli fighters to respect international humanitarian law

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2019: The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, called on all taking part in the fighting in Tripoli to respect the…

UN calls for humanitarian pause to evacuate trapped civilians and deliver humanitarian assistance

UN calls for humanitarian pause to evacuate trapped civilians and deliver humanitarian assistance

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2019: Ten days into the start of clashes in Tripoli, displacement numbers continue to steadily increase and a significant number of families…

No military solution to Libyan crisis, need to return to dialogue says EU’s Mogherini

No military solution to Libyan crisis, need to return to dialogue says EU’s Mogherini

By Sami Zaptia. London, 17 April 2019: The EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini called for an immediate ceasefire in the Tripoli fighting and reiterated that there can be…

Tripoli fighting death toll at 147 with 614 wounded: WHO

Tripoli fighting death toll at 147 with 614 wounded: WHO

By Sami Zaptia. The Serraj government gave its detailed account of the Tripoli fighting at a press conference in Tripoli yesterday (Photo: PC/GNA). London, 16 April 2019: The…

Civilian casualties and displacement expected to increase due to continued use of air strikes and heavy artillery: UN report

Civilian casualties and displacement expected to increase due to continued use of air strikes and heavy artillery: UN report

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 April 2019: Civilian casualties and displacement is expected to increase due to the continued use of air strikes and heavy artillery the latest…

Both sides in Tripoli fighting accuse opponents of bombing of civilian areas

By Sami Zaptia. London, 15 April 2019: Both sides in the Tripoli fighting accuse the other of bombing residential areas in Tripoli as fighting continues and the media…

LNA admit loss of MIG jet fighter, claim progress on all fighting fronts, accuse Tripoli of harbouring terrorists

LBy Sami Zaptia. London, 15 April 2019: Giving a round-up of fighting operations in Libya’s western region at a press conference yesterday, Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, the official…

Some foreign states unified by aim of Libyan instability: Serraj spokesperson

Some foreign states unified by aim of Libyan instability: Serraj spokesperson

By Sami Zaptia. (Logo: PC/GNA). London, 15 April 2019: Muhanad Younis, the Minister for Martyrs’ Families, Wounded and Missing Affairs, acting as spokesperson for the Faiez Serraj Presidency…

HoR holds its first session in Benghazi

HoR holds its first session in Benghazi

By Sami Zaptia. London, 14 April 2019: Libya’s House of Representatives, its internationally-recognized parliament, held its first session in Benghazi yesterday. The political event has been long coming…

Nearly 16,000 displaced as Tripoli fighting continues: UN report

Nearly 16,000 displaced as Tripoli fighting continues: UN report

By Sami Zaptia. The main areas of fighting in and around Tripoli (Photo: OCHA). London, 14 April 2019: A report by the UN Office for the Coordination of…

Tripoli fighting continues on outskirts as Serraj forces claim successes in repulsing Hafter forces

Tripoli fighting continues on outskirts as Serraj forces claim successes in repulsing Hafter forces

By Sami Zaptia. The Faiez Serraj-aligned Libyan Army official spokesperson Mohamed Gnunu at yesterday’s press conference in Tripoli (Photo: PC/GNA). London, 14 April 2019: The Faiez Serraj Presidency…

Thousands demonstrate in Tripoli and Misrata against war, Hafter and Hafter’s foreign allies

Thousands demonstrate in Tripoli and Misrata against war, Hafter and Hafter’s foreign allies

By Sami Zaptia. The Tripoli demonstration yesterday against the war on Tripoli, Khalifa Hafter and his foreign state supporters (Photo: Social Media). London, 13 April 2019: Thousands of…

Indiscriminate shelling, civilian casualties, attacks on ambulances, electricity cuts and stranded civilians as a result of Tripoli fighting

Indiscriminate shelling, civilian casualties, attacks on ambulances, electricity cuts and stranded civilians as a result of Tripoli fighting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 12 April 2019: Protection concerns for civilians remain paramount with reports of indiscriminate shelling on densely populated areas in Ain Zara and Swani in…

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Foundation stone laid for Tripoli multi-storey car park project

Foundation stone laid for Tripoli multi-storey car park project

By Sami Zaptia. Tripoli Council Mayor Abdelrauf Beitelmal lays the foundation stone for the multi-storey…

NOC and Eni establish steering committee for Sabrata gas project

NOC and Eni establish steering committee for Sabrata gas project

By Sami Zaptia. (Logo: NOC). London, 1 April 2019: Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) and…

NOC announces promising results from AGOCO’s Y3-51 well in Sirte basin following appraisal testing

NOC announces promising results from AGOCO’s Y3-51 well in Sirte basin following appraisal testing

By Sami Zaptia. (Logo: NOC). London, 1 April 2019: The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and…

Ministry of Planning holds meeting with World Bank, government departments and private sector to discuss activating Libyan economy

Ministry of Planning holds meeting with World Bank, government departments and private sector to discuss activating Libyan economy

By Sami Zaptia. Minister of Planning Taher Jehaimi held a meeting with the World Bank…

Economy Minister appointed chairman of divided PIB in reunification move by Serraj

Economy Minister appointed chairman of divided PIB in reunification move by Serraj

By Sami Zaptia. London, 28 March 2019: Faiez Serraj, head of Libya’s internationally-recognized Presidency Council…

Libya signs contract with China’s King Long for 130 buses

Libya signs contract with China’s King Long for 130 buses

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 March 2019: Libya has signed a contract to import 130…

ACA calls for reorganization of Tuna fishing licencing in Libya’s territorial waters

ACA calls for reorganization of Tuna fishing licencing in Libya’s territorial waters

By Sami Zaptia. London, 27 March 2019: The Tripoli-based Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has called…

Libyan dates exported to Morocco through Benghazi port

Libyan dates exported to Morocco through Benghazi port

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 March 2019: Libyan Sudda Trading Company exported a shipment of…

Sustainable health development forum held in Benghazi

Sustainable health development forum held in Benghazi

By Sami Zaptia. The Libyan International Forum for Sustainable Health Development 2019 was held in…

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