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The draft ceasefire deal proposes that the United Nations and a military commission with members from both warring sides monitor the safe return of displaced civilians to their homes
A barrage of rocket fire is the latest violation of a tenuous truce that came into effect in January
'The arms embargo is being violated systematically and this is going to feed the fighters with an incredible amount of arms,' warns EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell
Despite the truce, there has been sporadic fighting almost every day near Tripoli, and arms continue to flow into the country
The Libyan capital's sole functioning airport comes under renewed fire as fighting breaks out hours after the UN mission in the country condemned ongoing violations of an arms embargo
World powers are trying to mediate a lasting ceasefire at the international conference in Berlin
'The aim of this process is... to support the efforts of the United Nations for a sovereign Libya and for the reconciliation process within Libya,' Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says
Khalifa Haftar's abrupt departure on Tuesday is a setback for an international diplomatic push in recent days, though Moscow insists it would continue mediation efforts
The heads of Libya's warring factions are to meet in Moscow on January 13 to sign a ceasefire deal
'The president emphasized the necessity that the ceasefire that is to be announced is credible, lasting and verifiable,' Emmanuel Macron's office says
The acceptance of the ceasefire is in response to calls from Turkey and Russia, who have emerged as key players in the Libyan arena
Analysts warn that Turkey's deployment of troops risks plunging Libya deeper into a Syrian-style proxy war between regional powers
The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed readiness this month to send troops to Libya if requested by the country's Government of National Accord
'We do not want a source of instability in our neighborhood. Therefore we want a say in developments in Libya,' says prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Philippine authorities have repatriated 149 Filipinos from Libya but over 1,000 other Filipinos, mostly OFWs and their dependents, still live in Tripoli and surrounding areas
The Libyan government is unable to find shelter for all the displaced, leaving many at the mercy of avaricious lenders
The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'
The 3 countries 'routinely and sometimes blatantly supplied weapons with little effort to disguise the source,' a summary of a year-long study by UN experts says
War dramatically changed my students' lives. I had witnessed how carefree teenagers became socially involved citizens.
'The sovereign council...ordered the closure of the border with Libya and Central African Republic as it threatened the security and economy of the country,' says a statement by the ruling body
The rescue comes days after Libyan navy patrols 'rescued 278 migrants on board four inflatable boats northwest and northeast of Tripoli,' Kacem added.
(UPDATED) 'Reopening airspace at Mitiga international airport after maintenance and cleaning...so that airlines can renew their flights,' the airport's management says in a statement on Facebook
At least 8 others, including a child, were injured in the attack
Libya's government says they destroyed a munitions depot and a military transport aircraft belonging to the camp of eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar
The International Organization of Migration in Libya says, a 'wooden boat carrying around 250 people, including women and children, sank some 5 nautical miles from the coast'
But the French government denies supplying the missiles to rebel commander Khalifa Haftar and breaching a UN arms embargo
Pope Francis says 'the international community cannot accept such grave incidents'
The UN's World Health Organization says air strikes and ground fighting have left nearly 1,000 people dead and some 5,000 wounded
By refusing to condemn an airstrike on a detention center that killed dozens of migrants blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar by his rivals, Washington is showing whose side it is on
The International Organization for Migration says its teams have 'located' and transferred to hospital 'a group of injured migrants who left Tajoura after the attack in the surrounding neighborhood'
(UPDATED) The strike 'clearly could constitute a war crime,' says UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame
According to UN figures, some 3,400 migrants and refugees remain detained in Tripoli, which has seen a surge in fighting since early April
This biggest batch of Filipino repatriates from Libya includes 5 minors and 2 Islamic scholars, says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs
Heavy artillery fire could be heard from the city center as the most intense fighting took place since May 6, when the holy Muslim month of Ramadan started
'The UAE is working on sending them to their home countries,' the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says in a statement
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says he urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to halt his attack on the government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj
The EU calls for all sides in the Libyan conflict to put down their arms and to commit to UN talks, though the month-long assault on the capital shows little sign of ending
The Mirage F1 is shot down in the Al-Hira region south of the Tripoli, Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army says on its Facebook page
Khalifa Haftar's message also urges his men that 'in the event of retreat by the enemy, troops should pursue it with speed and force, prevent it from fleeing and wipe it out'
The United Nations mission in Libya proposes the 'extendable one-week' ceasefire 'during which all parties pledge to halt all forms of military operations' in a statement Sunday, May 5.
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr raises Alert Level 4 in Tripoli and surrounding areas 'due to increased threats' faced by more than 1,000 Filipinos there
The fighting has killed at least 278 people and wounded more than 1,300
The refugees' situation 'which is already very serious, has become even more dangerous due to the ongoing conflict,' says the Pope
(UPDATED) 'The principle of African solutions to African problems is the only way to deal with common challenges facing us,' Egypt's Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says in his opening remarks
'I urge the parties involved to choose dialogue over force and to avoid reopening wounds left by a decade of conflicts and political instability,' Pope Francis says during his traditional Easter Sunday address
(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army says its fighters were 'taking control of several new positions on the frontlines in Tripoli'
‘We understand they are here to provide for their families back home, but the situation here is becoming increasingly dangerous for those who want to stay,’ says Charge d'Affaires Elmer Cato
Six of Khalifa Haftar's officers were also named in the warrant issued by the Libya military's prosecutor general
Some 205 have been killed and 913 have been wounded in the ongoing battle for Libyan capital Tripoli, says the World Health Organization
Of the over 1,000 Filipinos in the Libyan capital, only 20 have so far requested to be repatriated