February 2020

Al-Sarraj sends Libyans peace and stability message on February Revolution Day

February 17, 2020 - 20:54
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has addressed Libyans and the world on February 17 revolution's 9th anniversary, saying his message is for peace and stability in Libya.

Al-Sarraj added in his televised statement on Monday, commemorating the 9th anniversary of February 17 revolution that toppled the long-time dictator Moammar Gaddafi, that his government is always calling for peace and stability in the country.

EU foreign ministers agree on new Libya naval mission, replacing Operation Sophia

February 17, 2020 - 20:48
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

European Union's foreign ministers agreed on Monday, though only in principle, on a new mission — which would include naval assets — to monitor Libya's UN arms embargo, according to the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

The agreement was also confirmed by the Italian and Austrian foreign ministers.

"We all agreed to create a mission to block the entry of arms into Libya," said Italy's foreign minister, Luigi di Maio.

Libya marks 9th anniversary of February 17 revolution amid the war on the capital

February 17, 2020 - 20:23
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Today, on the ninth anniversary of the revolution in Libya, those who were most affected by the entire war, are also those who remember with both pride and sorrow what has been both established and lost since day one.

It was the beginning of new hope for Libya, a feeling so deeply stamped in the hearts and minds of those who had suffered enough oppression, lack of care, of education and just generally being used and abused by a regime without any standards of human rights or simple appreciation.

UNSMIL deputy head voices concern over deteriorating conditions in Libya

February 17, 2020 - 11:49
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The UNSMIL deputy head, Stephanie Williams has voiced concern over the humanitarian situation in Libya saying that "conditions on the ground are worrying and the truce is very fragile".

She disclosed that they have monitored more than 150 violations of the armistice since its announcement on January 12.

"The living conditions of Libyans have gone from bad to worse, where one in four Libyans have been affected by the conflict," UNSMIL deputy head said.

Munich Security Conference warns of humanitarian disaster in Libya

February 16, 2020 - 21:17
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The report of the Munich Security Conference has warned that Libya could turn to a Syria issue, saying it could be another humanitarian issue after Khalifa Haftar has launched an offensive against Tripoli to seize power.

The report said Sunday that the efforts for ceasefire and implementation of arms embargo as well as the return to political process are facing challenges, adding that Haftar's military choice and foreign intervention hindered the efforts to end the conflict.