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January 2016 - Libya Special Weapons News
- Libya: $166 million UN-backed humanitarian appeal barely one per cent funded UN News 01 Feb 2016 -- Almost two months after its launch, a humanitarian appeal to aid 1.3 million vulnerable people in conflict-torn Libya is 99 per cent unfunded, a senior United Nations official for the North African country warned today, calling on the international community to step up to the plate.
- Dire health situation of 2 million Libyans 'cannot wait for political solution' to conflict - UN agency official UN News 28 Jan 2016 -- With a political deal among Libya's numerous factions in flux, some $50 million is urgently needed to meet the life-saving needs of nearly 2 million people in crisis-torn country, as the conflict lingers and the yearlong peace process has again hit stumbling blocks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
- Libya: UN envoy strongly condemns abduction of parliamentarian, calls for his immediate release UN News 28 Jan 2016 -- The most senior United Nations official in Libya today strongly condemned the abduction of a member of the House of Representatives, just days after a significant step forward in the quest to end the country's political divisions and armed conflict.
- Pentagon: US Forces in Libya; Looking for 'Worthy' Partners VOA 27 Jan 2016 -- U.S. military forces are on the ground in Libya looking for potential partners in what could soon be an expanded campaign against the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
- Libyan Official: De-link Humanitarian Aid From Libyan Politics VOA 27 Jan 2016 -- A senior Libyan official is appealing to the international community not to tie humanitarian aid to his country's political process. He warns the health needs of the Libyan people cannot wait until a government of national unity is formed.
- New unity government to be proposed in ten days in Libya Press TV 26 Jan 2016 -- A new unity government is to be proposed in ten days in Libya after the internationally recognized parliament rejected the initial lineup.
- Libya parliament rejects UN deal on unity government Press TV 25 Jan 2016 -- Libya's internationally-recognized parliament has rejected a political agreement and a deal on establishing a unity government in an apparent blow to efforts by the United Nations to settle the conflict in the country.
- No Deal: Libyan Parliament Rejects UNSC-Backed Unity Government Sputnik 25 Jan 2016 -- Efforts to put an end to the violence and political instability in Libya have been dealt a huge blow after the country's internationally recognized parliament rejected a UN-backed plan for a national unity government.
- Libyan Parliament Rejects UN-backed Unity Government VOA 25 Jan 2016 -- Members of Libya's internationally recognized parliament have rejected a U.N.-sponsored unity government and an agreement with rival authorities aimed at ending the chaos that has engulfed the country since the overthrow of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
- Libyan Army Denies Reports of US, Russian, UK Military Deployment Sputnik 23 Jan 2016 -- In a statment made to Sputnik Libya's army denied Saturday reports of Russian, US and British military deployments in the conflict-torn North African country.
- Gadhafi Cousin Promotes Return of the Old Guard VOA 23 Jan 2016 -- Is Libya ready for a leading political figure who looks like Moammar Gadhafi?
- Oil Facility Fires, Set Off by Rocket Attacks, Rage in Libya VOA 21 Jan 2016 -- Fires were raging out of control Thursday at one of the main oil facilities in northern Libya after militants hit storage tanks with rockets.
- UN Urges Libyan Support for Unity Government VOA 20 Jan 2016 -- United Nations officials are urging Libyans to support an agreement among the country's warring factions to create a unity government.
- UN envoy congratulates Libyans and Presidency Council on formation of unity government UN News 19 Jan 2016 -- The most senior United Nations official in Libya today strongly welcomed the formation of the Government of National Accord by the Presidency Council as a significant step forward in the quest to end the political divisions and the armed conflict.
- Libya's Warring Factions To Create Unity Government VOA 19 Jan 2016 -- Libya's warring factions have agreed to create a unity government, hoping to end the fighting and chaos that has engulfed the country since the overthrow of strongman Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
- Germany hints at possible troop deployment to Libya Press TV 19 Jan 2016 -- Germany's defense minister says she does not rule out dispatching military forces to violence-wracked Libya, without clarifying the nature of the potential deployment.
- As Libyan parties delay naming unity government, UN urges steps to end political divisions UN News 18 Jan 2016 -- The United Nations in Libya has expressed regret over the decision of the country's Presidency Council to postpone the formation of a national unity government for 48 hours beyond the deadline set by a UN-facilitated political agreement, emphasizing that all efforts to combat and eliminate these terrorist groups must be led by the Libyan State.
- Libya: senior UN relief official condemns attacks on Benghazi power plant UN News 12 Jan 2016 -- Strongly condemning the recent attacks against a major power plant in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country said today he is "deeply shocked by these actions that directly affect civilian life," and warned that such "ignoble" attacks may amount to war crimes.
- Key power station shelled in Libya's Benghazi, power cuts feared Press TV 09 Jan 2016 -- A major power station in Libya's second largest city has come under artillery attacks by unidentified "terrorists," threatening widespread power cuts in east of the country, officials said.
- Germany may dispatch troops near Libya, report says Press TV 09 Jan 2016 -- Germany plans to dispatch a military contingent to a location near Libya with the alleged mission of training the African country's army, a report says.
- Germany Considers Deploying Troops Near Libya to Train Government Forces Sputnik 09 Jan 2016 -- Berlin is considering the deployment of between 150-200 troops near Libya to assist with the training of the Libyan armed forces, Der Spiegel reports, citing internal German army plans.
- IS Foothold in Libya Threatens Europe, West Africa VOA 08 Jan 2016 -- The Islamic State has a new front: an established foothold in Libya.
- Daesh terrorists claim deadly bomb attack near Libya's Sirte Press TV 08 Jan 2016 -- Daesh Takfiri terrorists have claimed responsibility for a bombing attack at a security checkpoint, which claimed the lives of six people, including an infant, in a northern Libyan town.
- Security Council urges Libyan parties to come together under new political deal to combat terrorists UN News 08 Jan 2016 -- Strongly condemned yesterday's terrorist attack on a security training centre in Zliten, Libya, and in the wake of that deadly incident and the recent attacks on the country's oil infrastructure, the United Nations Security Council has urged all Libyan parties to joint together to combat terrorist threats by implementing the recent agreement on a unity government.
- Libya Suffers Deadliest Bombing Since Fall of Gadhafi VOA 07 Jan 2016 -- A suicide truck bomb in Libya killed at least 60 police recruits Thursday at a college close to the city of Misrata. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, the deadliest bombing in Libya since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.
- Libya oil storage tanks on fire after Daesh attacks Press TV 07 Jan 2016 -- At least five massive oil storage tanks have caught fire in two oil terminals in Libya after attacks by Takfiri Daesh terrorists.
- 'Libya cannot afford to remain divided,' says UN envoy, deploring latest deadly terrorist attack UN News 07 Jan 2016 -- Condemning the "reprehensible" deadly terrorist attack on a security training centre today in Libya's coastal city of Zliten, the top United Nations official in the country said the incident again shows the urgent need for all stakeholders to press ahead with forming a recently-agreed unity government.
- Libya: ISIL attacks highlight need for implementation of peace accord, says UN envoy UN News 06 Jan 2016 -- The United Nations envoy in Libya, who last month has helped usher in a UN-brokered political agreement for a national government in the strife-torn country, has said an attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on oil installations highlights the need for immediate implementation of the accord.
- Battle for Libya Oil Installations in 2nd Day VOA 05 Jan 2016 -- Libyan TV is reporting that fighting resumed Tuesday around the oil exporting port of Sidra, between fighters claiming loyalty to the Islamic State (IS) group and Libya's petroleum infrastructure force. Seven people were reported killed and 25 others wounded during battles Monday.
- Daesh resumes shelling near key Libya oil facility: Official Press TV 05 Jan 2016 -- Takfiri Daesh terrorists have reportedly launched fresh attacks near key oil facilities in northern Libya.
- Libya Oil Company 'Cries For Help' as Daesh Attacks Its Second Oil Tank Sputnik 05 Jan 2016 -- Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) in a statement on Tuesday called on "all faithful and honorable people" of Libya for help after Daesh militants reportedly attacked a second oil tank at its premises.
- Daesh Terrorists Attack Libyan Oil Port for Second Day Sputnik 05 Jan 2016 -- Daesh terrorists fired at the Libyan oil port of Es Sider again on Tuesday setting ablaze an oil storage tank in the port, Reuters reported.
- Daesh militants attack key Libya oil facility Press TV 04 Jan 2016 -- Libya's army soldiers have pushed back Daesh Takfiri militants after the terrorists carried out attacks near a key oil facility in the country's north, an army official says.
- Libya: UN envoy holds New Year talks to boost support for unity accord UN News 02 Jan 2016 -- Strife-torn Libya begins 2016 with a ray of hope and the possibility of rediscovering peace in unity, the top United Nations envoy to the country has stressed in a New Year's Day message as he held talks with a cross-section of political leaders.
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