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Friday, 08-28-15, 17:54At Least 200 Feared Dead in Libya Refugee Boat Disaster[Al Jazeera] At least 82 people have been killed and more than one hundred others are still missing after a boat, reportedly packed with people from Africa and South Asia bound for Italy, capsized and sunk off the Libyan coast. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 15:25Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya[UNHCR] Palermo -Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 14:38UN Envoy Urges Parties to Agree Unity Government[UN News] The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that a round of Libyan political dialogue began today in Skhirat, Morocco, with discussions expected to focus on expediting the process towards finalizing the Libyan Political Agreement, including reaching agreement on a Government of National Accord. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 10:21Taifa Stars Assess Preps Against Libya[Daily News] The national football team, Taifa Stars, will gauge preparations for next month's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Nigeria by playing an international friendly match against Libya in Turkey on Friday. read more...
Friday, 08-28-15, 6:06In Libya's Desert South, a Town Fends for Itself[IRIN] Ubari -Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 8:37Political Process in Final Stages, UN Envoy Says[News24Wire] The UN-brokered political dialogue process in Libya is in its "final stages," a UN official said on Wednesday, while noting that the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire with the Islamic State extremist group graining ground. read more...
Thursday, 08-27-15, 6:46UN Envoy Says Libyan Parties Must Come Together, Make 'Final Push' for Peace[UN News] With the United Nations-supported political dialogue process in Libya nearing its last stages, "time is running out" for leaders on all sides and at all levels to make the "final push," the head of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNSMIL) told the Security Council today. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 13:39UNHCR Delivers Aid to Thousands in Southern Libya As Conflict Rages[UNHCR] Geneva -Amid heaving fighting in Libya, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday it had managed to distribute aid to tens of thousands of displaced people in and around Tripoli and in the south-west of the conflict-ridden country over the past month, but still needed to reach thousands more. read more...
Wednesday, 08-26-15, 9:43Crisis in Libya - Algeria, Italy Reaffirm Need to 'Form National Unity Government'[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algeria and Italy reaffirmed Thursday the need for the Libyans to "form a government of national unity, with wide prerogatives," so to counter the challenges facing this country. read more...
Tuesday, 08-25-15, 20:59UNHCR Delivers Aid to Thousands in Southern Libya As Conflict Flares[UNHCR] This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at the press briefing, on 25 August 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. read more...

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