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November 2014 - Libya Special Weapons News

  • Ban voices 'deep concern' over eruption of violence in Libya; urges return to dialogue UN News Centre 25 Nov 2014 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced deep concern over an uptick in violence across Libya and urged all parties to recommit to the values of the revolution that inspired the North African country's break towards democracy, according to a statement issued today by his spokesperson.
  • House Panel: No Wrongdoing by US Military, CIA on Benghazi VOA 22 Nov 2014 -- A new congressional report concludes there was no wrongdoing by the U.S. military and the CIA in the response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012.
  • Libya: UN mission brokers 'critical' 12-hour humanitarian truce in Benghazi UN News Centre 19 Nov 2014 -- The head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced today that all parties to the conflict in Benghazi have agreed to an unconditional humanitarian truce to evacuate civilians and retrieve the bodies of the dead.
  • UN announces 12-hour truce in Libya's Benghazi Iran Press TV 19 Nov 2014 -- Pro-government forces and militants in Libya's restive city of Benghazi have agreed on a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire, the UN mission in Libya says.
  • Amid surging violence in Libya, UN warns of potential displacement crisis UN News Centre 14 Nov 2014 -- In the wake of car bombings in Tripoli and deadly clashes between rival armed groups across the long-troubled Libya, the United Nations human rights office today voiced alarm over escalating violence in the long-troubled country, while the Organization's refugee agency warned that mounting insecurity is taking a toll on humanitarian operations.
  • UN mission condemns bombings in Libya, calls for accountability, dialogue UN News Centre 13 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned the rising violence in eastern and western Libya, including the bombings this morning in Tripoli of the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the ongoing fighting in the city of Benghazi and in Jabal Nafusa, reminding all parties to respect international law.
  • Bombs Target Egypt, UAE Missions in Libya VOA 13 Nov 2014 -- Amid sporadic fighting between Islamist militias and Libya's official armed forces, several bomb attacks were reported in the capital Tripoli against the embassies of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Both Egypt and the UAE have expressed strong support for the Libyan military against the Islamists.
  • Tunisia prepares for Libya influx despite hardened attitudes IRIN 12 Nov 2014 -- Government authorities and aid agencies in Tunisia say they are prepared for a sudden additional flood of refugees from Libya despite growing public hostility to the influx ahead of presidential elections.
  • Libya: ICC Prosecutor warns court's work faces 'deleterious impact' of ongoing instability UN News Centre 11 Nov 2014 -- A deteriorating security situation and growing political instability in Libya are creating an environment that "clearly cannot be conducive" to closing the impunity gap, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) warned the United Nations Security Council today.
  • Libya: UN mission chief condemns Shahat attack, pledges support to end crisis UN News Centre 10 Nov 2014 -- The top United Nations official in Libya has strongly condemned the "cowardly" attack that occurred yesterday close to where he was meeting with the country's Prime Minister, Abdullah al-Thinni, in the eastern city of Shahat to discuss how to put the political transition back on track.
  • Situation in Libya US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2014 -- Joint statement on Libya by the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, and the United Kingdom
  • Libya: UN studying Supreme Court ruling against Parliament, calls for political consensus UN News Centre 06 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today that it is closely monitoring the situation in the North African country, following a Supreme Court ruling that declared the national Parliament unconstitutional.
  • Libya Constitutional Court dissolves parliament Iran Press TV 06 Nov 2014 -- Libya's Constitutional Court has announced the dissolution of the country's UN-backed parliament amid the continued operation of another legislature in the capital, Tripoli.
  • Libya High Court Orders Parliament to Dissolve VOA 06 Nov 2014 -- Libya's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the country's internationally recognized parliament is invalid, adding to an already tumultuous political scene in the deeply fractured North African state.
  • Conditions worsen in Benghazi as fighting intensifies IRIN 05 Nov 2014 -- Medical conditions are under severe strain in the east Libyan city of Benghazi, where government forces are grappling to regain territory from Islamist rebels, and residential streets have become battle zones patrolled by self-appointed local committees.
  • Libyan Army, Islamists Battle in Benghazi VOA 03 Nov 2014 -- Arab news channels are reporting heavy fighting in the center of Benghazi between forces loyal to the Libyan Army and the Shoura Council Islamist militias. The army has called on residents to evacuate, amid heavy shelling.
  • Residents of Benghazi port area urged to evacuate Iran Press TV 03 Nov 2014 -- The Libyan military has urged residents of a central district of Benghazi to evacuate as it pushes ahead with an offensive against militants in the country's second-largest city.

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